Posts Tagged ‘ window ’

Understanding the New NFRC Condensation Index

Aug 18th, 2020

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) explained the new Condensation Index to the industry last week in a webinar hosted by Dennis Anderson, program manager. He started by telling many of the window manufacturers in attendance what they already know. “When condensation appears the first thing the consumer wants to do is blame the window […]

Window World Awarded Good Housekeeping Seal for 12th Consecutive Year

May 9th, 2019

Officials for Window World Inc. announced that—for the 12th consecutive year—their company’s products have earned the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Good Housekeeping Seal. The recognition marks the second consecutive year the company’s vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have received the seal. “Not only were we impressed with the quality of Window World’s windows, vinyl siding and […]

Cardinal to Open New Facility in Arizona

Jun 9th, 2016

Cardinal IG Co. will build a new 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Buckeye, Ariz., where it will fabricate insulating glass for the southwest region. It will be Cardinal Glass Industries’ tenth standalone insulating glass division location and the parent company’s 37th manufacturing facility. Cardinal also produces float, coated, custom tempered and laminated glass. “There’s been […]

Builders’ Confidence at a Nine-Year High

Aug 17th, 2015

Builders in the U.S. are more confident than they have been since November 2005. That’s according to the August National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which rose one point to a level of 61. “The fact the builder confidence has been in the low 60s for three straight months shows […]

Lauren Manufacturing Facing More than $100K in OSHA Fines

Jul 17th, 2015

A New Philadelphia, Ohio-based seal and gasket manufacturer is facing $105,000 in fines after one of its employees sustained multiple broken bones in her hand while operating machinery. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handed down the penalties to Lauren Manufacturing LLC after “inspectors found in January that Lauren Manufacturing […]

Thanks to Multifamily Production, Housing Starts Are Way Up

Jul 17th, 2015

  Thanks to a steep jump in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts rose 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 million units in June, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

McKenna Fills PPG’s National Architectural Manager Role in the Southeast

Jul 9th, 2015

Nathan McKenna has been named national architectural manager for PPG Industries’ flat glass business in the Southeast region. In this role he will manage Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and most of Florida. Prior to PPG, McKenna worked at Columbia Commercial Building Products in Dallas, where he served as glass division manager. Glenn T. Miner, […]

It’s Hurricane Season; Here’s What You Need to Know

Jun 1st, 2015

The Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through November 30, and the door and window industry wants to make sure its customers are ready. CGI Windows & Doors, a Florida-based manufacturer of fenestration products designed to resist the winds and water associated with these deadly storms, is among the many companies who want to […]

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

The Peak of the Selling Season Commences So Remember the Four L’s

Sep 29th, 2014

We are now heading into the heart of the busy selling season, and for window manufacturers, the fall season is a bit like Christmastime to a retailer. It is time to pull out all the stops and sell! When it comes to selling, remember to arm your salespeople with the knowledge and sales aids to […]

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