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  • Linetec expanded its flat sheet program with more than 20 sizes in stock and special orders able to meet most sizes and thicknesses. Paint and anodize-quality sheets are available and can be finished in a variety of colors including custom matches. Shipping is managed by Linetec through a common carrier trucking company.   more »
  • The National Glass Association and its official publication Glass Magazine launched WorldofGlassMap.com, an interactive website that allows users to search globally for float glass manufacturing companies or individual plant locations, sort float plants by company and location, and access website and contact information for float manufacturers. "WorldofGlassMap.com will serve as a valuable... more »
  • Panda Windows & Doors launched its PandaSelect collection of multi-slide door systems that are designed to meet budget-driven projects. PandaSelect features frames up to 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, and allows for stackable or pocketed configurations with up to five panels per side. The new collection is offered in aluminum and aluminum-wood clad frames, both of which can be thermally broken... more »
  • Pleotint’s Suntuitive glass was among the products featured in the REHAU Montana “ecosmart house,” a model home in Bozeman, Montana showcasing eco-friendly design techniques. The house’s windows incorporated Suntuitive glass, featuring variable light transmission tinting that uses heat from sunlight to activate. The house is a “living lab” for Montana State... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows introduced a black exterior frame for its 1500 Vinyl Collection. The line is available with flat, beveled and brickmould frame options in five exterior colors. While black materials can absorb heat and cause warping in vinyl window frames and sashes, Ply Gem says the black capstock over a white co-extruded underlayer reflects sunlight and limits heat gain. The new exterior color... more »
  • ProVia introduced two new storm door styles, Modern and Colonial, as part of the company’s 2016 lineup. The doors, designed to complement ProVia’s fiberglass and steel entry doors, utilize a new material formulation to provide stronger, dent-resistant kickpanels, according to the company. Modern style, left, and Colonial. more »
  • Axiall Corp., parent company of Royal Building Products, agreed to sell its window and door profiles unit to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close on March 31; financial terms were not disclosed. Axiall Corporation is divesting Royal W&D as part of its overall strategy to focus on core businesses, according to StreetInsider.com. This is the second recent transaction in the... more »
  • Window sales could increase by 7.9 percent to $11.5 billion during 2016 and door sales could increase by 5.5 percent to $15.0 billion. Unit sales are expected to increase to 91 million windows and 120 million doors this year, according to a recent report from Catalina Research. Growth will benefit from an estimated a 9.7 percent increase in housing starts, according to the company, which reports... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted its 79th Annual Conference last week in Huntington Beach, California, where topics of life cycle, safety and marketing to Millennials topped the agenda. Life cycle The group heard several updates about life cycle assessment and environmental product declaration activities. AAMA has been part of a joint industry task group dedicated to... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a free webinar, “The New Industry Product Category Rules: Windows, Skylights, Curtain Wall & Storefront,” on March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will cover AAMA’s new Window Product Category Rule and how it is used by manufacturers to create Environmental Product Declarations. Speakers will... more »