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  • "Understanding Condensation in Your Home" is the name of a new brochure introduced by Simonton Windows. It is available for download from the manufacturer's website. “We often get calls from homeowners who are concerned that their windows are ‘sweating’ or leaking either inside or outside the home because they see moisture on the glass,” says Christopher... more »
  • Reporting a 40 percent increase in sales this year, Western Window Systems has added 30 people to its workforce in recent months. Growing beyond its traditional Southwest base, the Phoenix-based specialist in "indoor/outdoor living systems" foresees further growth and hiring in 2012 as well. "We have invested heavily in the past few years to improve our product lines to make... more »
  • To help raise money and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, 52 employees at Durabuilt Windows & Doors recently particpated in MOvember, growing moustaches during the month of November.  The team, known as the Durabuilt Dudes, raised more than $15,000, ranking 120th out of the 30,000 teams participating across Canada.     The Durabuilt... more »
  • NanaWall Systems, the supplier of operable glass walls, has opened a showroom in Chicago. The new facility, owned by Assured Corp., is the 23rd showroom for NanaWall in North America, reflecting the growth in demand for large opening glass door systems in the luxury commercial, hospitality and residential markets, officials state. “We are pleased to offer architects, design professionals... more »
  • Seeking to reduce severe unemployment in the construction industry, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently sent a letter to Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means asking for effective tax incentives relating to energy-efficient fenestration products for homeowners. "AAMA members represent 143,000... more »
  • A new bill that would provide tax incentives for home performance upgrades has been introduced by U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R‐Maine), Jeff Bingaman (D‐N.M.), and Dianne Feinstein (D‐Calif.).  The “Cut Energy Bills at Home Act” would provide as much as a 30 percent tax credit–up to $5,000–for upgrades that reduce whole-home energy consumption.  The current... more »
  • Viwinco, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of vinyl windows, has launched a redesigned website.  "We wanted the site to be more visually appealing while allowing site visitors to easily navigate to the windows they or their customers are most interested in," says David Barnes, president. From the homepage, visitors can choose to view replacement windows, new construction windows,... more »
  • Joe Fojtasek, founder of the companies that eventually became Atrium Windows & Doors, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at his ranch in Winchell, Texas.  Having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he was 92. According to his obituary, Fojtasek started multiple manufacturing and distribution businesses, including Skotty Aluminium Products, H&R... more »
  • Integrated Automation Systems, which has worked with industrial gas giant Praxair for the past two years, is hosting a webinar next Tuesday, December 6, reviewing current challenges and new options in gas filling insulating glass units. The session, set for 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, will describe the processes used in the company’s OptiGas gas filling system, introduced earlier this... more »
  • The 2011 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights has received final approval and is now available. An update of a 2008 edition, the 2011 NAFS standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door... more »