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  • Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for its newly-expanded operations in Marlborough, Mass. The company, which says it is the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 positions in 2012. “... more »
  • Forty-two managers from a broad variety of industries have gathered at the Sunrise Windows plant in Temperance, Mich., this week for a lean manufacturing workshop. The University of Michigan College of Engineering selected the vinyl window manufacturer to host the three-day event, which features Toyota Kata experts offering hands-on training and demonstrating the competitive advantages of... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is urging House members to reconsider energy efficiency tax incentives, in particular the tax credit for windows, doors and skylights scheduled to expire at the end of this year. WDMA submitted a statement today to the House Ways and Means Committee hearing devoted to energy tax policy and tax reform.  In the statement, WDMA points out that... more »
  • National Vinyl LLC recently teamed up with ABC's reality TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to supply windows for the home of a mother who has led a campaign against bullying in Massachusetts. Ty Pennington and his team of designers surprised Sirdeaner Walker and her family in September to announce that they had been chosen as the recipient of a new home.     National's... more »
  • The assets of Tem-Pace Inc., based in Niles, Mich., were recently acquired by an affiliate of The Cypress Cos. Inc. Under new ownership, Tem-Pace LLC continues to supply a variety of custom tempered glass products, including decorative glass used in doorlites and sidelites.  The new owner is a holding company based in Akron, Ohio. Founded in 1995, Cypress is focused on the acquisition and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has established the National Architectural Door Council to represent the interests of  manufacturers of architectural door manufacturers and their suppliers. Operating under the WDMA umbrella, NADC will work to create programs and services to serve this market segment and provide networking and education opportunities for its members. "The... more »
  • A thermochromic glass system that darkens in direct sunlight will be jointly marketed by PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC.  The product will combine Pleotint's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic or SRT interlayer technology with Solarban low-E glass and other glasses by PPG to control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, the companies state.     The... more »
  • Atlanta–Window and door dealers have "to stop thinking like it's the '70s," according to D.S. Berenson, a home improvement industry attorney who spoke at the second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum held last week in conjunction with GlassBuild America.  Under increased scrutiny from state attorney generals, dealers need to reexamine marketing practices that have... more »
  • Display and sales presentation producer DAC Products has launched a new company, Smith Case, to focus solely on the design, development and manufacture of sales presentation portable carrying cases for window, door, hardware and other OEM industries.    “DAC and Smith Case will continue to work closely together," states Durward Smith, who will remain president at DAC.... more »
  • Atlanta—New ways to make better-performing, better-looking windows and doors more affordably are highlighing this year's GlassBuild America, being held this week at the Georgia World Congress Center. The annual trade show, which concludes today, suggests that while the industry continues to deal with lingering market weakness, many window and door companies are looking forward.... more »