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  • 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 »
  • Fortune Brands is merging its Fypon Ltd. business with Therma Tru Doors, its sister company, according to a company release. The Fypon brand name will continue to be used, but many of the synthetic millwork manufacturer's operations in Archbold, Ohio, will be moved to Therma Tru facilities in Ohio and Indiana. According to a Fortune Brands statement, "the integration will result in... more »
  • Owens Corning is launching the Innovision fiberglass window line, said to feature the first fully bonded frame and sash in the industry manufactured without mechanical fasteners. The new line expands on the company's existing Solace line of fiberglass-reinforced vinyl windows, introduced at the end of last year. “Fiberglass represents growth in the window industry and with Innovision... more »
  • Enjoying growing sales abroad, Hurd Windows & Doors has announced the opening of an office in Hong Kong.  Marking a new milestone in the brand’s 15-year partnership with Asian wood window and door importers, the office provides Hurd with an Asia home base that centralizes and streamlines operations, marketing, sales and support needs. “There is tremendous opportunity for the... more »