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Connected Equipment and the Future of Manufacturing

Machinery isn’t exempt from the world’s shift to technology-based solutions. Ready or not, automation is the future of manufacturing. Companies today have no choice but to embrace Industry 4.0 in their manufacturing practices or run the risk of being left behind, according to leading industry…

Window Opening Control Devices and Safety Plans

Window Opening Control Devices (WOCDs) are allowed by building code to be installed on operable windows designated as emergency escape and rescue openings that comply with ASTM F2090, providing they do not encroach on the opening area dimensions required in the code.

Upgrades to FenStar Restore Confidence in Certification Program

NFRC restructured and added personnel, enacted changes to policies and procedures, and upgraded software. Each of these elements has improved the FenStar program.

Speak to the Next Generation of Manufacturers

How can manufacturers effectively reach young people and recruit them to the industry? This is a challenge the Manufacturing Institute has been working to address through Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October. 

Classic Black Finishes Deliver Timeless Appeal

With aluminum windows and doors, you can offer a choice of either painted or anodized black finishes to help homeowners, designers and builders attain this design-driven look and achieve the desired, durable result.

Pressure-sensitive Adhesives in Window and Door Manufacturing

Pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes (PSA) are playing an increasingly important role in door and window manufacturing. Not only are they a valuable assembly aid, but they are also being used in technical bonding and barrier applications that enhance the performance and lifespan of the end product. 

Protect Your Company’s Future: Develop Your Managers Now

While viewing your employees’ potential and then developing them into future managers might seem simple at first, the day-to-day demands of our jobs and responsibilities get in the way. It’s much more difficult than you would expect to regularly take a step back and look at the long-term success of…

Warm as a Wall: An Introduction to Vacuum Insulating Glazing

For the fenestration industry and consumers, VIG would provide a lighter and longer-lasting alternative to high-efficiency triple-pane windows.

Design Considerations for Hinge and Multislide Doors

We must apply the insights gathered from thermal simulations, consultants, design experts and energy advisors to develop the best possible solution. Drawing from all available information and innovation, you can engineer the optimal, holistic, high-performing hinge or multislide door.

Customer Communication Through the Sales Process and Beyond

Communicating with customers before, during and after the sales process can reduce callbacks, expensive replacements and dissatisfied customers.