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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined forces with Associated Labs Inc. to offer insulating glass certification. The two organizations are working together to broaden accessibility to such services in time for new National Fenestration Rating Council requirements for IG certification. "The success of the largest North American whole product certification program... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. has finalized its purchase of Bradco Supply Corp. The acquisition of Avenel, N.J.-based Bradco is the largest in ABC Supply’s history and adds 129 locations in 30 states to the ABC Supply roster. With these additions, ABC Supply now has 479 locations in 44 states and the District of Columbia, and sales of more than $4 billion. The company is the largest wholesale... more »
  • More details on news briefs included in the June/July issue House Passes Home Star Bill ABC Supply to Acquire Bradco Marvin Launches Siding Line Stock Building Supply Adds Bison Novatech Adds Patio Door Specialist Elixir Re-Opening Tennessee Plant International Window Emerges from Chapter 11 Earthwise Group Expands Alliance more »
  • Simonton Windows, the West Virginia-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, has contracted Wellness Coaches USA to provide one-on-one individualized wellness coaching for its employees nationwide. Support is being made available to more than 2,000 Simonton employees at nine different facilities, officials report. “Professionals from Wellness Coaches USA will work directly with... more »
  • Ultra Hardware Products LLC has partnered with Fapim of Italy to be its new U.S. distributor. Fapim manufacturers a range of door and window hardware utilitizing the Euro groove system.  Started in 1974 to produce fittings for aluminum windows and doors combining innovation and ease of use, Fapim now offers a catalog of more than 1,000 hardware products. With more than 1 million square feet... more »
  • Atis Group Inc., the Quebec-based window and door maker with operations across Canada, has decided against an initial public offering due to unfavorable market conditions, according to several press reports. "Given the increased uncertainty and volatility in the markets, primarily due to macro economic circumstances, we believe it is best to defer the offering at this time," Robert... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued further guidance regarding its June 18th decision to give renovation firms and workers additional time to obtain necessary training and certifications to comply with its new lead rules. A new question-and-answer document was recently posted on the EPA Web site. The delay in enforcement of Renovation, Repair and Painting training and... more »
  • "Virtualization" was a hot topic at the eighth annual FeneVision User Conference, being held in downtown Cleveland this week. Gathering nearly 100 people from 32 window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies, as well as a dozen industry vendors, the event, hosted by FeneTech Inc., featured a speaker who detailed the concept, which means separation of computer systems and... more »
  • The Iron Door Co. LLC has partnered with Henrietta Spencer-Churchill of Spencer-Churchill Designs  to develop a new line of historically inspired iron doors.  Sold under the Castle Entries brand, the doors are priced to compete with wood entry doors. Spencer-Churchill is the daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, whose family home is Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. She has been... more »
  • Velux parent, VKR Holding of Denmark, is acquiring Loewen, the custom wood window and door maker based in Steinbach, Man., Canada. The move is VKR's second major expansion into the North American market, as it acquired Western Canada's Gienow Group last fall. “We already own several vertical window companies, and now we extend these activities in Canada and the USA, where the... more »