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  • Hurd Windows & Doors donated six semi-trucks worth of its products to World Vision through the Gifts-in-Kind program in December 2009 and January 2010, it reports. The Hurd windows, screens, and doors, with a retail value of more than $675,000, follow up on previous 2009 donations of nearly $100,000 worth of product. "With their donation to World Vision, Hurd Windows & Doors will be... more »
  • Palm Desert, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association concluded its annual conference here last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position. Ray Garries, one of AAMA's representatives in the joint... more »
  • Simonton Windows has teamed with H&R Block to offer up to $150 toward preparation of an individual’s 2010 personal income tax return. The program is designed to provide remodelers and contractors nationwide another way to “close the deal” with homeowners considering a replacement window investment. Homeowners qualify for the offer when they purchase 12 or more Simonton... more »
  • Joe Peilert is joining Veka Inc. as president, succeeding Walter Stucky, president and CEO of the North American division of  Veka AG. Stucky is stepping down as president beginning March 1, though he will remain CEO through June in order to provide a smooth transition at the vinyl window extrusion company. Peilert Peilert most recently served as president and CEO for TMI... more »
  • Palm Desert, Calif.—After overcoming some obstacles, the American Architectural Manufacturers Manufacturers Association made further progress on its green and sustainability rating and certification program as it gathered here for its 73rd Annual Conference.  The event also saw discussions related to AAMA's strategic plan unveiled last year, a preliminary market forecast from Ducker... more »
  • US LBM Holdings LLC has signed an agreement to acquire the operations of Chicago-area Edward Hines Lumber Co. as well as its Hall & House Indiana operation. The acquisition, to take place through the approval of an assignment for benefit of creditors proceeding, is expected to be completed in March. The addition of Hines Lumber and Hall & House to US LBM substantially expands its... more »
  • The Green Roundtable/Nexus, a Boston-based non-profit green building organization, is forming the Green Products Association. The organization is described as "the first inclusive platform to represent the entire life-cycle of products from construction through operations." Starting with Xerox, CBC Flooring, Jandris & Sons and Bostik as founding members, GPA is also partnering... more »
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., has filed a formal complaint of anti-competitive and illegal practices with the Federal Trade Commission against Edgetech IG Inc., the Insulating Glass Certification Council, and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance. Glasslam also indicates plans to file a complaint with the Anti-Trust Division of the... more »
  • Wesley Todd Whitworth, CEO of Window World Inc., passed away Friday, Feb. 5, according to an obituary in the Wilkes Journal Patriot.  Son of Leon Whitworth, who founded Window World in 1995, the 40-year-old Todd Whitworth became CEO in 2008, following his father's retirement.  Headquartered in N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Window World offers replacement window sales and installation through 186... more »
  • Two new locations have recently been opened by the Glass Guru, the California-based franchiser offering window restoration and replacement services to homeowners. Adam Renard, a long-time Indianapolis resident, has opened a new location serving the greater Indianapolis market. Tracie and Lucie Woolery are the new franchise owners in Chico, Calif. Started in 2004, the Glass Guru specializes in... more »