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  • Farley Group Inc., formerly known as Farley WinDoor Ltd., has successfully exited CCAA proceedings. After an extensive restructuring that saw the consolidation of the company’s manufacturing facilities and its exit from the entry door market, Farley’s refinancing proposal was approved by the court on February 27th, 2013. The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) is a... more »
  • Fenestration Canada's Jeff Baker will conduct a webinar this month to discuss recent changes to the Ontario Green Energy Act. Ontario officials announced in late December 2012 that windows would be a regulated product under the Green Energy Act; however, implementation has been delayed until January 1, 2014.  The "Ontario Green Energy Act Now Includes Windows," webinar will occur... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, last week, relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the proposed offering, the company intends to apply for listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The designer and manufacturer of doors for residential and... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors announced that Eric Rothermel has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources. Rothermel joined MIWD in 2006 as a regional human resources manager and since then has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility over the last seven years. "Eric's understanding of the need to create value for MIWD's stakeholders and sincere interest in 'doing what is right... more »
  • Tyson Schwartz has been named VP of Sales & Marketing for Soft-Lite LLC, succeeding Greg Irving, who is retiring after more than 33 years in the window and door industry. In his new role, Schwartz will direct the company's sales expansion and growth, as well as oversee the in-house marketing department that Soft-Lite incorporated last year to help expand its marketing capabilities and... more »
  • In response to the EPA's announcement that it is seeking additional comments on proposed draft Energy Star Version 6.0 criteria for skylights, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association is calling on the agency to address additional concerns the industry has about the skylight criteria, the proposed window and door criteria, and the overall direction of the Energy Star program. "[The... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Regulatory Affairs Committee is actively monitoring a host of government codes and regulations on behalf of its members. The following items were reviewed at the association’s 76th Annual Conference in Tucson, March 24-27, 2013. For a full list and more details on the topics below, please contact AAMA.  The RAC report included an... more »
  • Albat+Wirsam Software GmbH announced it has changed its name to A+W Software GmbH. The name change is part of a new corporate identity for the software provider, which launched a redesigned website at glasstec last year. “The company name of Albat+Wirsam was well known and highly esteemed but has also always been a lingual stumbling block likely to produce confusion because of wrong... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking stakeholder comments on the revised skylight criteria for the proposed Version 6.0 Energy Star Specification, according to a Feb. 25 letter. Comments on the revised criteria are due by Friday, March 8, to windows@energystar.gov. Several stakeholders initially raised concerns during the Draft 1 comment response period regarding changes in test results... more »
  • AAMA's 76th Annual Conference is still underway in Tucson, AZ, where fenestration industry leaders have gathered to discuss how they can improve their companies and meet challenges in today's economic, political and regulatory climate. Keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," outlined strategies for being a "3.0" innovator and integrated... more »