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  • THV Compozit Windows & Doors, the manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and patio doors, is expanding through the acquisition of Paragon Door Designs, a producer of entryways, including steel and fiberglass entry doors and premium storm doors. Both companies are based in Louisville, Ky. “The acquisition of Paragon by THV Compozit is an excellent marriage of strengths and... more »
  • Oak Brook, Ill.—Changes in the Energy Star program and their impact on window and door makers are topping the agenda at the summer meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association taking place here this week. Attendees also heard a cautious, but optimistic forecast for improving industry sales this year and next. One change coming to Energy Star is the introduction of blind... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced plans to host its first executive management conference targeted at industry CEOs and senior executives. Designed to focus on topics and trends that will shape the industry in the future, the event is scheduled for October 3-4 in Cambridge, Mass. Speakers scheduled for the initial meeting include Todd Buchholz, former White House... more »
  • Britain's Allan Brothers, a wood window and door manufacturer based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, celebrated its 200th anniversary last week.  Coming off the heels of a "turn around in 2011," winning new business in a very competitive and difficult market, the event featured a buffett lunch for the company's 180-person workforce.     Inwido's Hakan Jeppson, left, and Allan... more »
  • Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan list of co-sponsors introduced legislation yesterday that would restore the opt-out provision to the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead Repair, Renovation and Painting rule. H.R. 5911, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, is similar to legislation introduced in the Senate earlier this year by Sen. James Inhofe (... more »
  • Based on analysis of its business over the past several years, Stanek Window is seeing a shift to more homeownership by one-person, single female households. The Cleveland-based window manufacturer also points to demographic studies, which suggest that by 2015, more than two out of every five households occupied by Generation Y people–those born between 1981 and 1999–will be women... more »
  • Western Window Systems, the Arizona-based manufacturer of multi-panel door systems, was recently featured as the cover story for U.S. Builders Review magazine. The article in the summer 2012 edition of the magazine focuses on the company and its culture, as well as its growth in recent years. more »
  • Fasco Die Cast Inc., a manufacturer of window and patio door hardware based in Mississauga, Ontario, has been acquired by Roto AG, the parent company of Roto Frank of America Inc. The new subsidiary will operate under the Roto Fasco Canada name. “This targeted acquisition in Canada is testimony to Roto’s international growth strategy, strengthens our presence and significance in North... more »
  • Jaime Barnhart has joined the National Glass Association as manager of promotions, industry events.  She is responsible for the overall promotion of GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA, scheduled for Las Vegas this coming September. Barnhart replaces Mary Purvis, who left NGA and GlassBuild America after eight years to spend more time with her family.  “... more »
  • Design Wind Loads for Windows and Doors using ASCE 7 is the subject of the first webinar to be hosted by the Northeast Window & Door Association. Free to members, the event is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. (ET). Joe Reed, director of engineering and product testing at Architectural Testing will lead the session, which will review ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other... more »