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  • To make it easier for homeowners and building and design professionals to select the glass option with the look and privacy level that meets their needs, Simpson Door Co. now offers the Glass Taste Test. The new web-based design tool allows users to combine a specific door design with any glass type by clicking on various options available.       "We want to make it... more »
  • West Shore Window & Door, a dealer located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is opening a home improvement design center in a local Wal-Mart store.  The company says it is participating in a recently initiated small business pilot program developed by the retailer. "We feel extremely fortunate to have our own full-time home improvement design center within our local Wal-Mart store," says... more »
  • Las Vegas—Window and door and glass industry suppliers are poised to unveil a variety of new products and equipment when GlassBuild America opens today. The event kicks off a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with more than 350 exhibitors and thousands of attendees expected. “We could not be any more excited about this year’s show," says Denise Sheehan, VP... more »
  • AGC Glass Co. North America plans to open a new state-of-the-art glass fabrication facility in the greater Atlanta area to service current and future customers in the residential and commercial glass markets. Operations expected to begin in mid-2013. “We strongly believe in the North American market–including introducing higher value-added products and continuing to provide a high... more »
  • The strength and performance of Ultrex pultruded fiberglass in Integrity Windows & Doors is now available in new exterior trim, the manufacturer reports. Field-applied factory pre-cut kits or lineal lengths are available in all six of Integrity’s AAMA-certified finish colors with either brickmould, flat or sill nose profiles. “Ultrex is the one of the toughest, most durable... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick has secured $5 million in equity funding which will enable it to build its automated production line and begin large-scale fabrication of its RavenWindow dynamic glazing product, officials state. The company plans to open a 40,000-square-foot plant and hire 80 new employees in early 2013. “In any structure, windows are the weakest link and the largest consumer of... more »
  • Quanex Building Products' ScreenItAgain.com is now offering partnerships to window and door dealers, offering local prices at national quality, officials state.  The online, made-to-order, custom screen and grille website enables window and door dealers to expand their product offerings by providing access to aftermarket screen and grille products, as well as a variety of options made just... more »
  • Pella Corp.'s move to cloud computing is featured in a case study featured on the Microsoft website. The story details how the window maker has changed its virtualized data center from VMware to Microsoft private cloud software, enabling the its IT staff on new business initiatives rather than on server management. The story includes a video as well:   more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has unveiled a new iPad app said to provide consumers withh a rich, interactive experience and new ways to learn about the manufacturer's products. The new app includes Milgard product brochures, as well as a video library, including product, installation, testimonial, and how-to videos. Available from in the iTunes store, the app is also helpful for architects and... more »
  • A supplier of foam tapes and gaskets, Pres-On is relocating its headquarters from Addison, Ill., to Bolingbrook, Ill.  The move is part of the company's plan to merge three separate divisions into one centralized operation. The new headquarters for Pres-On will house administrative, manufacturing, warehousing and customer service in a renovated 115,000-square-foot facility that is... more »