More articles by Tara Taffera

Quanex Manager Dies From Injuries Sustained During Plant Visit

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Tim Harris, the technical service manager for Quanex Building Products, died last week as a result of injuries sustained Wednesday, April 22 during a customer site visit at a door and window manufacturing plant, which at press time was undisclosed. … Continue reading

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ICC Approves Two Proposals Related to Fire Safety

The International Code Council (ICC) continues its final action hearings in Memphis, and two proposals related to fire safety were approved as submitted. The first FS 99-15 716.6.5 revises the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) as follows: (716.6.5) “Installation. Fire-protection-rated … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Becoming a Master

I had a dream—a dream to become a master. It all started in 2013 during a meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). I heard AAMA staff talk about its Fenestration Masters program, in which an individual with at … Continue reading

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Numbers up All Around at Association Meeting; European Standards Topic of Discussion

Frank Koos, general secretary at EuroWindoor, gives a presentation Tuesday at the AAMA annual conference.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual conference on Wednesday, and the consensus seems to be that the numbers are up on a variety of fronts. In its opening general session earlier in the week, the association … Continue reading

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Websites and Windows get Attention at Industry Conference

The second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., featured a wide range of meetings and discussions about the fenestration industry. The AAMA marketing forum allowed members to discuss various ways to get more … Continue reading

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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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