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  • More than 27 leading associations, including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition. Formed in response to continued movement within the U.S. Green Building Council to discourage the use of vinyl in buildings, the coalition will work "to promote and... more »
  • The boards of directors of PPG Industries and Georgia Gulf Corp. have approved definitive agreements under which PPG will separate its commodity chemicals business and then merge it with Georgia Gulf. Following completion of the transaction, expected in late 2012 or early 2013, the combined company will be the second-largest vinyl chloride monomer producer and third-largest chlor-alkali producer... more »
  • After receiving a request for several windows, Stanek Windows recently supplied 23 windows at the historic Stearns Homestead Farm located in Parma, Ohio. Volunteers from the Cleveland-based manufacturer installed the windows thoughout the facilities, which include two houses, a Yankee-style barn, animal shelters and Country Store. The barn, which was constructed sometime between 1835 and 1855,... more »
  • The NSG Group, which sells glass to the window and door market under the Pilkington brand name, has decided to reduce its float glass production capacity in North America. One of the two float lines at its plant in Laurinburg, N.C., will be idled. This process is expected to be completed later this year, between August and September, according to a company release. It is intended that... more »
  • Exhibit space in the Innovative Product Pavilion at GlassBuild America has sold out for the second year in a row, organizers report.  The Las Vegas event, scheduled for September 12-14, will feature 36 "Innovative Product Exhibitors" in the pavilion and more throughout the exhibit floor. “It’s a tremendous thrill that this popular part of our show is sold out once again... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association's I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors and I.S.1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, are now open for ballot for recognition as American National Standards. WDMA I.S.6A-11 defines the aesthetic grades and performance duty levels for interior architectural wood stile and rail doors. WDMA I.S.... more »
  • Development of RavenWindow version 2.1, a thermochromic glazing product, is complete and will be available from the Denver-based RavenBrick manufacturing facility in May 2013, company officials report. “There are many significant improvements for this version,” states McCarthy, RavenBrick co-inventor and CTO. “An increase in visual light transmission of 15 percent makes this... more »
  • Bloomington, Minn.–The U.S. Department of Energy will spend significantly less on window technology research, officials reported at a Window Technology Roadmap Workshop held following the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference, during the last week in June. The session, which featured updates on DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy office activities related... more »
  • Bloomington, Minn.–The future of windows, maximizing daylight and surface 4 low-E coatings were featured topics at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference, held here June 26-28. Buildings consume 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, presenting a major opportunity for the building industry, said Stephen Selkowitz, who heads up the building technologies... more »
  • Over the past few weeks, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has been giving its dealers a glimpse into the future of the company, with the launch of the “ReInvented” campaign.  Behind the campaign is the launch of three new product lines, new advancements in those products’ foundational technology, an improved value proposition for homeowners and an overall sense of renewed... more »