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  • Pella Corp. acquired Duratherm Windows Corp., a manufacturer and designer of customizable hardwood windows and doors located in Vassalboro, Maine. “It was a pleasant surprise to me when I received a call from Pella, especially since I wasn’t actively seeking to sell the business,” says Tim Downing, president at Duratherm. “This partnership creates exciting possibilities... more »
  • The GlazeAlarm, first showcased Glasstec in 2014, released a target date for full production and delivery of Q1 2017. The GlazeAlarm is a home automation security product that allows glazing manufacturers to compete in the security space, the company reports. A patent-pending wireless shock- and humidity-sensor system, it is installed within a double-glazed unit during manufacture and will... more »
  • Westeck Windows & Doors will open its seventh showroom in Kirkland, Washington. The window and door dealer will celebrate the expansion with a Grand Opening on Fri., Nov. 4 from 2 - 6 p.m. The new showroom is located at 8902 122nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, Washington, 98033.  more »
  • Western Window Systems introduced the Series 610 Single-Hung and Series 620 Sliding Window. The all-new window line replaces the Series 100, the company’s previous line of single-hung and sliding windows. Each window integrates with Western Window Systems’ large sliding glass doors and fixed windows. Both styles can be directly mulled to most of Western Window Systems’ product... more »
  • 3M and Energy Products Distribution released a new technology, Thinsulate Window Film, which slows down the process of fading. Thinsulate not only helps to block out the sun’s heat in the summer, but it also helps to trap heat inside during the winter, providing extra insulation and comfort in colder months. The film is added to existing windows, providing a nearly invisible layer of... more »
  • Quanex Building Products refreshed quanex.com with insights and technical resources developed to help make its customers’ businesses better, according to the company. The redesigned website, now mobile responsive for all devices, features an easy-to-use layout, offering the visitor an intuitive user experience. “Most people spend a significant amount of time using their mobile devices... more »
  • Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. was awarded Florida Building Code approval for its composite door jambs which can now be used in High Velocity Hurricane Zone, specifically, Miami Dade County. The line includes 4 9/16", 5 1/4", 6 9/16" and 7 1/4" sizes. “The approval of our door jambs provides customers the confidence to use our product even in the most extreme climate... more »
  • Window World sold its 1,000,000th window for 2016. This accomplishment adds to a list for the organization in 2016, including being ranked No. 1 replacement contractor in Remodeling magazine’s Top 550 for the eighth year in a row and No. 1 window company in Qualified Remodeler’s annual Top 500 for the tenth consecutive year. In addition, the exterior remodeler was ranked “... more »
  • Zobel Coatings released its Zowo-tec 421 Glaze UV+, which contains high doses of UV absorbers and radical interceptors, which filter the damaging UV part of the sunlight spectrum. Consequently, the product itself can be applied as a clear coat outdoors, provided that a coloured primer is used in the layer structure. Likewise, Zowo-tec 421 Glaze UV+ can be used with pigments, particularly... more »
  • Deceuninck North America will celebrate the grand opening of its new plant in Fernley, Nevada, on Oct. 22, right after GlassBuild 2016 in Las Vegas. The 150,000-square-foot facility, which sits on a 28-acre site, includes up to 24 extrusion lines, manufacturing support, offices and a warehouse. The company will also display its latest products at GlassBuild, booth #1550, including the eos patio... more »