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  • Veka Inc. has launched Veka Essentials, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app, available for free download on the Apple iTunes Store. Said to be the first app from a vinyl window and door extrusion company, it lets users watch videos through its YouTube feed, and provides updates on current events and recent news, as well as technical articles, a photo gallery and a Twitter feed. In addition, it provides... more »
  • Endura Products Inc., the manufacturer of door system components, is the first industry supplier to report it has started to use a Quick Response or QR codes to enhance its marketing efforts and track user response.  QR codes can be scanned by smartphone cameras and devices. Once scanned, they automatically link the device to Web sites, text, photos or videos. Endura is rolling out QR usage... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co. hosted Maine Senator Olympia Snowe last week, showing her its latest technology in highly-insulating window products. Also invited was Rich Walker, president and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, who helped make the case for strengthening tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors. Sen. Snowe serves as the ranking member of the Committee on... more »
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer has named Power Home Remodeling Group to its "Top Workplaces" list for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based upon the opinions of employees, with more than 1,600 companies, nonprofits and government agencies in the Philadelphia region invited to participate. More than 90 percent of Power's 310 locally-based employees completed detailed... more »
  • Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in early March, with plans for the replacement window maker to be acquired by P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl extrusions. Company officials explain that Accent entered into an asset purchase agreement with its largest creditor, which is P.H. Tech, according to court papers. Under the Chapter 11 process, the purchase... more »
  • Las Vegas–Passing IG testing requirements for certification can present real challenges, according to Dan Braun of Architectural Testing Inc., speaking last week at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance's annual meeting. Held at the Paris Hotel in conjunction with Glass Week, organized by the Glass Association of North America, the meeting also featured a variety of... more »
  • Nebula Glass International, which operates under the Glasslam name, reports it has filed a lawsuit against Edgetech IG Inc. in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida, alleging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, Florida anti-trust statutory provisions, defamation, violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and breach... more »
  • Sunrise Windows has expanded its manufacturing capabilities to include production of geometric shaped windows. The replacement window maker's line now includes circles, eyebrows, octagons and trapezoids, among others, it reports. “Making our own custom shape windows has several benefits for us and our customers,” says Mike Roncato, VP of sales for the Temperence, Mich.-based... more »
  • The retired publisher of Glass Digest magazine, Oscar S. (Bud) Glasberg passed away last week at the age of 87. He was involved in the glass industry for more than 30 years, joining New York-based Ashlee Publishing Co. in 1959 as editor and publisher. During his time at Glass Digest in the 1960s and 1970s, Glasberg worked actively with the National Glass Dealers Association, now the National... more »
  • An advanced technology coating machine is being installed at Guardian Industries Corp.'s Richburg, S.C., float glass plant, which will enable the facility to produce its ClimaGuard and SunGuard energy-efficient glass products for residential and commercial buildings. The glass maker is investing $45 million to expand operations at the facility and expects to create 50 new jobs. “We are... more »