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  • Matt Harnack, an environmental filmmaker currently studying at Stanford University, recently posted the following video on YouTube.  Extolling the environmental benefits of going from single-pane to double glazinG, as well as other energy efficiency upgrades, the video, "Double Panes," is set to the tune of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes."   more »
  • Biesse America and Stiles Machinery Inc. will conduct a combined event in June to showcase the breadth of machines the two companies offer. The equipment suppliers are hosting concurrent open houses at their North Carolina facilities to display approximately 70 machines. The inaugural NexGen event will be held June 8-13 in three North Carolina showrooms—Biesse in Charlotte... more »
  • While commending the U.S. Department of Energy for improvements in the latest Energy Star criteria, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is urging the government to consider a number of changes for the final draft set to be released soon. The revised draft compares favorably with previous recommendations, WDMA notes, but the organization would still like to see... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors, which represents many exterior side-hinged door component manufacturers, pre-hangers and distributors, is rolling out a new program to offer certification and labeling services. AMD is working with the National Accreditation & Management Institute Inc. The new direction will offer a variety of benefits for both AMD members and industry professionals... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. Inc. yesterday hosted Environment Ohio for a special event to introduce the organization’s new report, “Growing Ohio’s Green Energy Economy.”  Environment Ohio, which works to protect Ohio's air, water and open spaces, chose Edgetech to participate in the event because of Super Spacer’s contributions to meeting the stringent energy-efficiency... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently looking at whether regulatory or other action might be appropriate to protect against potential risks posed by formaldehyde emitted from certain pressed wood products. Before a decision is made, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is pressing a number of its members concerns with the EPA, it reports.   WDMA is... more »
  • Simonton Windows has recalled 110 employees at its manufacturing facilities in West Virginia and Illinois. In addition, the company is actively hiring employees at its Oklahoma facility. “We’re hopeful that the increased product demand we’re now seeing will help us return more employees back to work in the coming weeks,” says Mark Wherry, vice president of... more »
  • While many window and door manufacturers are considering the addition of triple-pane windows to their line, Northerm Windows recently introduced a quad-pane product line to meet the needs of its customers in Northern Canada and Alaska. Northerm is based out of a 54,000 square foot facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, with an additional 30,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Anchorage, Alaska... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell toured Accu-Weld Window & Door Co., yesterday and used the stop to highlight the impact of the stimulus funding to create green collar jobs in his state.  Based in Bensalem, Pa., the manufacturer produces vinyl replacement windows and has already experienced an increase in demand because of the federal stimulus package, because... more »
  • Paul Holland, a venture capitalist backer of Serious Materials, joined President Barack Obama today for a White House press briefing to support government budget proposals encouraging more investment in clean energy research and development. In outlining the potential benefits of such programs, the President highlighted Serious' re-opening of the former Kensington Windows plant in... more »