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  • Peter Lisec, founder and owner of the global glass processing equipment supplier that bears his name, died August 17, 2009, at the age of 73. In a 48-year career, he built Peter Lisec GmbH from a one-man operation to an international group with more than 2,000 employees and more than 50 foreign branches. Lisec continued to serve as chairman of the Austria-based company up to his very last day.... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is offering its Architects of a Better Mind educational seminar program at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on September 30 and October 1. The event, targeting local architects as well as industry particpants, will examine a variety of subjects related to residential and commercial fenestration product applications. The seminar... more »
  • Inspired by the underprivileged children of Luperon in the Dominican Republic who were honing their skills and falling in love with baseball, a relative of an Edgetech employee who recently visited there vowed to help. Responding to this worthy call, the company collected donations of equipment that totaled more than 100 baseball bats, 150 helmets, 68 catchers’ outfits, 100 baseballs and 25... more »
  • Several window and door manufacturers and dealers, as well as a few industry suppliers, have been named to the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies.  The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. Industry companies and on the list include: Ranking   Company Location   Business 311   Berlin Building... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows has partnered with HomeSphere, a provider of Web-based services to the residential construction supply chain, to reach out to builders. The window maker has joined more than 70 other manufacturers currently using HomeSphere’s BRI Program to gain access to builders that use the system to manage rebates. “The BRI partnership provides a powerful tool to further extend... more »
  • In a move designed to enhance its energy efficient product offerings, PGT Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has acquired the operating assets of Hurricane Window & Door Factory of Fort Myers, Fla.  Hurricane offers The Protector Series, said to be one of the highest air, water and structurally rated vinyl impact product lines for the single and... more »
  • With many industry questions about government policies and evolving technologies, GlassBuild America organizers have revamped a planned energy efficiency seminar to be an Energy Efficiency Town Hall Forum. Sponsored by Edgetech I.G., the town hall, scheduled for October 1, will feature an expanded panel of experts to answer questions on emerging technologies, as well as code proposals and other... more »
  • Woodworking equipment supplier SCM Group USA's Fall Education and Open House Seminar will focus on architectural millwork, doors and windows, as well as commercial and residential cabinetry, the supplier reports. Scheduled for October 20-21, the two-day event will feature sessions on moulding production, CNC door manufacturing, architectural millwork, edgebanding and nesting manufacturing.... more »
  • Overall satisfaction levels among consumers purchasing windows and patio doors has declined in 2009, but builders and remodelers are giving manufacturers slightly higher marks this year, according to two new studies released by J.D. Power & Associates. “Consumers have scaled back on remodeling and discretionary projects due to tight credit, declining home values and general economic... more »
  • Entering the U.S. fiberglass entry door market at the beginning of this year, Ontario-based MasterGrain has steadily expanded its product line and sales force, and has added a U.S. distribution center in Ohio, reports Ken Kussen, business manager for the unit of Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. It is now focusing on extending its cherry door line due to its initial success in the market... more »