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  • 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 »
  • Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. has been re-certification as an ISO 9001:2008 registered company. The certification applies to all phases of Frank Lowe’s quality management system, including, manufacturing, sales, and customer satisfaction, it is noted. “I attribute this accomplishment to excellent internal training, our diverse internal auditing team, and the high level of... more »
  • Philips Products Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle and residential markets, is being closed down by its parent company, Tomkins PLC.  The decision came after attempts to sell Philips Products over the last 15 months failed to produce a buyer, according to a company officials. "This was not a decision taken or made lightly but... more »
  • Deciding it was the "right time and the right place," Tru Tech Doors is re-opening a Fredericksburg, Va., door manufacturing facility previously operated by Therma Tru Doors, states John Careri, owner of the Canadian door manuafcturer. Ontario-based Tru Tech plans to start with about 40 workers from the Therma Tru operation to manufacture steel edge doors and steel frames, and... more »
  • Discussions of upcoming code changes and an economic forecast kicked off the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference which began Sunday and concludes today.  Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, noted during the opening general session that “despite the challenging economy, 24 new members have joined AAMA since February.” The association gained... more »
  • Despite the down economy, Lauren International, parent company to Edgetech I.G. and LMI Custom Mixing, has made significant investments in equipment, information technology and processes over the past two years. As a result, Edgetech achieved record-breaking sales in April, it reports. “Continuous improvement initiatives have always been the backbone of Edgetech’s success,” says... more »
  • Veka Inc. intends to implement green technology for window and door extrusions being manufactured for its commercial window division. The window systems made with these profiles will contain at least 40 percent pre-consumer, recycled PVC material, enabling them to earn LEED credits. “Our commercial products are manufactured using co-extrusion technology, which means that two extrusion lines... more »