Posts Tagged ‘ window door ’

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 [...]

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 [...]

IGMA Hotel Rate Cutoff Date Extended

Jul 17th, 2014

The cutoff date for the offering of a lower hotel rate for the IGMA Summer Technical Conference at the Hilton Quebec in Quebec City has been extended. The conference, which will be held August 5-8, will feature several working meetings of the various IGMA Committees, as well as lunch presentations, networking sessions and more. For [...]

Canadian Glass Association Obtains New Management Company

Jul 15th, 2014

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA), which provides support to the Canadian glass industry regarding building codes, standards and legislation, has selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as its new management company. “The Canadian Glass Association is excited to work with Centric, as they also currently manage the Glass Association of North America (GANA),” says [...]

Ply Gem Hires New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Window Division

Jul 15th, 2014

Ply Gem has appointed Eric Spence senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Ply Gem Windows group. The position is newly-created and is designed to expand Ply Gem Windows’ sales and marketing efforts, aligning the two functions under one common structure. Spence comes to Ply Gem from Empirical Sales Solutions LLC, where he [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Announces Kendall Pierson as President of Sierra Pacific Windows

Jul 11th, 2014

Kendall Pierson has been promoted to the position of president of the windows division of Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI). George Emmerson, president of SPI, sees Pierson’s promotion as highly strategic in a time when the company expects growth. “We need [Pierson’s] experience and proven leadership skills to guide our window division throughout our acquisition and [...]

Arcadia Purchases Assets of Architectural Traditions and Launches New Division

Jul 10th, 2014

Arcadia Inc., a Los Angles based commercial aluminum and steel window and door manufacturer, has purchased the assets of Architectural Traditions, a residential wood and steel door and window manufacturer located in Tucson, Ariz. This move marks the expansion of the company into the residential market, and it has launched a new division: Arcadia Custom, [...]

Give Me an Attitude … Please!

Jul 10th, 2014

When I was growing up, my dad would tell me more often that I care to admit, “Son, don’t give me an attitude!” It was usually when I was doing something that was contrary to what he wanted me to do. If he wanted the grass cut and I thought that I had a better [...]