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  • FeneVision ERP software is being implemented at 15 glass fabricating facilities operated by AGC Glass Co. North America. With more than 20 fabrication locations in the United States and Canada, AGC services multiple market segments, offering insulating, tempered and laminated glass, as well as other products. “As part of our plan to update our plants with state-of-the-art technology, we... more »
  • Word-of-mouth marketing and lead generation will be featured topics at the 3rd Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, to be held this fall in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. Organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, the forum will feature several presentations and interactive breakout sessions. "Measurable, successful, and cost-effective marketing is one of... more »
  • MFM Building Products has expanded the sales territory of W.R. Cook & Associates to include the entire state of Texas. The firm's Chris Cook had represented the supplier of flashing and other weather barrier products in northern Texas, as well as the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas, which he continues to handle as well. W.R. Cook & Associates is a family-operated agency as Chris’... more »
  • James Mishler has joined Champion Window at the manufacturer's new chief executive officer, according to a report in the Cincinnati Business Courier. He succeeds Dennis Manes, who has served as CEO of the home improvement company since 2007. Donald Jones continue as president and COO of the Cincinnati-based manufacturer and retailer of replacement windows, doors and other products. ... more »
  • Two window companies have been fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and other lead rules. The agency has also fined a rental property owner in a previously-reported case in Maine. On March 20, Valiant Home Remodelers, a New Jersey window and siding company, agreed to pay $1,500 to resolve violations of the RRP rule... more »
  • A new bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.V.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in the House of Representatives is designed is designed to help create jobs, save homeowners money and benefit the environment.  The Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act would offer rebates to homeowners who invest in whole-house energy efficiency improvements. The... more »
  • In support of National Window Safety Week, Roto Frank of America is promoting window opening control devices as a means to help protect children by limiting a window opening to less than 4 inches. Roto is the North American distributor of the Angel Ventlock, a device that complies with the ASTM F2090-2010 standard for window fall prevention devices with mechansims for emergency escape. “... more »
  • Said to be one of the largest manufacturers of extruded plastic products in China, China Liansu Group Holdings Ltd. is establishing a joint venture in Canada with the Skyreach Group Inc. The new company, Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. will operate two divisions–one providing vinyl profiles to the window and door industry and another supplying standard and custom-finished vinyl patio... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has named Chapman Windows & Doors its member of the month for April 2012.  Founded in 1994, the company is based in West Chester, Pa. "We are charter members of [the National Association of the Remodeling Industry] in this area, but they are more full-service oriented and we were happy that WDDA has come on the scene to give us a voice in... more »
  • A supplier of fiberglass components to the window and door industry, Teel Plastics Inc. is selling its pultrusion division to Razor Composites LLC, a new business unit of James Hardie Industries, the international manufacturer of fiber-cement siding. The acquired assets will be part of a potential new business development platform in non-fiber cement building materials in the U.S.A, James Hardie... more »