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  • A manufacturer of windows and doors based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Westeck Windows & Doors is implementing CustomBuilt360, an assisted selling system from 360 Innovations.  “We are highly motivated by this agreement,” says Casey Kerkhoff, Westeck president. “We were looking for software that would improve our sales process and the 360 Innovations... more »
  • Albuquerque, N.M.―As the window and door industry awaits Energy Star Version 6.0 and the changes that will come with it, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association continued work at its National Fall Conference here last week to prepare manufacturers for the new program requirements.  Much of the agenda was also devoted to new developments in the area of environmental product... more »
  • Huttig Building Products Inc. reports it has entered into two new strategic supply agreements with Therma-Tru Doors and Masonite. Under the multi-year agreement with Therma-Tru, Huttig will exclusively pre-hang and distribute the manufacturer’s exterior steel and fiberglass door products across the majority of Huttig’s trading areas in the states of  Washington, Alaska, Hawaii,... more »
  • An improving housing market and record low interest rates are driving projections of strong gains in home improvement activity through the end of the year and into the first half of 2013, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Its Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released today suggests that the seeds for what appears to be a very robust remodeling... more »
  • Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the housing recovery is now under way, but fiscal uncertainties and other challenges could result in a bumpy ride in the coming months, according to economists participating in a National Association of Home Builders webinar held yesterday. “We’re seeing a more robust housing sector than many other parts of the economy,”... more »
  • New functional options for doors, as well as new components designed for higher performance, were introduced at the recent exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors. Hosted earlier this month in Louisville, Ky., the event featured about 90 exhibitors and drew more than 700 attendees. Door makers dominated the show floor, with exhibitors including Craftmaster,... more »
  • Pella Windows & Doors has developed a new website designed to help the professional architect, designer, builder, remodeler and contractor achieve their project goals. The new site—professional.pella.com—features detailed information about the manufacturer's wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows and doors. “Everything from technical information and specifications, including 2D/... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced several new appointments, including an addition to its technical staff.  The new appointments are part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add value to the association’s membership by expanding the AAMA educational platform and accelerating the development of standards, officials note.     Brenden... more »
  • New this fall, the Platinum App from Hunter Douglas is designed to make precise control of motorized window fashions throughout the home much simpler. The system works with home wireless networks with interface componentry that enables homeowners to control shades with an Apple mobile device, the supplier states.   The app lets users operate window coverings by scene (“Movie... more »
  • After moving into an expanded facility earlier this year, LaCantina Doors officially celebrated its grand opening last week, inviting area architects, dealers, customers and other project partners for an open house at its new showroom, headquarters and manufacturing plant.   LaCantina invited architects, dealers and customers for an official grand opening celebration of its new... more »