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  • 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 »
  • On March 25, Edgetech I.G. was honored with three awards for its commitment to the health and safety of employees by the Guernsey-Noble Safety Council, an organization representing two Ohio counties.  Presented at the group's 12th annual safety luncheon, Edgetech’s three awards included the 100% Award, The Group Award and the Achievement Award. “Safety is... more »
  • Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, the companies report. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window, door and industrial markets. Its products include aluminum and vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products and screen cloth for use... more »
  • About 180 workers are returning to work at Andesen Windows' plants in Bayport and Cottage Grove, Minn. The move comes in response to rising demand, which the company attributes to the Federal tax credit for energy efficient windows, its own "stimulus" marketing efforts, and the usual upturn in business that comes with warmer spring weather. "It's hard to judge if there's... more »
  • U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state.  U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The... more »
  • Vinyl window maker BFRich recently opened its doors to customers, community and business leaders and homeowners for a Delaware "Green Drinks" event. Designed to bring together people who share a passion for the environment, sustainable/green living, energy efficiency, green power, green transportation, environmental legislation and advocacy, the event was hosted by Lori Monroe... more »
  • Matt Harnack, an environmental filmmaker currently studying at Stanford University, recently posted the following video on YouTube.  Extolling the environmental benefits of going from single-pane to double glazinG, as well as other energy efficiency upgrades, the video, "Double Panes," is set to the tune of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes."   more »
  • Biesse America and Stiles Machinery Inc. will conduct a combined event in June to showcase the breadth of machines the two companies offer. The equipment suppliers are hosting concurrent open houses at their North Carolina facilities to display approximately 70 machines. The inaugural NexGen event will be held June 8-13 in three North Carolina showrooms—Biesse in Charlotte... more »
  • While commending the U.S. Department of Energy for improvements in the latest Energy Star criteria, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is urging the government to consider a number of changes for the final draft set to be released soon. The revised draft compares favorably with previous recommendations, WDMA notes, but the organization would still like to see... more »