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  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sunrooms and vinyl replacement windows, is moving its window manufacturing operation from Boardman, Ohio, to its main plant in Berea, Ohio. Joyce currently manufactures sunrooms at the Berea facility and is presently restructuring the plant for both operations.  “This is a wise move as we are closing a leased facility and moving it to an... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors reports that October 2009 was the best sales month in the company’s 15-year history. Additionally, the Indiana, Pa.-based manufacturer of windows and doors notes that the three-month period from August to October was up 25 percent over the same time period in 2008. Wayne Gorell, president and CEO, attributes the sales record and growth to a number of factors.... more »
  • New York–"The bigger the rise, the bigger the drop; and the bigger the drop, the bigger the rebound," said Peter Linneman, a consultant and professor the at Wharton School of Business, speaking of the housing market's historical performance, at the 2009 Building and Infrastructure Conference hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting. Evidence that the economy is... more »
  • UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underswriters Laboratories, intends to develop standards for sustainability in several new industry categories, including glass building materials and glazing materials, windows and associated hardware and accessories, it reports. The standards will set forth environmental requirements for these building products with criteria based on the life cycle impacts and... more »
  • ForestEthics, an environmental organization with offices in the U.S. and Canada, placed a full-page ad in USA Today’s Phoenix edition yesterday targeting Jeld-Wen Inc., Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. and Andersen Corp. All three window companies are in Phoenix this week to exhibit at Greenbuild, the annual green building conference, and the ad criticizes their ties to Sierra Pacific... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has opened a new laboratory in Chelmsford, Mass., to offer performance testing of fenestration products and systems to window and door manufacturers, architects and specifiers in region. The facility also serves as home base for a comprehensive mobile field testing operation that brings third-party on-site verification and forensic investigation services to the Greater... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. is laying off 334 of its production and office employees as a result of the continuing decline in the residential and light commercial construction industry, officials report. Most of the affected employees work at the company’s Wausau, Wis., facility. “The company anticipates the lay-off to be a temporary measure, intending to call back as many of... more »
  • Masonite Inc., the manufacturer of interior and exterior doors, has acquired the assets of 7 Tech, an Israeli-based steel security and safety door business. Masonite’s Israeli subsidiaries Etz Karmiel Ltd. and Open Gallery Ltd. will add the 7 Tech steel security and safety doors, which feature attractive modern and European styling, to expand options for Masonite customers in Israel, the... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is hosting two webinars to update the industry on its  Component Modeling Approach (CMA) program for rating the energy performance of nonresidential products. Currently in its pilot phase, the CMA program is expected to be implemented in January 2010. The free "CMA Pilot Project Update" webinars are scheduled for: Wednesday, November 11,... more »
  • The RiteScreen Co.'s Elizabethville, Pa., location has received a prestigious Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence for 2009. Selection for the highly competitive award was based on the facility's comprehensive safety programs with plans for continued improvement, teamwork, innovation and strategic development of safety policies, along with comprehensive accident and illness prevention... more »