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  • Tom Riscili has joined CGI Windows & Doors Inc., the Miami-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, as president and CEO. Succeeding Brian Evans, Riscili is responsible for all aspects of the company. Riscili has more than a decade of experience in the building products industry, most recently having served as president of Fypon Ltd., the manufacturer of... more »
  • Screen mesh supplier Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics has changed its name to Saint-Gobain AdFors. The manufacturer of New York Wire screening set out to develop a new name that reinforces its strength and position in the industrial and construction markets, officials note. Created using an international agency that specializes in developing global brand names, the name is based on the root... more »
  • Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and more. At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of regulations, with... more »
  • Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and much more.  At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two fiberglass window component suppliers, Omniglass (2010) Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, has licensed the assets and intellectual property of Cleveland-based SureView Inc. The transaction, which includes access to SureView’s product designs, patents and tooling, is “a real positive for existing customers and new potential customers,” says Mark Back, who... more »
  • With a product range that now includes energy software services, as well as building products, Serious Materials has changed its name to Serious Energy. The name change reflects how the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has broadened its initial focus beyond sheet rock and windows to include "a platform of products and services that combine real-time, connected building analytics and control... more »
  • To assist homeowners in gaining up to $500 in federal tax credit when purchasing a qualified Energy Star exterior door, Therma-Tru Corp. has created MyEnergyTax.com. The website provides step-by-step guidance, online links to IRS tax forms needed to claim the tax credit and a comprehensive listing of Therma-Tru doors eligible to gain homeowners up to $500 in federal tax credits in 2011. “As... more »
  • Quebec-based 360 Innovations reports its CustomBuilt360 front-end order entry software, officially launched in 2008, will surpass the 4,000 installations mark by the end of 2011. Used by window and door manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retail locations, the system enables users to channel all quoting and sales into one location, while offering alignment capability to any third party back-... more »
  • Lynden Door is launching a new website today, replacing a site that has been in place since 2006. With an appearance similar to recent product literature and other print communications from the company, the new site was designed for simple, intuitive navigation using topical drop-down menus, allowing users to find information quickly and without many clicks, the manufacturer reports. “A... more »
  • With the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing testimony on a suite of energy efficiency bills, including legislation covering residential construction, the National Association of Home Builders today urged lawmakers to take into account the differences in energy savings between the newest, highest-performing homes and older, less-efficient homes that comprise the vast majority of... more »