Posts Tagged ‘ windows and doors ’

Catching Up with Quanex: From Shortages to Surges

Sep 22nd, 2020

With the fall trade show season comes a chance to catch up with suppliers regarding the state of the industry, and although these shows moved to online venues, that didn’t stop those conversations from happening. Tara Taffera, editorial director for USGlass and Door and Window Market [DWM] magazines, talked virtually last week with Erin Johnson, […]

Lean Manufacturing—It’s Much More Than You Think

Jul 6th, 2020

When members of Fenestration Canada met in early June as part of its virtual spring meeting (moved to virtual due to COVID-19), they were able to attend an informative presentation on lean manufacturing—a concept that’s been around for years, but might go much deeper than you think. It could also save your company time and […]

Increased Liability and the Rapidly Expanding Fenestration Market

Aug 5th, 2019

Research conducted by Market Insight Reports estimates that the glass and glass product manufacturing industry will reach the $230 billion mark by the year 2020. By contrast, the industry topped out at $198.5 billion in 2016. While most industry professionals will celebrate the progressive market, and rightfully so, the instant I saw this, I recalled […]

What’s the Big Deal About Artificial Intelligence?

Jul 23rd, 2019

There has been a lot of talk surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) recently. As this technology evolves, our industry will need to take a hard look at the pros and cons. In the meantime, one thing is certain: AI is only going to get more sophisticated and more intertwined with our lives.  Many large companies are […]

AAMA Webinar Breaks Down California Law Requiring EPDs

Mar 27th, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) hosted a webinar yesterday featuring John Jewell, senior consultant with thinkstep, who provided an in-depth look at California’s Assembly Bill 262 and the accompanying 1827, which together require facility-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and other selected products. The bills are also slated to eventually set a […]

EPA Settles With Chapman Over Issues of Lead-Based Paint

Dec 11th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it has settled with West Chester, Penn.-based Chapman Windows and Doors over violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. The violation comes around a month after the EPA settled with another window company, True View Windows, over similar violations. The RRP rule was created to […]

Crystal Windows Sponsors Winter Lantern Festival

Nov 29th, 2018

New York-based Crystal Window and Door Systems is sponsoring the inaugural NYC Winter Lantern Festival, to be held at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. The outdoor cultural celebration runs for five weeks, from November 18, 2018, to January 6, 2019, including holiday light displays, traditional Asian preforming arts and interactive exhibits. “Crystal is proud to […]

Seiffert Lumber Expands With Seiffert Window Center

Sep 19th, 2018

Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities based Seiffert Lumber Company has launched their window and door division, Seiffert Window Center. Seiffert has been a building materials supplier for over 125 years, and is now expanding their product line to include fenestration products. “Customers tell us that they’re shocked at how competitively priced our windows and doors […]

Milgard Partners with HPM In Light of Volcanic Eruption

Sep 17th, 2018

Milgard Windows & Doors and HPM Building Supply joined forces to manufacture 200 windows for micro shelters after Big Island residents were forced to evacuate. The Kilauea volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, began erupting in May of 2018. The eruption destroyed 706 homes and forced more than 2,000 to evacuate. Temporary housing was […]

Energy Star Created For Exterior and Interior Storm Windows

Sep 6th, 2018

On September 5th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared the final Energy Star Version 1.0 Exterior and Interior Storm Windows Specification. Throughout this process, the EPA has taken into account comments and feedback from various Energy Star stakeholders. The EPA summarized their responses to the stakeholders in a letter, and provided a schedule for […]