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  • With seven stores added in 2010, Champion Window is opening its 80th showroom this week, expanding its geographic footprint to include Fredericksburg, Va. The company plans to open nine more locations this year.     The new showroom in Virginia "We are pleased to announce the expansion of our company to Fredericksburg," says Denny Manes, Champion CEO. "Our... more »
  • Efficiency First, a trade organization for the home performance industry is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. EST looking at the future of the whole house energy performance upgrade business. The session will discuss the status of Home Star, the legislation that stalled in Congress last year that would have provided rebates for homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of... more »
  • Resiver Patio Doors, part of the Novatech Group, recently went live with new software from 360 Innovations, the software supplier reports. The specialty patio door producer began the process about three months ago to implement the BusinessCore360 quoting module and configurator system to work in sync with its existing Oracle ERP system. "We needed a more complete system that would... more »
  • Simonton Windows' vinyl extrusion company, SimEx, celebrated a milestone safety record las week of four consecutive years without a lost time injury.“It wasn’t the luck of the Irish that helped us create this impressive safety record on March 17th–it was the dedication of the entire SimEx team,” says Dan Pennock, plant manager. Located in St. Marys, W.V., SimEx... more »
  • A new process for the production of silicone foam spacer is being licensed by Glasslam NGI Inc. To be introduced first in its own operations, the new system enables window and IG producers to manufacture their own foam spacer in-house "at a significantly lower cost," according to Steve Howes, Glasslam CEO.      The inline oven for heating and drying the flexible... more »
  • DAC Products, the manufacturer of display and presentation products, has launched a new Web site, designed with a streamlined look that clearly organizes information for the primary groups the company serves—building product manufacturers and retail sales—under a new "Big Ideas on Display” tag line. “Already customers are telling us that the new site is making it much... more »
  • A new company Web site launched by Azon USA provides expanded resources for those interested in learning more about energy efficient thermal barrier technology for aluminum framing and insulating glass. New content includes case studies and real-world applications that positively highlight the performance of fenestration systems in architectural applications. A supplier to aluminum extruders and... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with a new "top tier" Energy Star program designed to identify and advance highly efficient products in the marketplace.  EPA is gearing up a pilot program for clothes washers, heating and cooling equipment, televisions, and refrigerator‐freezers. In a letter to stakeholders, Ann Bailey, director of Energy Star Product Labeling... more »
  • Filip Geeraert has been named the new CEO of Deceuninck North America, the designer and manufacturer of window and door profiles, effective April 30. Currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, he succeeds Mark Parrish, who has resigned to accept a leadership position outside the fenestration industry. “With confidence and optimism, we are proud to introduce Filip... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its new leadership team today as it concluded its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. WDMA's board of directors elected Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp. as the association's 2011-2012 chair, replacing Steve Sisson of Karona Inc.     Sagers "In this challenging economic climate, WDMA stands as a... more »