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  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has established the National Architectural Door Council to represent the interests of  manufacturers of architectural door manufacturers and their suppliers. Operating under the WDMA umbrella, NADC will work to create programs and services to serve this market segment and provide networking and education opportunities for its members. "The... more »
  • A thermochromic glass system that darkens in direct sunlight will be jointly marketed by PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC.  The product will combine Pleotint's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic or SRT interlayer technology with Solarban low-E glass and other glasses by PPG to control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, the companies state.     The... more »
  • Atlanta–Window and door dealers have "to stop thinking like it's the '70s," according to D.S. Berenson, a home improvement industry attorney who spoke at the second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum held last week in conjunction with GlassBuild America.  Under increased scrutiny from state attorney generals, dealers need to reexamine marketing practices that have... more »
  • Display and sales presentation producer DAC Products has launched a new company, Smith Case, to focus solely on the design, development and manufacture of sales presentation portable carrying cases for window, door, hardware and other OEM industries.    “DAC and Smith Case will continue to work closely together," states Durward Smith, who will remain president at DAC.... more »
  • Atlanta—New ways to make better-performing, better-looking windows and doors more affordably are highlighing this year's GlassBuild America, being held this week at the Georgia World Congress Center. The annual trade show, which concludes today, suggests that while the industry continues to deal with lingering market weakness, many window and door companies are looking forward.... more »
  • Clear-View Windows, a Florida dealer and installer of windows, doors and siding, has opened a new 3,600-square-foot showroom. The move increases the company’s display area nine-fold, making it possible to display more of its products, officials state. “Hands-on experience is very important for customers,” says Dave Bunker, president of the company, which has served the Tampa Bay... more »
  • To showcase its new Stiles Finishing Technologies business, Stiles Machinery Inc. is hosting an open house at its facility in High Point, N.C. The event, targeted at everyone from the small shop owner to major manufacturers, is scheduled for October 4-6. "Our new applications and testing facility in High Point has the broadest range of finishing equipment in North America. We have combined... more »
  • Targeted at remodelers and dealers, a webinar focusing on how consumer financing can increase sales is being offered by improveit.com, the provider of online services for home improvement companies. The event is scheduled for September 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.  Featuring the GE Money's VP of sales, the session will include tips for financing today’s consumer, including the... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors will be featured in a project on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this fall.  In the episode, a new home is being constructed for a family living in Crawford, N.Y. The family is Jimmy and Darlene Korpai and their two children, Haley and Hudson. Five-year-old Haley suffers from a form of dwarfism, and the goal of the Extreme Makeover crew was to build a... more »
  • The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, elected Chris Mammen as its chairman of the board at the recent GlassBuild America in Atlanta. Mammen, president of M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, has served on the board since 2006. New executive officers are Chairman-elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co., Nashville, Tenn.; and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's Glass,... more »