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  • MI Windows & Doors recently donated and installed a complete window package of new MI EnergyCore windows into a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Prescott Valley, Ariz. The casements and awnings in the home represented the first-ever installation of the manufacturer's new high-performance window line.     One of the new windows installed by MI personnel in the... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reports that its Mikron Window Systems division has entered into a cooperation agreement with profine GmbH of Germany. Mikron is a leading supplier of window and door profiles to the North American market, while profine–marketing under the KBE, Kömmerling, and Trocal brand names–is one of Europe’s leading extruders. “This agreement provides a... more »
  • Trojan Powder Coating Co. Inc., based in Bay Shore, N.Y., has opened 97,000-square-foot-facility in Sarasota, Fla. The new operation, Trojan Florida Powder Coating Co. Inc., serves manufacturers of aluminum and steel products, including aluminum windows, doors and skylights, as well as lighting, The company decided to open in Florida because several major clients are in the area, including PGT... more »
  • Responding to a recent news article in The Oregonian suggesting it is at risk of defaulting on its debt, Jeld-Wen Inc. asserts it “is not facing bankruptcy.” Teri Cline, director of communication for the window and door manufacturer, issued a statement on September 6 noting that “the company has more than adequate cash and liquidity to conduct business as usual.” The... more »
  • Industry software supplier WTS Paradigm is debuting TouchQuote, a mobile selling tool for use on the Apple iPad. The new program allows window and door and other construction and remodeling sales consultants to quickly and seamlessly present their product line, gather information about the job, configure and price units, and close the sale, according to the supplier. Window and door manufacturers... more »
  • VPL Enterprises Ltd. has sold the metal and die cast division of Vanguard Fenestration to Fasco of Mississauga, Ontario. The sale allows Vanguard to focus on its plastic manufacturing division, while allowing Fasco to expand its market and extend its product offering throughout North America, officials state. “We are very pleased with this sale,” says Bob Smart, VPL's president and... more »
  •                 Scenes from last year's GlassBuild America show in Las Vegas Exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America, which opens next week in Atlanta. The largest North American trade show geared toward manufacturers of windows and doors, the event runs from Monday, September 12, through Wednesday, September 14,... more »
  • The Built to Perform app for the iPhone and iPad is being offered by Integrity Windows & Doors to enable builders, remodelers and architects to easily access a variety of information on the job, in the truck and at the office. Focusing on the company's Ultrex pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, the app includes product catalogs, brochures, new presentations, case studies, videos, an... more »
  • A new technical bulletin relating ASCE/SEI 7-10 design wind loads to fenestration product ratings has been jointly endorsed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association. The technical bulletin, available free for download, summarizes... more »
  • A new virtual training program has been launched by Henkel North America, manufacturer of OSI sealants. As an online window certification program, it trains installers to successfully use the supplier's methods and materials, while offering a 15-year warranty on new construction installations upon course completion, officials state. The OSI WinTeq program offers installers a convenient and... more »