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  •   Final preparations in the PGT booth at the Orlando County Convention Center. Orlando, Fla.–Thousands of housing industry professionals, including builders, contractors and dealers from around the country, are gathered here for the International Builders' Show, which opens today at Orange County Convention Center. Although smaller than previous editions, thanks to the decline in... more »
  • Announcing the close of the comment period for Phase II of its windows volume purchase program, the Department of Energy is finalizing plans to move forward and open up participation to more manufacturers and suppliers of R-5 products.  Final specifications and a request for proposals will available on or around January 21 at DOE's Web site for the program. Responses to the RFP will be due... more »
  • The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance responded recently to a House Republican's request for details on  "existing and proposed federal regulations that negatively impact the economy and jobs." A letter written by Phil James, president and CEO of both organizations, urged the Congressman to look closely at current and pending Environmental... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors has acquired New Jersey-based SuperSeal Manufacturing Co. Inc., a vinyl window manufacturer with a strong East Coast presence.  The addition is part of Hurd's strategic growth plan to expand its diverse product mix to address the shifting needs of a broad range of construction markets–with emphasis on the replacement window market, as well as new... more »
  • Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Thompson Creek Window Co. hosted President Barack Obama today for a tour of its facility with Rick Wuest, CEO and president.  The company served as a backdrop for the President to discuss the latest unemployment statistics and announce several White House appointments. The President gets a first-hand look at window assembly operations at... more »
  • Primary Wave Media, a provider of vanity phone number marketing services, has launched a new 877-WINDOWS marketing program said to provide individual companies with exclusive use of the special phone number by territory with custom call routing and call reporting.  The program also incorporates optional media buying opportunities, a www.1877windows.com Web site, and advertising and marketing... more »
  • In a move to strengthen its market position for 2011, Therma Tru Corp. is further consolidating the Fypon millwork brand into its business. Those plans include a move of both Therma-Tru and Fypon operations into a new larger warehouse in Howe, Ind. “It’s been about a year since Therma-Tru integrated the Fypon product lines of urethane and PVC millwork products into our business,... more »
  • The year-end deadline for homeowners to qualify for the $1,500 energy efficient product tax credit was expected to keep many window and door companies busy well into the holiday season. Simonton Windows reports production records were broken at its manufacturing facilities as employees worked seven days a week to fulfill the last minute demand. “The week of December 12 was our busiest week... more »
  • U.S. demand for advanced flat glass products is projected to increase 9.1 percent annually from a weak 2009 base to 745 million square feet in 2014, valued at $7 billion, according to a new report from the Freedonia Group Inc . This growth represents a significant improvement over the 2004-2009 period, when advanced flat glass consumption suffered from the combination of a weak economy, crisis... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance and Window & Door Manufacturers Association have each issued guidance on the new 2011 tax credits for energy efficient windows, doors and skylights enacted as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Signed into law December 17, 2010, the legislation establishes a $200 maximum tax credit for... more »