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  • In an effort to increase its market presence, Crystal Window & Door Systems has initiated steps to integrate its Chicago-based affiliate manufacturer operations into its national operations. The move will add the 80,000-square-foot Chicago factory to Crystal Window's current 340,000-square-foot network of window production and aluminum extrusion facilities. Crystal Chicago began operations in... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors has launched a new 130-page Web site designed to make learning about windows and doors, particularly Gorell products, more engaging and informative for visitors. A major feature of the new site is an interactive window and door “visualization” tool that allows users to see how products will look and perform by making selections from options such as colors,... more »
  • Pella Corp. has been awarded Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification by Scientific Certification Systems, the manufacturer reports. “Pella’s roots in environmental stewardship trace back to 1925, when the company was founded and launched its first recycling program,” says Jim Nieboer, who heads up Pella’s environmental efforts. “Now with the widely-... more »
  • Toronto-based Inline Fiberglass Ltd. recently acquired an 80,000-square-foot facility in nearby Mississauga, Ont. The company not only sees increased demand for fiberglass window products, but is expanding its line to include new building products. "It is unbelievable in a time when other companies are still closing their doors, we need to expand to support our continuous growth," says... more »
  • Vice President Biden unveiled Monday Recovery Through Retrofit, a plan designed to expand green job opportunities and boost energy savings by making homes more energy efficient. He was joined by Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy; Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor; Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and other White House officials, in announcing the initiative, which... more »
  • Everett, Wash.-based Crystalite Inc. reports it is the first manufacturer to offer a skylight listed with the National Fenestration Rating Council meeting the .30/.30 tax credit criteria. The company's ES Skylight frame is hybrid, combining its standard aluminum frame skylight with a drop-in PVC enhancement panel frame that extends down into the daylight opening. Cutaway of the new... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is applauding new legislation introduced by Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that would modify the existing tax credit for energy efficient windows, doors and skylights by tying it to Energy Star criteria standards for fenestration products. Specifically, the bill (S.1792) would replace the .30/.30 standard for the $1,500... more »
  • More detailed reports on news briefs appearing in the October/November issue of Window & Door: PGT Adds New Line with Acquisition of Vinyl Window Maker Assets Garage Door Makers to Join Forces Accent Windows Emerges from Chapter 11 MasterGrain Lays Groundwork for Growth MGM Installs New Automated Paint Line   Besten Outsourcing Equipment Production to Billco more »
  • More detailed reports on news briefs appearing in the October/November issue of Window & Door: PGT Adds New Line with Acquisition of Vinyl Window Maker Assets Garage Door Makers to Join Forces Accent Windows Emerges from Chapter 11 MasterGrain Lays Groundwork for Growth MGM Installs New Automated Paint Line   Besten Outsourcing Equipment Production to Billco more »
  • San Antonio, Texas—A relatively busy trade show floor at the Association of Millwork Distributors annual convention and exhibition held here last week provided another signal of better times ahead. More than 800 door and millwork industry professionals gathered for the annual event, which followed on the heels of a successful GlassBuild America, suggesting that the industry is poised for... more »