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GPI Millworks Opens its Doors to Window and Door Fabricators

Written on November 19, 2014 at 23:14

Global Products introduced its new subsidiary, GPI Millworks, at the recent AMD Show in Tampa, Fla. The new company specializes in door components, PVC and pultruded fiberglass door panels, as well as PVC sliding doors.

“The objective of the company is to work closely with the industry to design and supply key components to improve the efficiency, performance and ease of assembly of doors and windows,” says Ryan Chapman, president.
 
GPI’s aim is to make component products readily available to window and door fabricators with national distribution from three strategically-based warehouses.
 

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PRYSM Marketing Honors Roto North America

Written on November 19, 2014 at 11:13

Roto North America was honored with a plaque of recognition plaque from PRYSM Marketing, commemorating Roto’s 35th year in North America. The two companies share a productive partnership that focuses on the sales expansion of Roto Fasco products in the market.

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FP2D, LLC Acquires Architectural Elements

Written on November 19, 2014 at 11:13

FP2D, LLC, an Arizona-based construction services company, acquired Architectural Elements, LLC, a leading supplier and manufacturer of high quality doors and accessories for the domestic U.S. market. The company currently employees 25 people at its headquarters in Tucson, Ariz.

“We are excited to have the addition of FP2D’s management team and expertise to assist in strategically advancing our company’s growth plan,” states Aaron Sluder, chief operating officer of Architectural Elements.

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Survey Says: Employment on the Rise Among Dealers and Manufacturers

Written on November 19, 2014 at 11:13

Employment trends took a positive turn among window and door manufacturers and dealers this year, according to the Window Door Industry Pulse. Fifty three percent of survey respondents increased their workforce in 2014, while 40 percent maintained their current staff. Only 7 percent of survey participants decreased their staff over the past 12 months.

Despite the challenges associated with hiring new employees—namely, the lack of qualified candidates—the majority of surveyed companies report they will hire additional staff in the coming year. While budget constraints are also a major detriment to employment goals, according to the study, 77 percent of dealers and manufacturers surveyed say they are at least considering, if not planning, to add new staff in 2015.

Window Door’s annual Industry Pulse survey polls dealers and manufacturers to reveal overall trends for the upcoming year. Detailed results will be published in the January/February issue. Subscribe here.

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Energy Star v6.0: Installation Instructions?

Written on November 18, 2014 at 23:13

With the activation of Energy Star Version v6.0 just around the corner (Jan. 1, 2015, for all but the Northern Zone), we will be pulling up new qualifying criteria tables for U-factor, SHGC and now Air Leakage. For anyone who has not yet read the new version, the meat of it is in these tables. Beyond that, is much else new?

Indeed. New for Energy Star v6.0 is Section 3D: Installation Instructions. Wait. What? When I first learned about this, I thought, this doesn’t belong here.

I am the first to agree, teach, and promote that installation can impact the energy efficiency of fenestration. However, we already have many generic and brand-specific sources of installation instruction from the best industry resources. Why would Energy Star v6.0 provide and require its own installation instructions—especially for dozens, if not hundreds, of installation scenarios?

Those who have read the Installation Instruction section of v6.0 know that my initial reaction was unjustified. Section 3D in no way includes installation-specific instructional material. In a nutshell, it simply requires that Energy Star qualifying products “shall have installation instructions readily available online or packaged with the product.”

There are more requirements (eight in all) but the expectations are reasonable and acknowledge, “…the manufacturer cannot write installation instructions for every situation… .” This is an important disclosure.

During the v6.0 development, I read much of the stakeholder comments. In the original framework document, the proposed installation instruction criteria were much more stringent and, in my opinion, not very realistic. Fortunately, thanks to the stakeholders’ feedback, I think we ultimately reached an acceptable, happy place.

In fact, prior to the release of the final version earlier this year, if manufacturers already had installation instructional material in place, they were nearly ready for this requirement of v6.0. All that remained were a few details they might have had to add to their existing instructions such as, “A list of hardware and tools…, Proper disposal…, General guidance on safely removing old products…,” etc.

No responsible industry party denies the disservice and costly consequences of improper installation. I absolutely believe in providing installation instruction whenever possible. However, doesn’t the industry already have enough incentive to provide for and promote proper installation?

I’m very involved in industry task groups that revise and create installation instructional material. I can attest to the fact that most of the industry is bending over backward to make installation instructions better. Do we really need a tighter noose?

Energy Star evolution continues with Version 7.0 breaking ground soon. Using v6.0 as a template, how do you feel about the Installation Instruction requirements? I’d like to ask you to take this week’s poll, submit a comment, or email me at jim@windowjim.com. 

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Jim Snyder is an AAMA-certified FenestrationMaster and InstallationMaster who shares his years of installation field experience as an industry writer, speaker, trainer and project/product consultant for dealers and manufacturers. A member of various industry organizations, Snyder also is involved in instructional document creation and revision. Contact him at jim@windowjim.com.

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/article/codes-standards/energy-star-v60-installation-instructions

Integrity’s Fall-Prevention Solution Expands to More Lines

Written on November 18, 2014 at 23:13

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors announces that its child safety and fall prevention solution is now available for its Wood-Ultrex and All Ultrex Glider windows.

The new, factory-applied Window Opening Control Devices limit the window opening to less than 4 inches and require two distinct actions to disengage. The devices automatically reset when the window is returned to the closed position. The WOCDs are available in white and almond frost on Wood-Ultrex Gliders, and in white on All Ultrex Gliders.

The WOCD feature meets ASTM F2090-10 requirements, complies with the 2012 International Building Code requirements for fall-prevention devices, and maintains all product WDMA Hallmark Certified Performance Grade ratings, the manufacturer reports.

Integrity previously added WOCD solutions to additional products, including its Wood-Ultrex and All Ultrex casement, double-hung and single-hung windows.

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Survey Says: Majority of Dealers Added Staff in 2014

Written on November 18, 2014 at 23:13

Employment trends took a positive turn among dealers this year, according to the Window Door Industry Pulse. Fifty-three percent of survey respondents increased their workforce in 2014, while 40 percent maintained their current staff. Only 7 percent of survey participants decreased their staff over the past 12 months.

Despite the challenges associated with hiring new employees—namely, the lack of qualified candidates—the majority of surveyed dealers report they will hire additional staff in the coming year. While budget constraints are also a major detriment to employment goals, according to the study, 71 percent of dealers say they are at least considering, if not planning, to add new staff in 2015.

Window Door’s annual Industry Pulse survey polls dealers and manufacturers to reveal overall trends for the upcoming year. Detailed results will be published in the January/February issue. Subscribe here.

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Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/article/statistics/survey-says-majority-dealers-added-staff-2014

Dual Durometer Continuous EPDM Kerf Door Seal

Written on November 13, 2014 at 11:03

The Aribell Dual Durometer Continuous EPDM kerf door seal is a high performance sealing solution for entry door systems that will make its debut in the Canadian market during Win-Door. Offering natural UV resistance, superior compression set and weathering resistance, the kerf door seal is co-extruded using closed cell EPDM sponge and dense material with a rigid base for easy insertion, Aribell reports. The material also features an applied low friction coating, offering abrasion resistance and a low coefficient of friction. It creates a continuous seal at the corners for inswing doors on all three sides, according to the company.

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/product/octobernovember-2014/dual-durometer-continuous-epdm-kerf-door-seal

Dura-Tech Door Frame System

Written on November 12, 2014 at 23:02

The Dura-Tech door frame system from G-M Wood Products is the latest offering in the exhibitor’s rot-resistant Alaskan Yellow Cypress bottomed Dura-Frame product line. Comprised of a 12-millimeter rigid PVC film bonded with permanent waterproof exterior polyurethane glue to the Dura-Frame substrate system, the Dura-Tech door frame offers the strength and rigidity of wood with the low-maintenance attributes of vinyl components. The UV-resistant, impact-resistant, white-with-light-stipple finish is low-maintenance and prefinished; the frame can be installed as-is or painted. It is also available in a tan stainable woodgrain embossed finish for stained fiberglass applications.

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/product/octobernovember-2014/dura-tech-door-frame-system

Glass Handling Equipment

Written on November 12, 2014 at 23:02

Kear Fabrication Inc. will feature a variety of glass handling equipment products and solutions at Win-Door. The company has designed its products with window fabricators in mind, offering handling equipment that is high quality and affordable, it reports. Kear assembly racks are available in two basic designs for hung windows and casements or swing patio doors. The hung or standard rack has a pneumatic tilt option, and can tilt to the horizontal.

Article source: http://windowanddoor.com/product/octobernovember-2014/glass-handling-equipment

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