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Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

Apr 15th, 2014

Western's bi-fold door is often used in residences such as here in a bar top window application.

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating glass, a business in which the company has been involved since it started in 1959. [...]

Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Apr 11th, 2014

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley currently has 36 employees, some of whom will transition to the company’s Kingsburg, Calif., float [...]

Tax Time: Is Your Company Ready?

Apr 11th, 2014

Hopefully, you’ve already filed your company’s taxes, but if not, Dominique Molina of CertifiedTaxCoach.com, said some businesses are saving “a few thousand dollars each year in deductions, and in some cases, they save millions.” What can you do to trim down what you owe the Internal Revenue Service? “Maybe you feel like you can’t get [...]

Beechworth Windows to Manufacture Fiberglass Windows

Apr 11th, 2014

Beechworth Windows, based in Chicago, is a new independently managed and operated subsidiary of James Hardie Building Products: The company recently purchased a fiberglass plant from Weather Shield Windows and Doors. The new venture will bring a suite of premium fiberglass products to market. “We will focus our product, marketing, and sales efforts on the [...]

YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers

Apr 11th, 2014

YKK AP America launched a formal career development program for its existing and future engineering employees. The program provides a means by which engineers can foster personal and professional development as well as grow within the company and the fenestration industry, according to the company. The engineering program sets clearly defined requirements for employees to [...]

NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

Apr 10th, 2014

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 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals from across the nation in response to the request for comments on the [...]

Bend Your Demand Curve

Apr 10th, 2014

Many window manufacturers are reporting that sales this year are off to a slow start due to one of the worst winters we have seen in some time. Windows built in January and February piled up in warehouses as customers called to postpone installations. Installation crews were slowed down or some just postponed the job [...]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

Mark Silverberg

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related [...]

Construction Employment Increased in 175 Metro Areas

Apr 10th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all [...]

AEC Announces New Vice Chairman and Four New Extruder Directors

Apr 9th, 2014

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) held its annual election of officers and directors at the 65th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference on March 19 in Coral Gables, Fla. Richard A. Merluzzi, CEO of Pennex Aluminum Co. in Wellsville, Pa., was re-elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the AEC. Matt McMahon, president of [...]