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  • International Architectural Group LLC, Monterey Park, Calif., has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company, formerly International Aluminum Corp., is parent of International Window Corp., the West Coast manufacturer of residential windows. International Architectural is also parent of United States Aluminum, which supplies commercial fenestration products; International Extrusion, an aluminum... more »
  • The Hegins, Pa., manufacturing facilities of MI Windows & Doors Inc. was recognized yesterday with a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. One of only 43 Pennsylvania businesses to receive the honor, it is presented by the PA/OSHA Consultation Program of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration award is... more »
  • Jane Bierman, the co-founder and owner of Lincoln Wood Products Inc., passed away on April 29 at the age of 91. She had been actively running the Merrill, Wis.-based manufacturer until she suffered a stroke earlier this year, officials note. Bierman founded Lincoln Wood Products with her husband Carl Bierman in 1947. Together, they started manufacturing many types of wood products and... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has secured a meeting next week with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to discuss the lead clearance testing requirements for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule scheduled to take effect this summer. WDDA representatives will be asking regulators to stop implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule. The new rule... more »
  • Green window and door gains will not be as strong, but demand for green building materials is projected to expand 13 percent annually to reach $71.1 billion in 2015, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. While increased market penetration of green materials will support gains, the most important driver for green product demand will be the expected rebound in construction markets... more »
  • Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows & Doors, was presented with the 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan Award by Bemidji State University at its commencement ceremonies last week. Her father, the late William S. Marvin, received the honor in 1990. First presented in 1981, the award acknowledges the contributions of current or former residents of the state who have performed exemplary service... more »
  • The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration has recognized ProVia Door's glass fabrication facility as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star.  Located in Baltic, Ohio, it is the third ProVia plant to earn the OSHA safety award, and the first of 917 companies in its category to be awarded VPP status, according to the company.  "In my 21 years with OSHA, I have worked... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows welcomed Congressman Robert Hurt of Virginia’s 5th District to its facilities in Rocky Mount, Va., on April 29. Rep. Hurt toured the company’s manufacturing and extrusion operations to learn more about the production of highly insulating windows. The Virginia window manufacturing plant has been a fixture of the Franklin County community for more than 70 years, company... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows and Fypon, with 2010 revenues of $601 million, will form the Advanced Material Window & Door Systems unit of the proposed Fortune Brands Home & Security business, according to a recent Securities & Exchange Commission filing. Fortune Brands Inc. submitted an initial Form 10 Registration Statement for the Home & Security business... more »
  • Haddon Windows & Doors installed a “cool roof” on its 110,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Bensalem, Pa., last year as part of its commitment to providing energy efficient products to homeowners and also to green practices in its manufacturing facility. The company now reports the investment, which replaces the common dark or tar-based roofing with a light-reflective,... more »