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  • Responding to a recent news article in The Oregonian suggesting it is at risk of defaulting on its debt, Jeld-Wen Inc. asserts it “is not facing bankruptcy.” Teri Cline, director of communication for the window and door manufacturer, issued a statement on September 6 noting that “the company has more than adequate cash and liquidity to conduct business as usual.” The... more »
  • Industry software supplier WTS Paradigm is debuting TouchQuote, a mobile selling tool for use on the Apple iPad. The new program allows window and door and other construction and remodeling sales consultants to quickly and seamlessly present their product line, gather information about the job, configure and price units, and close the sale, according to the supplier. Window and door manufacturers... more »
  • VPL Enterprises Ltd. has sold the metal and die cast division of Vanguard Fenestration to Fasco of Mississauga, Ontario. The sale allows Vanguard to focus on its plastic manufacturing division, while allowing Fasco to expand its market and extend its product offering throughout North America, officials state. “We are very pleased with this sale,” says Bob Smart, VPL's president and... more »
  •                 Scenes from last year's GlassBuild America show in Las Vegas Exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America, which opens next week in Atlanta. The largest North American trade show geared toward manufacturers of windows and doors, the event runs from Monday, September 12, through Wednesday, September 14,... more »
  • The Built to Perform app for the iPhone and iPad is being offered by Integrity Windows & Doors to enable builders, remodelers and architects to easily access a variety of information on the job, in the truck and at the office. Focusing on the company's Ultrex pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, the app includes product catalogs, brochures, new presentations, case studies, videos, an... more »
  • A new technical bulletin relating ASCE/SEI 7-10 design wind loads to fenestration product ratings has been jointly endorsed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association. The technical bulletin, available free for download, summarizes... more »
  • A new virtual training program has been launched by Henkel North America, manufacturer of OSI sealants. As an online window certification program, it trains installers to successfully use the supplier's methods and materials, while offering a 15-year warranty on new construction installations upon course completion, officials state. The OSI WinTeq program offers installers a convenient and... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick is planning to build a high-speed automated production line for its RavenWindow thermochromic technology. When complete, the line will produce 5 million square feet of the dynamic solar control glazing product annually, the supplier reports. The company has signed a letter of intent with Saridea Engineering, also based in Denver, to build the facility.  It is... more »
  • In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, Simonton Windows is planning to close its McAlester, Okla., plant by year end.  The vinyl window maker reports it will relocate production lines for its impact-resistant vinyl coastal products to the company's West Virginia operating sites. Additional manufacturing operations will be relocated to Simonton's facility in Paris, Ill.... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released two updated editions of its architectural wood flush door standards, WDMA I.S. 1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and WDMA I.S. 6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors. The new documents, which are fully synchronized for content and organization, represent a major overhaul and rewrite of... more »