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  • 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 »
  • Due to the flooding disaster and the residual effects to the city of Nashville, the Association of Millwork Distributors is moving its 46th annual convention and exhibition to Charlotte, N.C.  The event, which was scheduled to be held at the flood-damaged Gaylord Opryland Resort, is set for October 9-14. AMD leadership acted swiftly for its members and exhibitors in its decision to... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is applauding passage of legislation in the House last week that would replace the .30/.30 standard to qualify for a $1,500 tax credit with the 2010 Energy Star criteria for windows, doors and skylights. The legislation was included as part of the tax extenders bill, which passed by a vote of 215 to 206, and must now go back to the Senate for final... more »
  • Filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last Friday, Ply Gem Holding Inc. is planning an initial public offering.  The manufacturer of exterior building products is looking to raise as much as $300 million, according to the S-1 document filed, although the expected price per share or number of shares to be sold are not indicated. Based in Cary, N.C., Ply Gem states it is the... more »
  • Most recently establishing licensees in Nashville, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Apex Energy Solutions aims to be selling replacement windows and other building products in 30 markets within five years.  The Indianapolis-based firm, which sells high-end, triple-glazed windows using high-tech marketing tools and strategies, also recently launched a new app for Apple's iPad. The company... more »
  • In an encouraging sign of economic rebound, Hy-Lite/U S Block Windows sales during the second quarter of 2010 increased more than 30 percent compared to the same time frame in 2009.  “Sales started rising steadily in early April and have continued on an upward pattern since then,” says Roger Murphy, president. “We are seeing some of our strongest sales of acrylic block and... more »
  • With an official progam launch taking place at the National Association of Home Builders headquarters in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the Web site featuring manufacturers accepted in the U.S. Department of Energy's Highly-Insulating R-5 Windows and Low-e Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program is now live.  With links to more than 30 manufacturers, the site is designed to provide builders... more »