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  • Edgetech I.G. is expanding its line of products with the addition of Edgetech Test Equipment powered by EDTM. The line includes portable measurement tools used in the fenestration industry for both quality control in the factory and testing in the field.  Products include glass thickness gauges, low-E coating detectors, surface resistivity meters, tempered glass detectors and various light... more »
  • McVay Brothers Inc., a long-time retailer and wholesaler of windows, siding and other building products in the Spokane, Wash., area, has formed the Coeur d’Alene Window Co. Having started up manufacturing operations earlier this month, the new company is focusing on high-end vinyl window and door products for the Western U.S. market. Coeur d’Alene Window represents the McVay... more »
  • Building on the success of the InstallationMasters residential window installer training and certification program, its administrator, Architectural Testing Inc., is introducing the Commercial InstallationMasters program for installers of windows and doors rated for commercial, industrial, large multi-family and institutional buildings. The commercial program, like the residential program, was... more »
  • Champion Windows announced a multi-year agreement with GE Money, the consumer lending unit of General Electric Co., to offer consumer financing. The Cincinnati-based manufacturer, with retail locations throughout the country, is using the GE Money Home Design program to enable homeowners to finance purchases of its vinyl replacement windows, entry doors, patio rooms and siding. “We are... more »
  • International Aluminum Corp. and its U.S. subsidiaries officially emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, officials report.  As previously announced, the company is now called International Architectural Group LLC, although its business units, including International Window, will continue to operate under their existing names. “International Architectural Group is... more »
  • 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 »