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  • Representatives of WellHome, a business unit of Masco Home Services, joined members of the home energy retrofit trade association Efficiency First on Capitol Hill last week to express their support for the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010.  WellHome, which says it is on its way to become the first national provider of home performance services, is a founding member of both... more »
  • Frames N Panes, a home-based mobile business franchise for window restoration services, reports it recently sold its 14th territory in Western Canada.  Started in July 2009, the company is looking to expand in the U.S. as well. “The reason for our rapid expansion is because we provide unique, affordable and convenient solutions for PVC window frame repair, dual-pane moisture removal,... more »
  • A company with operations in the U.S., Israel and China plans to commercialize what it calls "the industry’s first energy efficient, transparent and high power density photovoltaic glass unit."  Pythagoras Solar says its technology combines energy efficiency, solar power generation and appealing aesthetics into a single glass unit for use in curtain walls, skylights and... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. is partenering with S.I.L. Plastic of Woodbridge, Ont., to become the exclusive distributor for a new line of Super Spacer warm edge muntin clips.  The injection-molded plastic clips are offered in eight sizes in clear and black. “S.I.L. developed the Super Spacer muntin clips for its Canadian customers, and when we saw how great these clips worked, it was essential that... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, the supplier of software for fenestration dealers and manufacturers, has been working with Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. to help the company develop a platform that would promote growth and add functionality to better serve its customer base, officials report. The wood and vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Wausau, Wis., initially implemented the WTS Paradigm system... more »
  • The Marvin Cos. is expanding beyond windows and doors.  According to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the company rented out a VIP club at Target Field on Monday to officially launch Apex fiberglass siding.  The new product  uses the same Ultrex material used in Marvin's Integrity and Infinity brand windows and doors.  Ultrex is made of pultruded fiberglass,... more »
  • Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Bison Building Holdings Inc., a supplier of building materials serving the greater Houston area. Bison, which filed for Chapter 11 in June 2009, manufactures and pre-hangs doors and is a distributor of Jeld-Wen window products. “The combination of Bison and Stock creates a clear market leader in... more »
  • Bradco Supply Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ABC Supply Corp. The combined companies will create one of the country's largest distributors of exterior building products with 479 locations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The acquisition is the largest in ABC’s history, offiicals note, and the first large acquisition since the death of co-founder Ken... more »
  • With a response to the launch of its new No Leak Skylight that is "exceeding expectations," Velux America Inc. sees a bright future ahead, according to Joe Patrick, product manager. In addition to the success of the new product, the manufacturer sees the green movement and its solar water heaters both creating new opportunities as the economy improves. "As the largest player in... more »
  • Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows Inc., based in Oceanside, Calif., filed suit in April against Panda Windows & Doors charging that Panda has copied its patented flush track product design for its multipanel sliding door systems.  In response, Panda has accused Weiland of a "bad faith assertion of infringement" and has threatend legal action against Weiland. The complaint... more »