Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

Second Quarter Increases in Home Values Affect Housing Affordability

Aug 14th, 2014

Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and the end of June were affordable to [...]

AAMA Releases Report on Wind Load Determination for Fenestration

Aug 12th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA TIR-15-14, “Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems.” This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems. The document originally was published in 1985, when Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) testing was a relatively new field, [...]

Mid-Am Building Supply Expanding in Missouri

Aug 12th, 2014

Mid-Am Building Supply will expand its manufacturing operations in Moberly, Mo with a 30,000 square foot distribution space. The new site will make room for a state-of-the-art interior door finishing facility and the expansion will result in 20 new full-time jobs. The total investment in building and equipment will be nearly $3 million. “This new [...]

Eastern Metal Supply Begins Construction of Ft. Myers Plant

Aug 12th, 2014

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), headquartered in Lake Worth, Fla., broke ground on the 172,000 square foot assembly plant in Ft. Myers, Fla., for their door and window division, Eastern Architectural Systems (EAS). The new building is designed to eventually expand to 250,000 square feet to accommodate future growth and will replace a 60,000 square foot [...]

Aluminum Industry Responding to New Window PCR

Aug 12th, 2014

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The aluminum industry is challenging a new window Product Category Rule (PCR) developed by the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE). PCRs are the guidelines used to create comparable Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among products that serve similar functions. An EPD could be considered a “nutrition label” for a products’ Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). [...]

Kodiak Building Partners Acquires AO Inc.

Aug 11th, 2014

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners has purchased all the assets of AO Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturer and distributor of doors, frames and hardware to commercial contractors for the office market. “We are very excited about having the AO team join forces with us. Their expertise in serving the market for both new office facilities and tenant [...]

View the August Newscast for a Look at Acoustical Windows

Aug 11th, 2014

While acoustical windows make up a relatively small portion of the fenestration market, they can work wonders in certain applications. Watch the video to learn more about what the products are capable of and how they are tested. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube

Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace

Aug 8th, 2014

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), which represents a net gain of seven markets over last year. The index’s nationwide score moved up [...]

IGMA Hosts Summer Tech Conferences; Announces Complimentary Member Benefits

Aug 8th, 2014

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) hosted its Summer Technical Conference this week in Quebec City, Canada. The event included three days of insulating glass (IG) technical discussion, work and networking among industry leaders. Among the many discussions, the group also announced that “all insulating glass industry members could receive most benefits of membership in [...]

Manufacturing Day Events Expected to Exceed 1,500 in 2014

Aug 8th, 2014

More than 1,500 manufacturing events are estimated to take place nationally on the third-annual Manufacturing Day, held on Friday, Oct. 3, according to event co-producers. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce people to the important role played by manufacturing in both local communities and the nation. The number of events has drastically increased, as Manufacturing [...]