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  • 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 »
  • Pennsylvania-based Traco plans to close a 10-year-old commercial window plant in Johnson City, Tenn.  "We are consolidating our products into our million-square-foot Cranberry Township (Pa.) headquarters and manufacturing facility," says Denise Abraham, manager of marketing communications. "Our strategy is to remain focussed on our energy line of NexGen aluminum... more »
  • In back-to-back acquisitions, Friedman Corp. has added Windflite Computer Systems Inc. and PMC Software Inc. to expand its software portfolio. Windflite is the provider of Winsys software systems for small to mid-sized window and door makers. PMC offers a variety of specialized software systems for fenestration and flat glass processors.  Friedman plans to position offer both product lines... more »
  • Suppliers of window and door equipment and components are starting to make their way to Atlanta to prepare their exhibits at GlassBuild America, which opens next week. The event, scheduled for September 30 through October 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center, will feature more than 400 exhibitors in more than 1,200 booths, reports Denise Sheehan, vice president of events for the National Glass... more »
  • Serious Materials, the California-based manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says it has received an additional $60 million in investor financing. The funding is coming from Mesirow Financial, a Chicago-based financial services firm that leads a group of new investors that also includes Enertech Capital, Cheyenne, and Saints Capital. Previous investors including New Enterprise Associates,... more »