Posts Tagged ‘ Quanex ’

Experts Discuss Risks Versus Rewards of ‘Surface 4 Low-E Coatings’

Jul 10th, 2012

Window technology experts Jim Larsen, director of technology marketing for Cardinal Glass Industries, and Tracy Rogers, the director of industry relations and advanced technology for Quanex, provided commentary and perspective on “Surface 4 Low-E coatings,” pinpointing benefits and risks that might be associated with the technological advancement for window systems, during a recent industry meeting. [...]

Wife of Retired Graham President Georges Thiret Passes Away

Jun 28th, 2012

Gretchen Ann Thiret, the wife of Georges Thiret, retired president of York, Pa.-based Graham Architectural Products, passed away on June 10 after a battle with Alzheimers and Parkinson’s diseases. She was 70. She is survived by her husband, Georges, who has been active in the industry, particularly in his work with the American Architectural Manufacturers [...]

LEED Rating System Ballot Delayed Until June 2013

Jun 5th, 2012

The LEED rating system that was scheduled to go to ballot this year, known as LEED 2012, was delayed yesterday, according to the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and many in the industry are applauding this decision. The delay of the ballot came in response to concerns of USGBC members, which [...]

Fenestration Day 2012 is Just One Week Away; Now Includes Dealer Focus

Apr 5th, 2012

Next week on April 12, Fenestration Day, now in its third year, will bring together the best and brightest in the door and window industry. Hosted in San Antonio this year at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, the full day of sessions are devoted to the needs of both manufacturers and, new for 2012, dealers [...]

Attendees Flock to Germany Seeking Fenestration Innovation

Mar 21st, 2012

The Fensterbau Frontale 2012 trade show, which focuses on doors, windows and facades, opened today at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in Nuremberg, Germany, where big crowds are looking for the latest fenestration production, materials and product developments. The approximately 1,200 exhibitors on the show floor have not been disappointed, as they are planning to greet nearly 100,000 attendees at the event, which continues through March 24. Exhibits are generally geared toward the demands of the European market, with triple-glazing products and brightly colored extrusions prevalent. Stringent energy-efficiency codes, it seems, have made triple glazing a near-standard offering in Germany.

Industry Responds to New LEED Draft; Wood Certification and PVC Issues Elicit Feedback

Mar 13th, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its latest draft of its LEED Rating System and a few points are drawing criticism from some in the industry. First, in the section, Responsible Sourcing of Raw Material, new wood products must be certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) “or better.” Organizations, including the Sustainable Forestry [...]

Quanex First Quarter Net Sales up from a Year Ago

Mar 6th, 2012

Quanex Building Products Corp. of Houston, parent company of Edgetech IG of Cambridge, Ohio, has released its fiscal 2012 first quarter results for the period ending January 31, 2012. First-quarter 2012 consolidated net sales were $161.6 million, compared to $159.8 million a year ago, and included Edgetech net sales of $18.9 million, according to the [...]

Quanex Sponsors Fenestration Day

Mar 1st, 2012

Quanex Building Products will serve as one of the sponsors of Fenestration Day™ 2012, which is set to take place April 12 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, where it will be co-located with Glass TEXpo™. In its third year, the event continues to grow with new seminars, speakers and sponsors. [...]

Quanex to Close Kentucky Plant; Restructure IG Operations

Nov 7th, 2011

Quanex Building Products Corp. in Houston will close its Barbourville, Ky., location and let go approximately 200 employees, said George L. Wilson, general manager of Quanex Insulating Glass Systems. The Barbourville plant and the Cambridge, Ohio, plant produce warm-edge spacer products, and the equipment used to manufacture the company’s single-seal spacer system in the Barbourville [...]

Quanex Adds to Board of Directors

Nov 1st, 2011

Quanex Building Products Corp. has elected Robert R. “Bob” Buck to serve on its board of directors, effective November 15. Buck, 63, is executive chairman and retired chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. Along with roofing products, Beacon distributes other building related products including siding, windows and waterproofing systems. Prior [...]