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  • Window & Door magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Crystal Achievement Awards through Friday, May 27. The annual Crystal Achievement Awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. In 2016, winners will be recognized in the following categories: Manufacturer AwardsMost Innovative WindowMost Innovative... more »
  • Sherwin-Williams introduced KEM Aqua 3001, a waterborne acrylic topcoat for application on vinyl windows, trim, shutters and doors that is designed to Meet AAMA 613 performance standards for weathering and film integrity.Available in satin and semi-gloss sheens, KEM Aqua 3001 can be used on heat-sensitive vinyl building products such as windows and doors in multifamily and residential new... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows introduced a high-performance double-pane glass option to ensure that all Soft-Lite windows continue to qualify for the Energy Star label. The new glass, Low-E Northern Energy Star Zone (NEZ), is available exclusively on Soft-Lite’s Barrington double-hung, two- and three-lite slider and on picture window models. Low-E NEZ incorporates double-pane glass, argon gas and a... more »
  • OpenGate Capital officially completed the acquisition of the window and door division of Royal Building Products, now renamed Energi Fenestration Solutions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Window & Door first reported news of the pending acquisition last month. Energi will be a standalone entity within the OpenGate Capital portfolio of companies and will soon release... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will hold a webinar on April 12 at 11:30 EDT to discuss the role of daylighting in current energy and sustainable codes, as well as advanced building design, daylighting strategies and methods, and the science behind the measurements. Vice president of product enterprise for Solatube International Inc., Neall Digert, Ph.D., MIES, will lead the... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems’ COO Steve Chen was named to Crain’s New York Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 list of influential young executives. Crain's receives over 500 nominees each year for the 40 Under 40 List from a broad spectrum of industries.  Reporters for the publication vet nominees as to their professional success, community service and participation in... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors’ 1675 casement window achieved an STC rating of 28 and an OITC rating of 33 in a recent acoustical performance test. The results were achieved with a standard ¾-inch dual-pane insulated glass package, utilizing ¾-inch DSB for the exterior glaze and 3/16-inch glass for the interior. Traditionally, triple-pane or laminated glass is needed to obtain the... more »
  • U.S. LBM acquired the American Lumber Corporation (ALCO Doors). Howard Farbman, one of the three fourth-generation owners of ALCO Doors, will remain with the company as president. “This partnership with U.S. LBM will allow us to provide more services to our existing customers and is a platform to reach new customers,” says Farbman.   more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined G.D. Friend Inc. $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule while performing renovation work at two residential properties in Southern California. The company installs energy efficient home improvement products, such as windows and siding under the operation Everlast Home Energy Solutions. An EPA inspection... more »
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo moved up the ranks of the Trade Show News Network's list of Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States, landing at No. 169 for its 2015 event. The TSNN list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. GlassBuild America has moved up 15 spots over the past three years. Returning to Las Vegas October... more »