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  • Ply Gem launched Ply Gem Build Forward, an initiative to give the best and brightest innovators, inventors, engineers and designers a chance to turn their innovations into reality. Ply Gem is specifically seeking ideas for new materials, installation technologies and/or manufacturing processes to improve existing products or develop new ones. Applications are now open.  Eligible applicants... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, recently designed a custom, energy-efficient  window solution to renovate a dilapidated 988-square-foot home in Evansville, Ind., and turn it into a move-in-ready residence for a low-income buyer. Part of a project initiated by Community One, an organization that is helping to... more »
  •                Benjamin Moore unveiled its 2014 Color of the Year, Breath of Fresh Air, as part of its Color Trends 2014 palette. Ellen O'Neill, creative director for Benjamin Moore, announced the latest color at the opening of the company’s New York City showroom during Fall Market 2013 for architects and designers. According to Benjamin... more »
  •    Nashville’s newly opened Music City Center includes one mile of operable partition custom designed and manufactured by Hufcor Inc., according to an Oct. 6 Hufcor release. MCC’s challenging design required operable partitions to maintain acoustical separation within a 1.2-million-square-foot, four-story facility with an undulating roof, unusual curves and... more »
  • Deceuninck North America contributed several new window and door designs and decking material to West Virginia University as part of the university’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, held Oct. 3 to 13, 2013 in Irvine, Calif., according to an Oct. 3 Deceuninck release. The competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-... more »
  •   WTS Paradigm held its fourth annual Madison City Scour event for employees on Sept. 19, according to an Oct. 3 press release. City Scour sends small teams across downtown Madison, Wis., in a competition to solve clues and take photos at different locations. A mix of trivia, photo clues, videos and road block tasks combine to make the City Scour a dynamic and unique team-building... more »
  • A student team from Missouri University of Science & Technology will feature vinyl windows fabricated with PPG Industries' Solarban 70XL glass in the “Chameleon House” they are constructing for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon, according to an Oct. 2 PPG press release. The windows, supplied by Crystal Window and Door Systems, are 7/8-inch insulating glass... more »
  • California-based window manufacturers Casagrande Woodworks and Wooden Window are the first U.S. companies to certify windows through the Passive House Institute, based in Germany, according to a press release from PHI. Casagrande began production of its PHI-certified Synergist model, a wood casement window, this summer. The Synergist window is certified with a whole-window U-value of 0.... more »
  • The Maine State Workforce Investment Board’s Older Workers Committee has named Mathews Brothers Co. as one of the state's three best employers for workers over the age of 50 for 2013.  Governor Paul R. LePage congratulated the window and door manufacturer, not only as an exceptional Maine company, but as a model employer for older workers. “Our state needs and values the... more »
  • MI EnergyCore Windows were recently installed in the Vision House in Tucson, Ariz.  The project is part of Green Builder Media’s Vision House Series of demonstration homes being built around the country to showcase the latest in green design, building techniques and products.     MI EnergyCore windows being installed into the Vision House “This is a... more »