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  • Lowe's Home Improvement has signed an agreement with Sungevity, an Oakland, Calif.-based company that describes itself as the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company. Lowe’s will provide consumers with access to Sungevity’s iQuote system, a process that utilizes satellite images and aerial photography to calculate a same-day, firm installation estimate, eliminating... more »
  • A window and door auction hosted by Simonton Windows recently netted $30,000 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraising efforts in Ritchie and Pleasants County, W.Va.       An estimated 130 individual homeowners, builders and remodelers from across the Mid-Atlantic participated in the event, which saw hundreds of new windows and doors up for grabs during... more »
  • Due to strong demand for its Pella 350 Series vinyl products, Pella Corp. plans to add 75 workers at its Murray, Ky., plant by June of this year. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined community leaders and Pella officials today to announce the expansion of operations at the facility, which focuses on vinyl and fiberglass products. “As demand for energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio... more »
  • A Rockland, Maine, renovator is facing penalties for allegedly violating lead safe work practice requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The agency reports it is the first time such a case has been filed since the regulations, designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities, went... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC, the manufacturer of replacement windows and doors, has been honored by World Vision with a 2010 Humanitarian Award. The Streetsboro, Ohio, company was recognized for donating windows and doors to the Christian humanitarian organization on a consistent basis since 2009. “Soft-Lite donates excellent products that we are proud to use anywhere in our system," says Mary... more »
  • Five short weeks after an EF3 tornado severely damaged its final assembly facility, Lincoln Windows reports that is one again shipping products to customers.     After a tornado hit its Wisconsin plant in April, workers have returned and production has started once again at Lincoln Windows.  Last week saw the return of all plant employees and the first truck to leave the... more »
  • Representatives of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance urged White House officials today to block the Environmental Protection Agency from adding new lead clearance test requirements to its Renovation, Repair and Painting program rules. Meeting with officials from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which has oversight over new federal regulations, the WDDA members detailed... more »
  • Harold Savard has been named president and general manager of the Novatech Group effective July 4, 2011.  Raymond Ouellette, the company's founder and current president, will continue to act as president of the Canadian supplier's board of directors. For the past two years, Savard has served as executive vice president for the Sainte-Julie, Que., based company, responsible for all Novatech... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is commending Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and a bipartisan group of 22 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives for urging EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to halt plans to expand its lead paint rules to include "clearance testing" requirements and extend coverage to commercial and public buildings. In a May 10 letter to Jackson, the... more »
  • Attendees of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region spring meeting held in early May in Charlotte, N.C., toured the new Institute for Business and Home Safety testing facility that simulates hurricane conditions. Representatives from IBHS offered information on the validation work that involves flow stimulation development and testing of a replica of the Texas Tech... more »