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  • PPG Industries reports it has shipped its 20-millionth square-foot of Solarban 70XL glass, said to be the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-e glass. Introduced initially in the commercial market, the product is making strong inroads into residential windows and doors now too, according to Margie Hahn, residential segment manager for the glass maker. The glass has... more »
  • In a home improvement segment that aired last week on The Today Show, Simpson Door Co. had a few of its products featured.  The segment was hosted by Amy Matthews, one of the hosts of the DIY Network series Sweat Equity. She went through a series of simple upgrades homeowners can do to their homes. One of those upgrades she discussed was the replacement of hollow core... more »
  • Window World Inc. has signed on to sponsor two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte and his Toyota Camry for the 2009 Daytona 500. Todd Whitworth, CEO for the replacement window company says Window World is looking at additional race sponsorship opportunities with Prism Motorsports, the newly-fomed firm which is fielding Labonte. “Window World has grown to be... more »
  • Roto Frank of America is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in North America in 2009 with a special logo that will appear in sales materials, newsletters and advertisements throughout the year. The hardware producer will also celebrate the anniversary with a variety of customer-related activities and during the GlassBuild America show which will take place in Atlanta, Ga., in September. “... more »
  • Edgetech IG Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Started in 1989, the company is planning special edition newsletters, ads and case studies that focus on the many Super Spacer projects that have stood the test of time. Customers are encouraged to submit their stories and successes with Super Spacer at www.edgetech360.com. “We are enjoying the opportunity to reflect on the... more »
  • Simonton Windows is donating a house full of energy-efficient, low-maintenance windows to the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway in Morgantown, W. Va. Representatives from A&A Homes broke ground in November for the 1,682 square foot, single story home, which will be given away during the summer of 2009 to a raffle winner. Raffle tickets are priced at $100 each and will be available starting April 3... more »
  • Sunrise Windows delivered eight palettes of food to Food for Thought in December to assist the Toledo, Ohio-based nonprofit organization in its efforts distributing brown bag lunches to area needy.The food was collected by the vinyl window manufacturer’s employees for the third year, with staffers turning the food drive into a fun competition amongst each other, breaking into teams and... more »
  • Window World Cares, the charitable foundation of Window World Inc., recently presented a contribution to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the amount of $160,000. The company also announced that it has committed its’ fundraising efforts exclusively to St. Jude’s. “Even though our country has been experiencing difficult economic times, we remained focused on helping... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors LLC has received Green Seal certification for its five replacement double-hung products. The Indiana, Pa., based company points out it is only the second window manufacturer to gain recognition from the organization. Founded in 1989, Green Seal develops environmental certification standards for a wide variety of products. A non-profit organization, Green... more »
  • Andersen Corp. reports its Andersen and Renewal by Andersen brands of wood and wood composite windows and doors have received Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification. This certification is among the first of its kind in the window and door industry, the manufacturer adds. FSC chain-of-custody certification is awarded to companies that meet FSC standards for... more »