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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its Western region spring meeting last week in Oakland, Calif.  The meeting began with a tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and featured an agenda covering the current economic outlook, updates to California building codes and other issues. A member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of... more »
  • Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Bison Building Holdings Inc., a supplier of building materials serving the greater Houston area. Bison, which filed for Chapter 11 in June 2009, manufactures and pre-hangs doors and is a distributor of Jeld-Wen window products. “The combination of Bison and Stock creates a clear market leader in... more »
  • Bradco Supply Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ABC Supply Corp. The combined companies will create one of the country's largest distributors of exterior building products with 479 locations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The acquisition is the largest in ABC’s history, offiicals note, and the first large acquisition since the death of co-founder Ken... more »
  • All Weather Windows is choosing green electricity for its commercial division in Alberta with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 percent green electricity provider. The Edmonton-based window and door manufacturer joins a growing list of organizations in Alberta choosing local wind power to reduce their environmental footprint and support the province’s growing renewable power industry,... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems recently began shipment of its vinyl window products to a new residential development under construction in mainland China. The New York-based manufacturer recently shipped 185 windows for model homes in the the Molida Estate Villas development located in Tianjin, China. An American style home in China featuring Crystal vinyl windows. Crystal plans to... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and its members are voicing support for new legislation that would delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Although the new rule took effect on April 22, a new House bill (H.R. 5177) introduced April 29 would postpone implementation until accreditation classes are held for a... more »
  • Reflecting the priority placed on a safe work environment, two of Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC's facilities recently celebrated safety milestones of operating 1,000 days without a lost-time accident. The number of days without accidents equates to more than 500,000 safe work hours, company officials note. Employees at the balance hardware supplier's manufacturing plants in... more »
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognized ProVia Door's Sugarcreek, Ohio, facility at an award ceremony last week with its Star award for meeting the highest standards of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system.... more »
  • With a response to the launch of its new No Leak Skylight that is "exceeding expectations," Velux America Inc. sees a bright future ahead, according to Joe Patrick, product manager. In addition to the success of the new product, the manufacturer sees the green movement and its solar water heaters both creating new opportunities as the economy improves. "As the largest player in... more »
  • Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows Inc., based in Oceanside, Calif., filed suit in April against Panda Windows & Doors charging that Panda has copied its patented flush track product design for its multipanel sliding door systems.  In response, Panda has accused Weiland of a "bad faith assertion of infringement" and has threatend legal action against Weiland. The complaint... more »