More articles by Casey Neeley

Quanex Names Michael Hovan General Manager of Vinyl Products Division

Quanex Building Products Corp. named Michael B. Hovan general manager of Mikron, its vinyl profile products division, effective June 2. Additionally, Hovan will continue to lead the company’s marketing efforts. “Mike is a seasoned leader with considerable experience in the … Continue reading

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PPG Recognized by CIO Magazine

PPG Industries is a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100 in CIO magazine. The 27th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). “Receiving the CIO … Continue reading

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Intertek Says ATI Union Offers Streamlined Code Reports

Intertek officials say the company’s recent acquisition of Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) is already creating benefits for building products’ firms throughout the U.S. and Canada in the way of a streamlined and more customizable process of adhering to building codes … Continue reading

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Western Window Systems Employee Tattoos Himself with Company Logos

In what may be a first in the glass industry, an employee of Western Window Systems has paid the ultimate tribute to the company by having himself tattooed with not one, but two of the company’s logos. Chris Allgood, production manager, … Continue reading

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Central Texas Glass Doctor® Featured in HGTV’s Fixer Upper Program

Glass Doctor of the Heart of Texas, owned by Doug Dotson, faced an exciting challenge when he and his company installed 26 large windows in a turn-of-the-century home. Not only was it a complicated project, but the team was featured … Continue reading

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Quanex Celebrates 45 Years of Mikron

Quanex Building Products and its employees are celebrating the 45th anniversary of Mikron, introduced in 1969 when it was founded in Kent, Wash. The company says the core principles on which the Mikron side of the business was founded on … Continue reading

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings; Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department announced that the Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save … Continue reading

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Brenden to Retire from AAMA

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced that Ken Brenden, technical services director, has decided to retire, effective May 22. According to a statement from the organization, “Ken has been an integral part of the association for eight years, and … Continue reading

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NFRC Documents to Undergo ANSI Public Review

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ANS Standards Committee and NFRC board of directors approved a plan to submit the three NFRC documents that are referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes to the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) … Continue reading

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AAMA Predicts Commercial Windows Slow to Bounce Back in 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The annual report shows total window demand slowly will recover in 2014. The nonresidential window market includes commercial windows, curtainwall and storefront systems. After … Continue reading

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