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  • Atrium Cos. Inc., which says it the largest manufacturer of residential vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors in North America, has changed its name to Atrium Corp.   “Atrium Cos. Inc. was created as a group of independently operating enterprises acquired over many years,” states Kevin O’Meara, Atrium chairman and CEO.  “This name change to Atrium Corp.... more »
  • With new investors acquiring the assets of Wellington Window & Door in February, the Minnesota-based manufacturer and installer has been re-opened as Wellington Home Improvements. The owners of the new venture include Brent Woods, son of Wellington's founders, according to an article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. "Wellington Home Improvements will continue to... more »
  • Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has introduced a new bill that would restore the opt-out provision to the Lead Repair, Remodel and Paint rules established by Environmental Protection Agency. The legislation would also allow remodelers to correct paperwork errors without facing full penalties, provide an exemption for emergency renovations, and eliminate requirements for "hands-on"... more »
  • Naples, Fla.–While the American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated its 75th anniversary at its conference here this past week, it was also business as usual at the meeting. The event featured a variety of task group and committee meetings, with notable developments in the areas of installation and green standards, and an update on a program to enable life cycle analysis of... more »
  • Andersen Corp. is marking the beginning of an effort to convert its transportation fleet to compressed natural gas with the opening of a fueling station today near its Menomonie, Wis., plant.  The conversion to CNG is designed to reduce both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions for the window and door manufacturer. The conversion of the first seven trucks to CNG will reduce their... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has named Beacon Windows as its member of the month for March 2012. Founded in 2009, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based company offers window and door replacement, as well as sliding glass door repair. "What an honor chosen as the third WDDA Member of the Month," says Lizette LaForge, president. "Relatively new to the industry, Beacon Windows... more »
  • Nineteen window, door and skylight company executives sent a joint letter to Congress yesterday urging a robust extension of the residential energy efficient (25C) tax credit that expired at the end of 2011. The executives are urging lawmakers to extend the credit at the $1,000 level in order to preserve jobs and and promote energy efficiency. "We urge your support for an extension of a... more »
  • The Builders Association of Minnesota has named Marvin Windows & Doors to the Minnesota Building Industry Hall of Fame.  Marvin is the first company to be so honored, joining 37 individuals who had previously been inducted into the hall. “The Builders Association of Minnesota is proud to have Marvin Windows & Doors as a member and to have inducted Marvin into the Minnesota... more »
  • North Woods Reps LLC has been named to represent the MFM Building Products line of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry in Canada. Based in Maine, North Woods represents a variety of product lines in Eastern Canada, and also handles several Canadian national programs. Bob Hagenaars, a founding partner at North Woods, brings more than 26 years of sales experience to... more »
  • One of the five companies named in a Federal Trade Commission announcement last week, Winchester Industries, has issued a statement related to its settlement with the government relating to energy saving claims made in its marketing and advertising.  The comments come from Mike Sugrue, vice president of the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer. "Since 1983, Winchester Industries has... more »