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  • The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, elected Chris Mammen as its chairman of the board at the recent GlassBuild America in Atlanta. Mammen, president of M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, has served on the board since 2006. New executive officers are Chairman-elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co., Nashville, Tenn.; and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's Glass,... more »
  • Sunrise Windows, the Michigan-based vinyl window and door manufacturer, is partnering with the National Association of Professionally Accredited Contractors to offer its dealers access to legal and operational resources specifically created for the remodeling industry. These tools include legal forms, operational guides, informational papers, and video seminars. “Having NAPAC as a Sunrise... more »
  • After suspending operations last week, GBO Inc., manufacturer of Bonneville wood windows and doors, reports that is filing for bankruptcy with plans to put forward a restructuring proposal. Meanwhile, the management of Bonneville Solutions is emphasizing that it is a separate business and its door and window operations are unaffected. GBO's decision to suspend operations was the result of... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions will be demonstrating its new Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (Atlas) at GlassBuild America next week in Atlanta.  The new glass fabrication system produces triple pane IG units in 20 second cycle times, the supplier reports.     GED's new Atlas line for automated assembly of triple- and dual-lite IG units to be demonstrated in Atlanta. The... more »
  • Building Drops, a Florida-based engineering and consulting company serving the fenestration industry, has launched a new website. Targeted at current and potential customers, the site provides information on various services, including product design, evaluation and certification. The company works with manufacturers to assist them at all stages, from prototype development to testing for impact,... more »
  • 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 »