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  • Designed to showcase the latest in green building technologies, the Vision House at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center feature Pella windows, incorporating the manufacturer's SmartSync technology. Opening April 22 in honor of Earth Day, the project will not only feature smart phone enabled window shades, it will include electric vehicle charging stations, smog-eating roof tiles and many other... more »
  • Christian Fabian has been appointed to the position of incoming CEO of Rehau North America beginning in July.  He succeeds Kathleen “Kitty” Saylor, who will be stepping down from her position after an 18-year career with the extruder of vinyl window profiles, as well as manufacturer of many other plastic produts.      Fabian Fabian brings more than 20... more »
  • Responding to increasing requests from suppliers and their customers, ASTM International has developed the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity program. An outgrowth of ASTM’s certification programs, the new declaration of conformity provides a new tool that enabled companies to show they are conforming to ASTM test methods, officials state Sponsored and administered by ASTM... more »
  • Balance hardware producer Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of Advantage Manufacturing, including its Magnum-branded operable window hardware line.  The purchase adds depth to Caldwell’s offerings with the Advantage line complements its existing line of sliding window hardware, says Eric Mertz, Caldwell president and CEO. By... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced an agenda for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 in Bloomington, Minn. Highlighted by a tour of Cardinal Glass Industries manufacturing facilities, the event will feature three days of speakers, tabletop sessions and technical meetings. Kicking off the presentations will be a session led by Joe Lstibrueck, a... more »
  • GE Capital, Corporate Finance has announced a $225 million asset-based loan for 84 Lumber Co. The loan will be used to refinance existing debt and for working capital purposes. Based in Eighty Four, Pa., 84 Lumber owns and operates 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, the... more »
  •       Presenting Our Products by Andersen is a new iPad app from the window and door manufacturer that can be used by professionals for sales presentations or by homeowners to learn more about its products, the company states. Available for download, the app includes information on the newest Andersen windows, training materials, and details on designs for specifying... more »
  • Simonton Windows will host its 11th annual window and door auction to benefit the American Cancer Society on Saturday, April 28. During the past decade, the yearly charity fundraiser has generated more than $330,000 for the Relay for Life fundraising efforts in Ritchie County, W.Va. The auction, held at Simonton's manufcturing facility in Ellenboro, W.Va., enables homeowners, builders and... more »
  • Pointing out that nearly two-thirds of all U.S. households own one or more pets, and spending on pets continues to rise even during tough economic times, Jeld-Wen is introducing several new products for dogs and cats.     Jeld-Wen's new vinyl sliding door with access panel for pets “Homeowners want reliable options to accommodate their pets that are also convenient, and... more »
  • Charles Everly, 81, a long-time code consultant involved in the window and door industry, passed away April 8 after a prolonged illness. A one-time code official from Alexandria, Va., he had served as president of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, one of the model code groups that eventually became part of the International Code Council. Working as a consultant for PGT... more »