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  • Design Wind Loads for Windows and Doors using ASCE 7 is the subject of the first webinar to be hosted by the Northeast Window & Door Association. Free to members, the event is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. (ET). Joe Reed, director of engineering and product testing at Architectural Testing will lead the session, which will review ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, the Pennsylvania-based home improvement dealer, has been named to The Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Boston” list. With nearly 75 full-time employees in the region, Power was named a finalist in the small company category. The “Best Places to Work” program ranks employers in the Boston area, according to scores given by... more »
  • Vinyl window manufacturer Simonton Windows plans to hire 65 workers at its Paris, Ill.-facility immediately. The company is primarily seeking people for production operator positions in the company’s glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations. “We’re in a dedicated hiring mode right now,” says Russ Chaney, Simonton's Paris plant manager. “Applicants must be able... more »
  • In a move bringing together two glass fabrication and tempering operations, Tem-Pace LLC has completed the acquisition of Atwood Spec-Temp Glass from Atwood Mobile Products LLC. Tem-Pace, based in Niles, Mich., is an operating company of the Cypress Cos. in Akron, Ohio. Both Tem-Pace and Spec-Temp provide tempered flat, bent, and insulating glass for a variety of construction, transportation and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association have reached an agreement in principle to formally affiliate and eventually integrate operations. The plan allows the window, door and skylight industry to enhance and expand its representation in the Southeastern United States, officials state. WDMA, a national industry association with offices in... more »
  • The Lisec Group, the supplier of flat glass processing equipment, was recently honored with the Clean Technology Austria State Prize 2012.  In May, Doris Bures, Austria's Minister of Technology presented Karl Gruber, Lisec CEO, and Leopold Mader, head of research and development, the award for the company's efforts in thin glass technology. Specifically, the company was recognized for... more »
  • Two European suppliers of glass processing equipment, Bystronic glass and Hegla are entering a “preferred partner” agreement.  The plan calls for Bystronic glass to support the sales of Hegla-branded cutting systems, including handling and sorting units. In return, Hegla will support the sales of Bystronic glass-branded machines and units for the production of insulating glass... more »
  • In conjunction with a display industry trade show this week, Corning Inc. is launching Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which the manufacturer says could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies.     Corning's Willow glass “Displays become more pervasive each day and manufacturers strive to make both portable devices... more »
  • The third edition of the Jobsite Safety Handbook has been released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders. Written in both English and Spanish, the book describes how residential builders and trade contractors can comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The handbook covers the key safety issues on which to focus to... more »
  • Simonton Windows, the manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, has launched the Simonton ProNetwork program for builders, remodelers, contractors and dealers. The Web-based program offers a variety of business-building and lead generation tools; educational training programs; marketing and sales support; and reward incentives. “ProNetwork is a comprehensive Web portal that provides... more »