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  • Edgetech I.G. is now servicing Gasglass argon gas detectors and Spyglass glass analyzers. The supplier became the exclusive distributor of these devices in the Americas, Europe and Australia earlier this year. Developed by Finland-based Sparklike Ltd., Gasglass is a non-invasive method for measuring insulating gas fill levels. Its latest Gasglass Handheld v2 is said to allow freedom of... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has purchased selected assets of Standard Doors, located at Medchal, Hyderabad in the Andhra Pradesh province of India. Said to operate one of the newest, fully integrated and largest modern dedicated door manufacturing plants in India, Standard Doors is Masonite's third acquisition in India this year. In July of this year, Masonite announced the acquisition of two other Indian door... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is conducting a webinar Wednesday to describe efforts underway to develop a suite of national guidelines for the work and workforce involved in residential energy efficiency retrofits. The presentation will look at proposed guidelines, which DOE says are designed to improve the quality of weatherization... more »
  • Huttig Building Products, the distributor of millwork and building products for residential construction and remodeling, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign Product Configurator and Guided Selling software to provide online quoting and ordering of both exterior and interior pre-hung door systems. The Web-based solution will be made available to Huttig’s national network of dealers. “... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week regarding a proposal to expand the current Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. EPA is considering additional test requirements that could include expensive multiple dust wipe tests through EPA-approved labs after renovations are completed... more »
  • Lincoln Windows & Patio Doors has launched a new Web site, www.lincolnwindows.com, redesigned to incorporate the company’s new brand identity and appeal to visitors with new colors and a clean, uncluttered design.  With development beginning in 2009, the new site is the result of a year of hard work by Lincoln’s in-house marketing team, officials note. Showcased on the... more »
  • Amber Grayson, a former sales and marketing executive with a hardware manufacturer and distributor, has started Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC to provide creative and technical representation to manufacturers of fenestration and building material components. With her background, Grayson offers expertise in new product launches, marketing and brand strategy, business bevelopment, cold... more »
  • Joining with several other contractor and building industry organizations, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance recently sent a letter to three U.S. Senators asking for changes in the current Home Star legislation.  While supporting "the overall concept of the Home Star incentive program, we want to ensure the proposal factors in its job creation and energy conservation potential... more »
  • Already passed by the House of Representatives, Home Star legislation advanced in the Senate last week as part of the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act. Introduced by Majority Leader Sen. Henry Reid (D-Nev.), the bill represents a stripped-down energy bill with additional elements designed to address the Gulf oil spill.  Senate Democrats hoped it could be passed... more »
  • Sunrise Windows, based in Temperance, Mich., has recalled and added 60 employees over the last few months to support its continued growth. "We anticipate as we head toward the fall season, we will need to hire additional staff to support our manufacturing needs,” says Gary Delman, president. Dealers appear to be rewarding the vinyl window and door manufacturer for its broad selection... more »