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  • Seven homes were built in seven days when ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition headed to Joplin, Mo., to help rebuild the tornado stricken town in the largest project in the show’s history. The build, which marks the show’s 200th episode and its series finale, will air on Friday, January 13 at 8 pm EST. Ply Gem supplied complete exteriors for each of the seven homes... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary when members gather for the organization's annual conference at the end of February.  Set for the Naples Grande Beach Hotel in Naples, Fla., the event will also include regular AAMA business meetings, including sessions devoted to green product certification, codes and regulatory affairs and... more »
  • In December, B.F. Rich Co. hosted a plant tour and roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Carper.  Officials at the Delaware-based window and door manufacturer highlighted the company's R-5 window technology, recognizes as a top seller in the Department of Energy’s High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program.     B.F. Rich's George Simmons, left, shows Sen.... more »
  • The fiberglass pultrusion plant of Omniglass Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.  Laurie Davies, president of the company, has already vowed to build the facility, but says it is too early to offer any timetable. According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Damage at the 60,000-square-foot... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is partnering with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of folding and sliding patio door systems. The move enables Hurd to offer an expanded range of patio door products through its distributors. “Bi-fold and telescoping doors are complicated systems. They are best created by specialists that know exactly what they’re doing,... more »
  • Amesbury, the supplier of window and door hardware, weatherseals and other components, has acquired Overland Products Inc. Based in Fremont, Neb., Overland supplies metal stampings for a wide range of applications, mainly in the fenestration market.  Overland, has been a long-standing partner and supplier to Amesbury’s hardware manufacturing operations, officials note.  As part of... more »
  • Access Hardware Supply, a wholesale distributor of access control equipment and mechanical and electronic locking hardware for commercial doors, has developed the Retrofit Installation iPad App. When used on-site, the app prompts the user to fill in the all aspects of a door opening (including whether or not the current door sticks or jams) and all potential hardware necessary. It reduces that... more »
  • Frontline Building Products Inc., a producer of cladding and aluminum-clad entry and garage door frames, has acquired the assets of GW Inc. Based in Merrill, Wis., GW produces wood window and door components and other custom millwork products. With the purchase, GW Millwork now operates as a division of Frontlline. Frontline's current Green Bay and Medford facilities remain operational... more »
  •     One of Loewen's recently opened showrooms Loewen, the manufacturer of high-end windows and doors based in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, reports it has opened 12 new showrooms across Canada and the United States in 2011, with more slated for the future. The centers range in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet and are designed to support people who work in the design and... more »
  • Integrity Windows & Doors has launced a new website, said to be cleaner and easier to navigate, while offering more detailed information on the company's products made with Ultrex pultruded fiberglass. “We listened to what our customers told us and added new features to the website based on their feedback,” says Becky Felling, Integrity director of marketing. “In today... more »