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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced plans for its national fall conference, scheduled for October 10-13 in Santa Ana Pueblo (Albuquerque), N.M.  The event will feature a keynote speech by Chris Nelson of UL Environment, who will give an overview of the importance of third-party validation and certification of sustainable products. Nelson's talk will look at how... more »
  • Strybuc Industries recently completed the acquisition of Replacement Hardware Manufacturing Co. Inc. based in Hialeah, Fla. The move is designed to further Strybuc's commitment to the region and solidify its position in the Florida and Caribbean marketplace, the company reports. Established in 1981, Replacement Hardware's strength is its strong emphasis in high performance patio door rollers,... more »
  • A seminar focusing on increasing sales and reducing costs in metal fenestration "system distribution" through the use of punching tools and production and design software's connected to CNC machines is being hosted by Tekna USA Corp. in conjunction with GlassBuild America. Europe is already a matured system distribution oriented market, the company reports, and North America is... more »
  • Bonneville Windows & Doors, based in Ste. Marie de Beauce, Que., plans to implement the 360 Innovations Suite360, a system that integrates  BusinessCore360 ERP software and CustomBuild360, a front-end solution for dealers and distributors, according to software provider 360 Solutions. “During our initial evaluation, we were looking for a BOM configurator, MRP and quoting software... more »
  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has unveiled a new logo color to reflect a more cohesive brand image with it parent company, Assa Abloy, a supplier of door hardware and security products with operations throughout the world. As part of the Assa Abloy Group, Interlock benefits from its global resources while maintaining its local presence and in-depth... more »
  • Veka elements, a new window and door profile said to easily achieve R-5 and beyond, is being launched by Veka Inc. at next week's GlassBuild America. “The engineering strategy that revolves around these products is based on the versatility that these systems bring to the table for the fabricator with no gimmicks attached," says Kevin Seiling, director of engineering. "It is what... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. has launched a new Web site featuring expanded content and streaming media, including more than 24 fabrication machine demonstration videos.  Designed to provide direct access to company resources, the site–www.gedusa.com–features a new design and navigational tools, including a site search engine. "Our newly upgraded and updated site... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers, dealers, installers and industry suppliers are featured in the latest edition of the Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list and ranks companies according to revenue growth from 2006 to 2009. Highest on this year’s list, coming in at #353, is... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC is implementing improveit! 360, a Web-based business management system said to allow the vinyl window and door manufacturer to better integrate with its dealer network. The system also aims to help its dealers lower operating costs and improve business processes.  Helping Soft-Lite dealers generate and close more leads, an embedded closed-loop marketing system in... more »
  • Haddon Windows & Doors reports it is the first to offer an R-5 window manufactured using traditional dual-pane construction.  To introduce the new line, the Bensalem, Pa.-based manufacturer has also initiated a program with dealers in more than a dozen states to launch its 6600 series double hung at a special price of $499 installed. The new 6600 Series vinyl window has achieved an NFRC-... more »