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  • Nuremberg, Germany–Several halls filled with manufacturing equipment, and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in hardware, vinyl systems, and many other components, have brought window and door manufacturers from around the world here today for the opening of Fensterbau/Frontale. The biennial event, which runs through Saturday at the NürnbergMesse, is expected to draw... more »
  • Executing an agreement reached last month to acquire the assets of Gorell Windows & Doors, Soft-Lite LLC reports it is moving production of Gorell's replacement window product line to its own operations in Streetsboro, Ohio.  Soft-Lite has also formed Soft-Lite Gorell LLC, which will continue to operate a retail outlet in Indiana, Pa. The Meridian Group, Gorell's court-... more »
  • Started in 2002 targeting builders, GuildQuality serves a network of about 700 construction industry companies, surveying their customers and providing feedback on their operations. The Atlanta-based company has diversified over the past five years, and now counts a growing number of remodelers, replacement contractors and window manufacturers among its clientele.  "Window replacement... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has lined up a number of speakers and sponsors for its 2012 Window and Door Dealers Forum.  To be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America once again, the event is scheduled for September 12 in Las Vegas. The program is tentatively planned to include presentations on word-of-mouth marketing, as well as a session on lead generation featuring Gail... more »
  • Rovereto, Italy—More European window makers are moving to triple glazing to meet new “passive house” standards in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, according to Cristian Zuani, export manager of Zuani S.r.l. The strict whole house standards, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption, are being driven by government incentives and are enjoying increasing popularity among... more »
  • Andersen Corp. and ProVia were among the 109 companies and organizations honored yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency as 2012 Energy Star award winners for leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through superior energy efficiency.  The March 15th awards presentation kicked off EPA's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program.... more »
  • Severe weather caused a section of the roof at Truseal Technologies' facility to in Barbourville, Ky., to collapse. Seven employees were taken to the hospital and have been released with only minor injuries, according to Quanex Building Products, Truseal's parent.  “Employees and local emergency personnel deserve considerable credit for the way they managed the situation,” says... more »
  • In advance of next week's National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), Simonton Windows is encouraging homeowners to educate themselves about possible poison exposure from lead-based paints and products used in the original construction of older homes. The company is also noting the importance of hiring contractors certified in lead safe practices who can analyze and safely remove older windows... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors and Simonton Windows parent Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2012 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. The company ranked number three in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category. “We are proud of this ranking, which is a reflection of our 16,000 associates around the world who do great work every day... more »
  • The Lisec Group, the manufacturer of glass fabricating and insulating glass equipment lines, achieved a 25 percent increase in sales for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011. “All regions worldwide saw improvements to their business and the company was able to achieve their targeted goals for the year," officials report. The Austria-based company attributes much of its success to... more »