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  • Masonite International Corp. successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from protection under both Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada, company officials reported yesterday. “This restructuring process has made Masonite a financially healthier and stronger company better positioned for the future,” said Fred... more »
  • At its recent board of directors meeting, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association affirmed its decision to launch the OneVoice advocacy program to advance the interests of the window, door and skylight industry in the legislative, regulatory and code arenas. The decision was coupled with the opening of the WDMA Washington, DC, office and the appointment of staff. WDMA will also retain... more »
  • Continuing its efforts to develop a component substitution/interchangeability guidelines for side-hinged door certification, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted an open forum on June 4, immediately following its summer conference. This was the fifth such open forum organized the AAMA door component certification task group, which included other interested industry... more »
  • Bystronic Glass Inc., the global supplier of glass processing equipment, reports it is developing a fully automated vertical manufacturing line for the fabrication of windows incorporating Sashlite technology. The line is set to be unveiled in Bystronic’s exhibit space at the GlassBuild America show in September. The state-of-the-art line, capable of making both dual- and triple-glazed... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to close its door manufacturing plant in Oshkosh, Wis., on Aug. 7, according to an article on a local newspaper's Web site. The Oshkosh Northwestern reports the window and door manufacturer issued a statement attributing the decision to economic downturn and continuing price pressure from imported doors.   Jeld-Wen came to Oshkosh in 1998 when it acquired the former... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors recently recalled the last of its furloughed employees and now is accepting applications to fill additional positions, officials report. The callback comes in response to rising demand, due to the vinyl window manufacturer's active promotion of the new federal tax credits for windows and doors and the upturn in business that occurs each spring. “Although the... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a tax credit label designed for manufacturers that would like to promote Energy Star-qualified products that are eligible for the tax credit. The label is optional and cannot be used as a substitute for any label required by Energy Star, DOE officials note. An electronic version of the new label, as well as rules for use, was sent to Energy Star partners... more »
  • The Internal Revenue Service issued an advance notice this week outlining documentation requirements that window and door manufacturers must provide to homeowners looking to claim energy efficiency home improvement tax credits under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. According to the notice, an Energy Star label is no longer acceptable for exterior windows and skylights, as the IRS had... more »
  • Premier Industrial, the supplier of Xtrabond, XtraFlash and XtraFoam sealants, flashing and related products, has opened a second facility just outside Phoenix, Ariz. The new 6,200-square foot facility will serve as a dedicated sales center to the company's original distribution center located in North Phoenix. The company has also added Michael Rens to serve as national sales manager, as well... more »
  • Colorado-based American Exteriors LLC recently became the third window manufacturer in the United States to earn Green Seal certification for its products.  The company, which manufactures and sells replacement windows, siding and other products, operates a manufacturing plant in Denver, as well as locations in Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Utah.  American Exteriors'... more »