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  • The Department of Energy's Highly Insulating R-5 Window and Low-E Storm Window Volume Purchase Program is now seeking proposals from manufacturers interested in participating.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is managing the program for DOE, issued a request for proposal on December 16, 2009, along with specifications, a sample memorandum of understanding, bid sheets, and other... more »
  • The new Window & Door Dealers Alliance is planning a February 9 educational webinar focusing on pending Environmental Protection Agency rules related to containment of lead paint dust during remodeling projects in pre-1978 homes. Paul Toub from Kachina Lead Paint Solutions is the featured speaker for the session, which will address the EPA rules that go into effect in April this year. ... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders says the health care bill passed before Christmas by the Senate features a last-minute provision that unfairly targets the construction industry.  According to NAHB, the bill mandates that small construction industry firms provide health insurance, or pay penalities, if they employ more than five workers. That is the... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially re-opening its Medford, Wis., manufacturing facility. More than 60 business leaders and local and state dignitaries were on hand for the event. The celebration commemorated the completion of the company’s multi-million dollar facility renovation and consolidation, which began six months ago in June.... more »
  • Following a December 15 speech by President Obama detailing the need for nationwide energy-efficient home improvements, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association says it has high expectations that a newly-proposed government program will encourage consumers to invest in energy-efficient windows by applying appropriate criteria for these products. "Moving forward, we see a need for... more »
  • Ply Gem recently donated windows to assist the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers program (TROSA) with a rehabilitation home renovation. Located in Durham, N.C., the 4,200-square-foot home will provide 17 individuals with improved housing accommodations, giving recovering residents greater independence and the confidence to transition into the community and become successful... more »
  • A new study from Pella Corp. suggests plenty of items in homes across the country are calling for urgent attention. According to a November survey conducted for Pella by Kelton Research, about two-thirds of homeowners in the U.S. have a major item in their home that needs some type of maintenance and the average person reports five major items that need to be repaired or... more »
  • Steve Chen of Crystal Window & Door Systems has accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Council on Small Business to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The group provides a forum to informally share insights on economic and financial conditions affecting small and mid-size businesses in the region and the nation as a whole. “I am extremely honored to be... more »
  • National Fenestration Products, a manufacturer of windows, doors, entrances and storefronts, recently began operations in Pompano Beach, Fla., aiming to service a wide range of markets worldwide. “The principals of NFP have over a century of experience” states Ralph Horta, NFP president. “We have achieved +90/-100 design pressures with the combination of the... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is planning an inaugural Window & Door Dealers Forum to be held next year in conjunction with GlassBuild America 2010 in Las Vegas. The one-day event, set for September 14, 2010,  is the first initiative announced by the new organization, which was launched in September to represent dealers of new and replacement residential... more »