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  • San Antonio, Texas—A relatively busy trade show floor at the Association of Millwork Distributors annual convention and exhibition held here last week provided another signal of better times ahead. More than 800 door and millwork industry professionals gathered for the annual event, which followed on the heels of a successful GlassBuild America, suggesting that the industry is poised for... more »
  • Fortune Brands is merging its Fypon Ltd. business with Therma Tru Doors, its sister company, according to a company release. The Fypon brand name will continue to be used, but many of the synthetic millwork manufacturer's operations in Archbold, Ohio, will be moved to Therma Tru facilities in Ohio and Indiana. According to a Fortune Brands statement, "the integration will result in... more »
  • Owens Corning is launching the Innovision fiberglass window line, said to feature the first fully bonded frame and sash in the industry manufactured without mechanical fasteners. The new line expands on the company's existing Solace line of fiberglass-reinforced vinyl windows, introduced at the end of last year. “Fiberglass represents growth in the window industry and with Innovision... more »
  • Enjoying growing sales abroad, Hurd Windows & Doors has announced the opening of an office in Hong Kong.  Marking a new milestone in the brand’s 15-year partnership with Asian wood window and door importers, the office provides Hurd with an Asia home base that centralizes and streamlines operations, marketing, sales and support needs. “There is tremendous opportunity for the... more »
  • 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 »