September 30, 2013
As manufacturers prepare for Energy Star Version 6 implementation, Quanex Building Products has released an updated version of its Quanex Optimizer that includes new user-friendly search filters for estimating U-factors in more than 625,000 window and door configurations, the supplier reports.
“The idea behind the new filters is that you will be able to expand your search... more »
September 26, 2013
Architectural Testing Inc. has opened a new Chicago regional office to provide improved field testing and consulting services to clients in the Midwest, it reports. Services will focus on building envelope commissioning, consulting, field quality control testing and inspection.
Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, the new office is managed by Derek W. Cavataio, project manager, with support... more »
September 18, 2013
Seattle-based Porch launched a new internet home improvement network to connect homeowners and renters with professionals to perform various projects. The national launch follows Porch’s announcement of a $6.25 million seed round and beta release in June 2013, in which more than 100,000 people in limited regions visited the company site to find professionals, it reports.
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September 17, 2013
Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems recently hosted Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) at its Riverside, Calif., facility, where he observed the production of vinyl windows, and met with company employees and managers. The congressman's visit to Crystal Pacific was part of his “100 Businesses in 100 Days” tour of manufacturers, exporters, retail stores, construction companies, high-... more »
September 16, 2013
AGC Glass Company North America announced the grand opening of its new Southeast fabrication facility. Located in Atlanta, the facility will have dedicated insulating glass lines to serve both the residential and commercial markets, a CNC machine for heavy glass fabrication, and additional tempering capacity—with oversized tempering capabilities unique to the Southeast region. The 234,... more »
September 12, 2013
Nova Capital has finalized a $214 million deal to buy a portfolio of businesses within Newell Rubbermaid's Hardware group in North America that includes Ashland Hardware Systems, a supplier of hardware to the OEM window and door business, and four other home improvement and hardware brands: Amerock, Bulldog, Drapery Hardware and Shur-Line.
"Nova is committed to targeted investment... more »
September 10, 2013
Erdman Automation Corp. and IGis Co. Ltd are partnering to offer a vertical insulating glass production line targeted at the commercial market in North America. The equipment is being built in Korea with components chosen by Erdman for supportability, with its IG tech group supporting all installations from the company’s headquarters in Minnesota.
For years there had been no vertical IG... more »
September 10, 2013
PPG Industries has launched a new residential glass website at www.ppgglass.com to help homeowners more easily shop for windows and window glass. The upgraded site also houses a separate resource center for residential window manufacturers.
Divided into five chapters, the site is highlighted by a comprehensive “Understanding Window Glass” section that describes how... more »
September 5, 2013
Global Specialty Gases completed construction of its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa, and has already begun shipping internationally, according to a Sept. 4 press release. The facility, Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is equipped with state-of-the-art filling, blending and analytical equipment, and utilizes Global Specialty Gases’... more »
September 5, 2013
Inc. magazine ranked Solar Innovations Inc. No. 3974 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs, according to a Sept. 4 Solar Innovations press release.
“We are honored to have been named [in] such a prestigious list featuring quality companies,... more »