Posts Tagged ‘ Florida ’

It’s Trick or Screen as GlassBuild Coincides With America’s Spookiest Holiday

Nov 1st, 2023

GlassBuild America got off to a spooky start Tuesday, as exhibitors leaned into the event’s overlap with Halloween. Quanex used the occasion for a pre-show reveal of its new Meshtec security screens, introduced by none other than Freddy Krueger. The character choice (replete with bladed glove) was fitting for a cut- and puncture-proof product. With […]

FEMA Issues Advice for Reducing Water Intrusion Through Doors, Windows

Sep 7th, 2023

FEMA has released three new recovery advisories (RA) developed in response to Hurricane Ian, which impacted southwest Florida in September of 2022. The recovery advisories include recommendations for reducing water intrusion through and around doors and windows due to wind-driven rain. According to officials, the third advisory, RA 3 – Reducing Water Intrusion Through Windows […]

NewSouth Window Solutions Enters Multiple Texas Markets

Jun 15th, 2023

PGT Innovations (PGTI) has announced that it recently expanded its presence in Texas through its NewSouth Window Solutions brand, which is now selling in five major metro areas in the state: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The company also broadened its product offerings in all five markets to include garage doors from […]

With COVID Out of the Way, FGIA Regains Laser Focus on Initiatives

Feb 16th, 2023

A professional crowd moves through a hotel lobby.

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) annual conference took place this week in San Diego, where officials provided updates for various initiatives and collaborations. After progress slowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most efforts have since regained their momentum, officials said, including several impacting the environment and building codes, and one that’s set to change […]

Judge Denies Request for Temporary Restraining Order Against Forestwood Industries

Jan 30th, 2023

A federal magistrate judge in Florida declined to issue an order seeking to restrain Forestwood Industries Inc. from certifying Brazilian plywood. A motion was filed by a group of nine U.S.-based plywood producers, assembled as U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition, seeking the order. Forestwood is a New York-based corporation that provides certification services for applicable […]

CPSC Issues Recall on MI 1620 Impact Windows

Jan 13th, 2023

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall alert Thursday for products produced by MI Windows and Doors, warning that some of the company’s 1620 vinyl single-hung impact windows with window opening control devices (WOCDs) present fall and serious injury hazards. According to CPSC officials, the product’s tilt latches can cause its WOCD […]

Guardian Glass Buys Miami Fabrication Business

Jan 5th, 2023

Guardian Glass has acquired Vortex Glass. Officials say the move expands the company’s capabilities for hurricane and insulating glass, while increasing Vortex’s plant capacity and service offerings. Guardian announced that the transaction for Vortex, a Miami-based fabrication business, is expected to close on January 23, 2023. “This transaction represents an important opportunity for Guardian Glass […]

Ian Hits Florida as Hurricane, Tropical-Storm Downgrade Not Forecast to Last

Sep 29th, 2022

Wind speeds near 150 mph were recorded when the eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Ian is forecast to move into the central part of the state and beyond late Thursday, Sept. 29, and door and window operations are doing what they can to prepare for and weather the […]

Strybuc Industries Opens Larger Distribution Center in Southern Florida

Aug 26th, 2022

Strybuc Industries, a wholesale distributor of window and door replacement hardware, announced that its Florida sales and distribution center moved into a larger facility in Hialeah, Fla. The move allows Strybuc to better manage the high demand for hardware in the Southeast. The new location will provide Strybuc with more space and improved logistics for […]

30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Aug 25th, 2022

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were developed to better prepare. When Andrew struck South Florida in 1992, there were more than […]