More articles by Casey Neeley

Current Remodeling Conditions Fell in March Survey

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions show current condition ratings fell significantly in March. Business conditions during the first three months of 2014 dropped … Continue reading

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Quanex Hires New Leadership for Window and Door Systems

Quanex Building Products announced the hiring of Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window and Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location. Forrester has … Continue reading

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Kolbe’s Keith Koenig Promoted to VP of Manufacturing

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Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Keith Koenig to vice president of manufacturing and added him as the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his new role, he will oversee operations of Kolbe’s manufacturing facilities in Wausau, Wis. During his 27 years of millwork … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 … Continue reading

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Is a Formula an Acceptable Substitute in Place of Use Phase Results?

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting, members were shown an example of the formula in use for the energy calculation for a sample window in a mixed climate zone.

At the recent Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Meeting held in San Francisco, the idea of using a formula in place of use phase results was addressed. Jeff Haberer, director of technical services for Trulite Industries, and a developer of … Continue reading

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Mercer Windows Closing Doors and Seeking Buyers

Citing the lingering effects of the recent recession, Mercer Industries, the Beaverton, Ore.-based manufacturer of Mercer Windows, announced that it is winding down its manufacturing operations. According to a statement issued by company officials, “Shareholders, including the Mercer family, have … Continue reading

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Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. to be Acquired by Eastman Chemical Co.

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. (CLC) has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Eastman Chemical Co. “We believe that this merger will benefit CLC’s employees and customers. We have come to know that Eastman values the SunTek … Continue reading

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IGMA Talks Association and Committee Updates at Winter Meeting

Among other topics she discussed, Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, paid tribute to several industry members who passed away during the year at the Annual General Meeting during the 2014 Winter Conference in San Francisco.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s (IGMA) 2014 Winter Meeting taking place at the JW Marriott Union Square in San Francisco has kept attendees busy this week. Topics discussed during this week have ranged from marketing and new board members, association … Continue reading

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Safety Glass – Are We Where We Need to Be?

Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co. asked attendees at the IGMA Winter Meeting to consider whether safety glazing standards were still up to par.

Julia Schimmelpenningh of Eastman Chemical Co. presented “Safety Glass: Does it Make the Cut?” during a lunch seminar at the 2014 Winter Meeting for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), being held at the JW Marriott Union Square in San … Continue reading

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