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  • 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 »
  • Tart Lumber Co. Inc. is hosting the grand opening of the Tart Design Showroom, its new millwork design center in Sterling, Va. Scheduled for the end of September, the event will highlight the company's partner vendors, including Marvin Window & Doors, Windsor Windows & Doors, Therma-Tru Doors, Clark Hall Doors, Upstate Doors, Baldwin Hardware, Jeld Wen and more.  ... more »
  • Illinois-based replacement dealer Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors has expanded its home improvement product line for the greater Chicago area with the addition of garage doors. The company plans to expand the offering to its other Illinois and Wisconsin locations in the near future. "We are excited to expand our business," states Doug Cook, Feldco president/CEO. "When we looked... more »
  • Rayotek Scientific Inc, in partnership with a national optical inspection instrument company, reports that it has successfully engineered a system that can inspect glass micro-parts in very high volumes. This new system is said to be the final step of a multi-year engineering effort to develop processes to fabricate precision glass micro spacers to very exacting tolerances and cosmetic standards... more »
  • The Building Performance Institute Inc. has published the BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard.  The document is designed to provide the home performance industry with a resource to enable home energy audits to be conducted in alignment with current industry practices. The new standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached... more »