GlassBuild America Product Submission Form

Written on May 20, 2015 at 19:58

The August issue of Window Door will showcase the products to be displayed during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window Door Expo, September 16-18, 2015. If your company is exhibiting, please submit information for the new product(s) you will have on display.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 9. Please contact Wendy Vardaman, wvardaman@glass.org, with questions.

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Prysm Hires New Salesperson

Written on May 19, 2015 at 19:55

Prysm Marketing added Aaron Elliott to its sales team. Based out of Atlanta, Elliott will cover North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

 

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Impact Products Fit in Every State

Written on May 19, 2015 at 19:55

The first word that comes to mind regarding impact windows and doors is “hurricane.” Yes, impact glass windows and doors are mostly used in hurricane-prone states where, in certain places, it is a state law to install hurricane shutters or upgrade to hurricane glass. 

However, impact glass is beneficial in many applications beyond category three hurricanes and winds. Once window and door dealers acknowledge this idea, they can take their business beyond at-risk states. To do so, you must explain why impact windows and doors are an investment. 

Although their main purpose is to withstand strong winds and avoid putting up and taking down window shutters, there are the other points to cover when marketing hurricane-impact glass. Here are seven features to highlight when selling these products.   

  1. Burglary Protection—Hurricane windows are built with a stronger sealed interlayer, which makes break-ins through windows more difficult.
  2. Noise Reduction—Laminated glass with a pliable interlayer absorbs sound and significantly lowers ambient noise. 
  3. Safety—Impact windows are difficult to break but, when they do, the glass stays intact, protecting homeowners from fragmented pieces of glass. 
  4. Energy Efficient—Impact windows and doors properly insulate the building. This maintenance of internal temperature reduces cooling and heating costs. Energy consumption can be reduced anywhere from 20 to 50 percent.
  5. Insurance Premium Discounts—Many insurance companies offer lower insurance premiums for homes with hurricane-impact glass or install shutters. A little less than half of the states in the U.S. already have hurricane deductibles.
  6. UV Protection—Providing up to 99 percent protection from ultraviolet (UV) light, these products protect interior features from sun damage without reducing visible light.
  7. Enhanced Appearance—Hurricane windows come in any style or size to fit any opening with modernized seals and frames, even in homes with large panoramic views. Beyond the aesthetics, high-quality glass can also increase property value. 

Impact windows and doors can be sold anywhere by promoting these benefits to consumers. Will you start selling them to your customers outside hurricane territory? Take this week’s poll, leave a comment and/or email your thoughts on the subject.

Have you considered expanding your target market for impact glass/hurricane-rated products?

 

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Jona Elisco is the vice president of Sales at All American Windows and Doors, which specializes in impact windows and doors. With more than 12 years of experience within the window and door industry, Elisco works directly with customers to ensure their satisfaction with their window and door projects by providing top-notch customer service in addition to high quality products.

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AAMA Offers Complimentary Webinar on FenestrationMasters Program

Written on May 19, 2015 at 07:54

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a complimentary webcast that provides a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs, and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. The interactive presentation is open to anyone in the industry and will be held Tuesday, June 16th.

Though there is no charge for the event, registration is required and can be completed here. For a list upcoming AAMA webinars and events, click here.
 

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Barrios to Lead Global Operations and Supply Chain for Masonite

Written on May 19, 2015 at 07:54

Masonite International Corporation appointed Elias Barrios as senior vice president global operations and supply chain, effective June 15, 2015.

Barrios joins Masonite with more than 25 years of experience, most recently as vice president global operations and supply chain for the energy business unit of TE Connectivity. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with Honeywell (and the former AlliedSignal) in seven progressive roles from project manager to acting vice president.

“With broad global experience in all aspects of manufacturing and supply chain, we believe Elias is the ideal leader to continue to drive our operational excellence strategies at Masonite,” said Fred Lynch, president and CEO. “His passion for, and commitment to, Lean Six Sigma will help to ensure that our customers continue to receive the high levels of quality and service they have become accustomed to.”
 

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Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door Wins Award

Written on May 18, 2015 at 19:54

Marvin Windows and Doors’ new Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is honored as a 2015 Parade of Products Awards winner. Sponsored by PCBC, a homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region, the Award honors outstanding achievements in innovation and new product development.

A panel of homebuilders, engineers, architects and media representatives selected Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door, the newest edition to Marvin’s line of Scenic Door offerings, due to its innovation, practical application and design, according to the company. Designed with narrow stiles and rails for maximum daylight openings and views, the door is said to be smooth to operate and available in large sizes with standard widths up to 50’ wide and 12’ tall in a variety of configurations including pocket and stacked.

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Andersen Honors Ryan

Written on May 18, 2015 at 19:54

Renewal by Andersen recently presented Ryan Windows Siding Inc. with a Best of the Best for 2014 award, according to The Post-Bulletin.

Renewal by Andersen describes the Best of the Best award as “recognizing outstanding homeowner satisfaction, operational excellence, continued growth over the years, exceptional leadership and community involvement.”

“It is a great honor and a credit to the entire Ryan Windows Siding team to be recognized at a national level,” says owner Bruce Ryan.
 

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Building Products Manufacturers Form Joint Venture

Written on May 18, 2015 at 19:54

Composite Technology International is partnering with Merry Garden Holdings to jointly produce molding, door jambs and other products for the U.S. market, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. The Sacramento manufacturer of building materials expects this joint venture with Hong Kong-based Merry Garden Holdings to boost sales by more than $100 million over the next few years.

Both companies are in the building products business but decided they could benefit by combining forces in the new joint venture company, which has yet to be named, said Rich Brooks, CTI’s chief financial officer. Brooks said CTI brings research, marketing and manufacturing experience to the deal, while Merry Garden adds its own manufacturing prowess as well as access to capital as a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

The goal of the venture is to increase sales to U.S. distributors of building materials, including current CTI clients Masonite and Jeld-Wen, the Sacramento Bee reports. CTI, which uses 22 different milling sites in China, will be able to add to that total, acquire more warehouse space and meet orders more quickly under the arrangement, Brooks says.
 

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New Legislation Could Reform EPA Lead Rule

Written on May 15, 2015 at 19:47

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on May 15 that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards. This legislation was the key focus of a recent Window and Door Manufacturers Association Legislative Conference.

The “Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015″ (H.R. 2328) was introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and nine original cosponsors. Cramer is a member of the House Energy Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over this issue.

“Since the inception of the EPA Lead Rule five years ago, EPA has expanded the rule beyond its original goal of protecting pregnant women and small children while mismanaging the implementation of the rule and failing to meet its own requirements to produce an accurate test kit,” said WDMA president and CEO Michael O’Brien. “This legislation is a common-sense fix which will refocus efforts on protecting the targeted demographic and was one of the key issues WDMA members lobbied on during our recent Legislative Conference.  We applaud Congressman Cramer for his leadership on this issue.”

The LRRP rule requires renovation work that disturbs more than six square feet on the interior of a pre-1978 home and all window and door replacement to follow rigorous and costly work practices supervised by an EPA-certified renovator and requires that it be performed by an EPA-certified renovation firm.

In July 2010, EPA removed the “opt-out provision” from the rule which allowed homeowners without children under six or pregnant women residing in the home to allow their contractor to forego the use of lead-safe work practices. By removing the opt-out provision, EPA more than doubled the number of homes subject to the LRRP Rule.
    
In addition, despite EPA stating a commercially available test kit producing no more than 10 percent false positives would be on the market when the rule took effect in 2010, no test kit on the market meets this standard.

Among the key provisions, this bill would restore the “opt-out” clause, suspend the rule if EPA cannot approve a commercially available test kit meeting the regulation’s requirements, prohibit expansion of the rule to commercial buildings until EPA conducts a study demonstrating the need for such action, and provide a de minimis exemption for first-time paperwork violations.

WDMA has made this issue a top legislative priority and has set up a grassroots action center where industry professionals can send a message to their House member urging them to cosponsor the legislation. Click here for more and to send a message to your House member.

 

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Association of Millwork Distributors Changes Name to World Millwork Alliance

Written on May 14, 2015 at 19:43

The Association of Millwork Distributors changed its name to World Millwork Alliance (WMA). The name change reflects the association’s broader millwork commitment to strengthen the millwork community and its expertise in servicing the millwork industry, according to WMA. It reports that, after years of providing the millwork industry with a foundation for networking, education, advocacy and services, the association has a reach and a footprint that’s global.

“The new name, World Millwork Alliance, represents a united millwork presence forming a strong global alliance between members, association and our industry,” said WMA chief executive officer Rosalie Leone. “World Millwork Alliance is an important milestone in the history of our association and reflects a new vision for the organization. The introduction of new, forward-thinking programs and strategies will fundamentally change the way our members interact with our organization and other WMA Members.”

The World Millwork Alliance tagline, “Connections that Matter,” is representative of the organization’s business of building relationships between WMA and its members and the relationships amongst distributors, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives, according to the organization. The Alliance reports it will continue evolving to better serve its members with a focus on the next generation.
 

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