Call-Out Sizing Compliance

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“Two eight five two, six over six, seven eighths muntins, four and nine jamb, with three and a half flat casing… four times.” This is what I said to Mary as she typed in the estimate—without skipping a beat. While this dialogue would be foreign to anyone outside of the fenestration industry, I bet it made perfect sense to most … Read More

Replacement Windows in Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings

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Questions about replacing windows where new construction would require Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings are common. While a recent column discussed new provisions for replacement windows in the 2015 International Codes, it did not address all possible scenarios. EEROs are required in all basements and sleeping rooms below the fourth floor of single family homes, townhouses and apartment buildings. EEROs … Read More

Fall Tradeshow Product Preview 2015

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Win-Door North America Win-door North America, held Nov. 3-5, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, features machinery, doors, hardware, wood products and systems, the latest computer software, testing services and more on display for fenestration and door professionals. Click below for a sample of what you’ll see from exhibitors. See the products… On Display at WMA The World Millwork … Read More

On Display at WMA 2015

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The World Millwork Alliance (formerly AMD), will host its 51st annual convention and tradeshow October 31 through November 4, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria Convention Centre in Atlanta. Get a sneak peek at what the exhibitors will have on display. See the products… Share this article:

AAMA Hires Regulatory Affairs Manager

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association added Diana Hanson, regulatory affairs manager, to its ranks. Hanson comes to AAMA with association experience as a founding member of the North American Deck and Railing Association. While with NADRA, she presented at International Code Council hearings, which will aid her in the codes-related work she will provide for AAMA. Hanson also has experience in … Read More

NanaWall Featured in International Building Competition

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NanaWall Systems is featured in three homes within the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Each home incorporates NanaWall opening glass wall systems. “NanaWall Systems has been utilized in over a dozen Solar Decathlon homes since 2005, providing engineered solutions to the … Read More

Crystal Windows Plans Expansion in Pennsylvania

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Crystal Window Door Systems acquired a 226-acre property in northeastern Pennsylvania. The property is in Benton Township, located north of Scranton, and includes a partially outfitted 336,500-square foot industrial building. The company plans to hire 30 to 50 workers for the start-up year and anticipates needing 300 to 350 employees in the near future. Long rang plans could see a … Read More

CRL’s Terry Green Earns InstallationMasters Certification

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Terry Green, director of instructional media at CRL-U.S. Aluminum, received InstallationMasters certification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. InstallationMasters is a nationwide training and certification program for installers of window and glass door products. Certification requires candidates to pass an examination demonstrating their knowledge of fenestration installation best practices. “We’ve really ramped up our installation instruction program this year to … Read More

Tubelite Hosts 70th Anniversary Event

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Tubelite Inc.  celebrated its 70th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting event for employees and their families on Oct. 3, 2015.  “We are excited to reach this major milestone in our company history. We are thankful for our employees, our customers and our community for supporting us in this achievement,” says Amy Cole, president of Tubelite Inc. “We are proud that Tubelite’s … Read More