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  • Renolit will show decorative and performance films for window and door applications at booth #231, Hall 6 during Fensterbau Frontale, held March 16-19 in Nuremburg, Germany. Renolit’s displays will include the acrylic-based film solution Exofol FX, featuring new colors for residential windows; Exofol IN, a soft interior film featuring a scratch-resistant coating and woodgrain designs; and... more »
  • Roto Frank of America presented a check for $2,867 to Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries of Essex, Connecticut. The funds were raised through an employee campaign and fundraising efforts and will provide enough food for more than 7,350 meals, according to the company. Roto Frank employees also collected and donated more than 300 pounds of canned food and pasta. “We’re pleased to be... more »
  • Western Window Systems’ Series 3600 vinyl multi-slide door was given an air, water and structural performance rating of DP40 by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Fenestration Rating Council. The door also features a water-barrier sill, a U-factor of 0.30 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.20. The company will begin taking orders for the Series 3600... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a change to the refresher training for renovators currently required under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. Specifically, EPA will allow renovators to take a refresher course without mandatory hands-on training, such as online courses, once every other recertification instead of every time, the Window & Door Manufacturers... more »
  • LaCantina was awarded Best of Houzz for 2016 in the Design and Customer Satisfaction categories. This is the company’s fourth consecutive award from the home remodeling and design website and community. The Design award was granted based on popularity among the site’s users, while the Customer Satisfaction award was determined by factors including the number and quality of reviews a... more »
  • PGT added Sheree Bargabos and Jeff Jackson to its board of directors. Bargabos was most recently vice president of customer experience at Owens Corning and has over 35 years’ experience in managerial roles. “Ms. Bargabos brings a wealth of executive management experience in running successful businesses at Owens Corning,” says Rod Hershberger, CEO and chairman of the board... more »
  • Simpson Door Company will give away a $100 dinner gift card and $25 in movie tickets to the winner of its Find Your Perfect Match Sweepstakes, chosen from among users of a quiz on the company’s website. The sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and runs until February 29. Click here for more information. more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a nationwide survey that asked builders about the likelihood that a number of features would be included in the typical single-family home they will build in 2016.  In the NAHB Economics, HMI Survey, builders scored features on a scale from one (not likely to be included) to five (very likely to be included). Among the most likely... more »
  • The Kelly Group will represent RSL in the Midwest. Kelly Kern will cover Indiana and the Chicago area, and Steve Luce will cover Ohio and Michigan. “RSL offers great opportunities and complements well our ability to offer door solutions to our customers,” says Kern. “We look forward to speaking with our customers regarding their glass lite programs and seeing how RSL can help... more »
  • PPG Industries began repairs at its Fresno, California flat glass facility, a $20-million project it announced last September. According to a statement from the company, it is replacing the refractory linings of the facility's furnace. This type of repair is necessary every 10-15 years. During the outage, PPG will make upgrades and handle maintenance tasks on other parts of the production... more »