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  • Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan list of co-sponsors introduced legislation yesterday that would restore the opt-out provision to the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead Repair, Renovation and Painting rule. H.R. 5911, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, is similar to legislation introduced in the Senate earlier this year by Sen. James Inhofe (... more »
  • Based on analysis of its business over the past several years, Stanek Window is seeing a shift to more homeownership by one-person, single female households. The Cleveland-based window manufacturer also points to demographic studies, which suggest that by 2015, more than two out of every five households occupied by Generation Y people–those born between 1981 and 1999–will be women... more »
  • Western Window Systems, the Arizona-based manufacturer of multi-panel door systems, was recently featured as the cover story for U.S. Builders Review magazine. The article in the summer 2012 edition of the magazine focuses on the company and its culture, as well as its growth in recent years. more »
  • Fasco Die Cast Inc., a manufacturer of window and patio door hardware based in Mississauga, Ontario, has been acquired by Roto AG, the parent company of Roto Frank of America Inc. The new subsidiary will operate under the Roto Fasco Canada name. “This targeted acquisition in Canada is testimony to Roto’s international growth strategy, strengthens our presence and significance in North... more »
  • Jaime Barnhart has joined the National Glass Association as manager of promotions, industry events.  She is responsible for the overall promotion of GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA, scheduled for Las Vegas this coming September. Barnhart replaces Mary Purvis, who left NGA and GlassBuild America after eight years to spend more time with her family.  “... more »
  • Design Wind Loads for Windows and Doors using ASCE 7 is the subject of the first webinar to be hosted by the Northeast Window & Door Association. Free to members, the event is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. (ET). Joe Reed, director of engineering and product testing at Architectural Testing will lead the session, which will review ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, the Pennsylvania-based home improvement dealer, has been named to The Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Boston” list. With nearly 75 full-time employees in the region, Power was named a finalist in the small company category. The “Best Places to Work” program ranks employers in the Boston area, according to scores given by... more »
  • Vinyl window manufacturer Simonton Windows plans to hire 65 workers at its Paris, Ill.-facility immediately. The company is primarily seeking people for production operator positions in the company’s glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations. “We’re in a dedicated hiring mode right now,” says Russ Chaney, Simonton's Paris plant manager. “Applicants must be able... more »
  • In a move bringing together two glass fabrication and tempering operations, Tem-Pace LLC has completed the acquisition of Atwood Spec-Temp Glass from Atwood Mobile Products LLC. Tem-Pace, based in Niles, Mich., is an operating company of the Cypress Cos. in Akron, Ohio. Both Tem-Pace and Spec-Temp provide tempered flat, bent, and insulating glass for a variety of construction, transportation and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association have reached an agreement in principle to formally affiliate and eventually integrate operations. The plan allows the window, door and skylight industry to enhance and expand its representation in the Southeastern United States, officials state. WDMA, a national industry association with offices in... more »