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  • With a product range that now includes energy software services, as well as building products, Serious Materials has changed its name to Serious Energy. The name change reflects how the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has broadened its initial focus beyond sheet rock and windows to include "a platform of products and services that combine real-time, connected building analytics and control... more »
  • To assist homeowners in gaining up to $500 in federal tax credit when purchasing a qualified Energy Star exterior door, Therma-Tru Corp. has created MyEnergyTax.com. The website provides step-by-step guidance, online links to IRS tax forms needed to claim the tax credit and a comprehensive listing of Therma-Tru doors eligible to gain homeowners up to $500 in federal tax credits in 2011. “As... more »
  • Lynden Door is launching a new website today, replacing a site that has been in place since 2006. With an appearance similar to recent product literature and other print communications from the company, the new site was designed for simple, intuitive navigation using topical drop-down menus, allowing users to find information quickly and without many clicks, the manufacturer reports. “A... more »
  • With a social media campaign already started, the Western division of MI Windows & Doors is planning to launch its new MI EnergyCore window line in July with a special dealer event at its Prescott, Ariz., operations. Attendees will be presented with an iPad loaded with a custom app to emphasize MI's mobile strategy designed to help dealers sell the new line.  ... more »
  • Tom Chieffe, CEO at Associated Materials LLC, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Dana Snyder, a current director and former CEO, has been named interim CEO for the manufacturer of Alside windows while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. "The board wishes to thank Tom for his significant contributions to AMI over the past five years. Tom led a number of changes... more »
  • Accent Windows Inc., based in Westminster, Colo., has been acquired by P.H. Tech Inc. The Quebec-based PVC extruder reports it has completed the aquisition process started when its long-time customer filed for a Chapter 11 reorganization in March. “This is a financial decision aimed at protecting our presence in Western U.S. and helping our client regain its financial self‐sufficiency... more »
  • Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of multislide, hinged and bifold doors and a variety of window systems, has implemented WTS Paradigm's CenterPoint quoting and order entry software, the supplier reports. Arizona-based Western went live with the system on May 20. Designed to help Western to better serve its customers and promote growth, the WTS Paradigm product was installed as the... more »
  • Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Vytex Windows has opened a new distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio. A relationship with a major window dealer serves as the cornerstone for the operation, which opens up a new market for the company, according to Chuck Scalzott, Vytex COO. "Cleveland is a good place to expand. The age of the home stock in Cleveland, coupled with the harsh winters... more »
  • Edgetech I.G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrated the official opening of its Heinsberg, Germany, manufacturing plant on May 19 with more than 150 guests, including local dignitaries, media, customers, suppliers and other industry representatives from around the globe. U.S. attendees included David Petratis, Quanex chairman, and Mike Hovan, senior vice president of ... more »
  • With the completion of a rebranding program, the Amesbury Group is now simply known as Amesbury, with its division names now united under the Amesbury banner.  In addition to dropping the word "Group" from its name, the supplier of window and door components has re-positioned itself with the new tagline: "Reliable Resource. Superior Solutions." "Our branding... more »