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  • One of the five companies named in a Federal Trade Commission announcement last week, Winchester Industries, has issued a statement related to its settlement with the government relating to energy saving claims made in its marketing and advertising.  The comments come from Mike Sugrue, vice president of the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer. "Since 1983, Winchester Industries has... more »
  • Naples, Fla.—Bringing back distinguished members from the past, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association celebrated the group's 75th anniversary with a banquet at its annual conference here Monday night.  AAMA also used the occasion to recognize several current members for their contributions.   Kinro's Mike Kinard, left, last year's winner of AAMA's outstanding... more »
  • With organizers reporting that exhibit space is sold out, Fensterbau/Frontale will once again gather window and door executives from around the world. More than 750 exhibitors from more than 30 countries will be at the biennial fair, scheduled for March 21-24 at the NürnbergMesse in Nuremberg, Germany. More than 100,000 visitors came to the 2010 edition of the event. "Based on the... more »
  • Five companies that sell replacement windows will have "to stop making exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills," under settlements reached with the Federal Trade Commission.  The cases are part of a broad FTC effort to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful... more »
  • California-based Goldbrecht European Window & Door Solutions recently started its 30th project in North America featuring the Vitrocsa system designed to create an almost invisible wall that can be opened and closed. The line, including sliding doors, guillotine windows and pivoting doors, is now being produced in the U.S.     A Vitrocsa sliding glass door system... more »
  • Maine window manufacturer Mathews Brothers Co. has surpassed its safety record for No Lost Time days. It recently recorded its 714th day without a lost work time incident, breaking the previous record of 713 days “An achievement like this requires the dedication and conscious effort of each and every one of our employees, on a daily basis,” says Scott Hawthorne, president. “This... more »
  • Union members at the one-time Republic Windows plant in Chicago once again held a sit-in yesterday after being told that Serious Energy would close the operations and consolidate its manufacturing at facilities in Pennsylvania and Colorado.  The sit-in ended this morning with an agreement to keep the operation open for 90 days, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Officials of the United... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has unveiled its Quanex Optimizer as an app for the iPad. The program, designed to provide accurate estimates of U-factors of windows based on the components used, was previously only available as a web-based program used by the company’s sales team.   “We demonstrated the Quanex Optimizer as a web-based program at GlassBuild and other... more »
  • Alberta-based All Weather Windows has once again been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies in an annual program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, The National Post and the Queen’s School of Business. This is the fourth year the window and door manufacturer has re-qualified for the list.  As a result, All Weather has also received the Gold Standard award this year. This... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors reports that the average shipped-on-time-and-complete rate for all its plants improved to 99.5 percent in 2011, up from 98.6 percent in 2010.       "Our customers have told us that when they place an order for a window and door package, one of their highest expectations is that the order will ship with all of the products in that order,"... more »