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  • 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 »
  • To mark the company's continued success in creating new jobs, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently visited Quanex Building Products' Cambridge, Ohio, facility. Over the past six months, Quanex has added 150 new jobs at location, where it manufactures insulating glass spacer. Gov. Kasich toured the facility and gave a brief address to Quanex employees. David Petratis, CEO, Quanex Building... more »
  • The Chancellery of Honours, an office of the Governor General of Canada, has awarded Reginald Pollard with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. Pollard is chairman of Pollard Windows, a manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows, as well as entry systems, based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.   Commemorating the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's... more »
  • With growth spurred by a rebound in housing completions and gains in construction spending from a depressed 2011 base, demand for windows and doors in the U.S. is forecast to rise 9.3 percent per year over the next several years, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group Inc.  Total demand for both the residential and nonresidential markets is expected to reach $34.2 billion by... more »
  • Jim Gandorf is joining the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealer Alliance as the new vice president of association services. He succeeds David Walker, who has held the same position at the NGA since 2005 and WDDA since its formation in 2009. With more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, Gandorf served most recently as executive director of the American... more »