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  • John W. (Jake) Marvin, chairman and CEO of the Marvin Cos., has been selected by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to serve another term as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Marvin’s new term will expire Dec. 31, 2011. The Minneapolis bank is one of 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks across the country. As chair, Marvin heads a nine-person board of directors overseeing... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has submitted a multi-page letter to the U.S. Government's General Accounting Office, citing a possible administrative error by the Environmental Protection Agency in its efforts to impose lead clearance and testing rules on window and door dealers. After implementing the the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule in April, EPA proposed an amendment to... more »
  • Window World, the replacement window dealer with more than 200 franchise locations in 46 states, has established a new partnership with Kathy Ireland and kathy ireland Worldwide. Kathy Ireland with Blair Ingle, Window World president. Under the agreement, Ireland will serve as the “Window World Ambassador,” and be featured in the company's catalogs/brochures and in its ... more »
  • As part of its Training Tuesdays online educational program for remodelers and building industry professionals, Atrium Cos. Inc. is offering a complimentary webinar titled, "EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule: Myths, Realities and Clarifications." The session will be held on August 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET.  The online seminar, to be lead by Patrick Connor and Jack Anderson... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. is now servicing Gasglass argon gas detectors and Spyglass glass analyzers. The supplier became the exclusive distributor of these devices in the Americas, Europe and Australia earlier this year. Developed by Finland-based Sparklike Ltd., Gasglass is a non-invasive method for measuring insulating gas fill levels. Its latest Gasglass Handheld v2 is said to allow freedom of... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has purchased selected assets of Standard Doors, located at Medchal, Hyderabad in the Andhra Pradesh province of India. Said to operate one of the newest, fully integrated and largest modern dedicated door manufacturing plants in India, Standard Doors is Masonite's third acquisition in India this year. In July of this year, Masonite announced the acquisition of two other Indian door... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is conducting a webinar Wednesday to describe efforts underway to develop a suite of national guidelines for the work and workforce involved in residential energy efficiency retrofits. The presentation will look at proposed guidelines, which DOE says are designed to improve the quality of weatherization... more »
  • Huttig Building Products, the distributor of millwork and building products for residential construction and remodeling, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign Product Configurator and Guided Selling software to provide online quoting and ordering of both exterior and interior pre-hung door systems. The Web-based solution will be made available to Huttig’s national network of dealers. “... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week regarding a proposal to expand the current Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. EPA is considering additional test requirements that could include expensive multiple dust wipe tests through EPA-approved labs after renovations are completed... more »
  • Lincoln Windows & Patio Doors has launched a new Web site, www.lincolnwindows.com, redesigned to incorporate the company’s new brand identity and appeal to visitors with new colors and a clean, uncluttered design.  With development beginning in 2009, the new site is the result of a year of hard work by Lincoln’s in-house marketing team, officials note. Showcased on the... more »