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  • Home improvement retailer Lowe's is entering the emerging smart home market, with the launch of Iris set for the middle of this year.  Therma-Tru Doors is one of its initial partners, with plans to develop and incorporate a monitoring system for homeowners that can be used in conjunction with Benchmark by Therma-Tru entry doors sold at Lowe's. Said to be an affordable, cloud-based home... more »
  • Expo 2012, hosted by Stiles Machinery at its facilities in High Point, N.C., is a two-day event designed to showcase the supplier's entire range of equipment technologies for finishing, sanding and solid wood applications. Scheduled for January 25 and 26, the event will feature a range of demonstrations and educational presentations covering processes from raw lumber to finished moulding, the... more »
  • ABE Doors & Windows, a dealer based in Allentown, Pa., has been named the first member of the month by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance. The new program highlights the WDDA's members, recognizing their contributions to the organization and the industry as a whole. “It’s a special honor to be chosen WDDA member of the month,” says Jim Lett Sr., ABE president.... more »
  • Superseal Windows & Doors has started to convert its South Plainfield, N.J., manufacturing facility into a distribution and service center. The move, which began on January 3, is part of a plan to centralize its manufacturing capability in its facility in Merrill, Wis., near Superseal’s parent company Hurd Windows & Doors. “While New Jersey will continue to be home to... more »
  • A new Ratings & Reviews feature has been added to website of ODL Inc., the manufacturer of decorative and clear doorlites and entry treatments. Using the site, consumers and industry customers can rate and review ODL’s products directly on its website, after which they will be automatically entered to win sweepstakes prizes. “ODL’s industry expertise is based on market... more »
  • Seven homes were built in seven days when ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition headed to Joplin, Mo., to help rebuild the tornado stricken town in the largest project in the show’s history. The build, which marks the show’s 200th episode and its series finale, will air on Friday, January 13 at 8 pm EST. Ply Gem supplied complete exteriors for each of the seven homes... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary when members gather for the organization's annual conference at the end of February.  Set for the Naples Grande Beach Hotel in Naples, Fla., the event will also include regular AAMA business meetings, including sessions devoted to green product certification, codes and regulatory affairs and... more »
  • In December, B.F. Rich Co. hosted a plant tour and roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Carper.  Officials at the Delaware-based window and door manufacturer highlighted the company's R-5 window technology, recognizes as a top seller in the Department of Energy’s High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program.     B.F. Rich's George Simmons, left, shows Sen.... more »
  • The fiberglass pultrusion plant of Omniglass Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.  Laurie Davies, president of the company, has already vowed to build the facility, but says it is too early to offer any timetable. According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Damage at the 60,000-square-foot... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is partnering with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of folding and sliding patio door systems. The move enables Hurd to offer an expanded range of patio door products through its distributors. “Bi-fold and telescoping doors are complicated systems. They are best created by specialists that know exactly what they’re doing,... more »