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  • Masonite featured several new interior doors with unique decorative glass designs. Charlotte, N.C.—The Association of Millwork Distributors’ annual convention and exhibition, which kicked off here on Monday, appears to be regaining momentum with busy educational sessions and a trade show floor that looks to be larger than last year. The trade show, which closes today, also... more »
  • J. Sussman Inc., a manufacturer of custom windows in Jamaica, N.Y., is installing more than 550 solar panels, spreading across approximately 15,000 square feet, on its roof. The 125-kilowatt project will handle a substantial part of the company's electric needs and is said to be one of the largest solar panel projects in New York. Sussman officials on manufacturing facility roof... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lifetime Doors Inc., a manufacturer of interior flush doors, including molded, veneer, prefinished, and bifold products. Based in Farmington Hills, Mich., Lifetime was founded in 1947 by William Gilbert. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. "Lifetime is a natural fit for Masonite," states Larry Repar, Masonite's... more »
  • Royal Group’s Window and Door Profiles Division hosted an open house September 30 to mark the progress made in reducing the carbon footprint of its Thermoplast manufacturing facility in Laval, Que.  With suppliers, elected officials and community representatives on hand, Thermoplast announced it is now recycling 100 percent of the residues from extrusion by putting them back into the... more »
  • Currently based in Parkersburg, W.Va., Simonton Windows plans to transition various corporate functions to Columbus, Ohio,  where it already operates a new product development center. The Columbus location will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters beginning in 2011. The vinyl window and door manufacturer will retain its corporate location in Parkersburg, where the company... more »
  • Targeting growing demand for green, Bonneville Windows & Doors is now offering Accoya wood as an option on all its products. "Set to revolutionize home building and change the face of window design, Accoya is the world’s leading high technology wood that exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of premium tropical hardwoods," states François Chevarie, vice... more »
  • In a special presentation at glasstec, the international trade show held in Dusseldorf, Germany last week, Edgetech I.G. announced plans to add a new manufacturing facility in Heinsberg, Germany. “Europe is a crucial strategic market,” said Andy Jones, Edgetech's European managing director. “In 2010, we experienced 85 percent growth; in 2011, we’re expecting an additional... more »
  • As part of the effort to boost demand for high-performance windows, the Department of Energy is hosting two regional workshops this month for the R-5 Windows/Low-E Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program.  Both are targeted to builders, contractors, public housing authorities, weatherization agencies and others, as well as window manufacturer partners. The Pacific Northwest workshop is... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are seeking feedback on a proposed new program to identify and advance highly efficient ("super star") products in the marketplace.  This effort–an extension of the Energy Star brand–would be targeted at "early adopters," officials state. EPA and DOE announced the potential for a "super star... more »
  • Belfast, Maine–Mathews Brothers Co. welcomed Maine Governor John Baldacci along with other government officials and customers to its plant here last week as it officially announced plans to add the Clara Starrett EnergyCore window to its product line. Designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Energy's R-5 window program, the new window is currently being supplied to a number of... more »