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  • "Universal Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population" is the title of an educational seminar being sponsored on Thursday by Milgard Windows & Doors. To be held in conjunction with PCBC at the AIA San Francisco office, the presentation is designed to explore the desires of baby boomers to remain independent and age in place, regardless of their physical... more »
  • Phantom Screens, based in Abbotsbord, B.C., has added two new U.S. distributors. Phantom of Charlotte LLC now represents the manufacturer of retractable screen products in an eight county area surrounding Charlotte, N.C. The company is owned and operated by David Winters in conjunction his with his retail screen business, Screenmobile of Charlotte. Phantom Screens' newest distributor in the... more »
  • Stanek Windows is adding ProVia Door’s custom steel and fiberglass entry doors to its home improvement product lineup. The replacement window manufacturer serves Western Florida, Northeast Ohio and Southeastern Wisconsin with offices in Tampa and Clearwater, Fla., Cleveland, and Milwaukee, offering windows, patio doors and exterior doors, as well as siding, hurricane shutters and gutter... more »
  • Viwinco, a manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at its operations on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PCN Tours. The Viwinco show will premiere at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and re-air at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 11. “We feel that Viwinco makes the industry’s best vinyl replacement and new construction windows.... more »
  • Tom Riscili has joined CGI Windows & Doors Inc., the Miami-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, as president and CEO. Succeeding Brian Evans, Riscili is responsible for all aspects of the company. Riscili has more than a decade of experience in the building products industry, most recently having served as president of Fypon Ltd., the manufacturer of... more »
  • Screen mesh supplier Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics has changed its name to Saint-Gobain AdFors. The manufacturer of New York Wire screening set out to develop a new name that reinforces its strength and position in the industrial and construction markets, officials note. Created using an international agency that specializes in developing global brand names, the name is based on the root... more »
  • Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and more. At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of regulations, with... more »
  • Minneapolis–American Architectural Manufacturers Association members tackled a full agenda at its national summer conference held here last week. Topics covered in various sessions included lead paint, window tax credits, the next phase of Energy Star, AAMA's green rating program and much more.  At the meeting's regulatory affairs session, attendees received a broad update of... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two fiberglass window component suppliers, Omniglass (2010) Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, has licensed the assets and intellectual property of Cleveland-based SureView Inc. The transaction, which includes access to SureView’s product designs, patents and tooling, is “a real positive for existing customers and new potential customers,” says Mark Back, who... more »
  • With a product range that now includes energy software services, as well as building products, Serious Materials has changed its name to Serious Energy. The name change reflects how the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has broadened its initial focus beyond sheet rock and windows to include "a platform of products and services that combine real-time, connected building analytics and control... more »