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  •     The Massachusetts home to be featured on Flip This House. Vinyl windows from Crystal Window & Door Systems will be highlighted in upcoming episodes of cable TV’s Flip This House.  Twenty five Series 200 windows from the company are being used in a Lowell, Mass., project that will be featured in episodes scheduled for broadcast during January and February 2012... more »
  • Contractor members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry exceed industry norms, employing more people, having higher sales volumes and averaging more sales per employee than non-member contractors, according to recent research conducted by Consumer Specialists.  Data is highlighted in Tables 1-3. Number of Employees   HIRI NARI One employee 36% 13% Mean 3.6 8.5... more »
  •     Viwinco's Barnes, in truck, delivering windows for the Delaware project. Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer Viwinco is donating all the windows for a project to be featured in the Friday, November 18, Thanksgiving edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Dunnings, a Delaware family chosen for the episode, operate Jusst Sooup Ministries, which provides meals... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has formed a strategic partnership with Frazier & Deeter, an Atlanta-based accounting firm, to develop a new benchmarking service that will enable participants to see how their businesses compare with peers in a variety of performance categories. Under the agreement, Frazier & Deeter will also offer expert analysis to companies within the... more »
  • Security alarms that alert homeowners if windows or doors are unlocked are being launched next year as part of a collaborative effort between Andersen Corp. and Honeywell.  To be offered on select Eagle brand products, the VeriLock sensor technology embeds Honeywell's 5800-series of wireless sensors inside the locking mechanisms of the window and door hardware. Similar technology can only... more »
  •   An article in the Pioneer Press reports that Andersen Corp. is planning to cut 250 jobs by the end of December. Employees were told about the layoffs on Monday and Tuesday, according to the newspaper.  While the cuts will be nationwide, the majority will be at Andersen's headquarters and main production facility in Bayport, Minn. In production, where the majority of cuts will be... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. is consolidating and restructuring its insulating glass spacer business. With warm-edge spacer production currently at the one-time Edgetech I.G. facility in Cambridge, Ohio, and Truseal Technologies' plant Barbourville, Ky., the company plans to close the Kentucky facility and relocate equipment to the Ohio operation. "Quanex Building Products remains... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has improved and updated its search tool, allowing the public to search for firms certifed under the lead renovation, repair and painting rules. Users can search by company name, as well as by location. "EPA-certified firms should encourage their potential customers to use this search tool to check the certification status of firms they are considering... more »
  • FeneTech, Inc., the developers of the FeneVision ERP system used by numerous window and door manufacturers, has updated its website, www.fenetech.com, with a modern look and feel. Intended for both current and future customers, the site provides information on FeneVision software, the supplier's engineering services and industry events. The website supports multiple languages for FeneTech’s... more »
  • The Industrial Technology Research Institute, said to be Taiwan’s largest high-tech research and development institution, is looking to commercialize Spray-IT, a  thermal spray coating for use on glass and other building materials to lower energy costs. The technology is being recognized with a 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award.   ITRI says its spray... more »