Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

Products and Trends to Expect at GlassBuild

Sep 25th, 2023

As the largest trade show for glass “in the Western hemisphere,” GlassBuild America gathers companies and professionals from across the full supply chain under one roof. From October 31 through November 2, the event will fill Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center with the industry’s latest products and services, where several key trends are expected to […]

What Does AI Think of Doors and Windows? (an “Interview” with ChatGPT)

Sep 18th, 2023

Starting in the 1940s, the idea for artificial intelligence lingered in laboratories and on the fringes of society for decades. In the 1980s and 1990s, development of machine learning techniques showed glimmers of hope for the technology’s potential, sparking a heightened period of development in the 2000s. Soon, AI became part of our day-to-day lives—most […]

Developing Employee Skills for Improved Team Health: Ladies First

Jul 5th, 2023

Employee engagement has emerged as one of the most critical factors in driving productivity, retention, and overall organizational success. If it wasn’t clear before the pandemic, it certainly is now, particularly as we strive to keep employees engaged and motived as we traverse the world of remote or semi-remote work. A smart employer is willing […]

Quanex ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About the Second Half of 2023

Jun 7th, 2023

Quanex Building Products Corp. is among the first door and window related companies to file financial results for the second quarter of 2023, reporting improved demand across all product lines. Based on those results, president and CEO George Wilson says the company remains confident that a return to normal seasonality is in store for the […]

Glass, Glazing and Fenestration Companies Named Among World’s Best Employers

Nov 1st, 2022

Forbes has released its sixth annual World’s Best Employers for 2022 and several glass, glazing and fenestration companies made the list. The winners were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista Inc. Statista polled 150,000 full- and part-time workers across 57 countries about their employment experience, including working conditions, salary, the potential for growth, […]

FEMA Reps Speak on the Past, Present and Future of Building Codes

May 23rd, 2022

Each year when May comes around, Building Safety Month comes with it, allowing industry professionals, including fenestration, to emphasize the importance of building codes to reduce building vulnerabilities. This year, the International Code Council (ICC) laid out a week-by-week plan for Building Safety Month. The third week focused on disaster preparedness and included a webinar […]

Addressing Comfort with Why Windows Matter

May 20th, 2022

In the last couple of years, one of the main trends noticed in construction circles is the importance of comfort for building occupants. This trend has been incorporated into discussions regarding energy efficiency as well, as personal comfort is a way to get those who aren’t otherwise concerned about energy efficiency to move in that […]

20/20 Vision: Manufacturers and Dealers Have Positive Outlooks on New Year

Nov 19th, 2019

The U.S. fenestration market collectively remains optimistic as the New Year approaches, according to [DWM]’s sneak peek into the 2020 Door and Window Industry Outlook. The report, produced by [DWM]’s parent company, Key Media & Research (KMR), takes a detailed look into the state of the industry and the year ahead. According to the Industry […]

A Big Number of Door and Window Companies Make Inc. 5,000 List

Aug 15th, 2019

Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5,000 list is out this week and at least 17 fenestration and residential building product companies ranked this year. Inc. 5,000 is an annual guide to the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The companies that ranked above 3,000: No. 870: Universal Windows Direct This Ohio-based construction company was founded in […]

Quanex’s Fenestration Sectors See Growth in Second Quarter

Jun 18th, 2019

During a recent earnings call, officials from Quanex Building Products reported mostly increases across the board. Quanex chief finance officer and senior vice president of finance Brent Korb said an increase in net sales was largely due to strong revenue growth in the company’s European fenestration division. The North American fenestration sector saw less extensive […]