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  • All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding recently opened a new Andersen Window & Door showroom in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to Andersen products, the facility will also feature Silver Line windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, ProVia entry doors and storm products and a variety of siding and insulation products. “The Northland, Kansas City, area is under-served by Andersen windows and... more »
  • After a two-year beta launch, Indow Windows, a Portland, Ore.-based supplier of interior insulating window inserts, is rolling out its line nationally to home performance contractors and others in the commercial and residential remodeling business. The inserts are said to offer the energy savings of double-paned windows at one half to one fifth the cost. The company got its start in 2010, when... more »
  • Looking to increase its presence in international markets, Quanex Building Products is participating in trade shows in Australia and South Africa this week. The Houston-based supplier of window and door components also plans to exhibit at glastec in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October. Fenestration Australia 2012 opened Monday and concludes today in Fremantle, Western Australia. Quanex... more »
  • Utilizing a new type of EPDM polymer, LMI Custom Mixing is playing its part in reducing carbon footprint and oil dependency through revolutionary developments in EPDM sponge and dense compounds, company officials report. Although the supplier, a joint venture between Lauren International and Meteor Gummiwerke, has not developed specific building and construction industry products with the... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors is officially inviting all industry professionals to attend its exhibition and convention this year. The event, traditionally geared to AMD members, is scheduled for October 8-12 at the Kentucky Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Today, according to Rosalie Leone, AMD CEO, it's "more imporant than ever that AMD continues to provide an... more »
  • Following up on the release of its 2014 criteria for Energy Star windows, doors and skylights, the Environmental Protection Agency has set the time for its in-person stakeholder meeting and the concurrent webinar. The event is scheduled for Monday, August 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Organizers have also put together a draft agenda for the meeting.  Discussions will... more »
  • Norwood Windows of Scouduc, New Brunswick, Canada, is adding the PermaPlus line to its family of fiberglass windows and doors. New to the Maritime market, the high-end line is designed to enable the manufacturer to bid on more projects due to its higher performance ratings and numerous options, including the ability to accommodate triple glazing. The window and door manufacturer worked with... more »
  • The Window Place, Renewal by Andersen of Virginia & Washington, D.C., is increasing its support of Operation Second Chance, a non-profit group of patriotic citizens committed to serving wounded, injured or ill combat veterans. The company, a dealer with showrooms in Fairfax and Sterling, Va., has been donating $2 to the group for every window and door it sells since 2009, now plans to... more »
  • The National Institute of Building Sciences' Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council is planning a symposium, entitled Fenestration: A World of Change, scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2013. The event will be held in conjunction with Building Innovation 2013, the NIBS annual conference and expo, which is being held in Washington, D.C. The BETEC Symposium, being chaired Chris Mathis... more »
  • Dove Industries, a manufacturer of vinyl windows based in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has sent a letter to customers saying it will close its doors. The letter, dated August 9, says the company plans to liquidate its assets in an orderly fashion to benefit creditors. "We all know that the economy is weak, as most of you are experiencing lower and slower sales. At Dove Industries, the economic... more »