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  • The U.S. subsidiary of the Germany-based Veka AG, VEKA Inc. just launched a new Web site, providing provides information on its window and door profiles, commercial windows and specialty products, as well as fence, deck and rail products. The new site features video segments with key personnel from the vinyl extrusion company, as well as explanations about hot topics from some of the supplier... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is launching The Perfect Fit program for measuring, manufacturing and installing interior doors. The manufacturer started a pilot program through 25 Home Depot stores in Oregon beginning this month, and plans a national roll-out next year, it reports. “Unlike other projects, door replacement benefits every room of the home and can give homeowners a fresh look that adds great... more »
  • ASTM International's board of directors has voted to authorize the organizaiton's management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel. The recent... more »
  • John Evans' Sons Inc. and Four-Jaks Inc. have formed a strategic sales alliance designed to focus "their combined expertise in a new, dynamic fashion," reflecting both companies' "commitment to continuous improvement for our fenestration fabricators through customer service, competitive pricing and American-made quality products and systems," executives state. Key aspects of... more »
  • Toronto, Ont–Win-Door North America celebrated its 15th anniversary this week by honoring 45 Industry Pioneers  who "helped to build our great Canadian window and door industry," according to show officials. More than 20 honorees were on hand to be recognized at the annual event, which ran from November 17-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. New door products on... more »
  • The Gilkey Window Co., a manufacturer of vinyl windows based in Sharonville, Ohio, has been selected to be a specialty distributor by Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. “Kolbe is one of the highest quality and most flexible manufactures of wood and clad windows and doors in North America, they will help us address opportunities in both the commercial and residential markets that we miss... more »
  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sunrooms and vinyl replacement windows, is moving its window manufacturing operation from Boardman, Ohio, to its main plant in Berea, Ohio. Joyce currently manufactures sunrooms at the Berea facility and is presently restructuring the plant for both operations.  “This is a wise move as we are closing a leased facility and moving it to an... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors reports that October 2009 was the best sales month in the company’s 15-year history. Additionally, the Indiana, Pa.-based manufacturer of windows and doors notes that the three-month period from August to October was up 25 percent over the same time period in 2008. Wayne Gorell, president and CEO, attributes the sales record and growth to a number of factors.... more »
  • New York–"The bigger the rise, the bigger the drop; and the bigger the drop, the bigger the rebound," said Peter Linneman, a consultant and professor the at Wharton School of Business, speaking of the housing market's historical performance, at the 2009 Building and Infrastructure Conference hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting. Evidence that the economy is... more »
  • UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underswriters Laboratories, intends to develop standards for sustainability in several new industry categories, including glass building materials and glazing materials, windows and associated hardware and accessories, it reports. The standards will set forth environmental requirements for these building products with criteria based on the life cycle impacts and... more »