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  • About 180 workers are returning to work at Andesen Windows' plants in Bayport and Cottage Grove, Minn. The move comes in response to rising demand, which the company attributes to the Federal tax credit for energy efficient windows, its own "stimulus" marketing efforts, and the usual upturn in business that comes with warmer spring weather. "It's hard to judge if there's... more »
  • U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state.  U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The... more »
  • Vinyl window maker BFRich recently opened its doors to customers, community and business leaders and homeowners for a Delaware "Green Drinks" event. Designed to bring together people who share a passion for the environment, sustainable/green living, energy efficiency, green power, green transportation, environmental legislation and advocacy, the event was hosted by Lori Monroe... more »
  • 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 »