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  • La Loma Windows & Doors by Loewen is now Loewen Vero Collection. The operations of Vero Collection remain in Tucson, Arizona, and will be supported by the Loewen operations and dealer network. The Vero products will be offered under the following brands: VeroSteel windows and doors and VeroCore, constructed with Accoya wood. more »
  • Roto Frank of America introduced its new Alversa sliding patio door hardware system. According to the company, the system facilitates quick and efficient installation and makes it easier and faster to add or modify components. Key features include a universal central locking system, a universal handle and a modular sliding system. "The Roto Alversa Sliding Patio Door system was developed as... more »
  • Windows suitable for passive house construction are now available through Earthwise Windows of Albany, New York, known locally as PVC Industries. Earthwise Windows developed the Revolution window system with passive housing requirements in mind. The triple-glazed windows feature a seven-chambered sash and a continuous triple weather seal. The window can achieve thermal performance ratings of R-7... more »
  • Madico Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings Inc., entered into an agreement to market The Total Window Solution, a new daylighting/solar-control film solution for windows, with SerraLux, a global daylighting technology company with offices in the U.S. and Europe. The Total Window Solution leverages SerraGlaze Daylight Redirecting Film, SerraLux's flagship product, with Madico's... more »
  •     From humble beginnings in 1883 as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, PPG (now Vitro Architectural Glass) became a world leader in glass manufacturing, shipping glass to more than 80 countries and producing some of the industry’s most advanced glasses.     The Vitro Glass Technology Center in Harmar Township, Pennsylvania, formerly the PPG Glass Business... more »
  • MFM Building Products released a new WindowWrap instructional video on proper installation techniques for the company’s line of window flashing tapes. The video illustrates both the proper flashing steps as well as installation tips to ensure that the window enclosure is waterproofed correctly. According to David Delcoma, product marketing manager,  MFM, “It is not uncommon for... more »
  • Pella Corp. expanded its Insynctive smart solutions by offering the option of building security sensors into Pella Designer Series windows and patio doors and Architect Series and Pella entry doors, direct from the factory. Insynctive security sensors let homeowners know if their windows and doors are secure via the status indicator, which lights up if windows, patio doors, and/or entry doors are... more »
  • Testing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology found that an Indow Acoustic Grade insert placed over a standard double-pane window yields a 42-45 Sound Transmission Class rating, quieting outside noise by 50 percent, according to the company. The most noticeable effects are reducing medium to high-range frequency noises.   Earlier testing at the Portland State University Green... more »
  • Custom Glass Products plans to expand its production capacity by 25 percent, investing approximately $2 million in space and equipment over two years. “We have decided to expand our production capacity ... so we can gracefully and responsively handle daily swings in our customer requirements, while continuing to fulfill our Just In Time commitments," says Steve Reeder, CGP... more »
  • Lisec acquired one hundred percent of Schraml Glastechnik GmbH, headquartered in Großraming, Austria, as of Sept. 8. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. “Thanks to the integration of the Schraml Glastechnik GmbH into the LiSEC Group, we are massively gaining know-how in terms of processing," says Othmar Sailer, CEO of the Lisec Group. "Horst... more »