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May 23, 2012
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LaCantina Expands with New Facility
To meet growing demand for its folding door systems, LaCantina Doors recently expanded by moving its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations...read more
 
Inline Adds Pultrusion Capacity

The Toronto-based company is increasing capacity to accommodate increased sales to existing customers, as well as additional manufacturer customers it will now be supplying...read more

 
Crystal Pacific Celebrates Grand Opening

With more than 100 guests in attendance, the company celebrated the opening of its Riverside, Calif.-factory and corporate headquarters with a ribbon-cutting event...read more

 
PPG Sues Jeld-Wen for License Fees

The glassmaker has filed a complaint charging that the window and door manufacturer has not paid more than $75,000...read more

 
Builders FirstSource Adds Tennessee Location

Scheduled to open in June, the new distribution facility is being added to serve the growing Nashville market...read more

 
Quanex Hosts Congressman at Washington Plant
Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) was welcomed by Quanex Building Products Corp.on May 21 at its extrusion plant in Kent, Wash...read more
 
New Order System for PGT

PGT Industries has teamed up with Catapult Systems, a Microsoft IT consulting firm, to roll out a new online order system for its commercial customers...read more

 
 
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Andersen Introduces Architectural Collection
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The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor

Happy almost-long-weekend everyone! We're just a few days away from Memorial Day weekend, three days that many consider the unofficial start to summer. Our community pool is opening up this weekend and my kids are counting down their final days of school. The mild weather also helps with my summery state of mind.

Occasionally, we take an opportunity with the Talk to ask a question that isn’t too industry specific, but might be topical given other things that are happening. This week, I’d like to ask you about your summer plans. We’ve asked similar poll questions once or twice in the last couple of years to gauge how the economic downturn was impacting discretionary spending and our ability as consumers to feel confident enough to make plans—including forking over the money to plan a vacation that might not happen until several months from now.
So what’s on your agenda for the summer? Do you plan to take the big trip you’ve been putting off for a few years, or are you sticking close to home? Is it tough to schedule time off of work with more work to handle and/or a leaner staff? Please take a moment to send me an email or post a comment about your plans. C’mon… give me something to make me jealous—I’m sticking close to home this summer, so perhaps I’ll live vicariously through you.
Happy Memorial Day, and many thanks to those who serve or have served our country. Be safe and have fun!
Proposed LEED Changes to Impact Vinyl Window Industry

A guest blog from Eric Jackson of Quanex Building Products, urging industry efforts to resist new Disclosure and Avoidance provisions....read more

Are You Working with Architects?

The level of architects' involvement in residential window and door jobs doesn't appear to be changing...read more

This summer, I plan:
To hit the road (or sky) with a big trip
To have a more modest vacation closer to home
No travel; I am staying home
To do something, but I am not sure what yet.
 

 
The Outside View
Photos and Videos from AIA Expo 2012
From Glass Magazine
Future of U.S. Housing Markets Depends Largely on Echo Boomers
From National Association of Realtors
Builders Assess Purchasing Needs as Potential Shortages Loom
From Builder Online
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Finds a Home in the Suburbs

 

 
Recent Introductions

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from Pilkington

 

 

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