Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses […]

Fortune Brands Completes Sale of Simonton Windows

Sep 22nd, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. The Simonton business was sold for approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Simonton sale is expected to reduce Fortune Brands’ second half 2014 earnings per share from […]

Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

Sep 4th, 2014

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to late-October, right around the time the GreenBuild International Conference & Expo 2014 commences in New […]

Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Sep 4th, 2014

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions with industry suppliers, including Amesbury Group and Complast/Vinyl-Therm Windows. Kragenbring also founded The Kragenbring Group, […]

Deceuninck North America Appoints New Director of National Fenestration Sales

Aug 29th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has hired Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will develop and manage national accounts as well as provide direction in product research and development for new markets. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of […]

Integrity Announces Winners of the 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Awards

Aug 26th, 2014

Integrity Windows and Doors announced the winners of its 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Awards (RDA). The contest offers builders, remodelers and architects the opportunity to showcase innovative projects that use the company’s doors and windows. This year’s RDA program received 211 entries, and six winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts. Judged winners […]

ANSI Standard for Steel Doors and Frames Reaccredited

Aug 26th, 2014

The reaccreditation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A250, “Steel Doors and Frames,” has been approved, according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). According to a report from ANSI, the reaccreditation was approved at the direction of ANSI’s Executive Standards Council. The reaccreditation of ASC A250 was approved under its recently revised operating procedures for […]

A Minimum Wage Hike: Good or Bad Idea?

Aug 19th, 2014

President Obama remarks on the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University.

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a federal minimum wage hike of $2.85/hour to $10.10. According to whitehouse.gov, raising the minimum wage nationwide “will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country.” But not everyone in the door and window industry […]

SIW Windows & Doors’ Website Gets a Makeover

Aug 18th, 2014

SIW Windows & Doors has launched its newly redesigned website. The site now enables potential clients to browse products by category, learn about the testing process used and view comparative analyses against other manufacturers’ products. Abe Lopez, CEO, views the website as a strategic way to set SIW apart from the competition. “Our new website […]

AAMA to Host FenestrationMasters Contest and Game Show

Aug 15th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz […]