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May 8, 2019
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Trends in Modular Construction

From the fenestration industry's perspective, the immediate future of modular construction may not look too different from the current and predominant traditional methods, given its modest growth. Though, if there is an increase in modular construction customers, some states may consider additional regulation. Those in the fenestration industry should also review the potential impact on the transactional relationships in the supply chain. Read More

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With so many choices to consider when expanding indoor outdoor spaces, LaCantina’s industry first Interactive videos educate dealers, builders and homeowners on the design considerations of folding and multi-slide systems and their material options. Unlike traditional videos, LaCantina Interactive allows viewers to actively engage with the video and only watch the content they consider most relevant. These interactive videos represent a visual “how-to-design” your large opening door system.

The Talk

By Laurie Cowin

Little did I know when I started at Window & Door that the Pittsburgh area is jam-packed with manufacturers in the fenestration industry. In April, I was welcomed to two local-to-me plants. I visited Thermal Windows & Doors in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, which introduced vinyl windows to the U.S. in the 1960s, Dave Steinberg, director of sales and marketing, told me. 

I also attended Veka Academy last month in Fombell, Pennsylvania, an event Veka Inc. hosts twice a year that invites window and door manufacturers to visit the plant for educational sessions and a comprehensive factory tour. Kevin Seiling, vice president of engineering at Veka, welcomed the spring 2019 class during the first day, saying, “Coming here to a vinyl extruder is where it all starts.” 

Although these two companies differ in what and how they manufacture, each has a good pulse on the industry as a whole. As I toured nearly 1 million total square feet across two very different factory floors, each company alike spoke to a few of the same trends: color, variety and efficiency. Read More






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