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  • "Lead paint could be a good thing for window sales," according to Rick Nevin, a researcher involved with a project that recently received a challenge grant from the National Institute of Health.  Nevin is working with a team from the NYU School of Medicine and National Center for Healthy Housing looking at window replacement in older homes as a means to prevent lead exposure to... more »
  • Schlage Lock Co. LLC, a business unit of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired the assets of the door hardware division of Fusion Hardware Group. The company is said to offer a diverse product line that includes decorative handlesets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, keyed entry plates and other decorative accessories. “Adding Fusion to our product portfolio provides Schlage immediate access to the... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. has signed an agreement with UK-based Inagas, a supplier of gas-fill machinery, to be exclusive distributor of Inagas products in North America and Central America. Edgetech will also distribute the products in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. Inagas was formed in 1992 and has quickly become the leading supplier of argon gas equipment, helping manufacturers in Europe... more »
  • Las Vegas, Nev.–Although still cautious, the industry appears to be getting more optimistic about 2011. At least that’s the perspective one could gather walking the floor of GlassBuild America here last week. The annual event enjoyed a fairly strong turn-out, with more than 7,000 glass and window industry executives making their way to the Las Vegas Convention Center. "Window and... more »
  • Las Vegas, Nev.–With a program designed to help dealers learn from experts and share ideas with each other, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance hosted its first Window & Door Dealers Forum on September 15. Held in conjunction with GlassBuild America, the day-long event attracted about 80 window and door executives and featured a variety of speakers, as well as special break... more »
  • Las Vegas, Nev.—More window and door manufacturers will be gearing up to boost energy efficiency performance numbers, judging by the activity at GlassBuild America, which kicked off yesterday. The event, which continues today and tomorrow, featured relatively busy aisles with organizers reporting more than 6,700 registered attendees after the first day. PPG was highlighting a dual-... more »
  • Friends and colleagues gathered yesterday in Las Vegas at GlassBuild America to honor long-time Window & Door salesman Don Johnson, who is retiring. An industry veteran, Johnson attended his first glass show in 1969. "The first time I saw Don in action was at the interGLASSmetal/Fenestration show in 1991," recalls Nicole Harris, publisher of Window & Door and Glass... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC, the Ohio-based manufacturer of replacement windows and doors is working with Pilot Fish SEO to increase the search engine visibility of its Web site and enhance performance. The move follows up the recent introduction of a business management system for its dealer network.   Pilot Fish SEO, a division of Polysort LLC, will optimize the Soft-Lite site for to generate more... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. has signed a new lease agreement for a 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility that will be used to extrude vinyl. Located in Greenville, Texas, the new plant is designed to meet the manufacturer's growing vinyl extrusion needs in support of its window and patio door manufacturing growth plans, officials state. “We expect to begin operations in December 2010, and will... more »
  • Ultrafab Inc. founded in Victor, N.Y., in 1970 kicks off a year long celebration of its 40th anniversary  this month. The company got its start manufacturing components for the office products industry. By the 1980’s, it established its ultrasonically welded pile weatherseals as a popular woption for indow and door manufacturers due to ease of insertion and the ability to keep the pile... more »