Protomach/GML Machinery Wins Most Innovative Machine/Equipment at GlassBuild 2019

Protomach/GML Machinery Wins Most Innovative Machine/Equipment at GlassBuild 2019

Protomach/GML Machinery’s Prozssmcu/Cutting & Fabrication machine won the “Most Innovative Machine/Equipment” award at GlassBuild 2019. Jean-Francois Desrosiers, President and CEO of Protomach/GML Machinery, states “Protomach/GML is very happy to have received this award in the United States. At Protomach/GML we have a dedicated team who creates products that we consider outstanding. We invested a lot in this product and we were confident that is was innovative and a product that would change the way windows are produced. The Prozssmcu/Cutting & Fabrication machine stands out for it’s waste management system, which is less than 1%, as well as for the PROMCU, which is programmable for up to 11 axes and allows all necessary machining to the window.”

Congratulations Protomach/GML!

UL and Underwriters Laboratories Announce Leadership Succession

UL and Underwriters Laboratories Announce Leadership Succession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UL and Underwriters Laboratories Announce Leadership Succession

Keith Williams to retire as president and CEO after 15 years of service

Jennifer Scanlon to become president and CEO of UL— the first woman to lead 125-year-old organization

Terrence Brady to become president and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories

Northbrook, Ill., September 17, 2019 – UL and parent company Underwriters
Laboratories today announced that, after 15 years of service, Keith Williams has decided to retire as president and CEO. Mr. Williams will continue to support each organization through an interim period to ensure a smooth transition.

The UL Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Scanlon as president and CEO of UL and a member of the UL Board of Directors, effective September 30, 2019. Ms. Scanlon most recently served as president, CEO and a director of USG Corporation, a 116-year old innovative building products manufacturer and one of UL’s oldest clients. Over her 16-year career at USG, Ms. Scanlon led the company through some of its most significant strategic moves, including establishing the global joint venture, USG Boral Building Products, and divesting L&W Supply. In 2018, she negotiated the sale of USG to Knauf for $7 billion, which represented a 76 percent premium to the Company’s stock
price compared to when Ms. Scanlon was named CEO. The transaction closed April 24, 2019. She is the first woman to serve as president and CEO of UL.

Read the full press release here.

BC Reference Procedure for using THERM to Determine Window Performance Values for use with the Passive House Planning Package

BC Reference Procedure for using THERM to Determine Window Performance Values for use with the Passive House Planning Package

Canadian window manufacturers are now aware that federal and provincial governments intend to use a combination of incentives and regulations to dramatically improve the energy performance of windows to less than 1.0 W/(m²-K) by 2030. These actions flow from the December 2016 Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Canada’s plan to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.

Visit the Fenestration BC website here to read more and download the report.

FenCan Comments “What do businesses need in order to invest in green tech? Less risk: experts”

FenCan Comments “What do businesses need in order to invest in green tech? Less risk: experts”

September 26, 2019

What do businesses need in order to invest in green tech? Less risk: experts

Read the full article here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5923864/clean-tech-investment-canada/

“Fenestration Canada is one such group; it raised alarm bells last year when the Green ON rebate program was cancelled and argued its members, who build windows and doors, would be left on the hook for retrofits and industrial changes they had been told they could get rebates for. “The instability factor is definitely bad for our industry and our customers,”Stéphane Labelle, executive director of the group…

He added that he wants to see more consultation with industry on what measures would best support them in adopting cleaner technologies.

Laura Weil, vice president of Euro Vinyl Windows and Doors, said the uncertainty also raises challenges for companies that have to implement supply chain changes to qualify or take advantage of some of the support measures offered through such programs.”

Cam Drew, Thermoproof Windows, Appointed to FenCan Executive Committee

Cam Drew, Thermoproof Windows, Appointed to FenCan Executive Committee

September 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, ON – Fenestration Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Cam Drew, Managing Partner, Thermoproof Windows to the Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 term of office.

Cam states, “I’ve always been impressed with the work that FenCan has done on behalf of our industry. I’m looking forward to playing a part going forward.” Cam’s appointment provides a more comprehensive Canadian perspective on the industry by adding another West coast point of view to the Executive Committee.

Members of the Fenestration Canada Board and Executive Committee identify opportunities to advance the door and window industry while also improving and expanding upon programs and services that support and benefit the profession and its members. With dedicated individuals and volunteers such as Cam, Fenestration Canada can continue to better serve its members and make a difference in the window and door industry.

 

An Expanded GlassBuild America Returns to Atlanta, Georgia September 17, 2019

An Expanded GlassBuild America Returns to Atlanta, Georgia September 17, 2019

An Expanded GlassBuild America Returns to Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.A.), as the Largest Glass, Window and Door Trade Show in the Western Hemisphere.

The entire glass and fenestration industry supply chain comes together for three days of education, business building, and new products.

Presented by the National Glass Association (NGA), with industry sponsors American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), GlassBuild is your industry on display, in action. GlassBuild America is the only national glass and fenestration trade show in the Americas, ranked 117th of the top 250 trade shows in the entire United States. That’s 450 exhibitors in 180,000 square feet — Three days to improve your business for the next 362.

Glazing Executive’s Forum
The Glazing Executives Forum is designed for companies seeking to capitalize on growing demand. It will help glazing company owners and managers grow profits, expand reach, and develop businesses for long-term success. The program session topics include: Economic Forecast, Labor Power Hour, A New Type of Glazier, and Battle for the Wall. Learn More (http://glassbuildamerica.com/glazing-executives-forum.html)

Express Learning
Since launching in 2014, these 20-minute educational sessions have been providing standing-room-only crowds with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies. The 2019 lineup of subject matter experts for these popular “TED Talks”-style educational sessions cover a wide range of valuable education and insights from labor and codes to forecasts, threats, and product trends. Learn More (http://glassbuildamerica.com/express-learning.html)

Product Expo
Over 180,000 sq feet featuring over 450 exhibitors showcasing the latest products, supplies, technologies, machinery, and equipment. See products firsthand and engage directly with product experts.  

Action Demonstrations
One of the most popular attractions at GlassBuild America! Live demonstrations on the main exhibit floor that give the attendee a close up look at some of the latest processes and innovations in the glass, window and door industry.  Learn More (http://glassbuildamerica.com/action-demonstrations.html)

IGMA IGU Forensic Demonstration
Based on the popular session from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s IG Fabricator Workshop, Forensic Investigation of Insulating Glass Units is a hands-on session where participants are provided with insulating glass unit samples intentionally fabricated with common, known failures. FREE for GlassBuild Attendeess