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  • A seminar focusing on increasing sales and reducing costs in metal fenestration "system distribution" through the use of punching tools and production and design software's connected to CNC machines is being hosted by Tekna USA Corp. in conjunction with GlassBuild America. Europe is already a matured system distribution oriented market, the company reports, and North America is... more »
  • Bonneville Windows & Doors, based in Ste. Marie de Beauce, Que., plans to implement the 360 Innovations Suite360, a system that integrates  BusinessCore360 ERP software and CustomBuild360, a front-end solution for dealers and distributors, according to software provider 360 Solutions. “During our initial evaluation, we were looking for a BOM configurator, MRP and quoting software... more »
  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has unveiled a new logo color to reflect a more cohesive brand image with it parent company, Assa Abloy, a supplier of door hardware and security products with operations throughout the world. As part of the Assa Abloy Group, Interlock benefits from its global resources while maintaining its local presence and in-depth... more »
  • Veka elements, a new window and door profile said to easily achieve R-5 and beyond, is being launched by Veka Inc. at next week's GlassBuild America. “The engineering strategy that revolves around these products is based on the versatility that these systems bring to the table for the fabricator with no gimmicks attached," says Kevin Seiling, director of engineering. "It is what... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc. has launched a new Web site featuring expanded content and streaming media, including more than 24 fabrication machine demonstration videos.  Designed to provide direct access to company resources, the site–www.gedusa.com–features a new design and navigational tools, including a site search engine. "Our newly upgraded and updated site... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers, dealers, installers and industry suppliers are featured in the latest edition of the Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list and ranks companies according to revenue growth from 2006 to 2009. Highest on this year’s list, coming in at #353, is... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC is implementing improveit! 360, a Web-based business management system said to allow the vinyl window and door manufacturer to better integrate with its dealer network. The system also aims to help its dealers lower operating costs and improve business processes.  Helping Soft-Lite dealers generate and close more leads, an embedded closed-loop marketing system in... more »
  • Haddon Windows & Doors reports it is the first to offer an R-5 window manufactured using traditional dual-pane construction.  To introduce the new line, the Bensalem, Pa.-based manufacturer has also initiated a program with dealers in more than a dozen states to launch its 6600 series double hung at a special price of $499 installed. The new 6600 Series vinyl window has achieved an NFRC-... more »
  • UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, has started work on sustainability standards for windows and doors. Its door standard has gone through an initial stakeholder comment period, and a draft of a window standard is expected to be completed by year end. To develop comprehensive standards, UL Environment convenes sustainable technical panels, representing expertise from a... more »
  • In an effort to help feed the unemployed, MecalUSA has enacted a program to donate money to the local food pantries.  From now until the end of 2010, the equipment supplier will donate 1 percent of the purchase price for any machine to the local food pantry in the community of a purchasing company, in that company’s name, says James Mattox, MecalUSA president. With the large number of... more »