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  • The National Glass Association has announced the election of Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.  McMahon, of K-Man Glass Corp. in Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2004. He took over the office of chairman on October 1 at GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA. He will serve a one-year term.... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit against W. L. Gore & Associates and Pella Corp. Under what is described as a mutually satisfactory settlement, Andersen has granted Gore a license to practice certain Andersen patents. Pella may also continue to sell its VividView screening material purchased from Gore under the license. Terms of the settlement remain... more »
  • Many in the residential and commercial window and door industry fear that policy promoting energy efficiency is outpacing the technology itself. They also see buyers, particularly in the commercial market, needing more education on energy efficiency. Those were among the industry concerns raised at a lively Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America last week... more »
  • The first official organizing committee meeting of the new Window & Door Dealers Alliance was held last week in Atlanta, in conjunction GlassBuild America. Under development for more than a year, the new organization is designed to serve the "critical, yet overlooked" retail segment of the residential window and door industry. "The WDDA has been a long time coming, and we are... more »
  • Atlanta—Signaling better times ahead, GlassBuild America enjoyed a strong turnout last week, with more than 7,100 industry professionals and 400 exhibitors gathering at the Georgia World Congress Center. Window and door industry suppliers exhibiting at the annual event remained cautious about next year’s outlook, but most reported good traffic in their booths and suggested window and... more »
  • Atlanta–Industry suppliers are showcasing new ways for window and door manufacturers to upgrade energy efficiency and expand color and finish offerings, as GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opens today. Despite weak market conditions, some 6,300 industry professionals pre-registered for the event, being held here at the Georgia World Congress Center. Nearly 400 industry... more »
  • According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Richard Gillman, CEO of Republic Windows & Doors was released from jail last Friday following a bail reduction. The initial bail was set at $10 million, but that figure was cut in half on the condition that Gillman be placed on electronic monitoring.  The former window executive was required to post 10 percent, or $500,000, to be released. more »
  • Henderson, Nev.—What makes a fenestration product green was once again a main topic of discussion as members gathererd last week for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. The relative value of recycled content, in particular, was the subject of much debate, as the group continued its work on developing its green fenestration product rating program. The... more »
  • Joseph Machine Co., the manufacturer of automated saw and fabrication machinery, recently launched a new, expanded Web site at www.josephmachineco.com, officials report. “The new Web site was created as an extensive resource to assist manufacturers in various industries that create framing, mounting hardware, extrusions and other related products,” says Joseph Pigliacampo, founder and... more »
  • Joseph Millworks Inc., a custom manufacturer of wood windows and doors, is getting a $500,000 grant and a $2.2 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help construct a a 3 MW wind farm, according to a news release from Oregon's two U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. Based in Baker City, Ore., Joseph Millworks is owned by Randy Joseph, who is looking to build the Lime Wind... more »