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  • In advance of next week's National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), Simonton Windows is encouraging homeowners to educate themselves about possible poison exposure from lead-based paints and products used in the original construction of older homes. The company is also noting the importance of hiring contractors certified in lead safe practices who can analyze and safely remove older windows... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors and Simonton Windows parent Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2012 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. The company ranked number three in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category. “We are proud of this ranking, which is a reflection of our 16,000 associates around the world who do great work every day... more »
  • The Lisec Group, the manufacturer of glass fabricating and insulating glass equipment lines, achieved a 25 percent increase in sales for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011. “All regions worldwide saw improvements to their business and the company was able to achieve their targeted goals for the year," officials report. The Austria-based company attributes much of its success to... more »
  • In February, three wounded veterans traveled from Washington, D.C. to Meridian, Miss. to speak to a troop of soon-to-be deployed Marines. The veterans traveled free of charge courtesy of Window World, Inc. Although this was the 23rd trip supported by Window World, it was the first  sponsored by one of the retailer's local store owners. Greg Deathridge, owner of Window World stores in... more »
  • Seeking revisions to the current lead-paint requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association will be providing information to members of Congress members in support of new legislation introduced by by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.). The bill would restore the "opt-out" provision removed from EPA's Lead Renovate, Repair... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has released a summary of comments to its initial proposals for changes in the criteria for the Energy Star windows, doors and skylight program. In a letter to stakeholders, the agency also released a revised timeline for changes to program requirements, setting a new January 2014 effective date for the new criteria. EPA issued its initial proposals for new... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is seeking input for its Independent Verification Program, which has been under development for nearly two years in order to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements as a certification body for the Energy Star program.  The program is scheduled to go in effect in January 2013. Under the program, NFRC-rated and Energy Star-qualified... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its 2012/2013 executive committee yesterday as it concluded its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. The WDMA board of directors elected Ann Duebner of Eggers Industries as the association's chair, succeeding Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp. "As the industry continues to recover from the economic downtown, WDMA... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta-based market research and consulting firm, plans to conduct a multi-client study focusing on the Canadian residential window and exterior door industry. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, looking at different materials, sales channel changes and provincial/regional differences, the company reports.... more »
  • Cilio Technologies LLC, a supplier of automated order distribution and management systems for installed sales in the building materials industry, has launched a new web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers. The Cilio Partners Portal is said to transform the way manufacturers and retailers distribute and manage their orders for installed sales among complex trading... more »