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  • Marvin Windows and Doors is accepting submissions for its annual design contest: the Architects Challenge. Now in its seventh year, the contest honors projects that represent the best in architectural design and use Marvin windows and doors.  The Architects Challenge will close for submission on May 1, 2015. The Showdown runs June 1 to July 12, and the winner announced July 15. Juried... more »
  • Three of MFM Building Products’ window flashing tapes comply with AAMA 711-07 as specified in ICC-ES AC38 (02-11) as the result of independent, third-party testing. The products include WindowWrap PSX-20, WindowWrap PowerBond and WindowWrap White. AAMA 711 is a voluntary specification outlined by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association to establish the test methods and minimum... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated a document specific to sound control for fenestration products. AAMA TIR-A1 provides detailed technical information for the reduction of sound transmission through building envelopes in terms of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings. AAMA added several newly defined terms to the document, which was... more »
  • Eastern Architectural Systems (EAS) moved into its brand new 172,000 square foot warehouse located at 16341 Domestic Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla. This move will open up new job opportunities and cement EAS’ commitment to the Fort Myers and surrounding communities. “The economy is picking up and a lot of the building is coming back”, said Owner Greg Weekes. “We are excited... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors received Energy Star’s "Most Efficient" designation for more than 22,700 of their products. To comply with the standards, Marvin and Integrity offer the required high-performance glazing options and available accessories across many window product lines. Marvin and Integrity's certified window product and glass options... more »
  • Minnkota Windows Inc. produced its first window in its new 78,000- square foot manufacturing facility. The company shut down production last week to move equipment and offices to the new building located at 2324 Main Ave. W. in West Fargo. Minnkota Windows has been producing vinyl windows in Fargo since 1980 and distributes product to 13 states and Canada. Continued growth required the company to... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) is pleased to announce Rick Davis, president of Building Leaders Inc., as its keynote speaker for the 2015 summer meeting. The industry consultant and columnist will share his expertise in sales leadership with Association members at the membership conference, held June 15-16, 2015 at Crystal Springs Minerals Resort in Vernon, N.J. Building... more »
  • PPG Industries announced plans to close its plant in Burlington, Iowa, on May 1, the Washington Times reports. The 29 employees affected will be given an opportunity to transfer to PPG manufacturing plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania or Wichita Falls, Texas. The Burlington plant manufactures tempered flat glass and custom annealed glass. “The costs associated with supplying raw glass from... more »
  • Chris Griffin, a member of the Roto Frank team since 2000, joined the Window Safety Task Force. Comprising the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the Screen Manufacturers Association (SMA), and in cooperation with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Window Safety Task Force was established in 1997 to... more »
  • Therma-Tru enhanced the size offerings for its Villager and Homeward decorative glass products for 2015.A variety of larger sizes of the Craftsman-style glass is now available in all five Classic-Craft door collections. New doorlite sizes include a full-lite at 25-inches by 66-inches, a 3/4-lite at 25-inches by 51-inches, a 2/3-lite at 25-inches by 42-inches, and a 1/2-lite at 25-inches by 35-... more »