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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined Start Over!–a national coalition working to defeat health care reform legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate. "We need health care legislation that focuses on reducing costs. We want Congress to start over and get health care reform right," says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. As part of its... more »
  • Legislation tying the federal tax credit for windows, doors and skylights to 2010 Energy Star standards introduced by Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) in the House is being applauded by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The bill (H.R. 4112), identical to U.S. Senate legislation (S. 1792) introduced in October, would apply to purchases made in 2010. The bill has bipartisan support and was... more »
  • Sevan Sales, a manufacturers rep firm serving the Western U.S., has launched a new Web site at www.sevansales.com.  Based in Greenville, Calif., the company represents several suppliers of window and door hardware and other components, including Caldwell Manufacturing, Hoppe North America, LCS Precision Molding, North Star Co., and Servitek Fenestration.  Its new site provides news and... more »
  • The U.S. subsidiary of the Germany-based Veka AG, VEKA Inc. just launched a new Web site, providing provides information on its window and door profiles, commercial windows and specialty products, as well as fence, deck and rail products. The new site features video segments with key personnel from the vinyl extrusion company, as well as explanations about hot topics from some of the supplier... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is launching The Perfect Fit program for measuring, manufacturing and installing interior doors. The manufacturer started a pilot program through 25 Home Depot stores in Oregon beginning this month, and plans a national roll-out next year, it reports. “Unlike other projects, door replacement benefits every room of the home and can give homeowners a fresh look that adds great... more »
  • ASTM International's board of directors has voted to authorize the organizaiton's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel. The recent... more »
  • John Evans' Sons Inc. and Four-Jaks Inc. have formed a strategic sales alliance designed to focus "their combined expertise in a new, dynamic fashion," reflecting both companies' "commitment to continuous improvement for our fenestration fabricators through customer service, competitive pricing and American-made quality products and systems," executives state. Key aspects of... more »
  • Toronto, Ont–Win-Door North America celebrated its 15th anniversary this week by honoring 45 Industry Pioneers  who "helped to build our great Canadian window and door industry," according to show officials. More than 20 honorees were on hand to be recognized at the annual event, which ran from November 17-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. New door products on... more »
  • The Gilkey Window Co., a manufacturer of vinyl windows based in Sharonville, Ohio, has been selected to be a specialty distributor by Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. “Kolbe is one of the highest quality and most flexible manufactures of wood and clad windows and doors in North America, they will help us address opportunities in both the commercial and residential markets that we miss... more »
  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sunrooms and vinyl replacement windows, is moving its window manufacturing operation from Boardman, Ohio, to its main plant in Berea, Ohio. Joyce currently manufactures sunrooms at the Berea facility and is presently restructuring the plant for both operations.  “This is a wise move as we are closing a leased facility and moving it to an... more »