Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

PPG Helps Angels’ Place With Energy Saving Solution

Aug 28th, 2014

PPG Industries donated approximately $8,000 worth of glass to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors, said his fellow directors and staff have been applying for grants and raising funds for several years with the goal 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 [...]

Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

Aug 22nd, 2014

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America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a window company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal penitentiary. The gun gallery in the New Industries Building, a part of Alcatraz previously off-limits [...]

WDMA Executive Conference to Include 2015 Housing Market Outlook

Aug 21st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will host Dr. Andrew McCoy and Toby Morrison at its Annual Executive Management Conference. They will provide a forecast for 2015 and beyond for new construction, remodeling and replacement and will look at economic fundamentals, housing market strengths and weaknesses, and insights about consumer demand. This session will [...]

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 [...]

Association of Millwork Distributors Celebrates its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow

Aug 19th, 2014

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will hold its 50th Annual Convention & Tradeshow October 19-23 in Tampa, Fla. The event will take place in the Tampa Convention Center and Marriott Waterside Hotel. “For 50 years, the Annual AMD Convention has been a vital tradeshow and conference for all facets of the millwork industry, with [...]

AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Aug 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “This new document [...]

Housing Starts Rise in July

Aug 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts, fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts were up [...]

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 18th, 2014

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The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in [...]

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 [...]