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  • 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 »
  • DAC Products recently honored West Window in Martinsville, Va., as its longest standing customer. In operation since 1949, West began buying solid core storm door slabs from DAC in the late '80s, when that was the only product it produced.  As the North Carolina-based supplier evolved over the years, West began to use DAC's displays and sales presentation tools as well. “West has been... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors is introducing a new line of reflective building insulation products designed to make homes more comfortable and reduce energy costs. Manufactured for Gorell by Environmentally Safe Products Inc., the new products are R-Comfort Attic Wrap, Rafter Wrap, House Wrap and Water Heater Wrap, and are said to offer "a perfect fit" with the manufactuer’s offering... more »
  • In a move designed to significantly reduce its debt, International Aluminum Corp., parent company of International Window Corp. and United States Aluminum, has filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy code. The company has entered into a restructuring agreement with holders of about 72 percent of its senior debt, which will allow the company to maximize its product... more »
  • The Department of Energy's Highly Insulating R-5 Window and Low-E Storm Window Volume Purchase Program is now seeking proposals from manufacturers interested in participating.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is managing the program for DOE, issued a request for proposal on December 16, 2009, along with specifications, a sample memorandum of understanding, bid sheets, and other... more »
  • The new Window & Door Dealers Alliance is planning a February 9 educational webinar focusing on pending Environmental Protection Agency rules related to containment of lead paint dust during remodeling projects in pre-1978 homes. Paul Toub from Kachina Lead Paint Solutions is the featured speaker for the session, which will address the EPA rules that go into effect in April this year. ... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders says the health care bill passed before Christmas by the Senate features a last-minute provision that unfairly targets the construction industry.  According to NAHB, the bill mandates that small construction industry firms provide health insurance, or pay penalities, if they employ more than five workers. That is the... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially re-opening its Medford, Wis., manufacturing facility. More than 60 business leaders and local and state dignitaries were on hand for the event. The celebration commemorated the completion of the company’s multi-million dollar facility renovation and consolidation, which began six months ago in June.... more »