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  • According to an article in the Houston Business Journal, Champion Window, owned by Atrium Windows & Doors, is closing its plant in Houston. Manufacturing will be moved up to Atrium facilities in the Dallas area, it is reported. The move is expected to impact about 135 workers.  The closing follows shortly on the heels of a suit filed by Champion against two former executives.... more »
  • MyLowe's, an integrated online tool, has been launched by Lowe's to help consumers manage home improvement processes. The new tool allows  purchases, in-store and online, to be tracked automatically and stored on their customer profile online. "Customers expect to be engaged and in control throughout the entire home improvement experience–from inspiration to enjoyment," says... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week this week to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. For children, even low levels of exposure to lead can cause a host of developmental effects such as learning disabilities, decreased intelligence and speech, language, and behavioral problems, which can affect children for a lifetime, the... more »
  • Quebec-based JRC Machinery Inc. has been named as an authorized dealer of Haeco and Famatec products in Canada. Haeco and JRC plan to introduce the new partnership at the upcoming Win-Door North America show in November. Based in Loveland, Ohio, Haeco produces a variety of bedding and glazing machines to the window and door industry.  It is also the exclusive North American importer of... more »
  • Based on independent research studies conducted over the past several years, homeowner demand for decorative glass doorlites in their main entrance doors is on the rise, reports Therma-Tru. According to the door maker, the studies also show that females, who are driving the overall door style selection process, prefer contemporary and simplistic glass designs as compared to center cluster and... more »
  • Window and building materials dealer A.D. Moyer Lumber Inc. has consolidated its store operations in Douglasville, Pa., into its Gilbertsville and Pottstown, Pa., locations. “In response to the prolonged downturn in the housing market, the management team at A.D. Moyer worked collectively over the past several months to make a comprehensive evaluation of our business operations,” says... more »
  • Solon Corp., a provider of turnkey solar power plants and PV products in the United States, has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Andersen Corp. for use of its Fibrex wood-plastic composite material within the photovoltaic market.  Solon launched its first PV product using Fibrex–a commercial rooftop system–at Solar Power International this week in Dallas.... more »
  • Based in Orchard Park, N.Y., Curbell Plastics Inc. was recently named the authorized SentryGlas Quick Ship supplier by DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions for North America. “The Quick Ship program was designed to get common sizes and material configurations to customers more efficiently," says James E. Olson, sales and development manager for DuPont’s glass laminating unit. "... more »
  • Schlage and Trane, two units of Ingersoll Rand, have joined together with Verizon to launch a new Home Monitoring and Control service. The service puts technology in the hands of homeowners and creates a “connected home,” empowering them to manage their homes from anywhere, the companies report. The new Verizon service offers homeowners the ability to remotely access, control and... more »
  • Masco Corp. reports it is closing the Milgard Windows & Doors operation west of Chicago in Aurora, Ill., over the next few months. The move comes "in response to the challenging economy and state of the new residential construction and remodeling industries," according to a statement from Kathleen Vokes, Masco communications director. In a letter sent to customers, the... more »