Posts Tagged ‘ windows and doors ’

WDMA and NLBMDA Lobby Congress about Lead and Energy Rules

Apr 1st, 2014

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders said housing is on its way to recovery.

Visits to Capitol Hill for legislation lobbying began today at the 2014 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, hosted by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). Held in Arlington, Va., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, attendees were briefed on lobbying basics before listening to [...]

CopyTele Subsidiary Enters into License and Settlement Agreement with MI Windows and Doors

Apr 1st, 2014

CopyTele Inc. (CTI) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp. (JCIC), has entered into a license and settlement agreement with MI Windows and Doors LLC in connection with JCIC’s patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. This is the sixth license for the J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology and resolves the patent infringement lawsuit [...]

Quanex Completes Sale of Nichols Aluminum

Apr 1st, 2014

Quanex Building Products Corp. completed the sale of its interest in Nichols Aluminum LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, to Aleris for $110 million in an all-cash transaction. The previously pending sale was announced in February. “Going forward, our full focus will be on growing our position as a leading window and door component supplier both [...]

Surviving a Power Failure

Apr 1st, 2014

Would your business be forced to close if a hurricane, blizzard, ice storm, flood, windstorm, earthquake or man-made disaster cut off power? Power failures due to natural disasters have caused businesses to shut down and homeowners to hunker down or flee various parts of the country over the last few years. Last month my company, [...]

AAMA Updates Testing Options within Flashing Specification

Apr 1st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) published an updated standard for flashing. AAMA 712-14, “Voluntary Specification for Mechanically Attached Flexible Flashing” establishes minimum performance criteria to allow the user to evaluate and select mechanically attached flexible flashing products intended for use around the exterior perimeter of fenestration products. As a basic component for integrating a fenestration product with a building’s water resistant barrier (WRB), appropriate material [...]

The Vinyl Building Council Celebrates First Executive Director

Apr 1st, 2014

The Vinyl Building Council (VBC), a self-funded business council of the Vinyl Institute (VI), appointed Kate Offringa as the group’s first executive director. Offringa will oversee the VBC’s strategic direction and operational excellence as the council coordinates the vinyl industry’s federal and state advocacy in the building and construction sectors. “I am thrilled with the opportunity [...]

Fensterbau Ends with Resounding Success

Mar 31st, 2014

When talking to exhibitors and attendees at the fensterbau/frontale trade fair held last week in Nuremberg, Germany, not one had a negative thing to say. The halls were packed, the products were in abundance and the parties brought attendees together in a fun and festive atmosphere. While U.S. attendees comprise a very small portion of [...]

Jeld-Wen Closes Dubuque Plant

Mar 31st, 2014

According to local reports, Jeld-Wen Inc. completed the closing of its wood-fiber production facility in Dubuque, Iowa, Friday, March 28. The company’s 52 employees in Dubuque initially were invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company’s door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa. In January, the company stated in a release that, [...]

January Construction Employment Increases in 37 States from a Year Ago

Mar 31st, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February, according to an analysis released last week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Considering the mix of states adding and losing construction jobs for the month and year, it [...]

Highlights and Insights from Fensterbau

Mar 28th, 2014

When I attend North American trade shows or events it is my tradition to compile my best of list. Or maybe it’s not really a best of. It’s a compilation of the people I met, the products I saw and the takeaways received at various events. Though this is my first time at fensterbau/frontale, being [...]