Posts Tagged ‘ Florida ’

Faour Glass Technologies Now Offers Sky-Frame

Jul 29th, 2019

Faour Glass Technologies, a provider of custom architectural glass and glazing systems for both the high-end residential and commercial markets, has agreed to become a Sky-Frame dealer in Florida, specifically distributing and marketing Sky-Frame’s Hurricane product line. “Working with Faour Glass will create a great opportunity for both companies in the Florida market, offering a […]

Driven by Emotion, McCrary-Tokes Finds Success in Life and Business

May 29th, 2019

Love isn’t a word you often expect to be associated with business or politics. But from the impact-rated window company she’s helped to make successful, to the lives she’s changed through legislative initiatives, Lisa McCrary-Tokes says that’s what’s driven her. As chief marketing director of Armorvue Window and Door, McCrary-Tokes was recently awarded the Sun […]

Florida: The Enigma of Window Selling

Jun 6th, 2018

It seems like we had a very long winter, skipped over spring and jumped right into summer. Hurricane season is already here and we have already had one named storm, Alberto. I recently attended an industry meeting in Florida, and the predictions are for another very active hurricane season. Florida has recovered from the housing […]

Is Florida Prepared for a Hurricane?

Jun 8th, 2015

June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. Fortunately, Florida has gone through a decade without a hurricane making landfall (the longest time between hurricanes that I can remember). Going back to 2005 when the last hurricanes impacted Florida, it was one of the worst years on record. Then, five hurricanes and two tropical […]

AGC Consolidating Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville to Atlanta Area

Jul 3rd, 2014

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will consolidate its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s 200,000-plus-square-foot facility in Lithia Spring, Ga., in the Atlanta area. The move, which is expected to be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014, will bring all processes under one roof. According to the company, […]

Getting Down to Business – The Best and Worst States for Door and Window Companies

May 19th, 2014

It’s hard enough running a business. But in certain states, it may be even harder for door and window companies than others. Texas and Florida are number one and two, respectively, in terms of the best and worst states to do business, while New York and California round out numbers 49 and 50. This is […]

Hurricane-Prone Florida Among States Lauded for Strengthened Building Codes

Sep 27th, 2013

Tammy Solomon doesn’t think the statute that requires wind- and impact-resistant glass for exterior glass doors and windows throughout most of Florida should be a one-size-fits-all mandate. Solomon, the purchaser/buyer at Jacksonville-based First Coast Glass and Repair, says flying debris is hardly the primary worry for her many clients who live on or near a […]

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