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  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan visited Northeast Building Products last Friday, where he addressed the company’s employees and took an hour-long tour of the window and door production facility. Also participating in the event were Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, plans to hire up to 100 workers at its Salisbury, N.C., plant after a job fair this Saturday. The company is expanding its workforce due to increased volume from its SpectraGuard vinyl replacement window primarily, reports Debbie LaPinska, VP of sales and marketing.  The product line, which is targeted at 26 states outside... more »
  • The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22.  Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event... more »
  • Stock Building Supply has acquired the assets of National Home Centers Inc., an Arkansas building materials dealer that had filed for bankruptcy protection last December.  Stock had previously announced in February its intent to acquire the business.   “We are pleased to complete this transaction and look forward to working with our new colleagues in central and northwest... more »
  • Montreal-based Atis Group has acquired Allsco Building Products Ltd., a window and door manufacturer based in Moncton, N.B., according to several press reports.  Following up on several additions in Western Canada, the addition of Allsco enables Atis to serve Canada coast-to-coast.  "Allso is a clear leader in Atlantic Canada and will give Atis a presence in new markets, diversify... more »
  • Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu and Congresswoman Kathleen Dahlkemper visited Seaway Manufacturing Corp. today to meet with the owners and employees, tour the plant and promote energy efficiency tax credits for windows and doors. Secretary Chu inspects a new window while touring Seaway's plant in Erie, Pa. “Investing in energy efficiency is one of the quickest and most cost-... more »
  • Atrium Companies Inc., the Dallas-based manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors, reports that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has authorized the company’s entry into an equity purchase agreement with Golden Gate Capital and Kenner & Co. in conjunction with Atrium’s plan of reorganization. Atrium must still get final approval of its... more »
  • Nuremberg, Germany—Window and door executives from around the world have gathered to see the latest in equipment and components as Fensterbau/Frontale opens here today. More than 760 exhibitors, introducing new machines, hardware, profiles, fill more 10 halls at the Nürnberg Messe. Veka's display includes a window incorporating vacuum glazing. A walk... more »
  • Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. plans to open three new manufacturing facilities for its Air-Tight insulating glass foam spacer products this year. The expansion is due to the success and acceptance of the spacer program, according to Gerhard Reichert, president. Glasslam will open Air-Tight UK Ltd. in Kent, UK, to service existing and new accounts in the growing European warm-edge insulating glass market.... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy today outlined a series of steps to further strengthen the Energy Star program and boost confidence in the Energy Star brand. The action covers products across the board and is not specifically targeted at windows, doors and skylights in the program. Officials note that in addition to third-party testing already underway,... more »