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  • The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership has named Mathews Brothers the recipient of this year’s Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award.  The award was presented to the 156-year-old window manufacturer in a ceremony at its plant in Belfast, Maine, yesterday. “The award is presented to Mathews Brothers in recognition of the company's success in achieving world-class... more »
  • Designed to gather input to make a case against clearance testing requirements, a Window & Door Dealer Alliance survey indicates that new Environmental Protection Agency rules covering renovations in homes with lead paint are having a significant negative impact.  More than 70 percent of the 100-plus respondents to date say their company has lost business since the Renovation,... more »
  • Massachusetts-based Dartmouth Building Supply recently completed installation of a solar roof, expected to provide 80 percent of the power needed in its own manufacturing operations.  Consisting of 960 solar photovoltaic panels producing 201,600 kilowatts of electricity annually, the roof is said to be one of the region’s largest private solar energy projects. Solar panels on the roof... more »
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. has acquired a 70 percent majority interest in Chicago-based Southwall Insulating Glass, which manufactures Heat Mirror insulating glass units. Ron Spielman, president of Sound Solutions Windows & Doors, remains a partner in the joint venture. The acquisition is designed to enable Southwall to accelerate the automated production of Heat Mirror insulating glass to... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has launched a new, redesigned Web site at www.aamanet.org. Users can now navigate through the site more easily and take advantage of the information AAMA offers, officials note. "Updating the AAMA Web site was a priority initiative, as we think it's vitally important for our members to have quick and easy access to necessary information... more »
  • For the second year in a row, FeneTech Inc. has been been honored with Crain’s Leading Edge award for middle-market companies in Northeast Ohio.  Ron Crowl, president, and other FeneTech staff members accepted the award at a dinner in Cleveland in late May. The awards recognize companies for "value creation." FeneTech was cited for doubling revenues since 2008 through... more »
  • Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has named Industrial Sales Corp. to represent its line of balance hardware in California, Nevada and Arizona. "ISC and Caldwell have formed a strong alliance in the past few years and the recent developments are indicative of the high level of success both companies have enjoyed as a result of that partnership," say Jim Hornung, ISC ... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010 kicked off this week with talks about the association’s strategic plan, work on the green products certification, and code changes on the agenda over the first two days of the meeting. Strategic plan In January, the AAMA board met to review the 2009 strategic plan for the association, and update the objectives and... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is urging dealers to help it oppose clearance testing requirements that could be added to the Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint regulations that went into effect in April. A proposed rule would require contractors working on jobs where lead safe work practices are mandated to achieve certain clearance levels before concluding the renovation... more »
  • Following up on two recent acquisitions, the Atis Group is now planning to go public. One of Canada's largest window and door manufacturers, the Montreal-based company recently filed a preliminary prospectus with Canadian and provincial regulatory authorities for a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. Starting from a Quebec base that included Laflamme Portes & Fenetres... more »