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  • In her Code Arena column from the March/April issue of Window & Door, Julie Ruth, code consultant for the American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation reported that states were slow to adopt some of the 2012 International Codes, in part due to resistance by the National Association of Home Builders.  She now suggests there have been some recent developments that may improve the... more »
  • Pennsylvania-based Sylvin Technologies Inc. has commissioned a twin screw compounding line in response to repeated customer requests for rigid PVC compounds. The twin screw compounding line has enabled the supplier to develop a new line of rigid PVC compounds for profile extrusions, including grades suitable for window profiles, officials report. Founded in 1978, Sylvin provides vinyl compounds... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has issued a call for papers for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 at the Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington, Minn. The event features two and a half days of informative technical sessions, as well as table-top exhibits, networking sessions and an off-site tour of a manufacturing facility. WDMA is currently... more »
  • UK-based Harnser Solutions Ltd. has established a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wood’s Powr-Grip to offer its Eazi-Lifter window crane. Wood's, which produces a variety of glass handling equipment and lifts, will produce and supply the window crane unit internationally through its comprehensive distributor network, reports Jeff Crowder, Harnser managing director. The Easi-... more »
  • Builders FirstSource Inc. has opened a new distribution facility in Jarrell, Texas. The Dallas-based company's new location will primarily serve the greater Austin market. The facility includes a 40,000-square-foot warehouse with an additional 6,000 square feet of office space. Its product offerings will include our full line of structural and related building products, including lumber, trusses... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany–Walking through the busy halls of Fensterbau/Frontale, the international trade fair held here last week, would indicate that demand for improved energy efficiency is accelerating in the European window and door industry. Triple glazing and thermally-improved framing systems of all types were evident throughout the booths of profile suppliers and window and door... more »
  • The Vinyl Material Council of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published a new white paper discussing the sustainability of vinyl.  The document focuses on the merits of vinyl in fenestration as well as in other applications–from safety and longevity to its recyclable nature and reliable historical performance. “Ultimately, this document highlights the... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany–Several halls filled with manufacturing equipment, and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in hardware, vinyl systems, and many other components, have brought window and door manufacturers from around the world here today for the opening of Fensterbau/Frontale. The biennial event, which runs through Saturday at the NürnbergMesse, is expected to draw... more »
  • Executing an agreement reached last month to acquire the assets of Gorell Windows & Doors, Soft-Lite LLC reports it is moving production of Gorell's replacement window product line to its own operations in Streetsboro, Ohio.  Soft-Lite has also formed Soft-Lite Gorell LLC, which will continue to operate a retail outlet in Indiana, Pa. The Meridian Group, Gorell's court-... more »
  • Started in 2002 targeting builders, GuildQuality serves a network of about 700 construction industry companies, surveying their customers and providing feedback on their operations. The Atlanta-based company has diversified over the past five years, and now counts a growing number of remodelers, replacement contractors and window manufacturers among its clientele.  "Window replacement... more »