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  • Guardian Industries has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake in the glassmaker, according to an October 3 letter from the Guardian board of directors to employees. Terms of the transaction were not released. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., the privately held Guardian group of companies employs 18,000 people worldwide... more »
  • The Federal Trade Commission has issued its revised “Green Guides,” designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. First issued in 1992, the guides have been revised three times to take into account changes in the marketplace. “The introduction of environmentally friendly products... more »
  • Alliance Door Products Canada Inc. has purchased the assets of Summit Distributors Inc. and will be taking over Summit's distribution business in Edmonton, Alberta, effective November 5.  Summit will carry on business as usual in the interim period, officials note. "Lynden Door and Alliance Door Products have had a strong relationship with Summit Distributors for many years now and this... more »
  • In conjunction with its Window and Balcony Safety Program, Fenestration Canada is taking on a special project.  It is planning to contribute to the purchase of an electronic stimulation machine designed to help kids that have suffered spinal injuries due to falls, reports Jim Parker, a window and door industry consultant who chairs the safety committee.   The gift stems from an injury... more »
  • According to the National Association of Home Builders, the Environmental Protection Agency has postponed the lead paint rule for public and commercial buildings until July 1, 2015. The EPA also revised an August 2009 settlement agreement with some litigants to merge the interior and exterior Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule for commercial buildings and take final action by Jan. 1, 2017... more »
  • The rebuilt New Canal Lighthouse on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La., was recently re-lit, sporting new windows and doors from Jeld-Wen Inc. The lighthouse was winner of the manufacturer's Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative in 2008, selected from a pool of 12 finalists with half a million votes.     The New Canal Lighthouse on Lake Pontchartrain Hurricanes... more »
  • Alpen HHP LLC, based in Boulder, Colo., has purchased the assets of the Colorado-based fiberglass window and architectural glass operations of Serious Energy Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. Alpen High Performance Products will continue to manufacture highly energy efficient fiberglass window and architectural glass products used in both residential and commercial applications at the facility, officials... more »
  • Multiple safety awareness campaigns in October provide homeowners nationwide with a good opportunity to focus attention on their windows and doors, according to Simonton Windows. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and door is offering a variety of tips in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 21-27) and Crime Prevention Month.... more »
  • ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer featured Hurd Windows & Doors in a “Made in America” feature that aired last week. The manufacturer was included in a story that highlighted U.S. companies that are succeeding domestically and internationally. Stu Brown, Hurd VP of product and service, cited examples of windows that were being exported to China and Canada. A large group of... more »
  • American Renolit Corp., the manufacturer of decorative laminate films for vinyl profiles, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company received formal registration approval for its production facility in La Porte, Ind., and sales subsidiary in Swedesboro, N.J., in August, it reports. “This was in important project for Renolit," says Ralph Gut, president. "Our... more »