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  • Royal Window & Door Profiles, a division of Royal Group Inc., has opened its first company-owned distribution center in the United States. Its new Southern patio door distribution center is co-located with a Royal Mouldings manufacturing facility in Bristol, Tenn. “We are very pleased to announce the opening of this window and door profiles distribution center for the U.S. market,... more »
  • The U.S. Green Building Council has granted Solar Innovations official LEED Gold Certification for its 200,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pine Grove, Pa.  After months of work, the manufacturer of residential and commercial windows, doors, sunrooms and skylights, received 62 points towards the LEED-EB:OM v2009 Certification allowing it to receive the... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is planning its 13th technical conference for June. To be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., the two-and-a-half day event will feature a variety of technical presentations, networking opportunities and off-site tours of area manufacturing facilities. WDMA is currently soliciting presentations and technical papers for the conference. Potential... more »
  • Coronado, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association honored key members at its 74th annual conference held at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel here this week. The meeting, which concludes today, also featured an in-depth review of regulatory issues AAMA is currently following. Among those honored Monday evening were Steve Strawn of Jeld-Wen Inc., who was awarded this year's... more »
  • The Institute for Business & Home Safety and the International Code Council have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will increase the role IBHS building science data plays in the creation of new building codes by the ICC. Supported by the property insurance industry, IBHS offers a suite of voluntary, code-plus “Fortified” standards and guidelines for the design and... more »
  • The residential remodeling market shows clear signs of recovery, with activity in most regions in 2010 returning to 2007 and early-2008 levels, according to the BuildFax Remodeling Index. The Northeast represented the most notable exception to this trend, researches note, with 2010 marking the fifth straight year of decline in the BFRI. The new index has been created by BuildFax, a provider of... more »
  • In response to a January Executive Order issued by President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency is inviting public input on how best to review its regulations. In seeking input, EPA said it would provide its retrospective review plan, as well an initial list of regulations it plans to review in late May. "EPA shares President Obama’s commitment to using common sense and... more »
  • Widely known as the "R-5 Windows" program, the Department of Energy is changing the name of the initiative to the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program. That change reflects a broadened scope that accommodates not only residential windows and patio doors, but commercial and architectural products as well. Designed to increase availability and demand for more energy efficient... more »
  • A 2010 Window & Door Dealer of the Year, General Millwork Supply Inc., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011. One way it is marking the occasion is with the launch of a new Web site. "General Millwork is emerging from the economic turndown in a strong position because we have remained focused on our core values: relationships with suppliers, collaboration with our professional... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program is offering a free Webinar on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern titled "Residential Building Energy Codes–IECC 2012 and Beyond." The program will look at the major changes in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code from the 2009 IECC. The Webinar program will also provide an overview of... more »