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  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has lined up a number of speakers and sponsors for its 2012 Window and Door Dealers Forum.  To be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America once again, the event is scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas. The program is tentatively planned to include presentations on word-of-mouth marketing, as well as a session on lead generation featuring Gail... more »
  • Rovereto, Italy—More European window makers are moving to triple glazing to meet new “passive house” standards in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, according to Cristian Zuani, export manager of Zuani S.r.l. The strict whole house standards, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption, are being driven by government incentives and are enjoying increasing popularity among... more »
  • Andersen Corp. and ProVia were among the 109 companies and organizations honored yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency as 2012 Energy Star award winners for leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through superior energy efficiency.  The March 15th awards presentation kicked off EPA's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program.... more »
  • Severe weather caused a section of the roof at Truseal Technologies' facility to in Barbourville, Ky., to collapse. Seven employees were taken to the hospital and have been released with only minor injuries, according to Quanex Building Products, Truseal's parent.  “Employees and local emergency personnel deserve considerable credit for the way they managed the situation,” says... more »
  • In advance of next week's National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), Simonton Windows is encouraging homeowners to educate themselves about possible poison exposure from lead-based paints and products used in the original construction of older homes. The company is also noting the importance of hiring contractors certified in lead safe practices who can analyze and safely remove older windows... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors and Simonton Windows parent Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2012 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. The company ranked number three in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category. “We are proud of this ranking, which is a reflection of our 16,000 associates around the world who do great work every day... more »
  • The Lisec Group, the manufacturer of glass fabricating and insulating glass equipment lines, achieved a 25 percent increase in sales for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011. “All regions worldwide saw improvements to their business and the company was able to achieve their targeted goals for the year," officials report. The Austria-based company attributes much of its success to... more »
  • In February, three wounded veterans traveled from Washington, D.C. to Meridian, Miss. to speak to a troop of soon-to-be deployed Marines. The veterans traveled free of charge courtesy of Window World, Inc. Although this was the 23rd trip supported by Window World, it was the first  sponsored by one of the retailer's local store owners. Greg Deathridge, owner of Window World stores in... more »
  • Seeking revisions to the current lead-paint requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association will be providing information to members of Congress members in support of new legislation introduced by by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.). The bill would restore the "opt-out" provision removed from EPA's Lead Renovate, Repair... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has released a summary of comments to its initial proposals for changes in the criteria for the Energy Star windows, doors and skylight program. In a letter to stakeholders, the agency also released a revised timeline for changes to program requirements, setting a new January 2014 effective date for the new criteria. EPA issued its initial proposals for new... more »