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  • Andersen Windows & Doors was awarded an Energy Star Partner of the Year—Product Brand Owner Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The recognition was reportedly awarded for the company’s contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Andersen cited several Energy Star-... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors will provide several resources and activities to employees to promote Window Safety Week, observed April 3-9 by the AAMA Window Safety Task Force and the National Safety Council. MI will play window safety videos on interactive information boards in its facilities, and provide coloring activities for children of employees. “We stress the safety of our team within our... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors launched the Visions 3500 Series of vinyl windows and doors, available in double hung, single hung, casement, awning, single slider and direct-set picture windows, and traditional and French-style sliding patio doors. “The Visions 3500 Series comprises the best vinyl products we’ve ever made,” says Weather Shield brand manager Dave Koester.... more »
  • 3M introduced Thinsulate window film, a transparent insulating film applied directly to existing windows. Thinsulate films block UV rays and can reduce heat loss up to 38 percent, according to the company. “Window films have been proving their worth in residential and commercial applications since 3M received the first sun control window film patent 50 years ago, and Thinsulate technology... more »
  • CGI appointed Brian Covey director of sales, where he will oversee sales, business development and project estimating. Covey previously served as regional sales manager for PGT in the Southeast Florida region from 2012 to 2016. Before joining PGT, he served as an area sales manager for Masco Cabinetry. “Bringing Brian on board was an easy decision,” says CGI vice president and general... more »
  • Fensterbau Frontale India held its 6th annual exhibition and conference in Mumbai from February 25-27, which hosted more than 4,000 buyers. Events included a presentation on PVC profile manufacturing, performance and durability by Kömmerling and a panel discussion on net zero architecture featuring a bevy of architects. “This is our second consecutive successful participation at Fensterbau... more »
  • The Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk trade fairs, held March 16-19 in Nuremberg, Germany, saw a record 110,581 attendees over the four days of the shows. The second day set the single-day attendance record at the convention center with 38,568 visitors. Fensterbau hosted 796 exhibitors from 37 countries, with Italy, Poland and Turkey the most represented after Germany. The fully-booked venue... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance will open registration for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open May 9, 2016. Discounted early-bird registration prices run through May 31, with NGA and WDDA members receiving special member rates. Returning to Las Vegas October 19-21, GlassBuild America 2016 will feature Express Learning, the... more »
  • Nationwide housing starts rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.178 million units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production increased 7.2 percent to 822,000 units, its highest level since November 2007, while multifamily starts remained virtually unchanged,... more »
  • Solar Innovations received a patent for its hybrid marine and stop glazing system, which combines vertical marine glazing with horizontal stop glazing to create a narrower vertical frame than conventional stop glazed doors, according to the company. "Our design maximizes views by reducing bulky framing members to minimize view interruptions and ultimately create a clearer view and better... more »