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  • The Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance are presenting Fatalities and Injuries During Flat Glass Handling, a free webinar next week looking at possibly tragic results from mishandling of flat glass in a manufacturing facility. “This webinar is a must-see,” says Marg Webb, IGMA executive director. “As glass people we often... more »
  • The upcoming meetings of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's two regional groups will both feature tours to laboratory facilities, in addition to regular association business sessions. AAMA's Western Region spring meeting, which will be held April 6-7 in Tempe, Ariz., will feature a tour of the Atlas Materials Testing Lab.  A chartered bus will take meeting attendees to... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has acquired the equipment and certain assets of Jeld-Wen Inc.'s vinyl extrusion plant in Yakima, Wash. With the acquisition, Quanex's Mikron Industries, based in Kent, Wash., will operate the facility, supplying vinyl components to the window and door manufacturer. “Strategically, this allows each of our companies to focus and leverage what they do best... more »
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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 »