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  • Representatives of WellHome, a business unit of Masco Home Services, joined members of the home energy retrofit trade association Efficiency First on Capitol Hill last week to express their support for the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010.  WellHome, which says it is on its way to become the first national provider of home performance services, is a founding member of both... more »
  • Frames N Panes, a home-based mobile business franchise for window restoration services, reports it recently sold its 14th territory in Western Canada.  Started in July 2009, the company is looking to expand in the U.S. as well. “The reason for our rapid expansion is because we provide unique, affordable and convenient solutions for PVC window frame repair, dual-pane moisture removal,... more »
  • A company with operations in the U.S., Israel and China plans to commercialize what it calls "the industry’s first energy efficient, transparent and high power density photovoltaic glass unit."  Pythagoras Solar says its technology combines energy efficiency, solar power generation and appealing aesthetics into a single glass unit for use in curtain walls, skylights and... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. is partenering with S.I.L. Plastic of Woodbridge, Ont., to become the exclusive distributor for a new line of Super Spacer warm edge muntin clips.  The injection-molded plastic clips are offered in eight sizes in clear and black. “S.I.L. developed the Super Spacer muntin clips for its Canadian customers, and when we saw how great these clips worked, it was essential that... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, the supplier of software for fenestration dealers and manufacturers, has been working with Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. to help the company develop a platform that would promote growth and add functionality to better serve its customer base, officials report. The wood and vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Wausau, Wis., initially implemented the WTS Paradigm system... more »
  • The Marvin Cos. is expanding beyond windows and doors.  According to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the company rented out a VIP club at Target Field on Monday to officially launch Apex fiberglass siding.  The new product  uses the same Ultrex material used in Marvin's Integrity and Infinity brand windows and doors.  Ultrex is made of pultruded fiberglass,... more »
  • Once again in October, Window & Door will honor our Dealers of the Year. Saluting “excellence in the middle,” this annual program recognizes today’s leaders within the industry's channels of distribution. Our winners represent the best in sales, marketing, delivery, service and installation and more. Nominations for Window & Door's 2010 Dealers of the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its Western region spring meeting last week in Oakland, Calif.  The meeting began with a tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and featured an agenda covering the current economic outlook, updates to California building codes and other issues. A member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of... more »
  • Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Bison Building Holdings Inc., a supplier of building materials serving the greater Houston area. Bison, which filed for Chapter 11 in June 2009, manufactures and pre-hangs doors and is a distributor of Jeld-Wen window products. “The combination of Bison and Stock creates a clear market leader in... more »
  • Bradco Supply Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ABC Supply Corp. The combined companies will create one of the country's largest distributors of exterior building products with 479 locations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The acquisition is the largest in ABC’s history, offiicals note, and the first large acquisition since the death of co-founder Ken... more »