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  • Bill Evans, president of Evans Glass of Nashville, Tenn., has been elected to be chairman of the board of the National Glass Association. Other newly-elected officers include Bob Brown of Brown's Glass of York, Pa., and Bryan Bush of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., treasurer. Board members returning for the 2012-2013 term are Michael Albert of S. Albert Glass Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md.; Newton... more »
  • To make it easier for homeowners and building and design professionals to select the glass option with the look and privacy level that meets their needs, Simpson Door Co. now offers the Glass Taste Test. The new web-based design tool allows users to combine a specific door design with any glass type by clicking on various options available.       "We want to make it... more »
  • Las Vegas–With more stringent Energy Star coming soon, window and door industry suppliers emphasized new components and systems designed to enhance performance and hit specific performance requirements at GlassBuild America 2012. The trade show, which concluded a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week, attracted nearly 6,700 attendees, many expressing cautious optimism... more »
  • West Shore Window & Door, a dealer located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is opening a home improvement design center in a local Wal-Mart store.  The company says it is participating in a recently initiated small business pilot program developed by the retailer. "We feel extremely fortunate to have our own full-time home improvement design center within our local Wal-Mart store," says... more »
  • Las Vegas—Window and door and glass industry suppliers are poised to unveil a variety of new products and equipment when GlassBuild America opens today. The event kicks off a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with more than 350 exhibitors and thousands of attendees expected. “We could not be any more excited about this year’s show," says Denise Sheehan, VP... more »
  • AGC Glass Co. North America plans to open a new state-of-the-art glass fabrication facility in the greater Atlanta area to service current and future customers in the residential and commercial glass markets. Operations expected to begin in mid-2013. “We strongly believe in the North American market–including introducing higher value-added products and continuing to provide a high... more »
  • The September 2012 IHS Global Insight/HIRI Home Improvement Products Market Forecast projects total home improvement product sales for 2012 will reach $274 billion, a 4.9 percent increase over 2011.  The report sees the market improving another 4 percent in 2013. Economic ForecastAs employment growth accelerates and housing markets improve in 2014, stronger growth of home... more »
  • The strength and performance of Ultrex pultruded fiberglass in Integrity Windows & Doors is now available in new exterior trim, the manufacturer reports. Field-applied factory pre-cut kits or lineal lengths are available in all six of Integrity’s AAMA-certified finish colors with either brickmould, flat or sill nose profiles. “Ultrex is the one of the toughest, most durable... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has launched windowratings.org. The new, consumer-oriented website is designed to help people shopping for windows to determine how well fenestration products will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also helping them reduce their energy costs.   According to Jim Benney, NFRC CEO, the site is designed to... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick has secured $5 million in equity funding which will enable it to build its automated production line and begin large-scale fabrication of its RavenWindow dynamic glazing product, officials state. The company plans to open a 40,000-square-foot plant and hire 80 new employees in early 2013. “In any structure, windows are the weakest link and the largest consumer of... more »