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  • Currently based in Parkersburg, W.Va., Simonton Windows plans to transition various corporate functions to Columbus, Ohio,  where it already operates a new product development center. The Columbus location will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters beginning in 2011. The vinyl window and door manufacturer will retain its corporate location in Parkersburg, where the company... more »
  • Targeting growing demand for green, Bonneville Windows & Doors is now offering Accoya wood as an option on all its products. "Set to revolutionize home building and change the face of window design, Accoya is the world’s leading high technology wood that exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of premium tropical hardwoods," states François Chevarie, vice... more »
  • In a special presentation at glasstec, the international trade show held in Dusseldorf, Germany last week, Edgetech I.G. announced plans to add a new manufacturing facility in Heinsberg, Germany. “Europe is a crucial strategic market,” said Andy Jones, Edgetech's European managing director. “In 2010, we experienced 85 percent growth; in 2011, we’re expecting an additional... more »
  • As part of the effort to boost demand for high-performance windows, the Department of Energy is hosting two regional workshops this month for the R-5 Windows/Low-E Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program.  Both are targeted to builders, contractors, public housing authorities, weatherization agencies and others, as well as window manufacturer partners. The Pacific Northwest workshop is... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are seeking feedback on a proposed new program to identify and advance highly efficient ("super star") products in the marketplace.  This effort–an extension of the Energy Star brand–would be targeted at "early adopters," officials state. EPA and DOE announced the potential for a "super star... more »
  • Belfast, Maine–Mathews Brothers Co. welcomed Maine Governor John Baldacci along with other government officials and customers to its plant here last week as it officially announced plans to add the Clara Starrett EnergyCore window to its product line. Designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Energy's R-5 window program, the new window is currently being supplied to a number of... more »
  • U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) aned Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) have joined together to release draft legislation that would extend  residential energy efficiency tax credits for two years.  The draft raises the maximum credit to $3,000, but establishes different criteria for windows than the .30/.30 requirements for tax credits set to expire at the end of the year.  The draft... more »
  • Targeting demand for higher performance, Syron Industries recently launched its EcoVue product line incorporating Mikron Industries' EnergyCore vinyl profiles.  The Syracuse, N.Y.-based vinyl window manufacturer started shipping the product in July, and is now looking for select dealers to handle the line, according to Mike Brisbin, business development manager. "It's been a home run,... more »
  • Wausau Supply Co. is the latest building supplies distributor to select TDCI’s Buy Design product configurator and guided selling software, the supplier reports.  The distributor will use the software to provide dealers with online quoting and ordering capabilities for the company’s assembled and fabricated products, including pre-hung exterior and interior door systems, custom... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. has added a 22,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, Calif. The additional space doubles the hardware supplier's shipping capacity. “This expansion supports our commitment to ‘excellent service every time,’ through rapid response to order and shipment requests,” explains Oscar Rivera, customer service manager. “The facility addition is... more »