January 13, 2009
MyGlassClass.com, the National Glass Association's online training program, will introduce its new program for online window installation training at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. NGA also publishes Window & Door, and information on the new training program, developed in conjunction with Architectural Testing Inc., will be featured in the magazine booth (#N2934).... more »
November 11, 2008
Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel at The Marvin Cos., has been appointed chairman of the board of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The organization has also named Rob Jablonski, vice president of engineering and quality at Pella Corp., as vice chairman of its window division.
In addition to the officer appointments, WDMA has added two new members to its ... more »
November 5, 2008
ICC Evaluation Service has introduced the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation program, designed to provide independent confirmation to manufacturers that building products are sustainable and could qualify for points under green building rating systems.
“SAVE brings great benefit to manufacturers, specifiers, designers and code officials because it’s designed... more »
November 4, 2008
At its fall membership meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. yesterday, the National Fenestration Rating Council announced the election of five new members to its 12-member board of directors, with 54 percent of eligible voters participating. The organization also honored Roland Temple as its first member of the year.
"We are pleased to see a greater participation rate for this year'... more »
October 15, 2008
The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, has announced a partnership with Architectural Testing Inc. to develop window and door installation courses based on the InstallationMasters program for its on-line training platform, MyGlassClass.com.
“We are pleased to add a new dimension to our training programs in order to further enhance their breadth and... more »
September 24, 2008
A new Web site, powered by a state-of-the-art content management system, has been launched by Window & Door magazine. Offering a fresh new look, WindowandDoor.com incorporates a number of new features and functions to make it more useful to manufacturers, distributors and dealers that want to stay on top of industry trends and find information when they need it.
“The industry is turning... more »
September 10, 2008
With Hurricane Ike Making its Way through the Caribbean, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association has rescheduled its fall conference, which was scheduled to begin yesterday in Marco Island, Fla. The meeting is now planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
“We took the prudent approach,” says Dick WIlhem, FMA executive director. “You can’t afford to have people down here and then... more »
August 27, 2008
The Aluminum Extruders Council has unveiled a brand image to promote the environmental benefits of aluminum. The logo made its debut during the Ninth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition in May.
The council says the logo is meant to be used by members as a recognizable industry symbol, and to convey “aluminum’s recyclable, sustainable, and versatile attributes in a... more »
August 7, 2008
After almost three years of work, including a pilot project, a group within the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Vinyl Material Council is nearing completion of a white paper that outlines the potential for recycling PVC fenestration products at the end-of-life. Entitled Avoiding the Landfill: The Recycling of Vinyl Windows and Doors, the eight-page report was co-authored... more »
July 30, 2008
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently started a yearlong review process to evaluate AAMA 520, a new specification designed for rating the severe wind-driven rain resistance of windows and doors.
The new test protocols were developed at the urging of the Florida Building Commission following the unusually strong 2004 hurricane season, explains Rich Walker, AAMA president... more »