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Wausau Expands Bob Thiede’s Sales Territory

Wausau Window and Wall Systems expanded architectural sales representative Bob Thiede’s sales region to include southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, as well as Wyoming, Montana and portions of Idaho, South Dakota and North Dakota. He succeeds Tom Metz, who retired this year. With … Continue reading

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Aluminum Industry Responding to New Window PCR

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The aluminum industry is challenging a new window Product Category Rule (PCR) developed by the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE). PCRs are the guidelines used to create comparable Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among products that serve similar functions. … Continue reading

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IGMA Hosts Summer Tech Conferences; Announces Complimentary Member Benefits

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) hosted its Summer Technical Conference this week in Quebec City, Canada. The event included three days of insulating glass (IG) technical discussion, work and networking among industry leaders. Among the many discussions, the group … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Loses Ground in July

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The Dodge Momentum Index erased the gains made over the last two months, falling 4.4 percent in July to 121.4 (2000=100). This marks the index’s first decline in four months, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill … Continue reading

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YKK AP Appoints John Spelman to Florida Sales Territory

YKK AP America has hired John Spelman as a sales representative. Spelman will be based in the Orlando branch and work with customers in the Central Florida sales territory under the leadership of branch manager Barry Wampler. “John is a great … Continue reading

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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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EFCO Receives Safety Excellence Award

EFCO Corporation recently received the Missouri Association of Manufacturer’s Safety Excellence Award in the large business category. The award was presented to the company’s vice president of operations Doug Dieleman and safety manager Brad Anderson at the Missouri Association of … 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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GAMCO Corporation to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015

GAMCO Corporation is set to exhibit at the Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015 show, a two-day architectural glass event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y. GAMCO, based out of Flushing, N.Y., … Continue reading

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