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  • Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, is guaranteeing IG manufacturers that their units will pass ASTM 2190 and CAN2-12.8 certification testing, or Truseal will reimburse the direct costs of the test. The guarantee, said to the first of its kind in the window industry, covers IG units produced with either Duraseal and... more »
  • Veka Inc., the supplier of vinyl window and door extrusions, is launching a new commercial window and door program. Manufactured at Veka's Fombell, Pa., facility, and at other partner locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, the new offering is spawned from years of proven performance in the European market, the company states. Based in Fombell, Pa., the North American operation of the... more »
  • With two notable changes from the most recent draft, the U.S. Department of Energy has released its final revised criteria for the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylight program, set to go in effect January 4, 2010.  In the final critiera, DOE will treat all doors the same, whether they swing or slide, and retain tubular daylighting devices within the program. Both those changes... more »
  • Milacron announced that its Queretaro, Mexico operation is now open and operating as the Milacron Plastics Technology Center. This move provides local and expanded services to its customers in Mexico. “The new facility signifies our ongoing dedication to making a positive impact on customers in this market,” says Ross Anderson, president of Milacron’s Machinery Technologies in... more »
  • Jordan, Knauff & Company, a middle-market investment bank with a specialized practice in the building products industry, has announced the publication of the inaugural issue of the Foreign Competition Report for the U.S. Building Products Industry. The report summarizes import statistics and growth rates of the top importing countries in eleven different building products categories. In ... more »
  • Drafting and engineering firm PTC LLC, Rockledge, Fla., has expanded to open a sister company, PTC Product Design Group. Headed up by James Stropoli, president, and Jim Moore, vice president, the group is dedicated to designing new or re-evaluating existing window, door and storm abatement systems in a variety of materials for maximum thermal resistance, maximum structural performance and large... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, a supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, reports it has  completed the first implementation for its new dealer software product, DealerPoint, with Westside Door & Moulding of Los Angeles. “In the past we’ve used standard ERP software, and even have had other customized systems," reports Howard Wizenberg, Westside president... more »
  • Citing the weak market and the new tax credit criteria for windows and doors, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to delay implementation of new criteria for the Energy Star program for windows.  In submitting comments on the latest DOE criteria, AAMA has also asked for a number of other changes based on input... more »
  • Economist Jeff Dietrich of EcoTrends will offer his most up-to-date economic forecast for the nation as a whole, as well as for the North American glass industry specifically, at this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.  Jeff Dietrich During his presentation in February at the National Auto Glass Conference in Orlando, Dietrich warned that we are further... more »
  • G-U Hardware Inc. plans to consolidate its United States distribution operation in Newport News, Va., into its Canadian division located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The supplier of door and window hardware will maintain sales offices in both Newport News as well as in Medford, Wis. “Our Newport News facility has worked out very nicely for us since we opened here in 1987," says... more »