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  • Fortune Brands is making "excellent progress" towards a tax-free spin-off of the home and security business, a potential sale or spin-off of the golf business, and the establishment of the company as a pure-play spirits business, according to Bruce Carbonari, chairman and CEO, speaking today at the company's annual shareholders meeting.  In his update on the previously announced... more »
  • A composite window profile combining thermoset resins and flax fibers is being developed by Innobat, a French research and development company working in the green building arena. The technology was recently recognized with an Innovation Award in the bio-based materials category at the JEC Composites Show, an international event for the composites industry held in Paris in March.... more »
  • As tornado season escalates and increased tornado activity has devastated parts of the Midwest and the South during the past few weeks, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released a voluntary specification for testing and rating windows and other fenestration products that will be exposed to tornados and similar extreme wind and rain conditions.  AAMA 512-11, Voluntary... more »
  • Philadelphia-based Northeast Building Products has redesigned its website with a contemporary look and feel to better reflect the manufacturer's commitment to innovation, energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art technology. Rather than a traditional corporate layout, the new site was developed with a “techie” feel, officials state. By keeping the menus simple and intuitive, the site... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced that registration is now open for its 13th Annual Technical Conference, scheduled for June 20-22 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The three-day event will feature numerous sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies, WDMA officials note. Breakout... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc., based in York, Pa., has acquired substantially all assets from Effect Technologies Corp., better known as ETC Laboratories. ETC's operations in Rochester, N.Y., will be evaluated for continued operations at this location, but customers will now have the ability to be serviced from ATI's multiple locations around the country with many more disciplines than previously... more »
  • Sage Electrochromics is crediting Minnesota legislators in Washington for their efforts in recent budget negotiations to keep a 300,000-square-foot  plant construction project underway despite cuts in funding for energy efficiency programs. The company recently broke ground on what is said to be the world’s largest and most advanced electrochromic “dynamic glass”... more »
  • Designed to bring all its divisions' window and door component products and services together online for the first time, Amesbury has launched a new Web site. "Our Web site reflects Amesbury's commitment to growth-oriented manufacturers that desire easy access to a world-class product portfolio," says Jonathan Petromelis, president/CEO. "Now customers can locate a wide array of... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance board of directors has elected David Cooper of Guardian Industries Corp. as president for a two-year term. He succeeds Ray Wakefield of Trulite Industries, who has been active at various levels within the organization for the past 11 years.      Cooper “IGMA has demonstrated world-class leadership as a technical advisor in... more »
  • The corporate offices and final assembly plant of Lincoln Wood Products were severely damaged by a category F3 tornado that hit Merrill, Wis., April 10. Officials report the company is currently repositioning departments that were affected and plans to resume production within three weeks.       Tornado damage at Lincoln Wood Products' final assembly plant. Contrary... more »