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  • Pella Corp. is presenting a series of events across the U.S. and Canada in 2010 designed to both help those in the design, building and remodeling industries build their business skills and help feed the hungry. The Pro Expo will be held in sports venues in 30 cities, running from Feb. 2 through May 13. During the free events, attendees can obtain continuing education credits, learn about the... more »
  • Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has launched a new Web site to support a re-branding strategy. The site, www.caldwellmfgco.com, is designed to showcase its diverse product offerings, as well as information on choosing the right balance to fit specific needs. “It’s all about raising the bar for ourselves and being professional in all that we do," says Eric Mertz,... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has unveiled a detailed legislative and regulatory agenda for 2010. Pointing to continued economic struggles in the nation's manufacturing and housing/construction industries, WDMA's 16-page document outlines a number of "sustainable pro-growth policies that will support innovation and affordable applications of advanced technologies in the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced plans for its 73rd Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision-makers, February 14-17, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif.  Details and registration information for  the event is available on the AAMA Web site. The conference will feature keynote speaker Mark Whitacre, the... more »
  • Accu-Weld, the Pennsylvania manufacturer of replacement windows and doors, has introduced three new window lines developed by its new owners whom acquired the business in early 2009.  The Haddon Signature Series portfolio features three new window lines, including an R-5 product designed to meet the most stringent demands for energy efficiency. “It is with great pride that we... more »
  • The California Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted yesterday the first-in-the-nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) requiring all new buildings in the state to be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Taking effect on January 1, 2011, the regulations are designed to achieve major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency sent out an alert yesterday announcing that only 100 days remain until contractors will be required to be trained, certified, and otherwise comply with its Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) regulation.  The new rules, reported on at the end of last year, impact a wide variety of trade contractors, including companies involved in window and door... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, the provider of fenestration software for dealers and manufacturers, recently donated a significant monetary contribution to Homes for our Troops to assist with completing a Wisconsin home project for injured war veteran, US Army Specialist, Jason Schulz. Shultz was injured in Mosul, Iraq, in November 2007 when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by an IED. This explosion severed... more »
  • Building Materials Holding Corp., the provider of building materials and construction services to home builders and contractors, has completed its financial restructuring and successfully emerged from Chapter 11, it reports. The company has moved its corporate headquarters from San Francisco back to Boise, Idaho — the original home of BMC West — and will unify its operating brands as... more »
  • Pennsylvania’s Green Energy Works! Program has awarded CMI more than $1.3 million to install a back-pressure steam turbine at its door, trim and panel manufacturing facility in Towanda, Pa. The new system will use existing excess steam to generate up to 1,000 kilowatts of electricity. “Receiving this grant provides us with a great opportunity to further improve overall cost... more »