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RDH Group Launches Blog “NAFS in Canada”

Sep 19th, 2014

The RDH Group started a new blog dedicated to the application of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) in Canada. The blog is intended for Canadian architects, engineers and building officials. NAFS will address issues of interest to manufacturers of windows, doors and skylights in both Canada and the United States. The NAFS changes how [...]

Multifamily Decline Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 14.4 Percent in August

Sep 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline is mostly due to a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 [...]

New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

Sep 18th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an [...]

ConSol Founder Discusses Impact of California Regulations on U.S. at AAMA Conference

Sep 18th, 2014

The California Energy Commission has a number of proposals for the 2016 Energy Code as it chases the eventual goal of getting the state of California to “zero energy” by 2020. Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference Tuesday to discuss how California’s energy policy is driving [...]

VIDEO: GlassBuild Focuses on Hardware, Extrusions and More

Sep 12th, 2014

Check out DWM and USGlass magazine’s continuing video coverage of GlassBuild America which concluded yesterday. Today we take a look at sliding wall systems, vinyl windows, hardware and other components. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Make Your Move

Sep 11th, 2014

This week I’m in Vegas attending GlassBuild America. The show is just wrapping up. Many window manufacturers were here actively searching for new solutions that will take them into 2015 and poised for the new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in 2016. There is so much to see this year and window company [...]

J-Channel Industries Corp. Reaches Licensing Deal with Several Industry Companies

Sep 11th, 2014

ITUS Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into licenses with Atrium Windows and Doors Inc., Pella Corp., Ply Gem Industries Inc. and Simonton Building Products Inc.—all in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The agreement resolves patent infringement lawsuits filed by JCIC in August 2013 [...]

Quanex Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Results; Sees 8.4-Percent Increase in Net Sales

Sep 11th, 2014

Quanex Building Products Corp. has released its financial results for the third fiscal quarter, which ended on July 31. Net sales for the quarter increased 8.4 percent to $170 million versus $157 million for the same quarter in 2013. “With the building season in full swing, we saw good top-line growth in all of our [...]

New Vice President, General Manager Named for Simpson Door Co.

Sep 11th, 2014

Simpson Door Co. has recently added Phil Steklenski to its executive team. Steklenski will succeed Stacie Conkle as vice president and general manager. Conkle is retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, and in his new position he will oversee all of the company’s operations. [...]

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of [...]