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  • Endura’s self-adjusting Z-Articulating Cap Sill won the 2016 Best of IBS Award for the Window and Door Product category at the International Builders’ Show, held Jan.19-21 in Las Vegas. Nearly 300 entries in nine different categories were considered for this year’s awards, which were judged by 27 industry and media leaders. Winners were selected based on the following criteria:... more »
  • Northern Apex, an integrator in the world of Radio Frequency Identification technology, released the RG-500, a handheld RFID reader that displays data without connecting to another device, and uses Bluetooth connectivity to transfer data to a host device. Window and door manufacturers could employ the 4-ounce, USB-chargeable device in warehouse or manufacturing settings for item identification,... more »
  • Roto North America was awarded Best Performing Market of the Roto Group’s Window and Door Division for 2015. The award, announced at the Roto Group’s Leadership Conference in Spain, honors the North America division’s “consistent remarkable growth,” according to the company.   more »
  • The Earthwise Group reports that it experienced remarkable growth in 2015. The group reached the benchmark of producing 1 million windows this past year. Earthwise products are now distributed in 43 states and sales are up 16 percent from the prior year. Over the past five years, sales have doubled for the Earthwise Group as a whole, according to a company release. “Our goal for the coming... more »
  • As part of its efforts to reduce its ecological footprint, Upstate Door added a 400 kilowatt solar array to its New York manufacturing facility, which produces half the building’s power. The other half comes from hydropower produced by Niagara Falls. In addition, the company reports that 99 percent of its raw materials are put to use. The sawdust it creates in the milling/machining process... more »
  • Spending on residential remodels will keep climbing, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Professional remodelers from around the country agreed with the forecast, citing clients' increased financial security. NAHB projects that remodeling spending for owner-occupied single-family homes will increase 1.1 percent in 2016 over 2015, and another 1.9 percent in 2017. "After... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specifying requirements of cellular polyvinyl chloride exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. The document, AAMA 308-15, was updated to include the use of reworked materials, change in heat resistance, in-process quality control sampling methods, and up-to-date references to ASTM and AAMA documents, said... more »
  • Allegion Canada, maker of Schlage residential locks, and Jeld-Wen Canada announced a distribution arrangement in Canada. “Working together, we look forward to the value Jeld-Wen and Allegion Canada will provide our collective Canadian customers," said Allegion Canada General Manager Mark Wilson.  more »
  • AmesburyTruth is expanding the U.S. territory of The GeMROI Company, a sales and marketing distribution agency that has worked with AmesburyTruth for over 30 years. GeMROI will begin reaching out to new millwork customers in the first quarter of 2016. more »
  • Laura Biason is named director of Gimav, the Italian glass manufacturers’ association, and Vitrum, the biannual Italian glass tradeshow. Biason, appointed deputy director of Gimav in May 2014, worked alongside outgoing director Renata Gaffo. “We already have many future projects in the works, proof of the vitality of this Italian industry that manages to achieve state-of-the-art... more »