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  • A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, are filing a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The group is challenging EPA's action on the grounds that the agency... more »
  • The German organizers of fensterbau/frontale, the world's largest window and door industry trade fair, are planning an Indian version of the event for 2011. Set for February 24-26 in New Delhi, the event is being held in conjunction with Acrex India, said to be that country's largest exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning and building services industry. Some 80 million to 90 million... more »
  • Zobel Chemie GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based surface coatings for PVC and wood products, has expanded its international operations with the opening of a U.S. offtce.  Based in Worms, Germany, the company has established Zobel USA in New Albany, Ohio. Zobel USA products are manufactured in Germany and warehoused and shipped out of a state-of-the-art facility.  The location, near... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined forces with Associated Labs Inc. to offer insulating glass certification. The two organizations are working together to broaden accessibility to such services in time for new National Fenestration Rating Council requirements for IG certification. "The success of the largest North American whole product certification program... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. has finalized its purchase of Bradco Supply Corp. The acquisition of Avenel, N.J.-based Bradco is the largest in ABC Supply’s history and adds 129 locations in 30 states to the ABC Supply roster. With these additions, ABC Supply now has 479 locations in 44 states and the District of Columbia, and sales of more than $4 billion. The company is the largest wholesale... more »
  • More details on news briefs included in the June/July issue House Passes Home Star Bill ABC Supply to Acquire Bradco Marvin Launches Siding Line Stock Building Supply Adds Bison Novatech Adds Patio Door Specialist Elixir Re-Opening Tennessee Plant International Window Emerges from Chapter 11 Earthwise Group Expands Alliance more »
  • Simonton Windows, the West Virginia-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, has contracted Wellness Coaches USA to provide one-on-one individualized wellness coaching for its employees nationwide. Support is being made available to more than 2,000 Simonton employees at nine different facilities, officials report. “Professionals from Wellness Coaches USA will work directly with... more »
  • Ultra Hardware Products LLC has partnered with Fapim of Italy to be its new U.S. distributor. Fapim manufacturers a range of door and window hardware utilitizing the Euro groove system.  Started in 1974 to produce fittings for aluminum windows and doors combining innovation and ease of use, Fapim now offers a catalog of more than 1,000 hardware products. With more than 1 million square feet... more »
  • Atis Group Inc., the Quebec-based window and door maker with operations across Canada, has decided against an initial public offering due to unfavorable market conditions, according to several press reports. "Given the increased uncertainty and volatility in the markets, primarily due to macro economic circumstances, we believe it is best to defer the offering at this time," Robert... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued further guidance regarding its June 18th decision to give renovation firms and workers additional time to obtain necessary training and certifications to comply with its new lead rules. A new question-and-answer document was recently posted on the EPA Web site. The delay in enforcement of Renovation, Repair and Painting training and... more »