Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

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 [...]

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Aug 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released today. This third consecutive monthly gain puts the index at its highest level since January. The HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home [...]

PPI Report Shows Dip in Flat Glass Prices for July

Aug 15th, 2014

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Flat glass prices dropped in July, in contrast to how they’ve been trending for most of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued today by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dropped 0.2 percent from June to July, their first decrease since January. The flat glass index sits at [...]

Pleotint and H Window Company Form Partnership

Aug 15th, 2014

Pleotint LLC, has formed a distribution partnership with H Window Company in Ashland, Wis., which will enable H Window to incorporate Pleotint’s Suntuitive glass into its door and window product lines. Dane Gleeson, marketing and sales coordinator for H Window, says customers have been asking about dynamic windows more frequently. “We felt that adding a [...]

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 [...]