More articles by Trey Barrineau

Why a Safety Culture Makes for a Safer Workplace

Safety in the workplace was a major focus at the recent Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Technical and Manufacturing Conference in Minneapolis. Two educational sessions touched on the topic and provided attendees with practical information to take back to … Continue reading

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Canadian Tariffs Hit U.S. Fenestration Industry

As expected, Canada slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S.-produced steel and aluminum and a host of other products on July 1, including a 10-percent surcharge on aluminum doors, door thresholds and windows. The tariffs will add 25 percent to the cost … Continue reading

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EPA Could Toughen Lead Dust Hazard Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposal to strengthen the lead dust hazard standards for window sills and floors, though the agency says it shouldn’t affect the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. “Reducing childhood lead … Continue reading

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Houzz Survey: Renovation Activity is Booming

The improving U.S. economy has homeowners opening up their pocketbooks, according to the seventh annual Houzz & Home survey of nearly 150,000 respondents. About 51 percent of homeowners who use Houzz say they plan to begin or continue renovations, with … Continue reading

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May PPI Shows More Material Price Increases

In May, prices for many materials used in glass and glazing manufacturing climbed again, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category fell … Continue reading

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