Posts Tagged ‘ GlassBuild America ’

The Best Vegas Has to Offer

Sep 12th, 2014

If you know me you know I am not a fan of Las Vegas. That changes when the door and window industry heads there for GlassBuild America and shows off its latest offerings. It’s also a great way for me to get caught up on all the industry news and trends. So here is just [...]

People are Buying and Industry is Delivering

Sep 12th, 2014

Quanex's C3-11300 window and door system has achieved the AW rating.

“People are buying again. That’s why we brought the equipment,” says Sarah Colberg with Witte. That’s music to the industry’s ears as it reflects that the residential market has truly rebounded. All throughout GlassBuild America, which ended yesterday in Las Vegas, the mood was positive. On the first day of the show, Diane Huybers, Windowmaker [...]

Make Your Move

Sep 11th, 2014

This week I’m in Vegas attending GlassBuild America. The show is just wrapping up. Many window manufacturers were here actively searching for new solutions that will take them into 2015 and poised for the new Energy Star requirements that will take effect in 2016. There is so much to see this year and window company [...]

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of [...]

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 [...]