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  • Seeing new demand and a "huge opportunity" resulting from the stimulus package tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors, Andersen Corp. is launching the new EcoExcel brand for products in its line that meet the criteria.  To be supported by a "huge integrated campaign," the new brand also looks beyond the tax credit to position Andersen at the forefront of... more »
  • May National Associates Inc., based in Lakewood, N.J., is resuming production of PRC insulating glass sealants, having acquired a license to produce the line from PPG Industries, which announced plans to exit the business at the end of last year. The former PRC line, including polyurethane and silicone polymer-based IG sealants, will be sold under the Bondaflex brand name. “The addition of... more »
  • Architects say durability is the most important attribute for a green building product, according to a recent survey commissioned by PPG Industries. In the rankings, durability was followed by Energy Star compliance, life-cycle assessment, no- or low-volatile organic compound content and the ability to source products regionally. Durability also is the most important attribute among building... more »
  • As part of its succession planning process designed to provide for smooth transitions, Pella Corp. has named Pat Meyer to succeed current President and CEO Mel Haught as the company’s top leader upon Haught’s planned retirement Nov. 30. Meyer, who joined the privately-held, family-owned company headquartered in Pella, Iowa, in 1990, will now serve as executive vice president and COO... more »
  • Interlock USA, the supplier of window and door hardware based in Reno, Nev., has launched a new Web site at www.interlockna.com to refresh its brand image and showcase several new product lines. “This economy has been extremely tough on the fenestration industry, making it critical for manufacturers to focus on creating the most sophisticated products on the market if they want to remain... more »
  • The New York State Small Business Development Center has named Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. its 2009 Manufacturer of the Year, as well as recognizing the supplier of weatherseals and related products as "an outstanding small business." Accepting the award, Ira M. Warren, president and CEO, was cited for his vision, confidence, hard work, dedication, creativity, drive,... more »
  • As part of it efforts to support industry education, Edgetech I.G. has announced it is sponsoring an  energy efficiency seminar at GlassBuild America, scheduled for October 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The panel-style discussion will bring together a number of experts to explore the new technologies and policies designed to encourage greater efficiencies in the future. “... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery is moving to a new manufacturing facility at the end of June. The new site in Twinsburg, Ohio, offers a larger manufacturing plant floor and overhead crane capacity, which was lacking in the supplier's current location in nearby Solon, Ohio. Unlike the current Stürtz facility, the new location was built specifically as a manufacturing plant. The new facility offers... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. reports it has passed its quality audit by Smithers Quality Assessments Inc., earning ISO 9001:2008 with design certification. The company’s entire quality system for the manufacture of Super Spacer products was reviewed and certified to the standard. “ISO certification provides evidence to our customers that our systems are recognized as being properly documented and... more »
  • Oregon OSHA recently named Milgard Windows & Doors'  Tualatin plant as the latest employer in its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. The program provides incentives for Oregon employers to work with their employees to find and correct hazards, develop and implement effective safety and health programs, and continuously improve. “The SHARP program allowed Milgard... more »