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  • The vinyl industry has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting proposed Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulations for PVC manufacturing, but urging the agency to ensure the final rule better reflects the diversity and variability of the industry that makes a broad range of products, the Vinyl Institute reports. MACT rules are written under the Clean Air... more »
  • With the advance of green buildings and a broader shift toward more energy efficient construction, a handful of emerging technologies–including dynamic smart windows and advanced insulation–will build from a negligible commercial market today into an $829 million market in 2020, according to a new report from Lux Research. “Dynamic windows, for instance, will gain footing now... more »
  •     Spaulding     Shay A 25-year veteran with the company, Chuck Spaulding, Veka Inc.'s vice president and COO, is retiring at the end of August.  He will be succeeded by Erik Shay. "During his tenure, Chuck has been one of the most respected and trusted colleagues within the group and carries that same respect and admiration throughout the industry,... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC, manufacturer of Patio Enclosures sunrooms and solariums, has renewed its partnership with Alside to offer that manufacturer's vinyl replacement windows through its retail locations. “With its strong, durable, energy-efficient windows, Alside delivers the high quality our customers have come to expect from Patio Enclosures,” says Steven White, Great Day... more »
  • Amending its May agreement to invest in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc., Onex Corp. now plans to take a majority stake in the Oregon-based door and window manufacturer.  When the transaction is complete, Philip Orsino will also step in as Jeld-Wen president, the Toronto-based investment firm reports. Under the new agreement, Onex and its affiliates will invest $864 million in Jeld-Wen, compared to the... more »
  • Acquiring the assets from bankruptcy court, Universal Molding Extrusion Co. has re-opened International Window Corp. The new owners have brought back much of the aluminum and vinyl window and door manufacturer’s management team and former employees, and the company is now taking orders and shipping product from its operations in Hayward and South Gate, Calif. Universal Molding Extrusion,... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has received approval from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association to serve as a designated laboratory for the testing of hardware products pursuant to BHMA certification program requirements. The approval from BHMA follows ATI’s accreditation by the International Accreditation Service to perform tests according to ANSI/BHMA standards. ANSI/BHMA standards... more »
  • Centor Architectural employees from around the world gathered in June in Australia for the Brisbane Trailwalk designed to support Oxfam and help fight poverty in developing countries. The walkers set out into Brisbane’s bush land with the challenge of walking 62 miles in teams of four in under 48 hours.     Centor's Trailwalkers in Brisbane Centor North America... more »
  • Champion Window reports it has passed a major milestone in its summer-long program "Close the Window on Hunger" campaign—having donated more than 1 million pounds of food since the program launched on June 1. Champion launched this new program to fill the summertime need for donations to keep the one in four American children who suffer from food insecurity while school... more »
  • Clement Miller has been named as president of building products for NSG Group. The manufacturer of glass products with operations worldwide operates the unit under the Pilkington name. In his new role, Miller is charged with ensuring sustained growth for the building products business of NSG Group across key emerging markets, while also building on its existing position in more established... more »