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Remodeling Market Poised for Growth Following Harsh Winter

Written on April 23, 2014 at 18:30

  • Postponed projects continue to be the No. 1 factor in remodeling business growth, at 81 percent, up from 75 percent in December.
  • Improving home prices was at 59 percent, down from 61 percent in December.
  • More certainty about the future moved into the No. 3 spot, at 39 percent.

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/news-item/markets/nari-reports-decreased-business-conditions-increased-optimism

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Cardinal Glass Industries Acquires Northeast Laminated Glass

Written on April 23, 2014 at 18:30

Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility. 

 

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/news-item/companies/cardinal-glass-industries-acquires-northeast-laminated-glass

AAMA Summer Conference to Focus on the Future of ADA

Written on April 23, 2014 at 06:30

 

Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, June 1-4. AAMA members can save $50 by registering online. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is May 14, at a special reduced rate of $149.

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/news-item/organizations/registration-open-aama-summer-conference

Registration Open for NWDA Summer Meeting

Written on April 23, 2014 at 06:30

The Northeast Window Door Assocation Summer Meeting will take place June 2-3 at Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey. Registration is now open for the two-day event, which will feature educational presentations from companies including: Architectural Testing, Crystal Windows and Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. Hotel accommodations are available at a reduced group rate of $95 per night, effective until May 3.

 

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/news-item/meetings-events/registration-open-nwda-summer-meeting

SilentGuard from Thermal Windows & Doors

Written on April 23, 2014 at 06:30

Thermal Windows Doors released its SilentGuard Windows products, a replacement window line specifically manufactured with noise-reducing technology. SilentGuard Windows offer advanced noise control to reduce outside noise annoyances from barking dogs and loud lawn mowers to sirens and motorcycles,  according to the supplier. SilentGuard Windows have a sound transmittance class rating of 34, helping to reduce exterior sound by 43 percent when compared to average single-pane aluminum windows. The windows are available with a variety of options, including woodgrain interior finishes, exterior paint finishes and decorative hardware.

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/product/windows/silentguard-thermal-windows-doorsthermal-windows-doors-released-its-silentguard-wind

EPA Levies Largest Fine Ever for Lead Rule Violations

Written on April 22, 2014 at 18:29

Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. The company will also pay a $500,000 civil penalty, which is the largest ever for violations of the RRP Rule.

The settlement stems from violations, discovered by EPA inspectors, of the RRP Rule’s recordkeeping and work practice standards at private homes that had been renovated by Lowe’s contractors. 

“Today’s settlement sends a clear message to all contractors and the firms they hire: Get lead certified and comply with the law to protect children from exposure to dangerous lead dust,” says Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “Lowe’s is taking responsibility for the actions of the firms it hires, and EPA expects other contractors to do the same.”

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/news-item/companies/epa-levies-largest-fine-ever-lead-rule-violations

Integrity Adding to Expanding Workforce

Written on April 22, 2014 at 18:29

Integrity Windows and Doors, part of The Marvin Cos., has gone from 400 employees 15 months ago to more than 700 now, and hopes to add 100 to 125 more employees, according to a local news report from the Prairie Business. The company  has reorganized its West Fargo, N.D., plant, to create space so it can quickly respond to future growth, according to Brian Johnson, vice president of operations for Warroad, Minn.-based Marvin Windows. 

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Out of Biz?!

Written on April 22, 2014 at 18:29

I recently ate lunch at a New York City icon:  Union Square Café.  The food, service and ambiance was almost perfect—a considerable feat when you consider the number of great restaurants in Manhattan and its yearly list of failures.  Union Square was Danny Meyer’s first restaurant, opened in 1985, in what is now a universe of Meyer greats in New York and beyond. His success is legendary, and it’s no wonder.  In a recent issue of INC magazine, his was the first of ‘35 Great Questions’ all business leaders should ask themselves:  “How can we become the company that would put us out of business?” Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group.

A window and door specialist from Brooklyn told me how, in rebuilding his company post-crash, he asked himself a similar scary question that resulted in his decision to add a new manufacturer to his stock, even though his best supplier didn’t like it.

One thing is for sure: Successful entrepreneurs must ask the tough questions and plunge ahead.

Are You Asking Yourself any New and Scary Questions?

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The author is publisher of Window Door and Glass Magazine and vice president of publications for the National Glass Association. Write her at nharris@glass.org.

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/article/methods-techniques/out-biz

Fenestration Canada AGM Set for June 12-14 in Winnipeg

Written on April 17, 2014 at 18:19

The Fenestration Canada annual meeting will be held June 12 – 14 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hosted by Fenestration Manitoba and Al Dueck of Duxton Windows, the program features informative and relevant business sessions as well as important technical updates.

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Fenestration Canada AGM

Written on April 17, 2014 at 18:19

Dates: 6/12/2014 – 6/14/2014

Ph: 613/424-7239

Email: info@fenestrationcanada.ca

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/events/fenestration-canada-agm

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