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Industry Leaders Share Insights on Innovation at FGIA Annual Conference

Feb 21st, 2024

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2024 Annual Conference kicked off Monday at the Omni Amelia Island Resort near Jacksonville, Florida. The three-day event brings together industry experts to discuss various glass- and glazing-specific topics. These include innovations in the window industry, diversity, sealants, sustainability, technology, weathering, insulating glass, and more. The conference aims […]

Are You Maximizing the Value of Your Door and Window Screens?

Feb 21st, 2024

Maximizing the value of your door and window systems requires taking a close look at every part of your production processes. Whether it’s the efficiency with which you manufacture your systems, the technology you deploy to upsell your customers, or the quality consistency you’re able to maintain, there’s always something to improve upon on the […]

Framing Automation in the Right Ways

Nov 20th, 2023

You’ve heard about artificial intelligence (AI), right? Of course, you have. It’s just about everywhere, and even graced the digital pages of [DWM] earlier this month. You’ve probably also seen some of the anxiety this technology has raised over its potential impact on white-collar jobs. But this blog isn’t about AI. Because, as a manufacturing […]

Capitalizing on Color with Operations-Friendly Strategies

Apr 17th, 2023

You probably don’t need me to tell you that alternative color options for vinyl windows are very in. Whether it’s the dark framing that characterizes the modern farmhouse aesthetic or other trending colors, keeping up with today’s consumer demands requires the addition of color to your product offerings. No matter the business strategy you pursue […]

SPI Slates ‘Significant Investments’ for Eugene Facility

Feb 22nd, 2023

Sierra Pacific Industries’ (SPI) manufacturing site in Eugene, Ore., acquired with the company’s purchase of Seneca in 2021, is marked for “significant investments.” With new cutting and stud mills set to replace existing sawmilling facilities, officials for SPI say the site will become “one of the largest and most modernized mills” in the country once […]

WDMA Releases 2023 National Policy Agenda

Feb 9th, 2023

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released its 2023 National Policy Agenda, in which it calls on the federal government to pursue policy “conducive to sustainable economic growth.” The association also calls attention to energy conservation goals, immigration reform and more. WDMA officials say they’ve worked with Congress and the White House over the […]

They Are Not Your Grandparents’ Windows

Feb 6th, 2023

This time last year, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) launched a campaign to encourage more people—builders, remodelers, architects, individual homeowners and others—to not take the state of their windows for granted. The campaign has had success with several national organizations, industry groups and magazines, and a few manufacturers are joining the effort. But there is […]

Ubiquitous Energy Named 2022 Green Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group

Dec 1st, 2022

Ubiquitous Energy, a next-generation technology company developing transparent solar technology for architectural glass, announced recently that it received the Business Intelligence Group’s 2022 Green Company of the Year BIG Award for Business. The company has deployed prototypes of its UE Power™ transparent solar windows in several commercial and tenant-occupied buildings, and recently announced a partnership […]

The Question that Saved My Business

Nov 18th, 2022

Dissent. Disagreement. Division. Divisiveness. Dog and pony show. Dereliction of Duty. Demonization. (Why do they all start with D?) Raise your hand if you’re sick of hearing those terms repeatedly in the news – ad nauseam around election cycles. And most of them are wrong or harmful all of the time. But one of them […]

Weighing Plant Floor Purchases

Aug 8th, 2022

The fall trade show season will kick off in the next few months and continue through November. Any fenestration professional reading this likely has a few of these dates circled on their calendar. And for good reason—it’s a prime opportunity to see some of today’s most advanced window and door technology, and to consider the […]