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  • New Energy Technologies Inc. has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help advance the commercial development of SolarWindow technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass. “The addition of NREL’s world-class solar research group to our ongoing efforts at the... more »
  • Veka Inc. has launched Veka Essentials, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app, available for free download on the Apple iTunes Store. Said to be the first app from a vinyl window and door extrusion company, it lets users watch videos through its YouTube feed, and provides updates on current events and recent news, as well as technical articles, a photo gallery and a Twitter feed. In addition, it provides... more »
  • Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in early March, with plans for the replacement window maker to be acquired by P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl extrusions. Company officials explain that Accent entered into an asset purchase agreement with its largest creditor, which is P.H. Tech, according to court papers. Under the Chapter 11 process, the purchase... more »
  • Nebula Glass International, which operates under the Glasslam name, reports it has filed a lawsuit against Edgetech IG Inc. in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida, alleging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, Florida anti-trust statutory provisions, defamation, violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and breach... more »
  • Sunrise Windows has expanded its manufacturing capabilities to include production of geometric shaped windows. The replacement window maker's line now includes circles, eyebrows, octagons and trapezoids, among others, it reports. “Making our own custom shape windows has several benefits for us and our customers,” says Mike Roncato, VP of sales for the Temperence, Mich.-based... more »
  • An advanced technology coating machine is being installed at Guardian Industries Corp.'s Richburg, S.C., float glass plant, which will enable the facility to produce its ClimaGuard and SunGuard energy-efficient glass products for residential and commercial buildings. The glass maker is investing $45 million to expand operations at the facility and expects to create 50 new jobs. “We are... more »
  • With seven stores added in 2010, Champion Window is opening its 80th showroom this week, expanding its geographic footprint to include Fredericksburg, Va. The company plans to open nine more locations this year.     The new showroom in Virginia "We are pleased to announce the expansion of our company to Fredericksburg," says Denny Manes, Champion CEO. "Our... more »
  • Resiver Patio Doors, part of the Novatech Group, recently went live with new software from 360 Innovations, the software supplier reports. The specialty patio door producer began the process about three months ago to implement the BusinessCore360 quoting module and configurator system to work in sync with its existing Oracle ERP system. "We needed a more complete system that would... more »
  • A new process for the production of silicone foam spacer is being licensed by Glasslam NGI Inc. To be introduced first in its own operations, the new system enables window and IG producers to manufacture their own foam spacer in-house "at a significantly lower cost," according to Steve Howes, Glasslam CEO.      The inline oven for heating and drying the flexible... more »
  • DAC Products, the manufacturer of display and presentation products, has launched a new Web site, designed with a streamlined look that clearly organizes information for the primary groups the company serves—building product manufacturers and retail sales—under a new "Big Ideas on Display” tag line. “Already customers are telling us that the new site is making it much... more »