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  • Huttig Building Products, the distributor of millwork and building products for residential construction and remodeling, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign Product Configurator and Guided Selling software to provide online quoting and ordering of both exterior and interior pre-hung door systems. The Web-based solution will be made available to Huttig’s national network of dealers. “... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week regarding a proposal to expand the current Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. EPA is considering additional test requirements that could include expensive multiple dust wipe tests through EPA-approved labs after renovations are completed... more »
  • Lincoln Windows & Patio Doors has launched a new Web site, www.lincolnwindows.com, redesigned to incorporate the company’s new brand identity and appeal to visitors with new colors and a clean, uncluttered design.  With development beginning in 2009, the new site is the result of a year of hard work by Lincoln’s in-house marketing team, officials note. Showcased on the... more »
  • Amber Grayson, a former sales and marketing executive with a hardware manufacturer and distributor, has started Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC to provide creative and technical representation to manufacturers of fenestration and building material components. With her background, Grayson offers expertise in new product launches, marketing and brand strategy, business bevelopment, cold... more »
  • Joining with several other contractor and building industry organizations, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance recently sent a letter to three U.S. Senators asking for changes in the current Home Star legislation.  While supporting "the overall concept of the Home Star incentive program, we want to ensure the proposal factors in its job creation and energy conservation potential... more »
  • Already passed by the House of Representatives, Home Star legislation advanced in the Senate last week as part of the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act. Introduced by Majority Leader Sen. Henry Reid (D-Nev.), the bill represents a stripped-down energy bill with additional elements designed to address the Gulf oil spill.  Senate Democrats hoped it could be passed... more »
  • Sunrise Windows, based in Temperance, Mich., has recalled and added 60 employees over the last few months to support its continued growth. "We anticipate as we head toward the fall season, we will need to hire additional staff to support our manufacturing needs,” says Gary Delman, president. Dealers appear to be rewarding the vinyl window and door manufacturer for its broad selection... more »
  • Hydro Aluminum’s Extrusion North America unit has sold its M2000 sliding patio door product line to Architectural Metals Inc. of St. Louis. The move is designed to enable Hydro to maximize internal resources and provide customers streamlined sales and service processes. Architectural Metals services manufacturers of products that use aluminum extrusion and sheet metal, including... more »
  • Atria Building Products, a manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Johnstown, Ohio, officially closed its doors last week. David Gerhardt, president, attributed the decision to close to continued weakness in market, combined with additional regulatory burdens. "Atria would like to thank all of its customers, employees, and vendors for your loyalty during our 30-year run," ... more »
  • More detailed reports on news briefs appearing in the August issue of Window & Door: VKR Acquires Canada's Loewen Windows Ply Gem Plans to Go Public DOE's R-5 Window Site Goes Live Atis Group Defers IPO Energy Star Criteria Revision Process Officially Underway   Alcoa to Acquire Traco Santelli Adding Indiana Plant   more »