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  • A seminar focusing on increasing sales and reducing costs in metal fenestration "system distribution" through the use of punching tools and production and design software's connected to CNC machines is being hosted by Tekna USA Corp. in conjunction with GlassBuild America. Europe is already a matured system distribution oriented market, the company reports, and North America is... more »
  • Bonneville Windows & Doors, based in Ste. Marie de Beauce, Que., plans to implement the 360 Innovations Suite360, a system that integrates  BusinessCore360 ERP software and CustomBuild360, a front-end solution for dealers and distributors, according to software provider 360 Solutions. “During our initial evaluation, we were looking for a BOM configurator, MRP and quoting software... more »
  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has unveiled a new logo color to reflect a more cohesive brand image with it parent company, Assa Abloy, a supplier of door hardware and security products with operations throughout the world. As part of the Assa Abloy Group, Interlock benefits from its global resources while maintaining its local presence and in-depth... more »
  • Veka elements, a new window and door profile said to easily achieve R-5 and beyond, is being launched by Veka Inc. at next week's GlassBuild America. “The engineering strategy that revolves around these products is based on the versatility that these systems bring to the table for the fabricator with no gimmicks attached," says Kevin Seiling, director of engineering. "It is what... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. has launched a new Web site featuring expanded content and streaming media, including more than 24 fabrication machine demonstration videos.  Designed to provide direct access to company resources, the site–www.gedusa.com–features a new design and navigational tools, including a site search engine. "Our newly upgraded and updated site... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC is implementing improveit! 360, a Web-based business management system said to allow the vinyl window and door manufacturer to better integrate with its dealer network. The system also aims to help its dealers lower operating costs and improve business processes.  Helping Soft-Lite dealers generate and close more leads, an embedded closed-loop marketing system in... more »
  • Haddon Windows & Doors reports it is the first to offer an R-5 window manufactured using traditional dual-pane construction.  To introduce the new line, the Bensalem, Pa.-based manufacturer has also initiated a program with dealers in more than a dozen states to launch its 6600 series double hung at a special price of $499 installed. The new 6600 Series vinyl window has achieved an NFRC-... more »
  • UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, has started work on sustainability standards for windows and doors. Its door standard has gone through an initial stakeholder comment period, and a draft of a window standard is expected to be completed by year end. To develop comprehensive standards, UL Environment convenes sustainable technical panels, representing expertise from a... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors recently launched the EnergySmartSolutions Guide microsite (weathershield.com/energy) to provide homeowners an information hub on everything from the anatomy of an energy-efficient window to the energy credits currently available.  The site also highlights a rebate program offered by the manufacturer. “Windows and doors are a critical structural... more »
  • Stanley Black & Decker has licensed Dusco Doors Ltd. of Montreal, Que., to manufacture and market Stanley Doors in North America. The license takes effect immediately, with the Canadian door maker planning to bring a new line of Stanley Doors quickly to the marketplace, it reports. “We are extremely excited to have been chosen by Stanley Black & Decker to reintroduce Stanley... more »