Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Roto Frank Celebrates 35 Years in North America

Dec 9th, 2014

Roto officials  celebrated 35 years in North America last week.

*+-On December 4, Roto Frank of America Inc., celebrated its 35th anniversary in North America with a big shindig at its facility in Chester, Conn.

AAMA Updates Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges In Windows

Dec 9th, 2014

*+-According to AAMA, the document describes procedures, materials, performance criteria and test methods for determining the durability of this type of hinge used for opening and closing casement, projected and parallel opening windows.

Saint-Gobain Seeks Controlling Interest in Sika

Dec 9th, 2014

*+-But the Sika board and management team say they are opposed to the move and will “resign following closing of the transaction,” according to a company statement.

Deceuninck North America Sponsors Fenestration Day™

Dec 9th, 2014

*+-“As the economy continues to improve, Fenestration Day is an important event to learn about trends and issues that impact out industry,” says David Jacobson, director of marketing and innovation at Deceuninck North America.

Canadian Window Companies Win Energy Star Awards

Dec 9th, 2014

*+-Centennial Windows & Doors of London, Ontario, was named manufacturer of the year of fenestration products, and Vinyl Window Designs of Woodbridge, Ontario, won two awards — promoter of the year and the award for sustained excellence.

Fry Updates Patio Door and Window Study

Nov 5th, 2014

*+-Atlanta-based Fry Consultants Inc. has published an update for its ongoing U.S. Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative windows (such as (composites and fiberglass), sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats, and other market information. […]

AMD Members “Lay it all Out” in Industry Roundtable

Oct 21st, 2014

*+-Members of the Association of Millwork Distributors participated in a roundtable session yesterday where they were able to ask questions and share concerns. DWM/Shelter editor Tara Taffera was lucky enough to sit in at one such discussion and learn what is keeping members up at night and what they are happy about post recession. First […]

AMD Offers Practical Advice for Convention Attendees

Oct 20th, 2014

Tom Angelis from Angelis Consulting talked about how to measure return on marketing and sales investments.

*+-Attendees at the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) Annual convention attended educational sessions today before the exhibits and trade show kicks off in earnest tomorrow. David Meyer of Houzz detailed how this social media site can change the home remodeling and design process for homeowners and trade professionals. Most importantly he told attendees how they […]

Harvard Housing Studies: Home Improvement Spending Will Remain Low

Oct 16th, 2014

*+-In line with the slow recovery of the overall housing market, the home remodeling industry is expected to continue its path of moderating growth, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The report, done by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects annual growth in […]

ITUS Corp. and Quaker Windows Reach Settlement

Oct 2nd, 2014

*+-Quaker Windows and ITUS Corp. have avoided a court-administered ruling, as the two companies have reached a settlement agreement. The agreement is related to J-Channel Industries Corp.’s patented window frame technology and effectively resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Quaker, which will be dismissed. “This is the 6th J-Channel agreement that we have entered […]