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  • Aluro NV, a Belgium-based firm, opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia to serve its U.S. client base and address requirements emanating from window and door manufacturers or extruders. "Local presence is very important in a market like the United States. It is a huge country, and understandably, people prefer to have a local contact, who can quickly and efficiently deliver the requested... more »
  • Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in its spring 2016 regulatory agenda that they are initiating a “610 review” of the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. A 610 review is a reference to the Regulatory Flexibility Act that mandates EPA to conduct a review within ten years of promulgating a final rule that has or may have a significant economic... more »
  • During this year's Window & Door Dealer Days event, Oct. 19-20, Window & Door Dealer of the Year award winners will share their experiences creating their own "dream" showrooms, walking attendees through each phase of the process, from strategic design, to product selection and placement, to common mistakes to avoid. The discussion will be followed by a networking break with the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated 16 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding seven scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2016 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 12-15, in San Antonio.... more »
  • At the Spring 2014 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, members of the National Fenestration Rating Council reported issues with performance of the Certified Products Directory resulting from the size of the database. Since that time, NFRC staff have worked to improve the software driving the CPD, making it more efficient, faster, with fewer problems for users, and less expensive to maintain for NFRC,... more »
  • Masonite International plans to expand its Denmark, South Carolina, operations, creating 50 new jobs over the next year, with additional growth expected, according to The Times and Democrat. “It’s special any time we see a company succeed and grow in one of our rural communities, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the 50 new jobs this expansion means for... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council’s Ventilation Rating Task Group, led by Ray Garries as chair, successfully developed a new ventilation rating for NFRC after several years of task group work.  Titled NFRC 401: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Ventilation Rating, the final document (with edits) was approved by NFRC members at the Spring 2016 Committee Meeting in... more »
  • Andersen Windows brought good cheer to the National AIA Convention in Philadelphia as they invited booth visitors to assemble gift boxes of magazines, activity books, puzzles, games, and room decorations for children staying at a local hospital. The project, conducted with Cheeriodicals, built more than 100 “big green boxes of cheer” that were delivered to St. Christopher’s... more »
  • Hanley Wood announced the speaker lineup and event itinerary for its first HIVE 2016 conference on Sept. 28th and 29th.    “HIVE 2016 isn’t your typical conference, but rather a transformational forum for housing,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The goal for the HIVE community is to begin a new conversation that inspires creativity, higher... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. and sedak have partnered on large format insulating glass unit production that combines sedak’s large-scale fully automated line with Quanex’s Super Spacer T-Spacer warm-edge technology, according to company officials.  The units produced—up to 15 meters in length—come with significant challenges for transportation along the line,... more »