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  • DAC Products, the supplier of window and door displays and sample cases, is integrating its operations into its plant in Rural Hall, N.C.  Closing a facility in East Bend, N.C., the company expects to complete the process in the third quarter of this year. With the move, the company is making an immediate investment of $250,000 to $300,000 in equipment, as well as transferring 25 to 30... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying enforcement of the certification requirements of the lead renovation, repair and painting rule that went into effect in April. The move comes in response to concerns "raised by the regulated community regarding difficulties experienced in obtaining the rule required firm certification and renovation worker training," according to a memo... more »
  • The Temecula, Calif.-based Milgard Windows & Doors plant recently teamed up with Today's Windows & Doors, an Orange County dealer, to help the Eli Home, an organization that provides shelter and support services for women and abused children.  The Eli Home recently won a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project as a “shovel-ready” project that would positively... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is planning to host its first Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the place of NFRC’s usual in-person summer membership meeting. “We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,” says Jim Benney, NFRC CEO. “Virtual Committee Week eliminates costs associated with travel and will provide an... more »
  • A Roto AG roof window manufacturing plant in Bad Mergentheim, Germany has recently been selected as the best factory in Germany for 2010, the company reports.  The facility received the Industrial Excellence Award known throughout Germany and presented to such companies BMW, Siemens and Fujitsu during the past 15 years. The roof window plant was cited for operating within a highly... more »
  • Natural Resources Canada has recognized All Weather Windows with the 2010 Energy Star Market Transformation Award for window, door and skylight manufacturers. The Alberta-based manufacturer was honored along with several other companies at an award ceremony in Ottawa last week.   “It is heartening to be recognized by Energy Star for our dedication to producing environmentally-... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to stakeholders Monday announcing that is beginning a criteria revision for windows, doors, and skylights. During this process, EPA is inviting industry input, as well as updating research from the last criteria revision, which took place between June 2007 and April 2009, leading to the establishment of the current Energy Star criteria, which... more »
  • From June 14 to July 4, Gorell Windows & Doors will donate a portion of every sale of windows that incorporate its Eco Master glass system to the National Audubon Society, the company reports. Collected funds will be provided to the Audubon Gulf Coast Oil Spill Recovery Fund to help aid birds already suffering the oil’s deadly effects, protect now-unharmed wildlife in the path of the... more »
  • The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership has named Mathews Brothers the recipient of this year’s Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award.  The award was presented to the 156-year-old window manufacturer in a ceremony at its plant in Belfast, Maine, yesterday. “The award is presented to Mathews Brothers in recognition of the company's success in achieving world-class... more »
  • Designed to gather input to make a case against clearance testing requirements, a Window & Door Dealer Alliance survey indicates that new Environmental Protection Agency rules covering renovations in homes with lead paint are having a significant negative impact.  More than 70 percent of the 100-plus respondents to date say their company has lost business since the Renovation,... more »