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  • Following up its recent acquisition of Edgetech I.G., Quanex Building Products Corp. has made a number of key management changes. August (Gus) J. Coppola has assumed the role of senior vice president of corporate development, responsible for managing the company’s acquisition process, and its solar adhesives and aftermarket businesses. Previously senior vice president of Quanex... more »
  • Looking for a “seat at the table,” Window & Door Dealers Alliance representatives visited the Department of Energy yesterday to learn more about the agency’s plans for the Home Energy Score program. “By providing homeowners with a home energy efficiency rating, the program is designed to encourage energy efficient upgrades,” explains David Walker, WDDA VP.... more »
  • Through an asset acquisition in the Georgia division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Clear Choice USA, the replacement window retail franchiser, is under new ownership and management. Corporate offices for the company, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, have also moved to Canfield, Ohio. “Just as world-renowned brands like General Motors and Delta Airlines have... more »
  • On March 31, the day before its acquisition by Quanex Building Products Corp., Edgetech I.G. Inc. produced its 2 billionth foot of Super Spacer at its newly-opened manufacturing facility in Heinsberg, Germany. Employees at Edgetech's German plant marking the 2 billionth foot milestone. “Just five years ago we celebrated production of our one-billionth foot of Super Spacer,”... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders and Window & Door Manufacturers Association are among the groups applauding the Senate's passage today of the repeal of the Form 1099 information reporting expansion that would have been required as part of the health care overhaul bill passed last year. The repeal bill, which now goes to President Obama for his signature, was already passed by... more »
  • With its official opening on Monday, Affinity Windows Inc. has kicked off production, serving dealers and distributors in the Northeast. Based in Bensalem, Pa., the replacement window maker is being started by industry veterans Craig Seller and John Pieczkolon. Housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility, Affinity operates a modern fabrication site with mostly all new equipment, Seller... more »
  • Window World of St. Louis Inc., has agreed to pay a $19,529 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify owners and occupants of at least 20 St. Louis-area residential properties built before 1978 of lead-based paint risks prior to performing renovation work at those locations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. According to an administrative... more »
  • Edgetech IG became part of Quanex Building Products Corp., as the two companies closed the previously-announced sale today in a transaction valued at $107 million. "I am pleased to announce our completed acquisition of Edgetech, a leading manufacturer of warm-edge insulating glass spacer systems for U.S. and internationally based window and door customers," says David Petratis, Quanex... more »
  • New Energy Technologies Inc. has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help advance the commercial development of SolarWindow technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass. “The addition of NREL’s world-class solar research group to our ongoing efforts at the... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is implementing a new strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material. "Wood has a vital role to play in meeting the growing demand for green building materials," says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "Forest Service studies show that wood compares favorably to competing materials." The new plan includes the following parts... more »