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  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that UL LLC is the newest member of the association. UL's new 64,000 square foot Building Envelope Performance Test lab offers a full portfolio of testing services in Northbrook, Illinois. With state-of-the-art test equipment and 30 years of testing expertise, UL says it can now offer performance testing of windows, doors, curtain walls and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announces that its Manufactured Housing Fenestration Certification Program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065-2005. The scope of this new accreditation includes both windows and doors. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 confirms that the AAMA certification program licensees produce the... more »
  • The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance announce that the 2016 GlassBuild America and Window & Door Dealer Days User’s Guides are now available.  The Window & Door Dealer Days User's Guide is especially designed for fenestration professionals and includes information on The Dream Showroom, keynote speaker Marcus Sheridan, the panel discussion on... more »
  • Year-over-year home prices nationwide increased 5.9 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015 and 1.3 percent month-over-month, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. "Price appreciation continues to be fairly broad-based across the U.S. From a regional perspective, the Pacific Northwest continues to be the hottest area for home-price growth, with Oregon and Washington leading the way,... more »
  •           McFadden               Wilson Architectural hardware designer and manufacturer Krownlab hired Jesse McFadden and Scott Wilson as technical sales representatives. McFadden comes to Krownlab from Tesla Motors Inc., where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the Portland delivery center, including hiring/onboarding... more »
  • PPG Industries finalized its acquisition of MetoKote Corp. and its affiliates on July 6. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. Financial terms were not disclosed. PPG officials announced the acquisition last month, explaining the company’s goals. “This acquisition will help us to better understand and meet our... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen, a division of Andersen Corporation, formally opened its expanded Cottage Grove, Minnesota, facility on June 30. It is the first expansion at the facility after the company moved to this location in 1999.  The expansion adds 113,000 square feet to the manufacturing floor and 11,000 to the office space. The growth allows Renewal by Andersen to create an additional 200 jobs... more »
  • Ventana USA introduced a line of casement products made out of the 700 Series TrustGard window system from Chelsea Building Products. The beveled exterior of this profile provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance, according to the company.  An operable octagon, architectural operable casement, rectangular casement and architectural combination casement are included in the offering.... more »
  • World Millwork Alliance will hold its 52nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow from October 9th to October 13th, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. “While the WMA Annual Convention & Tradeshow features two exhibit days focused on millwork products and services, the convention program provides both business and social events allowing for numerous networking opportunities to meet and strengthen... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association awarded an AAMA scholarship to Emily Briese, who will be a freshman this fall at the University of Toledo, where she will pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering. She plans to use her degree to implement new energy resources. Her father, Bill Briese, works for GED Integrated Solutions in Twinsburg, Ohio, as its R&D and IG products... more »