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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and its members are voicing support for new legislation that would delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Although the new rule took effect on April 22, a new House bill (H.R. 5177) introduced April 29 would postpone implementation until accreditation classes are held for a... more »
  • Reflecting the priority placed on a safe work environment, two of Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC's facilities recently celebrated safety milestones of operating 1,000 days without a lost-time accident. The number of days without accidents equates to more than 500,000 safe work hours, company officials note. Employees at the balance hardware supplier's manufacturing plants in... more »
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognized ProVia Door's Sugarcreek, Ohio, facility at an award ceremony last week with its Star award for meeting the highest standards of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system.... more »
  • With a response to the launch of its new No Leak Skylight that is "exceeding expectations," Velux America Inc. sees a bright future ahead, according to Joe Patrick, product manager. In addition to the success of the new product, the manufacturer sees the green movement and its solar water heaters both creating new opportunities as the economy improves. "As the largest player in... more »
  • Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows Inc., based in Oceanside, Calif., filed suit in April against Panda Windows & Doors charging that Panda has copied its patented flush track product design for its multipanel sliding door systems.  In response, Panda has accused Weiland of a "bad faith assertion of infringement" and has threatend legal action against Weiland. The complaint... more »
  • The U.S. House of Representative passed the the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act (H.R. 5019) yesterday by a vote of 246 to 161. The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.) would provide temporary rebates to homeowners to refit, renovate and insulate their homes, while putting 170,000 Americans to work. With program incentives directly targeted at windows, doors... more »
  • Résiver Patio Doors Inc., based in Beauceville, Que., is joining the Novatech Group, the provider of a variety of entry and patio door components and systems. The transaction will enable the two businesses to combine their knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of their clientele with even greater efficiency, officials note. “This acquisition is evidence of the great respect... more »
  • With plans to begin vinyl window production, Elixir Industries will re-open its idled Crossville, Tenn., plant in the second quarter of 2010. The multi-million dollar investment is part of a strategy to offer customers a diversified product base to meet their needs. Prior to the recent economic downturn, Elixir manufactured steel entry doors at the Crossville plant. That complete line of... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. has successfully completed its balance sheet restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 on April 30, just 100 days after its initial filing was made, officials report.  Recapitalized by existing owners, Golden Gate Capital and Kenner & Co., the company has reduced its pre-bankruptcy debt by more than 60 percent.   As part of the restructuring process, the two private... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. was presented with an Excellence in Exporting certificate at the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance meeting last week in Walnut Creek. Ohio Congressman Zack Space presented the award to Ramsey Bader, Edgetech’s international sales and marketing director, during the luncheon that was attended by more than 300 people—from legislators and media to county and local leaders.... more »