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  • Deceuninck North America, the provider of vinyl window and door profiles, and Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of windows and other exterior building products, conducted a window walk last Thursday, participating in the “G2OTR Project: LEEDing the Way in Historic Renovation and New Construction.”  In order to demonstrate the commitment of... more »
  • Benada Aluminum Products LLC,  a newly-formed entity owned indirectly by FTL Capital LLC and Benada Aluminum of Florida Inc., has acquired from bankruptcy the assets of Florida Extruders International Inc. Simultaneously, the new Benada has acquired the assets of BAF, which was owned by Monte Friedkin, who now becomes president and CEO of the new unit. In announcing the transaction,... more »
  • GBO Inc., the Quebec-based manufacturer of Bonneville Windows & Doors, reports that Montblanc Capital Corp., a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Toronto, Ont., has entered into an agreement with Fonds de Solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FSTQ) to acquire about 4.5 million common shares of GBO.  The transaction represents about a 25 percent... more »
  • Last year, attendees at the annual FeneTech User Conference were holding their breath waiting for the economy to improve. This year, companies are plotting how to get tablet devices like the iPad into the hands of sales, delivery and production staff, many report. The three-day event, held this year at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cleveland, gathered 75 people from 45 window manufacturers... more »
  • Mike Murray, Lloyd Barela and Holly Gilbert have each won a four-day grand prize trip from Therma-Tru as part of the company’s “Unlock the Opportunities” sweepstakes. More than 3,300 people entered the online sweepstakes between January 12 and April 30, 2011. Murray, owner of Sunrise Windows in Damascus, Ore., and Barela, customer service representative with Trimco Millwork out... more »
  • Homeowners are telling remodeling contractors that the costs of compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rules are too high, according to a National Association of the Remodeling Industry study.  More than three quarters of the remodelers surveyed report that potential or current homeowner clients have indicated to them they would opt... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors has released the second draft edition of its Side-Hinged Exterior Door System (SHEDS) Standard for public comment. The standard is designed to create a procedure for structurally rating a side-hinged exterior door systems that allows for substitution of  components. The standard utilizes the ASTM E330 test method and also provides a test method for... more »
  • U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi visited the Simonton Windows new corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, last Tuesday to welcome the business to the community. During his hour-long visit, the Congressman toured the offices with Mark Savan, Simonton president, and met with several executives to learn more about the vinyl window manufacturer, its history and plans for the future. “It was a... more »
  • A nanostructured anti-fogging technology for glass developed by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has been honored with an 2011 R&D 100 award by R&D Magazine. The anti-fogging technology is said to out perform any similar technology on the market.     An LBL photo shows the glass slide that's been placed in a freezer, then exposed to humid air at room... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program is hosting its second annual Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting, scheduled for August 9-11 in Denver. Windows are on a wide-ranging agenda that will feature speakers addressing subjects from air sealing and ventilation to business models and community outreach. The Colorado meeting is targeted to researchers, architects... more »