Latest News

  • With a product range that now includes energy software services, as well as building products, Serious Materials has changed its name to Serious Energy. The name change reflects how the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has broadened its initial focus beyond sheet rock and windows to include "a platform of products and services that combine real-time, connected building analytics and control... more »
  • To assist homeowners in gaining up to $500 in federal tax credit when purchasing a qualified Energy Star exterior door, Therma-Tru Corp. has created MyEnergyTax.com. The website provides step-by-step guidance, online links to IRS tax forms needed to claim the tax credit and a comprehensive listing of Therma-Tru doors eligible to gain homeowners up to $500 in federal tax credits in 2011. “As... more »
  • Quebec-based 360 Innovations reports its CustomBuilt360 front-end order entry software, officially launched in 2008, will surpass the 4,000 installations mark by the end of 2011. Used by window and door manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retail locations, the system enables users to channel all quoting and sales into one location, while offering alignment capability to any third party back-... more »
  • Lynden Door is launching a new website today, replacing a site that has been in place since 2006. With an appearance similar to recent product literature and other print communications from the company, the new site was designed for simple, intuitive navigation using topical drop-down menus, allowing users to find information quickly and without many clicks, the manufacturer reports. “A... more »
  • With the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing testimony on a suite of energy efficiency bills, including legislation covering residential construction, the National Association of Home Builders today urged lawmakers to take into account the differences in energy savings between the newest, highest-performing homes and older, less-efficient homes that comprise the vast majority of... more »
  • California State Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) recognized Liberty Valley Doors of Cotati as the "6th Assembly District Small Business of the Year" at a ceremony Monday at the Sacramento Convention Center.     Assemblymember Huffman with Mike Pastryk, Liberty Valley president. "Liberty Valley Doors is a model for successful environmental business... more »
  • FeneTech Inc., the supplier of software for window and door manufacturers, was honored with the Best Emerging Company award by the Northeast Ohio Software Association at a May event in downtown Cleveland. The organization represents more than 900 technology companies in the region.  “We are extremely proud to have received this award. Northeast Ohio has a very diverse and growing... more »
  • With a social media campaign already started, the Western division of MI Windows & Doors is planning to launch its new MI EnergyCore window line in July with a special dealer event at its Prescott, Ariz., operations. Attendees will be presented with an iPad loaded with a custom app to emphasize MI's mobile strategy designed to help dealers sell the new line.  ... more »
  • The children residing in two different 4 Kids Charity of South Florida facilities in Fort Lauderdale will soon have a more welcoming and safer way to enter their foster homes. As part of a volunteer renovation effort scheduled for June 11, the homes will receive a variety of new doors donated by Therma-Tru. One of the home is also slated to receive a dozen windows from Simonton Windows. 4 Kids of... more »
  • Tom Chieffe, CEO at Associated Materials LLC, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Dana Snyder, a current director and former CEO, has been named interim CEO for the manufacturer of Alside windows while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. "The board wishes to thank Tom for his significant contributions to AMI over the past five years. Tom led a number of changes... more »