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  • Vinylmax Windows, the Ohio-based manufacturer of wood and vinyl replacement windows, has gone one full year–more than 300,000 man hours– without a lost work time accident, officials report. The company recently celebrated by giving out T-shirts sporting Vinylmax’s safety slogan: "No Safety, Know Pain. Know Safety, No Pain." The milestone shatters the firm’s... more »
  • With a commitment to “reinvent the roof” for the 21st century, the Dow Chemical Co. is bringing its Powerhouse Solar Shingle to U.S. markets this month, starting in Colorado and rolling into targeted states through 2012. The new product is said to combine the performance and protection of a conventional asphalt roof with an integrated photovoltaic system that powers the home. “... more »
  • Following up on a visit from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon earlier this week, Quaker Window Products has provided more detail on its previously-announced expansion plans.  With an estimated cost of about $11 million, the projects will be spread out over a five-year period. Phase one of the plan includes replacing Quaker’s current paint area with a state-of-the-art paint facility housed... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance plans to gather support at the Remodeling Show this week for the renewal and increase of tax incentives for purchasers of energy efficient home improvement products. Exhibiting at the event in Chicago, WDDA will be collecting signatures on a petition to be sent to Congressional leaders and the White House urging the expansion of the 25C tax credits... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security, parent company of Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, began its first full day as an independent  home and security products company yesterday following its spin-off from Fortune Brands on Monday, October 3. The new company’s stock  started trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FBHS.” “This is an... more »
  • Several months ago, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door Manufacturers Association to collectively address life cycle assessment of fenestration products. During the AAMA fall conference last week, Rich Walker, executive director, provided an update on the... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors is releasing a new version of the the its MI EnergyCore iPad sales application in conjuction with the launch of Phase II of its product launch for the new window line.  The company has gathered dealers and vendors for an event being held near its manufacturing facilities in Prescott Valley, Ariz., this week.  Dealers will receive two days of intensive training on... more »
  • Toronto-based Onex Corp. and its affiliates completed its previously-announced $871 million investment in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. yesterday, acquiring a 58 percent ownership stake in the Oregon-based window and door manufacaturer. In connection with the acquisition, Jeld-Wen completed a $460 million bond offering, the proceeds of which in combination with the Onex Group’s investment, were... more »
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Quaker Window Products today, as the company announced plans to invest $11.4 million to expand its operations significantly.  The company is planning a new building to house a state-of-the-art paint facility, which will open up an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in its existing facilities. Based in Freeburg, Mo., Quaker manufactures... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co., the manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Belfast, Maine, has created a video designed to explain interior window condensation to the public. The video features Robert Maynes, the company's director of marketing and international sales. more »