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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Soft-Lite Windows a winner of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Soft-Lite will be honored in Washington, D.C., on April 29 for its leadership in manufacturing products that earn the Energy... more »
  • At today's Window and Door Manufacturers Association Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., the board of directors elected Steve Donner, general manager of Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows, an Andersen company, as the association's 2014-2015 chair. Donner replaces outgoing chair Mike Salsieder of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork. "WDMA has been at the forefront... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America has launched “Out-Star Energy Star,” an effort targeted at window manufacturers, with the goal of providing easy access to performance data and other information to help meet the more stringent Energy Star 6.0 criteria. The company website has been updated significantly to include additional performance data and configuration comparisons, with an... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products announced that the 400I Series, its latest window offering for the impact and coastal markets, has passed the rigorous testing required for Miami-Dade County, Fla. Specifically, it meets the Miami-Dade County Large Missile TAS201, TAS202, TAS203, High Velocity Hurricane Zone and Miami-Dade requirements. Passing the Miami-Dade test means that the 400I also passes Wind... more »
  • CopyTele, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp., has entered into a license and settlement agreement with MI Windows and Doors, in connection with JCIC's patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The license is the sixth license for the technology and resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against MI Windows and Doors on October 9, 2013, which will... more »
  • The 2014 fensterbau/frontale trade show took place in Nuremberg, Germany, last week, where 796 exhibitors, including more than 300 international companies, gathered to show their products and machinery for windows, doors and facades. Energy and environmental performance continue to dominate the European fenestration market, and in the past five to 10 years, green performance expectations have... more »
  • Quanex Building Products completed the sale of Nichols Aluminum, a wholly owned subsidiary, to Aleris for $110 million in an all-cash transaction. Nichols is an aluminum sheet producer with facilities in Davenport, Iowa; Lincolnshire, Ill; and Decatur, Ala. "Going forward, our full focus will be on growing our position as a leading window and door component supplier both domestically and... more »
  •     King     Kriss Chelsea Building Products hired Jason King as business development manager for its Specialty Products division. Part of Chelsea’s sales department, King has nearly 13 years of experience in the specialty building products sector, having held positions in sales and sales management at B.W. Rogers, AZEK Building Products and Georgia Pacific... more »
  •     PremiDoor KÖMMERLING Windows & Doors will offer two window and door profile systems to the North American market by expanding the manufacturing capabilities of its Huntsville, Ala., facility. The company showcased the InnoNova 70 M5 Slim tilt/turn window and PremiDoor lift/slide doors during the International Builders' Show last month to test the market before... more »
  • Mercer Industries, the Oregon-based manufacturer of Mercer Windows, is decreasing its manufacturing operations, citing the lingering effects of the recent recession. Once all existing orders are fulfilled, the company plans to close, affecting approximately 70 employees at its Beaverton, Ore., facility. The company reports that shareholders, including the Mercer family, "have gone to... more »