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  • 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 »
  • Harvey Building Products, the manufacturer and distributor serving contractors throughout the Northeast,  is hosting its "Big Game" of trade shows at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on February 24-25 in Foxboro, Mass.   From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the company will present New England-area residential contractors, subcontractors and remodelers... more »
  • "Don't wait any longer," said Paul Toub of Kachina Lead Paint Solutions, speaking to participants in the Window & Door Dealers Alliance webinar focusing on new Environmental Protection Agency rules addressing remodeling work in pre-1978 homes. With the April 22 effective date fast approaching, he urged listeners tuning in for yesterday's session to get their companies... more »
  • CMI has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Illinois Flush Door Co. in Plainfield, Ill. The move expands CMI’s CraftMaster Door Division, which includes door assembly plants in Christiansburg, Va.; Ozark, Ala.; and Garland, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1944, Illinois Flush Door manufactures and distributes a full line of interior... more »
  • Looking to gain more financial and operating flexibility, PGT Inc. has announced a special dividend consisting of rights to purchase shares of the window and door manufacturer's common stock with an aggregate value of about $30 million. "We have a long history of successfully outperforming the overall housing market, particularly in down periods where a differentiated product offering and... more »
  • The Glass Association of North America is offering a webinar explaining new certification and labeling requirements imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on its Web site. Available for download or streaming for $4.95, the webinar covers new certification rules applicable to glazing materials installed in hazardous locations, including doors. On February 9, 2009, CPSC postponed... more »
  • For.El, the manufacturer of insulating glass production equipment, has updated its Web site, adding new graphics and content, as well as improved content flow and new services for customers, it reports. Featuring an intuitive interface based on the very latest web technologies, the site is designed to bring together digital contents with downloadable brochures covering various machines, in order... more »