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  • With field testing completed, a new OptiGas system that cools and gas fills insulating glass in one-piece lean flow will debut at GlassBuild America 2011. The new line can reduce gas costs up to 70 percent and trim errors and labor costs while precisely filling air spaces with tunable gas ratios, according to the supplier. The OptiGas 1000 unit on display in Atlanta features an automated carousel... more »
  •     Desiree Long, Seaway’s marketing manager, presenting a check to Mark A. Neidig, the foundation's senior executive director. As part of its Windows of Hope internal fundraising effort, Seaway Manufacturing is partnering with the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation to support its efforts to find a cure for cancer. The Pennsylvania manufacturer recently donated $1,000 to... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC is opening a new Patio Enclosures operation in Monroe, N.C., to meet the residential remodeling needs of the growing metropolitan Charlotte market. The Ohio-based company recently expanded in Atlanta as well. “Charlotte has shown population growth of more than 30 percent over the last 10 years,” says Steve White, managing director of Great Day Improvements,... more »
  • North Carolina-based Endura Products Inc. has acquired W&F Manufacturing, a hardware supplier based in Sun Valley, Calif. The acquisition, in conjunction with the recent release of its Multipoint Astragal and upcoming Multipoint Locking Frame, gives the supplier "a full complement of products to offer to [customers] in this fast growing segment of the industry," says Bruce Procton,... more »
  • As previously announced with the Onex Corp. planned investment in Jeld-Wen, Philip Orsino has joined the Oregon-based window and door maker as president.  Rod Wendt, who has been Jeld-Wen's CEO and president since 1992, remains as CEO.     Orsino It was originally planned that Orsino would join Jeld-Wen upon the closing of the Onex's equity investment agreement. That is... more »
  • United Home Experts, a replacement window contractor based in Ashland, Mass., recently launched a new blog dedicated specifically to Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, it states. The company, which services Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, says it will provide information to help homeowners make educated decisions about their replacement window and door projects, but it also... more »
  • Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, manufacturer of Schlage electronic hardware, is now offering a smartphone app designed to support customers, integrators, dealers and installers at the jobsite. The app provides access to Schlage “how-to” videos from YouTube, installation and user guides, and datasheets for the company's AD-Series and CO-Series locking systems. “Having these... more »
  • Endura Products, the supplier of door components, is adding Jim Hackett, effective August 22, in the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Hackett has more than 30 years experience in the millwork business, most recently serving as vice president sales, wholesale distribution, at Jeld-Wen Inc. "As we strive to deliver to you, our customer, products and services of... more »
  • Four months after a tornado severely damaged its operations, Lincoln Wood Products has completed reconstruction activities. The Merrill, Wis., window and door manufacturer marked the occassion last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly-rebuilt final assembly plant and corporate offices.     A report from Wisconsin's WSAW The ceremony took place on the... more »
  • Pella Corp. has launched a new premium vinyl window line incorporating an enhanced corner cleaning process. Developed to offer superior energy efficiency and aesthetics, the 350 Series window line completes the manufacturer's latest vinyl offering which also includes vinyl sliding patio doors introduced in 2010.   The weld marks of the SmoothSeam welded sash corner on the new... more »