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  • Northern Apex, an integrator in the world of Radio Frequency Identification technology, released the RG-500, a handheld RFID reader that displays data without connecting to another device, and uses Bluetooth connectivity to transfer data to a host device. Window and door manufacturers could employ the 4-ounce, USB-chargeable device in warehouse or manufacturing settings for item identification,... more »
  • Roto North America was awarded Best Performing Market of the Roto Group’s Window and Door Division for 2015. The award, announced at the Roto Group’s Leadership Conference in Spain, honors the North America division’s “consistent remarkable growth,” according to the company.   more »
  • The Earthwise Group reports that it experienced remarkable growth in 2015. The group reached the benchmark of producing 1 million windows this past year. Earthwise products are now distributed in 43 states and sales are up 16 percent from the prior year. Over the past five years, sales have doubled for the Earthwise Group as a whole, according to a company release. “Our goal for the coming... more »
  • As part of its efforts to reduce its ecological footprint, Upstate Door added a 400 kilowatt solar array to its New York manufacturing facility, which produces half the building’s power. The other half comes from hydropower produced by Niagara Falls. In addition, the company reports that 99 percent of its raw materials are put to use. The sawdust it creates in the milling/machining process... more »
  • Allegion Canada, maker of Schlage residential locks, and Jeld-Wen Canada announced a distribution arrangement in Canada. “Working together, we look forward to the value Jeld-Wen and Allegion Canada will provide our collective Canadian customers," said Allegion Canada General Manager Mark Wilson.  more »
  • AmesburyTruth is expanding the U.S. territory of The GeMROI Company, a sales and marketing distribution agency that has worked with AmesburyTruth for over 30 years. GeMROI will begin reaching out to new millwork customers in the first quarter of 2016. more »
  • Cifin, the holding company of the emmegi group, signed an agreement for the purchase of elumatec AG and its subsidiary companies, bringing two leading companies in the design, manufacture and sale of machinery for processing aluminium, PVC and steel profiles under the same overall control, according to a company release. emmegi and elumatec will continue to serve their customers independently via... more »
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark office awarded FlexScreen the first of 11 patent applications for its flexible window screen technology. “We are excited that obtaining patent protection allows us to concentrate our efforts on introducing additional groundbreaking products,” says FlexScreen president and founder Joe Altieri. more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors will display its new multi-slide door at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21, in booth #C4243. The door accommodates openings up to 50 feet by 10 feet, and the booth’s display is set in a 90-degree corner with a zero-post configuration, with an automated section recessing into the wall. The company’s Contemporary... more »
  • Kolbe’s line of  entrances will be on display at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, January 19-21, in booth #C2608. Among the company’s offerings is a custom mahogany pivot door with a Rockwood GeoMetek locking pull handle in Satin Stainless finish, and energy efficient, tempered LoE²-270 reeded glass. It is more than 6 feet wide and 9 feet... more »