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  • Five short weeks after an EF3 tornado severely damaged its final assembly facility, Lincoln Windows reports that is one again shipping products to customers.     After a tornado hit its Wisconsin plant in April, workers have returned and production has started once again at Lincoln Windows.  Last week saw the return of all plant employees and the first truck to leave the... more »
  • Representatives of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance urged White House officials today to block the Environmental Protection Agency from adding new lead clearance test requirements to its Renovation, Repair and Painting program rules. Meeting with officials from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which has oversight over new federal regulations, the WDDA members detailed... more »
  • Harold Savard has been named president and general manager of the Novatech Group effective July 4, 2011.  Raymond Ouellette, the company's founder and current president, will continue to act as president of the Canadian supplier's board of directors. For the past two years, Savard has served as executive vice president for the Sainte-Julie, Que., based company, responsible for all Novatech... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is commending Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and a bipartisan group of 22 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives for urging EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to halt plans to expand its lead paint rules to include "clearance testing" requirements and extend coverage to commercial and public buildings. In a May 10 letter to Jackson, the... more »
  • Attendees of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region spring meeting held in early May in Charlotte, N.C., toured the new Institute for Business and Home Safety testing facility that simulates hurricane conditions. Representatives from IBHS offered information on the validation work that involves flow stimulation development and testing of a replica of the Texas Tech... more »
  • International Architectural Group LLC, Monterey Park, Calif., has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company, formerly International Aluminum Corp., is parent of International Window Corp., the West Coast manufacturer of residential windows. International Architectural is also parent of United States Aluminum, which supplies commercial fenestration products; International Extrusion, an aluminum... more »
  • The Hegins, Pa., manufacturing facilities of MI Windows & Doors Inc. was recognized yesterday with a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. One of only 43 Pennsylvania businesses to receive the honor, it is presented by the PA/OSHA Consultation Program of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration award is... more »
  • Jane Bierman, the co-founder and owner of Lincoln Wood Products Inc., passed away on April 29 at the age of 91. She had been actively running the Merrill, Wis.-based manufacturer until she suffered a stroke earlier this year, officials note. Bierman founded Lincoln Wood Products with her husband Carl Bierman in 1947. Together, they started manufacturing many types of wood products and... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has secured a meeting next week with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to discuss the lead clearance testing requirements for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule scheduled to take effect this summer. WDDA representatives will be asking regulators to stop implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule. The new rule... more »
  • Green window and door gains will not be as strong, but demand for green building materials is projected to expand 13 percent annually to reach $71.1 billion in 2015, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. While increased market penetration of green materials will support gains, the most important driver for green product demand will be the expected rebound in construction markets... more »