September 6, 2010
Veka elements, a new window and door profile said to easily achieve R-5 and beyond, is being launched by Veka Inc. at next week's GlassBuild America. “The engineering strategy that revolves around these products is based on the versatility that these systems bring to the table for the fabricator with no gimmicks attached," says Kevin Seiling, director of engineering.
"It is what... more »
August 30, 2010
GED Integrated Solutions Inc. has launched a new Web site featuring expanded content and streaming media, including more than 24 fabrication machine demonstration videos. Designed to provide direct access to company resources, the site–www.gedusa.com–features a new design and navigational tools, including a site search engine.
"Our newly upgraded and updated site... more »
August 26, 2010
Soft-Lite LLC is implementing improveit! 360, a Web-based business management system said to allow the vinyl window and door manufacturer to better integrate with its dealer network. The system also aims to help its dealers lower operating costs and improve business processes.
Helping Soft-Lite dealers generate and close more leads, an embedded closed-loop marketing system in... more »
August 24, 2010
Haddon Windows & Doors reports it is the first to offer an R-5 window manufactured using traditional dual-pane construction. To introduce the new line, the Bensalem, Pa.-based manufacturer has also initiated a program with dealers in more than a dozen states to launch its 6600 series double hung at a special price of $499 installed.
The new 6600 Series vinyl window has achieved an NFRC-... more »
August 23, 2010
UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, has started work on sustainability standards for windows and doors. Its door standard has gone through an initial stakeholder comment period, and a draft of a window standard is expected to be completed by year end.
To develop comprehensive standards, UL Environment convenes sustainable technical panels, representing expertise from a... more »
August 17, 2010
Weather Shield Windows & Doors recently launched the EnergySmartSolutions Guide microsite (weathershield.com/energy) to provide homeowners an information hub on everything from the anatomy of an energy-efficient window to the energy credits currently available. The site also highlights a rebate program offered by the manufacturer.
“Windows and doors are a critical structural... more »
August 13, 2010
Stanley Black & Decker has licensed Dusco Doors Ltd. of Montreal, Que., to manufacture and market Stanley Doors in North America. The license takes effect immediately, with the Canadian door maker planning to bring a new line of Stanley Doors quickly to the marketplace, it reports.
“We are extremely excited to have been chosen by Stanley Black & Decker to reintroduce Stanley... more »
August 13, 2010
A mobile supplier of IG fabrication and replacement services, Inst-I-Glass LLC has started franchising its business system. Maintaining its original outlet operating in Louisville, Ky., the company has franchisees currently operating in Knoxville, Tenn.; Chicago; and Cleveland.
With a location in Cincinnati set for launch in September, Inst-I-Glass has also signed agreements for franchise... more »
August 13, 2010
Window World, the replacement window dealer with more than 200 franchise locations in 46 states, has established a new partnership with Kathy Ireland and kathy ireland Worldwide.
Kathy Ireland with Blair Ingle, Window World president.
Under the agreement, Ireland will serve as the “Window World Ambassador,” and be featured in the company's catalogs/brochures and in its ... more »
August 10, 2010
Edgetech I.G. is now servicing Gasglass argon gas detectors and Spyglass glass analyzers. The supplier became the exclusive distributor of these devices in the Americas, Europe and Australia earlier this year.
Developed by Finland-based Sparklike Ltd., Gasglass is a non-invasive method for measuring insulating gas fill levels. Its latest Gasglass Handheld v2 is said to allow freedom of... more »