Posts Tagged ‘ What’s News ’

Intek Acquires Hall Manufacturing

Aug 7th, 2018

Intek Plastics has acquired the customer assets and production tooling of Hall Manufacturing Corp., a Ringwood, N.J.-based plastic extrusion company. According to the company, the acquisition supports Intek’s strategy to grow and diversify its business into markets outside of the fenestration  industry, where it has a strong footprint and customer base. “This acquisition is a […]

Adhesives Company Faces Big OSHA Fines

Aug 6th, 2018

Sealant maker HB Fuller, operating as Adhesive Systems Inc., is facing proposed penalties totaling $587,564 for 18 health and safety violations that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says it discovered at the company’s facility in Frankfort, Ill. OSHA cited HB Fuller for failing to provide employees with respirator fit […]

Sika Has Record Sales and Overall Growth

Aug 6th, 2018

Sika’s sales growth percentage has reached the double digits so far in 2018. According to the company’s latest financial report, it has seen a 13.9 percent growth in sales within the first half of 2018. Meanwhile, the company has also seen growth in its second quarter. It reported an increase of just over 16 percent. […]

Three Companies Form Fenestration Partnership

Aug 3rd, 2018

Functional Fenestration, EZ-WinDoor and Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools are forming a partnership to align education resources and products to serve the needs of door and window manufacturers. This new partnership will focus on optimizing door and window designs and supporting North American companies as they develop new product lines and enter new markets. A comprehensive package […]

Department of Labor Unveils Funding Opportunities for Worker Safety Training

Aug 3rd, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced three Susan Harwood Training Grants funding opportunity announcements for Targeted Topic Training Grants, Training and Educational Materials Development Grants, and Capacity Building Grants. A total of $10.5 million is available for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint […]

IGMA/AAMA Combination Discussed at Summer Conference

Aug 3rd, 2018

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) discussed the potential creation of a unified organization combining IGMA with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) during its summer conference. The board of directors of both organizations announced the discussions in June. During the conference, Webb and Janice Yglesias, AAMA executive vice president, outlined a potential combination strategy […]

Soft-Lite Selects Sweepstakes Winner

Aug 2nd, 2018

Susanne Killion of Bedford, Va., was recently named the grand prize winner in Soft-Lite Windows’ “$10K Energy Star-Certified Products Sweepstakes.” Killion received 12 Energy Star-certified Soft-Lite Pro Series replacement windows for her home, including installation by an accredited Soft-Lite dealer (up to a maximum of $10,000 retail value). Soft-Lite’s Charlotte, N.C.-based Measure & Installation Division installed […]

Roto Fasco Canada Adds New Die-Casting Machine

Aug 2nd, 2018

Roto Fasco Canada recently installed a new Frech die-cast machine at its Mississauga, Ontario, plant. The addition enables Roto North America to further expand its manufacturing of door and window hardware by increasing automation and producing at optimal capacity. “Acquiring a new, automated die-cast machine is another great advancement for Roto,” said Adrian Steenson, Roto […]

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Construction

Aug 2nd, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) programs are a growing trend within the construction industry. It’s not yet to the point of human intelligence, but this technology can take over mundane and repetitive tasks, allowing engineers and designers to focus on their creatively and intellectually challenging work. In the webinar “Getting the ROI Out of AI,” hosted by […]

NLBMDA Salutes Enactment of Workforce Development Legislation

Aug 1st, 2018

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds President Trump for signing the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act on Tuesday. Last week, both the House of Representatives and Senate passed the legislation, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that provides federal support to […]

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