September 8, 2009
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance recently released its new TM-3100-09 Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. Designed to assist in achieving the long-term performance of IG units, the advisory guidelines are intended for use by those who design, specify, manufacture and install insulating glass.
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September 8, 2009
Looking to better address the challenge of safely handling glass sheets weighing as much as 200 pounds and assembled door panels weighing as much as 500 pounds, Marvin Windows & Doors' Tennessee plant recently installed new material handling equipment from AirOlift Lifting Systems, the supplier reports.
Workers at the Ripley, Tenn., plant now use one of two manipulating systems to pick... more »
September 7, 2009
The employees at CMI’s manufacturing plant in Towanda, Pa., have recorded more than 15 million work hours without a lost workday accident, company officials report. The last lost-time incident at the plant occurred on July 27, 1997–over 12 years ago.
“Achieving this safety milestone is rarely accomplished in building products manufacturing,” says Matt Ameigh, CMI mill... more »
September 2, 2009
Overhead Door Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with Wayne-Dalton Corp. to acquire substantially all the assets of Wayne-Dalton’s commercial and residential overhead door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business. The combined company would create North America’s premier manufacturer and marketer of overhead doors and openers, officials state.
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September 1, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its national fall conference, scheduled for September 20-23 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. Hot topics at the conference will include AAMA’s proposed Green and Sustainability Product Certification Program.
Currently, the proposed program adopts a sliding scale approach for recycled... more »
August 31, 2009
William S. “Bill” Marvin, who led the growth of Marvin Windows & Doors from a regional lumber company to a leading manufacturer, died August 31, 2009, at his home in Warroad, Minn., surrounded by his family. Most recently serving as honorary chairman of the company, he was 92 years old.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Marvin worked briefly for General Mills... more »
August 27, 2009
In a move designed to reinforce Truseal Technologies' efforts to develop and support innovative IG equipment, Besten Equipment Co. and Billco Manufacturing have signed an expanded cooperation agreement, Truseal officials state. Under the agreement, Besten plans to continue to design, develop and service equipment, but will outsource manufacturing to Billco, explains Gus Coppola, president... more »
August 27, 2009
At its recent Select Dealer Meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunrise Windows honored two of its dealers for making it onto Remodeling Magazine's 2009 Big50 list. The August event, which gathered a number of the vinyl window maker's dealers for discussions on a variety of crucial topics, also featured an address from Roger O’Shaughnessy, president of Cardinal Glass, who... more »
August 26, 2009
After completing the acquisition of the assets of Composite Technologies of America Inc. at the end of June, Andersen Corp. has established Custom Pultruders Inc. as a standalone subsidiary.
Composite Technologies, based in Aurora, Ohio, was a long-time supplier to Andersen of window and patio door parts made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic pultrusions. It also supplied specialty shape, thin-... more »
August 25, 2009
With plans to target the clad-wood window market, MGM Industries recently installed an automated vacuum coater/paint line for its vinyl profiles. Unlike other paint lines used by vinyl extruders, the new line automatically transfers profiles between the cleaning, painting and backing process, eliminating the handling that can sometimes create adhesion problems, as well as speeding the... more »