More articles by Tara Taffera

Why Western Window Systems is No Longer Making its Own IG

It’s a question many window companies struggle with: make or buy your insulating glass? There are pros and cons associated with each technique. Western Window Systems, based in Phoenix, announced last week that it will no longer be manufacturing insulating … Continue reading

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Guardian to Close California Glass Fab Plant

Guardian Industries announced that it is closing its Reedley, Calif., glass fabrication plant because of ongoing economic challenges. The company anticipates a May 2 closure date. The facility provides mirror and laminated glass for residential, commercial and interior applications. Reedley … Continue reading

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards … Continue reading

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Glass Products on Display at fensterbau/frontale

Inoutik (Deceuninck) received an award for architectural innovation and was chosen among 35 nominated companies.

Attendees to the fensterbau/frontale trade fair, held last week in Nuremburg, Germany, had some glass options to choose from, as well as hardware, machines and other products used for production of glass, windows and curtainwall. A number of companies including … Continue reading

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View Slideshow: IGMA Winter Meeting Comes to an End

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Keymark Corp. Enters into Agreement with Berkshire Anodizing

Keymark Corp., an aluminum extrusion company headquartered in Fonda, N.Y., announced that it has entered into an agreement with Berkshire Anodizing LLC, an aluminum anodizing company, located in North Adams, Mass. Under the agreement, a newly formed company, Colonial Anodizing … Continue reading

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Selling to Architects: What You Need to Know

One of the ways companies can interact with architects is to invite them for a plant tour (Shown here is a Crystal worker during a tour the company hosted in October of last year.)

Everyone wants to drive sales up, right? Yes, but sometimes different methods need to be applied to different groups, as Vincent Grieco, New York regional sales and technical manager, Crystal Windows and Doors, explained recently when he addressed members of … Continue reading

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Codes, Standards and Energy Regs Coming Down the Pipeline

When members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) met last week in Orlando, the Codes Action and Regulatory Affairs Committee briefed attendees on a wide variety of codes and standards that could have a far reaching effect, if put … Continue reading

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AAMA Closes Out Meeting with Focuses on Vinyl, Commercial and More

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) concluded its meeting in Orlando on Wednesday and a focus on vinyl in the commercial market was just one of the many topics discussed. As vinyl continues to move more into the commercial marketplace, … Continue reading

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AAMA Builds Membership; Tackles Many Topics at Annual Meeting

Two heads are better than one: AAMA members discuss their views on a topic assigned to them during the general session. The goal is for AAMA staff to gain member feedback on a variety of issues.

The fact that the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has 22 new members is yet another example that the industry is experiencing growth. The association is meeting this week in Orlando and this is just one of the many successes … Continue reading

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