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FGIA Legislative Report Highlights New Administration’s Policies

Feb 26th, 2021

With a new administration comes new policies, including those focused on energy efficiency. To address these changes, as well as other legislative and regulatory updates, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Legislative and Regulatory Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. U.S. Update Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes […]

Preventing Accidents and Developing Safety Protocols

Feb 25th, 2021

“Good accident protocol not only protects your company but your team,” said Mike Troutman, vice president of EHS Excellence at MI Windows and Doors. He educated attendees of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) on how to develop proper accident investigation protocols during the alliance’s virtual annual conference, which ends today. “Don’t push the […]

Economist Predicts When We Will Hit a Post-COVID Economy

Feb 23rd, 2021

What will the other side of COVID-19 look like and how will we know when we get there? This is one of the questions keynote speaker Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence attempted to tackle today when he addressed members of the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “The big question is whether the stimulus will […]

Court of Appeals Upholds Order for Jeld-Wen to Divest of Towanda Plant

Feb 22nd, 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court filed a decision last week, upholding an order for door and window manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. to divest of its Towanda, Pa.-based manufacturing plant. In an opinion filed Thursday, a panel of three judges upheld the original ruling, stemming from a trial-by-jury process in 2018, […]

Taffera Delivers Her First Novel: “Love Ordained”

Feb 19th, 2021

[DWM] publisher Tara Taffera isn’t all doors and windows. Taffera recently completed her first novel, Love Ordained, which has been published by Winged Publications. The book is available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon.com. Completed in March 2020, the Christian Romance was an off and on focus for Taffera, who says it “was 20 years […]

GED Acquires Norfield

Feb 18th, 2021

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. (GED), a portfolio company of The Beekman Group, has acquired Norfield Inc. (Norfield), a California-based automation equipment, parts, and services provider for the residential and commercial door manufacturing market. Founded in 1959, Norfield serves a base of customers in the pre-hung door machinery industry. It’s headquartered in Chico, Calif., and has […]

Recent Forecasts Give Full Picture of Housing’s Future

Feb 16th, 2021

Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) covered all aspects of forecasting last week, during IBSx seminars, from residential to multi-family to remodeling. The news is good on all fronts, experts say, but not without challenges. Remodeling Residential remodeling recovered fully from the beginning of COVID-19, and spending on residential improvements will continue […]

Fenestration Companies Named by Forbes as Best Large Employers

Feb 12th, 2021

Andersen Corp., Pella Corp., Masonite and Fortune Brands (which includes Therma-Tru, Larson and Fypon), are among the top door and window related companies named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers for 2021, which was released this week. Five hundred large employers that received the most recommendations made the cut from 50,000 employees in […]

IBSx Goes Virtual, But Without a Digital Expo—For Now

Feb 11th, 2021

The 2021 International Builders’ Show virtual experience (IBSx) launched on Tuesday, and it wasn’t without a few hiccups—and we mean more than how COVID-19 turned the trade show industry on its ear, and left suppliers scrambling to get their new products in the hands of current and potential customers. IBSx, continuing through Friday, offered an […]

Wisconsin AG Sues SEMCO on Behalf of Employees

Feb 9th, 2021

Wisconsin’s attorney general announced yesterday that the state will proceed with a case against Semling-Menke Company Inc. (SEMCO), a now defunct window manufacturer, alleging that the company failed to provide required notice to employees before abruptly closing in December 2019. The sudden closure displaced 141 workers, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) […]

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