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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking over as "the brand manager for the Energy Star products program," according to a recently announced plan to coordinate efforts with the Department of Energy to expand and enhance both Energy Star and the new National Building Rating Program. The announcement, which came out just prior to GlassBuild America, also notes a new "Super... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors opens the doors this week for its 45th annual convention and exposition at the Marriott Rivercenter and Henry Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio.  This year marks the first time the event is open to all industry participants, not just AMD members. "AMD has a reputation for creating a quality event and making registration open to... more »
  • NürnbergMesse, the organizer of fensterbau/frontale, the international trade fair for the window, door and facade industries, has announced it is expanding its relationship with ift Rosenheim, an international test, research and certification center based in Rosenheim, Germany.  The two organizations plan to develop more joint services targeted at internationally operating companies.... more »
  • Equipment  All photos by Robb D. Cohen Photography   Bystronic's new automated line for the production of windows using Sashlite's integrated sash technology is designed to meet the needs of high-volume manufacturers.   GED Integrated Solutions launched the new ColorTru decorative foil bonding system, and showcased how its new machine could apply foils to add color and/... more »
  • The National Glass Association has announced the election of Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.  McMahon, of K-Man Glass Corp. in Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2004. He took over the office of chairman on October 1 at GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA. He will serve a one-year term.... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit against W. L. Gore & Associates and Pella Corp. Under what is described as a mutually satisfactory settlement, Andersen has granted Gore a license to practice certain Andersen patents. Pella may also continue to sell its VividView screening material purchased from Gore under the license. Terms of the settlement remain... more »
  • Many in the residential and commercial window and door industry fear that policy promoting energy efficiency is outpacing the technology itself. They also see buyers, particularly in the commercial market, needing more education on energy efficiency. Those were among the industry concerns raised at a lively Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America last week... more »
  • The first official organizing committee meeting of the new Window & Door Dealers Alliance was held last week in Atlanta, in conjunction GlassBuild America. Under development for more than a year, the new organization is designed to serve the "critical, yet overlooked" retail segment of the residential window and door industry. "The WDDA has been a long time coming, and we are... more »
  • Atlanta—Signaling better times ahead, GlassBuild America enjoyed a strong turnout last week, with more than 7,100 industry professionals and 400 exhibitors gathering at the Georgia World Congress Center. Window and door industry suppliers exhibiting at the annual event remained cautious about next year’s outlook, but most reported good traffic in their booths and suggested window and... more »
  • Atlanta–Industry suppliers are showcasing new ways for window and door manufacturers to upgrade energy efficiency and expand color and finish offerings, as GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo opens today. Despite weak market conditions, some 6,300 industry professionals pre-registered for the event, being held here at the Georgia World Congress Center. Nearly 400 industry... more »