Posts Tagged ‘ GlassBuild America ’

The Heat is On

Aug 26th, 2014

Now is the time of the year that we put the efficiency of our manufacturing operations to the true test. Orders are pouring in, and there are only so many hours in the day. One cannot afford to get too far behind and disappoint our customers, yet one also cannot afford to let quality slip [...]

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 [...]

Manufacturers Go Shopping

Sep 17th, 2013

When speaking to door and window manufacturers at the GlassBuild America show last week, DWM editor Tara Taffera asked them what they were looking for at the show, whether it be new machines, hardware or components. Whatever the product, there is no doubt companies were window shopping. “We are looking for new ideas, what’s new [...]

GlassBuild America: International Show with a Focus on American Manufacturing

Sep 11th, 2013

GlassBuild America may have international reach, but the resounding theme for many exhibitors is a focus on American-based manufacturing. While certainly not all exhibitors sported Made in the USA logos, those who did displayed it prominently and proudly. Lawrence Industries Inc., based in Thomasville, N.C. branded its entire booth in American flags along with marketing [...]

Impressions from GlassBuild

Sep 24th, 2012

GlassBuild concluded ten days ago and many companies are already focusing on the International Builders’ Show to be held January 22-24 in Las Vegas. Before we race ahead to IBS, though, we should take a final look at GlassBuild and what the show indicated about the overall health of the industry. The event occupied a [...]

Dealer Financing May be Just the Right Medicine to Cure Economic Jitters

Sep 18th, 2012

The GlassBuild show in Vegas was an excellent venue to catch up with window industry contacts. It always helps me to gauge what is going on in the window market. In talking to window fabricators from all parts of the country, a common theme among them was that sales in many parts of the country [...]

Companies Continue to Focus on Innovation

Sep 20th, 2011

“We really are trying to ramp up on innovation,” says Michael Hagen, business director, door, floor and window North America, for H.B. Fuller Co. The company was one of several who exhibited at GlassBuild America (GBA) last week in Atlanta. “We like to bring our new technologies to GBA,” he said. “We build the interest. [...]

News and Notes from Atlanta

Sep 13th, 2011

As the eyes and ears of the industry everyone always asks me at a trade show such as GlassBuild America, what did you see that was exciting? So here are my insights from today’s visits with exhibitors and attendees here in Atlanta. Spent some time with Serious Energy president who was here to present at [...]

Industry Debuts New Products in Atlanta

Sep 13th, 2011

Want to learn how to produce IG units in 20-second cycle times? What about accessing thousands of window solutions via an iPad app? These were just a few of the solutions introduced at the GlassBuild America show, being held through tomorrow in Atlanta. GED Integrated Solutions’ unveiled the Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS), glass fabrication [...]

Thoughts from GlassBuild

Sep 21st, 2010

Hopefully you’ve all seen our video reports last week from GlassBuild America, but I thought I’d share a few more items of interest at the show. Be sure to look to future issues of DWM   for more detail, but here are some bullets to wet your appetite. First, on products: If you stopped at [...]