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  • Serious Materials plans to retrofit glass in more than 6,500 windows in the Empire State Building as part of a project expected to reduce energy costs by more than $400,000 per year in the New York City landmark.  A 5,000-square-foot processing space is being built on-site at the building with glass to be removed from existing windows, re-used to make super insulating units and reinstalled... more »
  • Reeb Millwork and King Sash & Door have entered into an agreement whereby Reeb will purchase the door assets from King and operate its Mocksville, N.C., facility, according to a report in Connected, the Association of Millwork Distributor's electronic newsletter. King Sash & Door will continue operations with a primary focus on sales and distribution of Weather Shield products and the... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. has entered into an agreement with Sparklike Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for the Gasglass argon and krypton gas detector and Spyglass glass analyzer in the Americas, Europe and Australia, it reports. “The collaboration with Edgetech will support the mission and business idea of Sparklike perfectly as both companies aim to provide the glass and window industry with... more »
  • The owner of Accu-Weld Windows & Doors, Haddon Windows LLC, has purchased the intellectual property and assets of Speyer Door & Window Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. With the acquisition, Accu-Weld plans to incorporate a range of Speyer technologies to lock and seal the full perimeter of entry doors, sliding doors, overhead doors and windows. In laboratory tests, Speyer’s products have... more »
  • Simonton Windows has teamed with H&R Block to offer up to $150 toward preparation of an individual’s 2010 personal income tax return. The program is designed to provide remodelers and contractors nationwide another way to “close the deal” with homeowners considering a replacement window investment. Homeowners qualify for the offer when they purchase 12 or more Simonton... more »
  • Joe Peilert is joining Veka Inc. as president, succeeding Walter Stucky, president and CEO of the North American division of  Veka AG. Stucky is stepping down as president beginning March 1, though he will remain CEO through June in order to provide a smooth transition at the vinyl window extrusion company. Peilert Peilert most recently served as president and CEO for TMI... more »
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., has filed a formal complaint of anti-competitive and illegal practices with the Federal Trade Commission against Edgetech IG Inc., the Insulating Glass Certification Council, and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance. Glasslam also indicates plans to file a complaint with the Anti-Trust Division of the... more »
  • Wesley Todd Whitworth, CEO of Window World Inc., passed away Friday, Feb. 5, according to an obituary in the Wilkes Journal Patriot.  Son of Leon Whitworth, who founded Window World in 1995, the 40-year-old Todd Whitworth became CEO in 2008, following his father's retirement.  Headquartered in N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Window World offers replacement window sales and installation through 186... more »
  • Two new locations have recently been opened by the Glass Guru, the California-based franchiser offering window restoration and replacement services to homeowners. Adam Renard, a long-time Indianapolis resident, has opened a new location serving the greater Indianapolis market. Tracie and Lucie Woolery are the new franchise owners in Chico, Calif. Started in 2004, the Glass Guru specializes in... more »
  • Harvey Building Products, the manufacturer and distributor serving contractors throughout the Northeast,  is hosting its "Big Game" of trade shows at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on February 24-25 in Foxboro, Mass.   From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the company will present New England-area residential contractors, subcontractors and remodelers... more »