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  • Soft-Lite LLC has added a second line for applying interior woodgrains and external color laminates on windows at its manufacturing facility in Streetsboro, Ohio.  The new line is designed to support quick changes in the manfuacturing process to enable the vinyl window manufacturer to provide a wide variety of interior and exterior finish options, it notes. “Our dealers are telling us... more »
  • A. W. Hastings & Co., the New England distributor for Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, has named United Home Experts to be the first in-home focused dealer/installer in the New England service region. Based in Ashland, Mass., United Home Experts serves homeowners in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire and Connecticut. “It was a long but worthwhile process... more »
  • "Around the House with Matt and Shari," a PBS home improvement show offering viewers step-by-step projects and practical advice to transform living spaces, has renewed of its partnership with ProVia, the manufacturer of residential doors, windows and Heartland brand vinyl siding. Through its continued partnership, the TV series will feature ProVia products in three episodes designed to... more »
  • Royal Window & Door Profiles, a division of Royal Group Inc., has opened its first company-owned distribution center in the United States. Its new Southern patio door distribution center is co-located with a Royal Mouldings manufacturing facility in Bristol, Tenn. “We are very pleased to announce the opening of this window and door profiles distribution center for the U.S. market,... more »
  • The U.S. Green Building Council has granted Solar Innovations official LEED Gold Certification for its 200,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pine Grove, Pa.  After months of work, the manufacturer of residential and commercial windows, doors, sunrooms and skylights, received 62 points towards the LEED-EB:OM v2009 Certification allowing it to receive the... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is planning its 13th technical conference for June. To be held in Grand Rapids, Mich., the two-and-a-half day event will feature a variety of technical presentations, networking opportunities and off-site tours of area manufacturing facilities. WDMA is currently soliciting presentations and technical papers for the conference. Potential... more »
  • Coronado, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association honored key members at its 74th annual conference held at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel here this week. The meeting, which concludes today, also featured an in-depth review of regulatory issues AAMA is currently following. Among those honored Monday evening were Steve Strawn of Jeld-Wen Inc., who was awarded this year's... more »
  • The Institute for Business & Home Safety and the International Code Council have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will increase the role IBHS building science data plays in the creation of new building codes by the ICC. Supported by the property insurance industry, IBHS offers a suite of voluntary, code-plus “Fortified” standards and guidelines for the design and... more »
  • The residential remodeling market shows clear signs of recovery, with activity in most regions in 2010 returning to 2007 and early-2008 levels, according to the BuildFax Remodeling Index. The Northeast represented the most notable exception to this trend, researches note, with 2010 marking the fifth straight year of decline in the BFRI. The new index has been created by BuildFax, a provider of... more »
  • In response to a January Executive Order issued by President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency is inviting public input on how best to review its regulations. In seeking input, EPA said it would provide its retrospective review plan, as well an initial list of regulations it plans to review in late May. "EPA shares President Obama’s commitment to using common sense and... more »