September 29, 2011
UL Environment Inc. has released UL ISR 102, a new set of standards designed to help gauge the environmental and human health impacts of door slabs. The company also reports that the Trio-E door from Assa Abloy is the first to be certified to the new sustainability requirements.
The new standard covers both interior and exterior products, including commerical and residential products, UL ... more »
September 26, 2011
Gorell Windows & Doors has launched its first mobile application, Gorell Glass Plus, designed to allow dealers to show homeowners the U-value and solar heat gain coefficient performance ratings for Gorell vinyl windows and patio doors.
The free app provides detailed information about Gorell’s high-performance glass options. It also estimates the monthly payment for a typical fixed... more »
September 23, 2011
A Sydney, Australia-based manufacturer of hardware for sliding and folding doors is expanding its operations in the United States. The Brio Group has launched Brio USA Inc., naming Kevin O’Connor as president to manage U.S. operations.
“In May this year, we took the next exciting step in our growth, registering the subsidiary Brio USA Inc., located in Rochester, N.Y.," reports... more »
September 22, 2011
Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for its newly-expanded operations in Marlborough, Mass. The company, which says it is the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 positions in 2012.
“... more »
September 20, 2011
The assets of Tem-Pace Inc., based in Niles, Mich., were recently acquired by an affiliate of The Cypress Cos. Inc. Under new ownership, Tem-Pace LLC continues to supply a variety of custom tempered glass products, including decorative glass used in doorlites and sidelites.
The new owner is a holding company based in Akron, Ohio. Founded in 1995, Cypress is focused on the acquisition and... more »
September 19, 2011
A thermochromic glass system that darkens in direct sunlight will be jointly marketed by PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC. The product will combine Pleotint's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic or SRT interlayer technology with Solarban low-E glass and other glasses by PPG to control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, the companies state.
The... more »
September 16, 2011
Display and sales presentation producer DAC Products has launched a new company, Smith Case, to focus solely on the design, development and manufacture of sales presentation portable carrying cases for window, door, hardware and other OEM industries.
“DAC and Smith Case will continue to work closely together," states Durward Smith, who will remain president at DAC.... more »
September 16, 2011
Clear-View Windows, a Florida dealer and installer of windows, doors and siding, has opened a new 3,600-square-foot showroom. The move increases the company’s display area nine-fold, making it possible to display more of its products, officials state.
“Hands-on experience is very important for customers,” says Dave Bunker, president of the company, which has served the Tampa Bay... more »
September 15, 2011
Sunrise Windows, the Michigan-based vinyl window and door manufacturer, is partnering with the National Association of Professionally Accredited Contractors to offer its dealers access to legal and operational resources specifically created for the remodeling industry. These tools include legal forms, operational guides, informational papers, and video seminars.
“Having NAPAC as a Sunrise... more »
September 9, 2011
After suspending operations last week, GBO Inc., manufacturer of Bonneville wood windows and doors, reports that is filing for bankruptcy with plans to put forward a restructuring proposal. Meanwhile, the management of Bonneville Solutions is emphasizing that it is a separate business and its door and window operations are unaffected.
GBO's decision to suspend operations was the result of... more »