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  • Las Vegas–With more stringent Energy Star coming soon, window and door industry suppliers emphasized new components and systems designed to enhance performance and hit specific performance requirements at GlassBuild America 2012. The trade show, which concluded a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week, attracted nearly 6,700 attendees, many expressing cautious optimism... more »
  • West Shore Window & Door, a dealer located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is opening a home improvement design center in a local Wal-Mart store.  The company says it is participating in a recently initiated small business pilot program developed by the retailer. "We feel extremely fortunate to have our own full-time home improvement design center within our local Wal-Mart store," says... more »
  • Las Vegas—Window and door and glass industry suppliers are poised to unveil a variety of new products and equipment when GlassBuild America opens today. The event kicks off a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with more than 350 exhibitors and thousands of attendees expected. “We could not be any more excited about this year’s show," says Denise Sheehan, VP... more »
  • AGC Glass Co. North America plans to open a new state-of-the-art glass fabrication facility in the greater Atlanta area to service current and future customers in the residential and commercial glass markets. Operations expected to begin in mid-2013. “We strongly believe in the North American market–including introducing higher value-added products and continuing to provide a high... more »
  • The September 2012 IHS Global Insight/HIRI Home Improvement Products Market Forecast projects total home improvement product sales for 2012 will reach $274 billion, a 4.9 percent increase over 2011.  The report sees the market improving another 4 percent in 2013. Economic ForecastAs employment growth accelerates and housing markets improve in 2014, stronger growth of home... more »
  • The strength and performance of Ultrex pultruded fiberglass in Integrity Windows & Doors is now available in new exterior trim, the manufacturer reports. Field-applied factory pre-cut kits or lineal lengths are available in all six of Integrity’s AAMA-certified finish colors with either brickmould, flat or sill nose profiles. “Ultrex is the one of the toughest, most durable... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has launched windowratings.org. The new, consumer-oriented website is designed to help people shopping for windows to determine how well fenestration products will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also helping them reduce their energy costs.   According to Jim Benney, NFRC CEO, the site is designed to... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick has secured $5 million in equity funding which will enable it to build its automated production line and begin large-scale fabrication of its RavenWindow dynamic glazing product, officials state. The company plans to open a 40,000-square-foot plant and hire 80 new employees in early 2013. “In any structure, windows are the weakest link and the largest consumer of... more »
  • Quanex Building Products' ScreenItAgain.com is now offering partnerships to window and door dealers, offering local prices at national quality, officials state.  The online, made-to-order, custom screen and grille website enables window and door dealers to expand their product offerings by providing access to aftermarket screen and grille products, as well as a variety of options made just... more »
  • With officials noting that the manufacturer's success today and throughout its history is a result of an experienced and talented workforce, Simpson Door Co. honored past and present employees to mark its 100th anniversary this past summer.  The company hosted a celebration at its McCleary, Wash., facility for current and retired employees, their families and community members. ... more »