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View the August Newscast for a Look at Acoustical Windows

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While acoustical windows make up a relatively small portion of the fenestration market, they can work wonders in certain applications. Watch the video to learn more about what the products are capable of and how they are tested. Click HERE … 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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NFRC Plays Key Role Performance, Efficiency of Commercial Construction

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Fenestration consumes 32 percent of primary energy in nonresidential buildings. With that in mind, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is one organization that is involved with helping those in the building industry comply with the ever-evolving and continuously stringent … Continue reading

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Heritage Glass a Breath of Fresh Air for Kingsport

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Kingsport, Tenn., had a handful of glass industry veterans champing at the bit to get back to doing what they do best. In May, it happened. Chris Cording and Eric Kerney, who combine for well over half a century of … Continue reading

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Study Shows Green Building in Canada Gaining on U.S.

The U.S. Green Building Council reported in May that the United States holds the biggest share of green building practices in the world per square meters of LEED space. However, the current runner-up—Canada—is apparently picking up steam. The Canada Green … 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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Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

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The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document … Continue reading

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Two Key Communications Publications Named as ASBPE National Winners

Door and Window Market Magazine (DWM) took home the gold for best news video in the national American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) awards, affectionately known as the Azbee awards. The FILM’d video newscast, produced by Window Film magazine, … Continue reading

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