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  • MI Windows and Doors will provide several resources and activities to employees to promote Window Safety Week, observed April 3-9 by the AAMA Window Safety Task Force and the National Safety Council. MI will play window safety videos on interactive information boards in its facilities, and provide coloring activities for children of employees. “We stress the safety of our team within our... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors launched the Visions 3500 Series of vinyl windows and doors, available in double hung, single hung, casement, awning, single slider and direct-set picture windows, and traditional and French-style sliding patio doors. “The Visions 3500 Series comprises the best vinyl products we’ve ever made,” says Weather Shield brand manager Dave Koester.... more »
  • 3M introduced Thinsulate window film, a transparent insulating film applied directly to existing windows. Thinsulate films block UV rays and can reduce heat loss up to 38 percent, according to the company. “Window films have been proving their worth in residential and commercial applications since 3M received the first sun control window film patent 50 years ago, and Thinsulate technology... more »
  • Solar Innovations received a patent for its hybrid marine and stop glazing system, which combines vertical marine glazing with horizontal stop glazing to create a narrower vertical frame than conventional stop glazed doors, according to the company. "Our design maximizes views by reducing bulky framing members to minimize view interruptions and ultimately create a clearer view and better... more »
  • NanaWall is showcasing its Floor Supported Technology in booth #150 at the Architectural Digest Design Show, taking place March 17-20, 2016, in New York City. Floor Supported Technology carries the weight of a NanaWall opening glass wall system on the floor. This reduces costly building modifications, particularly in applications such as retrofits or remodels, according to the company. During... more »
  • Tyman PLC, the parent company of AmesburyTruth, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Giesse Group, which is composed of GSG International S.p.A and Giesse North America (GSNA). GSNA, a supplier of hardware systems for the aluminum Euro Groove window market, will be unified with AmesburyTruth. “The team is eager to broaden our product portfolio by offering Euro Groove... more »
  • Assa Abloy won 2015 Good Design awards for their RM4700B AccenTek pull by Rockwood and the Muséo 135 Josef Collection lever by Corbin Russwin from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art, Design and Urban Studies. “It’s an honor to be recognized again by the Good Design Awards for our commitment to world-class design,... more »
  • Richards Building Supply recognized 32 of its window sales people with its 2015 Gold Window Club award at its national sales meeting in Chicago. Manager Ray Howley founded the club in 2011 as a sales goal initiative for Richards' outside sales force. 2015 Gold Window Club qualifiers. Richards Building Supply corporate window specialist David Vallrugo is at bottom left. Director of specialty... more »
  • NanaWall Systems received multiple awards for various products in recent months. Accolades include a Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products for the company’s SL80/81, a Record Products 2015 recognition from Architectural Record for the Kitchen Transition, a Best of 2015 Products recognition from Design Journal for the BEARricade, a 30 Most Innovative Products 2016 recognition... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors is adding three new AIA/CES continuing education courses available online through Hanley Wood University. “Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Architecture” is a one learning unit course discussing the importance of fenestrations in residential architecture and identifies window styles, window options, and performance measures for architects to... more »