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  • Pella windows and doors manufactured in the U.S. will be sold in India for the first time, Pella Corp. officials report. An independent distributor, Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd., will offer products sold through Pella India for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling and replacement applications in the country. “We welcome Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd. as our newest distributor, and... more »
  • Las Vegas–Building good word-of-mouth, managing an online presence, selling to men and women and a long list of lead generation tips were the hot topics at the third annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America last week. Hosted by the Window & Door Dealer Alliance, the event enjoyed record attendance, with more than 110 dealers,... more »
  • Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has acquired The Home Service Store, a Georgia company that coordinates lead generation, sales and installation for do-it-for-me home improvement projects between retailers, dealers and manufacturers. Its replacement window activities currently include programs with BJ's Home Improvement and Costco.com.     The... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is applauding the recent introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would restore 25C tax credits for energy efficient windows and other home improvements. The Home Energy Savings Act (H.R. 6398) was introduced by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and would make the credit, which expired at the end of... more »
  • Bill Evans, president of Evans Glass of Nashville, Tenn., has been elected to be chairman of the board of the National Glass Association. Other newly-elected officers include Bob Brown of Brown's Glass of York, Pa., and Bryan Bush of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., treasurer. Board members returning for the 2012-2013 term are Michael Albert of S. Albert Glass Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md.; Newton... more »
  • To make it easier for homeowners and building and design professionals to select the glass option with the look and privacy level that meets their needs, Simpson Door Co. now offers the Glass Taste Test. The new web-based design tool allows users to combine a specific door design with any glass type by clicking on various options available.       "We want to make it... more »
  • Las Vegas–With more stringent Energy Star coming soon, window and door industry suppliers emphasized new components and systems designed to enhance performance and hit specific performance requirements at GlassBuild America 2012. The trade show, which concluded a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week, attracted nearly 6,700 attendees, many expressing cautious optimism... more »
  • West Shore Window & Door, a dealer located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is opening a home improvement design center in a local Wal-Mart store.  The company says it is participating in a recently initiated small business pilot program developed by the retailer. "We feel extremely fortunate to have our own full-time home improvement design center within our local Wal-Mart store," says... more »
  • Las Vegas—Window and door and glass industry suppliers are poised to unveil a variety of new products and equipment when GlassBuild America opens today. The event kicks off a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with more than 350 exhibitors and thousands of attendees expected. “We could not be any more excited about this year’s show," says Denise Sheehan, VP... more »
  • AGC Glass Co. North America plans to open a new state-of-the-art glass fabrication facility in the greater Atlanta area to service current and future customers in the residential and commercial glass markets. Operations expected to begin in mid-2013. “We strongly believe in the North American market–including introducing higher value-added products and continuing to provide a high... more »