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  • The new DuraFinish finishing system designed to provide superior protection and durability to the manufacturer's Artisan and Estate Collections of fiberglass doors has been introduced by GlassCraft Door Co. The process involves coating each fiberglass door with long-lasting, multi-layered and multi-colored stains which are protected by a clear UV finish top-coat saturated with ultraviolet... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. reports it was recently notified by its second largest retail customer that it will reduce its interior door business with the manufacturer, primarily in the Northeastern and Southwestern United States, starting early in 2013. The affected business, which consists principally of molded doors, is expected to amount to approximately $70 million dollars of sales on an... more »
  • Contact Industries has launched a newly-updated website designed to provide a fresh new look as well as added functionality to the company's web presence. "Our old site was poorly optimized, the design was out of date and customers had a difficult time finding the information they needed," says Peter McKibbin, Contact VP of sales and marketing. "The new site is a much better... more »
  • The A&E cable TV show "Flipping Boston" has selected Crystal Window & Door Systems as the exclusive window supplier for the new fall season. While several episodes of the new season have been completed, production and installation of Crystal windows continues with future episodes. The New York-based manufacturer supplied a few individual projects for the prior seasons of... more »
  • As the economy–fingers crossed–starts to pick up again and consumers find themselves motivated to spend hard-earned dollars, window and door companies will hire more employees. If you're in that position, you’ll want to hire the “right” person. And to help find the "right person," your  company may be planning to perform background checks. Background... more »
  •       Gene Chiappetta has joined Ultrafab Inc., the Farmington, N.Y.-based weatherseal manufacturer, as product manager for the fenestration market. In this position, he manages sales, marketing and product development for all sealing products targeted at the window and door industry. Prior to joining Ultrafab, Chiappetta served in sales and account management... more »
  • Ann Romney will appear at a Women's Victory Rally today at Vinylmax Windows in Hamilton, Ohio, speaking on behalf of her husband, Mitt Romney. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. "It is quite an honor for us to host this event," says Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of the window manufacturer. "Vinylmax represents small businesses that make up the backbone of America, and the... more »
  • PPG Industries is continuing to invest in its PPG Residential IG Service Center in Carlisle, Pa., including installation of the first Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS) production line for insulating glass.  Formerly located in Allentown, Pa., the residential IG facility was consolidated at PPG’s Carlisle Works in 2011 to maximize operational efficiencies at the plant, which... more »
  • With new showrooms opened in Colorado and Ontario, Canada, NanaWall Systems now has 25 design studios and showrooms across North America.  The latest additions reflect the growing demand for large operable glass walls in luxury residential, hospiitality and commercial markets, including colder regions, officials note. “The NanaWall Energy Star units are a perfect fit for the extreme... more »
  • At its September national conference, the Passive House Institute U.S. rolled out the first phase of a North American passive house window certification program. The initial goal is to calculate and make available valid thermal performance parameters for U.S. windows to provide designers with more choices and enable them to do building energy models with more confidence, officials state... more »