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  • Window World Inc. recently partnered with Rob Holland, a champion aerobatic pilot, for the 2012 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular. The October airshow attracted more than 150,000 spectators.   Comprised of 19 performers from around the country, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team, the air show featured Holland flying a Window... more »
  • Woodgrain Millwork, the producer of mouldings, doors and windows, plans to invest $8 million over the next five years in a new facility in Lenoir, N.C., according to a press release from the Gov. Bev Perdue. The company, which employs about 180 people in two existing North Carolina facilities, plans to create 170 jobs at the new operation. "The decision to open a facility in Caldwell County... more »
  • The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association installed its new leadership team on October 24 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. At its annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Chuck Bankston, owner of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga., as the new chair, replacing outgoing chair Cally Coleman Fromme of Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas. "Since... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has released Draft 2 of proposed eligibility requirements for recognition of windows as Most Efficient under the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylights program. The new draft takes into consideration comments received in response to earlier draft requirements issued in September, reports Doug Anderson, EPA's project manager for the Energy Star windows... more »
  • A manufacturer of windows and doors based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Westeck Windows & Doors is implementing CustomBuilt360, an assisted selling system from 360 Innovations.  “We are highly motivated by this agreement,” says Casey Kerkhoff, Westeck president. “We were looking for software that would improve our sales process and the 360 Innovations... more »
  • Albuquerque, N.M.―As the window and door industry awaits Energy Star Version 6.0 and the changes that will come with it, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association continued work at its National Fall Conference here last week to prepare manufacturers for the new program requirements.  Much of the agenda was also devoted to new developments in the area of environmental product... more »
  • Huttig Building Products Inc. reports it has entered into two new strategic supply agreements with Therma-Tru Doors and Masonite. Under the multi-year agreement with Therma-Tru, Huttig will exclusively pre-hang and distribute the manufacturer’s exterior steel and fiberglass door products across the majority of Huttig’s trading areas in the states of  Washington, Alaska, Hawaii,... more »
  • An improving housing market and record low interest rates are driving projections of strong gains in home improvement activity through the end of the year and into the first half of 2013, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Its Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released today suggests that the seeds for what appears to be a very robust remodeling... more »
  • Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the housing recovery is now under way, but fiscal uncertainties and other challenges could result in a bumpy ride in the coming months, according to economists participating in a National Association of Home Builders webinar held yesterday. “We’re seeing a more robust housing sector than many other parts of the economy,”... more »
  • New functional options for doors, as well as new components designed for higher performance, were introduced at the recent exhibition and convention of the Association of Millwork Distributors. Hosted earlier this month in Louisville, Ky., the event featured about 90 exhibitors and drew more than 700 attendees. Door makers dominated the show floor, with exhibitors including Craftmaster,... more »