More articles by Tara Taffera

Fenestration Proves to be a Buying Industry at GlassBuild

“People are buying again. That’s why we brought the equipment,” says Sarah Colberg with Witte. All throughout GlassBuild America, which ended yesterday in Las Vegas, the mood was positive. On the first day of the show, Diane Huybers, Windowmaker Software, … Continue reading

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Prognosis Positive for Commercial Market

Economic forecasters cite several positive indicators for the commercial market, among them is the fact that prices in commercial properties are improving as compared to house prices which unfortunately are not improving at the same rate. Additionally, the Architectural Billing … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow … Continue reading

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Window Companies Utilize 3D Printing Technology

Crystal Windows' 3-D printer, shown with a finished prototype model in place, has been successfully utilized for the past three years.

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, the process has been getting more common in recent years, particularly in the architectural industry. Some window companies, including Crystal Window and Door Systems, are using this technology to their advantage. … Continue reading

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PGT to Acquire CGI Windows & Doors

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Two major manufacturers of impact-resistant doors and windows will join forces as PGT Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to buy CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. (a portfolio company of Cortec Group Fund, IV LP). CGI will become … Continue reading

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Arcadia Purchases Assets of Architectural Traditions and Launches New Division

Arcadia Inc., a Los Angeles based commercial aluminum and steel window and door manufacturer, has purchased the assets of Architectural Traditions, a residential wood and steel door and window manufacturer located in Tucson, Ariz. This move marks the expansion of … Continue reading

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Cardinal CT Acquires Assets of Catalina Tempering

Cardinal CT Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed. Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential door and window … Continue reading

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Getting Down to Business – The Best and Worst States for Glass Industry Companies

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It’s hard enough running a business. But in certain states, it may be even harder for those in the glazing industry than others. Texas and Florida are number one and two, respectively, in terms of the best states to do … Continue reading

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FTC and DOJ to Hold Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold a joint public workshop on June 23, 2014, to explore the economic and legal analysis of conditional pricing practices among firms in a supply chain. The workshop will … Continue reading

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PGT Industries Names New President

PGT Industries appointed Jeff Jackson, president and chief operations officer, effective June 1. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT board of directors and CEO. “I am proud and excited … Continue reading

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