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  • Window World of St. Louis Inc., has agreed to pay a $19,529 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify owners and occupants of at least 20 St. Louis-area residential properties built before 1978 of lead-based paint risks prior to performing renovation work at those locations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. According to an administrative... more »
  • Edgetech IG became part of Quanex Building Products Corp., as the two companies closed the previously-announced sale today in a transaction valued at $107 million. "I am pleased to announce our completed acquisition of Edgetech, a leading manufacturer of warm-edge insulating glass spacer systems for U.S. and internationally based window and door customers," says David Petratis, Quanex... more »
  • New Energy Technologies Inc. has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help advance the commercial development of SolarWindow technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass. “The addition of NREL’s world-class solar research group to our ongoing efforts at the... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is implementing a new strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material. "Wood has a vital role to play in meeting the growing demand for green building materials," says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "Forest Service studies show that wood compares favorably to competing materials." The new plan includes the following parts... more »
  • Following up on changes in its operations last year, DAC Products is reorganizing its management structure to gain operational efficiencies. Several employees are assuming more management responsibilities, including Bonnie Edwards, who is becoming plant manager, and Squire Irwin, who is being promoted from plant manager to operations manager. Cathy Lynch is assuming expanded responsibilities as... more »
  • Veka Inc. has launched Veka Essentials, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app, available for free download on the Apple iTunes Store. Said to be the first app from a vinyl window and door extrusion company, it lets users watch videos through its YouTube feed, and provides updates on current events and recent news, as well as technical articles, a photo gallery and a Twitter feed. In addition, it provides... more »
  • Endura Products Inc., the manufacturer of door system components, is the first industry supplier to report it has started to use a Quick Response or QR codes to enhance its marketing efforts and track user response.  QR codes can be scanned by smartphone cameras and devices. Once scanned, they automatically link the device to Web sites, text, photos or videos. Endura is rolling out QR usage... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co. hosted Maine Senator Olympia Snowe last week, showing her its latest technology in highly-insulating window products. Also invited was Rich Walker, president and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, who helped make the case for strengthening tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors. Sen. Snowe serves as the ranking member of the Committee on... more »
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer has named Power Home Remodeling Group to its "Top Workplaces" list for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based upon the opinions of employees, with more than 1,600 companies, nonprofits and government agencies in the Philadelphia region invited to participate. More than 90 percent of Power's 310 locally-based employees completed detailed... more »
  • Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in early March, with plans for the replacement window maker to be acquired by P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl extrusions. Company officials explain that Accent entered into an asset purchase agreement with its largest creditor, which is P.H. Tech, according to court papers. Under the Chapter 11 process, the purchase... more »