Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

Jul 17th, 2014

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The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased research to reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. The bill was [...]

YKK AP to Double Residential Window Production Capacity with Plant Expansion

Jul 17th, 2014

Increasing customer demands has prompted YKK AP America to expand its residential window plant in Macon, Ga. In January 2015, the company will begin relocating its production lines into a larger building on its Macon campus while adding two new production lines dedicated to vinyl window and multi-layered glass production. The expansion will double the [...]

Quanex Appoints Patrick Junker VP of Sales for Screen Division

Jul 17th, 2014

Quanex Building Products announced it has appointed Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for its screens division. Junker brings more than 35 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing at Amesbury Headquarters, where he was responsible for sales and marketing to aluminum commercial door and window manufacturers in North America. “I’m [...]

IGMA Hotel Rate Cutoff Date Extended

Jul 17th, 2014

The cutoff date for the offering of a lower hotel rate for the IGMA Summer Technical Conference at the Hilton Quebec in Quebec City has been extended. The conference, which will be held August 5-8, will feature several working meetings of the various IGMA Committees, as well as lunch presentations, networking sessions and more. For [...]

Arcadia Custom Recoups Some of what Architectural Traditions Lost

Jul 15th, 2014

Arcadia Custom has hired back 60 of Architectural Traditions' former employees. Arcadia considers this a big step for the company into the residential door industry.

Customers who lost their deposit when Architectural Traditions closed back in April may be getting some of it back. Those who had paid deposits will be contacted by Resolute Commercial Services, the court-appointed receiver which secured the collateral for the business, and will have to “submit a claim along with all supporting documentation asserting the [...]

Builders FirstSource Acquires Slone Lumber Company

Jul 15th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc., a supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction, is expanding its supplying capabilities with the purchase of Houston-based Slone Lumber Company Inc. The transaction closed on June 30. Slone is a full-line building materials supplier with sales of approximately $17 million in 2013. Slone’s product offerings [...]

Canadian Glass Association Obtains New Management Company

Jul 15th, 2014

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA), which provides support to the Canadian glass industry regarding building codes, standards and legislation, has selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as its new management company. “The Canadian Glass Association is excited to work with Centric, as they also currently manage the Glass Association of North America (GANA),” says [...]

Ply Gem Hires New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Window Division

Jul 15th, 2014

Ply Gem has appointed Eric Spence senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Ply Gem Windows group. The position is newly-created and is designed to expand Ply Gem Windows’ sales and marketing efforts, aligning the two functions under one common structure. Spence comes to Ply Gem from Empirical Sales Solutions LLC, where he [...]

Taking Action Against Counterfeiters

Jul 14th, 2014

A few years back, when you attended a trade show, all you seemed to see were signs on exhibitor booths warning, “No photos.” This is because many companies, and many of them from China, were attempting to copy American products. Now, it seems you see less of these signs and you don’t hear as many [...]

House Proposes Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act

Jul 14th, 2014

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, House Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced a resolution aimed at increasing buildings’ energy efficiency. According to a press release on Blackburn’s website, H.R. 5027, or the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act, will “increase transparency and cost-effectiveness in the development of model energy codes” by [...]