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Window Companies Utilize 3D Printing Technology

Aug 4th, 2014

Crystal Windows' 3-D printer, shown with a finished prototype model in place, has been successfully utilized for the past three years.

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, the process has been getting more common in recent years, particularly in the architectural industry, and some window companies, including Crystal Window and Door Systems, are using this technology to their advantage. In fact, themanufacturer, based in Queens, N.Y., has been utilizing 3D printing in its [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter Gains

Jul 28th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc.’s 2014 second-quarter earnings showed the company has made significant gains from the second-quarter of 2013. Some highlights include: Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013. [...]

Pleotint Inks Partnership with Solar Innovation

Jul 28th, 2014

Pleotint has reached a distribution partnership with Solar Innovations Inc., enabling Solar Innovations to incorporate Suntuitive glass in its full product line. Solar Innovations, a Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer, operates out of a 300,000-square-foot corporate office and manufacturing facility and is a single-source producer of a variety of residential and commercial windows, doors, curtainwalls and glazed [...]

LaCantina Doors Once Again Makes Fastest Growing Companies List

Jul 22nd, 2014

For the second year in a row, LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s annual list has highlighted 100 organizations in a variety of industries whose success has put them in [...]

Dueck Steps Down from Fenestration Canada

Jul 22nd, 2014

Fenestration Canada (FC) has announced Al Dueck, President of DUXTON Windows & Doors, has resigned as first vice president of the association. His resignation was made effective July 15, 2014. For Dueck, the decision came down to family and business. “The past two and a half years have been an excellent experience, working and getting [...]

Harvard Business Professor to Address WDMA Attendees

Jul 22nd, 2014

Jeffrey Rayport, a Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, will be speaking at the Window and Door Manufacturer Association’s (WDMA) annual executive management conference. His session entitled, “Big Data: The Analytics Revolution,” will focus on how businesses can use big data to monitor the behaviors of their customers in order to better personalize service. [...]

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 [...]