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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its national summer conference, scheduled for May 31 through June 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.  Hot topics at the meeting include a new strategic plan for the organization and an open forum on a possible change to extend the life of air-water-structural test reports from four years to as long as eight years... more »
  • John Lewis has joined the National Fenestration Rating Council as manager of business development and outreach.  Mostly recenlty with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, he started in the fenestration industry in 1983. "John Lewis has been involved with NFRC in various roles since the early 1990's," states Jim Benney, NFRC executive director. "His... more »
  • 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 »