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  • Hy-Lite now offers three different energy efficient options for its durable acrylic block windows. The SunBlock PLUS window limits the solar heat gain allowed to penetrate into the home through tinted ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors and infrared absorbers in the resin used to make the acrylic blocks. The company reports the windows are ideal for warm climates and can be used for both new... more »
  • Loewen is back in hiring mode as a strengthening U.S. economy breathes new life into its once flagging sales, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. The company has hired 40 to 50 new workers since the middle of last year and plans to add another two dozen or so over the next two to three months, Clyde Loewen, the firm's senior vice-president, product and marketing, says. He adds that more workers may... more »
  • Masco Corporation announced that the new, independent publicly-traded company that will be separated from Masco upon completion of the spin-off of Masco’s Installation and Other Services businesses will be named TopBuild Corp. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLD. TopBuild will be comprised of the Masco Contractor Services (MCS) business, a leading... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors implemented Cardinal’s LoE3-340 solar control glass into all products manufactured in its Prescott Valley, Ariz. plant. The new glass features solar performance for double-pane units, achieving 0.18 solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) without the need for room-darkening tints. The coating used for the new glass is able to handle each portion of the solar spectrum... more »
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Soft-Lite Windows that enables Soft-Lite to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line. Tyson Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing at Soft-Lite, said his company has been exploring dynamic glass options in response to customer demand. “We are excited to be able to offer self-tinting Suntuitive glass to our customers,... more »
  • Sanford & Hawley acquired Rogers Sash & Door and will close the company’s Newington, Conn., location, ProSales magazine reported online. Going forward, Sanford & Hawley will serve the customers of both companies from its locations in Unionville, Avon, and Manchester, Conn., stores and its regional location in West Springfield, Mass. more »
  • Synergist Window Company launched several new high performance window options for North American Passive House projects. Previously recognized for achieving the first Passive House Institute (PHI) certified all-wood outswing casement window in the U.S., new window product options are immediately available, including Passive Clad aluminum-clad window line and Passive Landmark, an all-wood window.... more »
  • In a new partnership between Alure Home Improvements and Marvin Windows & Doors, Alure will be the exclusive provider and installer of the Marvin Infinity Windows line on Long Island in New York, according to a release from PR Newswire. "We are excited to be working with Alure,” says Dan Marvin, Infinity business manager. “We share a vision that begins and ends with a... more »
  • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business selected Western Window Systems and president and COO Scott Gates for its first-ever Sun Devil Select event, a celebration that honors top businesses owned or run by ASU alumni.   The door and window manufacturer is among 17 firms from across the country that will be recognized at an invitation-only luncheon on March 20 at... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors is accepting submissions for its annual design contest: the Architects Challenge. Now in its seventh year, the contest honors projects that represent the best in architectural design and use Marvin windows and doors.  The Architects Challenge will close for submission on May 1, 2015. The Showdown runs June 1 to July 12, and the winner announced July 15. Juried... more »