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  • K.C. Co., a Beltsville, Md., based dealer and distributor for Pella Windows & Doors, is celebrating its 80th year serving homeowners, builders, commercial general contractors, remodeling contractors and architects in the Mid-Atlantic area. Since James A. Cassidy started the business in 1931, offering just a few lines of commercial products, the organization has built a reputation for... more »
  • Speaking at Pennsylvania State University today, President Obama announced the Better Buildings Initiative, a new program designed to make commercial buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade.  The President also stressed his continued commitment to passing HomeStar legislation to encourage residential energy saving upgrades.  According to the White House, the... more »
  • In 2011, Simonton Windows is marking its 65th anniversary, and according to Mark Savan, president, the Parkersburg, W.Va.-based vinyl window manufacturer will be emphasizing its capabilities to meet homeowner needs for aesthetically-pleasing windows that also offer high levels of energy efficiency. “The advances in technology over the past 65 years have dramatically increased the... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has published an information collection request for the costs and burdens to firms engaged in activities affected by the agency's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting regulations, reports the Window & Door Dealers Alliance.  Comments must be received on or before March 28, 2011, and can be made electronically through www.regulations.gov. ... more »
  • Intek Plastics Inc. reports it has reduced its energy consumption by 17 percent in the first year of its Joint Energy Efficiency Plan, a four-year effort developed in cooperation with Xcel Energy. Intek’s goal is a 25 percent reduction, or 1.5 million kilowatt hours, by 2014. With its efforts in 2010 alone, the extruder of custom plastic products, including window and door components, has... more »
  • On Monday, two long-time competitors in flexible, warm-edge spacer technologies were brought under one roof as Quanex Building Products Corp. announced the acquisition of Edgetech I.G. Inc. The deal still must be approved by the government, executives note, but they are already eying growth opportunities for the combined operations, which will bring together Edgetech with Quanex's Truseal... more »
  • Grand Mark Solutions, a new affiliate of HighMark Digital Inc., has been started to establish a dealer network to offer entry and interior door replacement services. The program combines Highmark's technology for electronically measuring exising door openings with marketing and an infrastructure that enables dealers to efficiently meet homeowner needs, executives state. “We have the proven... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has signed a definitive agreement with Lauren International to acquire Edgetech I.G. Inc. for $107.0 million in an all cash transaction. Closing will take place immediately upon conclusion of applicable governmental regulatory approval. Edgetech I.G., headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio, has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the UK and Germany that produce and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has filed the appropriate papers with the Federal Election Commission to establish the WDMA Political Action Committee. The association says that WDMA PAC will raise funds to contribute to candidates for Congress that support the industry's advocacy goals in Washington. "Forming WDMA PAC was the next logical step in advancing the association's... more »
  • Glass maker Guardian Industries has signed a joint development agreement with Infinite Edge Technologies to commercialize a new warm-edge spacer system. The companies are working collaboratively to introduce the IET's InfiSpace spacer system into the global marketplace, executives report. Based in White Bear Lake, Minn., IET was founded in 2007 to develop new warm-edge solutions for the IG... more »