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  • Builders FirstSource Inc. has opened a new distribution facility in Jarrell, Texas. The Dallas-based company's new location will primarily serve the greater Austin market. The facility includes a 40,000-square-foot warehouse with an additional 6,000 square feet of office space. Its product offerings will include our full line of structural and related building products, including lumber, trusses... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany–Walking through the busy halls of Fensterbau/Frontale, the international trade fair held here last week, would indicate that demand for improved energy efficiency is accelerating in the European window and door industry. Triple glazing and thermally-improved framing systems of all types were evident throughout the booths of profile suppliers and window and door... more »
  • The Vinyl Material Council of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published a new white paper discussing the sustainability of vinyl.  The document focuses on the merits of vinyl in fenestration as well as in other applications–from safety and longevity to its recyclable nature and reliable historical performance. “Ultimately, this document highlights the... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany–Several halls filled with manufacturing equipment, and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in hardware, vinyl systems, and many other components, have brought window and door manufacturers from around the world here today for the opening of Fensterbau/Frontale. The biennial event, which runs through Saturday at the NürnbergMesse, is expected to draw... more »
  • Executing an agreement reached last month to acquire the assets of Gorell Windows & Doors, Soft-Lite LLC reports it is moving production of Gorell's replacement window product line to its own operations in Streetsboro, Ohio.  Soft-Lite has also formed Soft-Lite Gorell LLC, which will continue to operate a retail outlet in Indiana, Pa. The Meridian Group, Gorell's court-... more »
  • Started in 2002 targeting builders, GuildQuality serves a network of about 700 construction industry companies, surveying their customers and providing feedback on their operations. The Atlanta-based company has diversified over the past five years, and now counts a growing number of remodelers, replacement contractors and window manufacturers among its clientele.  "Window replacement... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has lined up a number of speakers and sponsors for its 2012 Window and Door Dealers Forum.  To be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America once again, the event is scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas. The program is tentatively planned to include presentations on word-of-mouth marketing, as well as a session on lead generation featuring Gail... more »
  • Rovereto, Italy—More European window makers are moving to triple glazing to meet new “passive house” standards in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, according to Cristian Zuani, export manager of Zuani S.r.l. The strict whole house standards, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption, are being driven by government incentives and are enjoying increasing popularity among... more »
  • Andersen Corp. and ProVia were among the 109 companies and organizations honored yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency as 2012 Energy Star award winners for leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through superior energy efficiency.  The March 15th awards presentation kicked off EPA's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program.... more »
  • Severe weather caused a section of the roof at Truseal Technologies' facility to in Barbourville, Ky., to collapse. Seven employees were taken to the hospital and have been released with only minor injuries, according to Quanex Building Products, Truseal's parent.  “Employees and local emergency personnel deserve considerable credit for the way they managed the situation,” says... more »