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  • The second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is scheduled once again to be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, set for September 12-14, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In addition the the WDDA event, scheduled for September 13, the GlassBuild educational program... more »
  • Courts have been revisiting a hot issue in the construction industry—whether or not a commercial general liability (CGL) policy provides coverage for damage to property caused by faulty workmanship. In a recent case, a majority in the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that claims for repair of poor workmanship alone are not covered by insurance. The primary reason is that CGL policies are... more »
  • With the completion of a rebranding program, the Amesbury Group is now simply known as Amesbury, with its division names now united under the Amesbury banner.  In addition to dropping the word "Group" from its name, the supplier of window and door components has re-positioned itself with the new tagline: "Reliable Resource. Superior Solutions." "Our branding... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, which says it is now the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has expanded with new operations in Melville, N.Y.  With the move into the greater New York metropolitan area, Power has already hired more than 50 employees on Long Island and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 jobs in 2012. The company hosted an... more »
  • A group led by Fila Korea Ltd., the owner of the Fila brand globally, and Mirae Asset Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in Korea, is buying the Acushnet Co. golf business, including the Titleist and FootJoy brands, from Fortune Brands Inc. The $1.225 billion deal represents another step in the break-up of Fortune Brands into separate companies. With the sale of the golf business,... more »
  • Lowe's Home Improvement has signed an agreement with Sungevity, an Oakland, Calif.-based company that describes itself as the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company. Lowe’s will provide consumers with access to Sungevity’s iQuote system, a process that utilizes satellite images and aerial photography to calculate a same-day, firm installation estimate, eliminating... more »
  • A window and door auction hosted by Simonton Windows recently netted $30,000 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraising efforts in Ritchie and Pleasants County, W.Va.       An estimated 130 individual homeowners, builders and remodelers from across the Mid-Atlantic participated in the event, which saw hundreds of new windows and doors up for grabs during... more »
  • Due to strong demand for its Pella 350 Series vinyl products, Pella Corp. plans to add 75 workers at its Murray, Ky., plant by June of this year. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined community leaders and Pella officials today to announce the expansion of operations at the facility, which focuses on vinyl and fiberglass products. “As demand for energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio... more »
  • A Rockland, Maine, renovator is facing penalties for allegedly violating lead safe work practice requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The agency reports it is the first time such a case has been filed since the regulations, designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities, went... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC, the manufacturer of replacement windows and doors, has been honored by World Vision with a 2010 Humanitarian Award. The Streetsboro, Ohio, company was recognized for donating windows and doors to the Christian humanitarian organization on a consistent basis since 2009. “Soft-Lite donates excellent products that we are proud to use anywhere in our system," says Mary... more »