Posts Tagged ‘ DWM magazine ’

Deceuninck North America Hires Pat Dixon as Service Specialist

Aug 8th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has brought on Pat Dixon as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon’s primary responsibilities are with new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He will also coordinate the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Pat joins [...]

Randy Nagle Joins La Loma Windows & Doors

Aug 8th, 2014

La Loma Windows and Doors has hired Randy Nagle as vice president of sales and marketing. Nagle has lead local market, regional and national companies as sales manager, regional manager, general manager and national director. Nagle’s hiring comes at a time when La Loma is expanding with new steel and wood products, exclusive metal coatings [...]

Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows

Aug 7th, 2014

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Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 and the proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 recognition criteria for windows. The proposed recognition criteria for 2015 was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy based on an analysis of [...]

WDMA Announces Two Speakers for Executive Conference

Aug 7th, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that Cam Marston, president of Generational Insights, and Bill Killmer, senior vice president for legislative and political affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, will speak at its Annual Executive Management Conference held in Cambridge, Ma., Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. Marston’s session, entitled Four Generations: One Workplace, focuses [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Hires One, Promotes Two in Windows Division

Aug 7th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has made some personnel changes this week, hiring one and promoting two in their windows division. Tom Takach has joined the company as vice president of operations for the windows division of SPI. In this newly-created position, Takach will oversee manufacturing and operations for Sierra Pacific’s Red Bluff, Ca. windows plant [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Completes Acquisition of Hurd Windows and Doors

Aug 5th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has completed the purchase of Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors.  SPI originally announced its intent to acquire the company on July 7th.  The purchase will add to SPI’s manufacturing capacity, trained work force, product lines and will provide exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for the window [...]

Rising Home Prices Have Prospective Buyers Wary

Aug 5th, 2014

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The number of households affected varies across states and metro areas and largely depends on their population, income distribution and new home [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

Skyreach Opens Warehouse in Western Canada

Jul 31st, 2014

Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. has opened an independent distribution warehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Skyreach opened the warehouse in order to satisfy growing demand in western Canada and will facilitate the storage of inventory, coordinate incoming and outgoing shipments and manage the delivery of products relating to orders processed by Skyreach. “People like locally accessible products,” [...]

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

Jul 31st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances” (AAMA 902-14), which establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications. “The original goal was [...]