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  • ODL Inc., the supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments, has launched a redesigned Web site. Created to serve a variety of audiences, including consumers, contractors and dealers, the new site provides comprehensive, well-organized information about ODL’s products, enhanced with imagery and photography that allows customers to clearly visualize the products and their... more »
  • Price has become an increasingly important consideration for consumers when selecting or rejecting a window or patio door brand, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2010 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study. Simonton Windows scored highest in the report, released today. Among consumers who purchase windows and patio doors, the most-frequently cited reason for selecting a particular... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Krestmark Industries LP with one alleged willful and 10 alleged serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company's factory in Dallas. The manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and door faces potential penalties of $129,500. Krestmark plans to fight the allegations, the company's... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region fall meeting will be held August 5-6 in Orlando, and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla. The University of South Florida's Forrest Masters will provide demonstrations of the hurricane simulator, cyclic test chamber, installation testing and shingle/tile impacts. Masters... more »
  • A new 14-inch circle size aluminum extrusion press is now fully operational at Keymark Corp.'s Lakeland, Fla., plant. The new press enables architects and engineers to design larger, more detailed extrusions, with the width and precision not previously available in the marketplace, according to the supplier. The extra capacity and size also propel Keymark into additional markets, it is noted.... more »
  • Southern Components Inc. invited local architects to its showroom in Charleston, S.C., last week for the unveiling of its new line of Montag windows and doors. The window dealer officially opened a new display space designed to showcase the ultra-luxury line of mahogany windows and doors manufactured in Biberach, Germany. Southern Components is one of the first dealers on the Atlantic coast to... more »
  • A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, are filing a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The group is challenging EPA's action on the grounds that the agency... more »
  • The German organizers of fensterbau/frontale, the world's largest window and door industry trade fair, are planning an Indian version of the event for 2011. Set for February 24-26 in New Delhi, the event is being held in conjunction with Acrex India, said to be that country's largest exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning and building services industry. Some 80 million to 90 million... more »
  • Zobel Chemie GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based surface coatings for PVC and wood products, has expanded its international operations with the opening of a U.S. offtce.  Based in Worms, Germany, the company has established Zobel USA in New Albany, Ohio. Zobel USA products are manufactured in Germany and warehoused and shipped out of a state-of-the-art facility.  The location, near... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined forces with Associated Labs Inc. to offer insulating glass certification. The two organizations are working together to broaden accessibility to such services in time for new National Fenestration Rating Council requirements for IG certification. "The success of the largest North American whole product certification program... more »