Posts Tagged ‘ window and door ’

In the Year 2030: Part 1

Jul 21st, 2014

The next 15 years might prove to be one of the most significant eras in the history of technologies for doors, windows and skylights. Got your attention? As detailed in my May blog “Chasing the Next Low-E,” the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has a Roadmap for Emerging Technologies in place [...]

North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

Jul 21st, 2014

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their energy-efficiency benefits, but an emergency rule the North Carolina Building Code Council recently adopted now [...]

PPG Appoints McGarry to Chief Operating Officer

Jul 21st, 2014

PPG Industries promoted Michael H. McGarry, currently its executive vice president, to chief operating officer. The move will be effective August 1. According to the company, McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health and safety (EH&S), and purchasing [...]

PPG to Sell Mt. Zion Plant to Fuyao

Jul 18th, 2014

PPG Industries announced today that it will sell all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill. glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. According to PPG, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014. PPG will continue to operate the plant for up to one year, producing [...]

South Goes South: Nationwide Housing Starts Down 9.3 Percent in June

Jul 18th, 2014

Nationwide housing production fell 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop was due primarily to a nearly 30 percent decline in the South. All other regions posted monthly [...]

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

Jul 18th, 2014

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Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices increased 0.2 percent from May to June, getting back on track after [...]

Single-Family Home Builders’ Confidence Up in July

Jul 17th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes reached an important milestone in July, rising four points to a reading of 53 on the monthly National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “An improving job market goes hand-in-hand with a rise in builder confidence,” says NAHB chief economist David Crowe. [...]

House Passes Bill to Reauthorize National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program

Jul 17th, 2014

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The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that calls for an amendment of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004. The bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013 (H.R. 1786), authorizes funding for increased research to reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. The bill was [...]

YKK AP to Double Residential Window Production Capacity with Plant Expansion

Jul 17th, 2014

Increasing customer demands has prompted YKK AP America to expand its residential window plant in Macon, Ga. In January 2015, the company will begin relocating its production lines into a larger building on its Macon campus while adding two new production lines dedicated to vinyl window and multi-layered glass production. The expansion will double the [...]

Quanex Appoints Patrick Junker VP of Sales for Screen Division

Jul 17th, 2014

Quanex Building Products announced it has appointed Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for its screens division. Junker brings more than 35 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing at Amesbury Headquarters, where he was responsible for sales and marketing to aluminum commercial door and window manufacturers in North America. “I’m [...]