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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted an all-day forum on July 8 to spur progress on the development of guidelines for component substitution and interchangeability within a side-hinged entry door certification program. Twenty-one attendees–including members of the task group and representatives of the Association of Millwork Distributors and Window and Door Manufacturers... more »
  • At the recent PCBC 2008 show in San Francisco, Andersen Windows introduced the new 100 Series new construction window line made of its Fibrex composite. “This product line is tailored to the likes and needs of builders in the West,” says Blaine Verdoorn, marketing manager, “and we know they and their customers will appreciate its sustainable design.” Designed to combine environmentally... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has opened a new sales and distribution operation in Enfield, Conn. The vinyl and aluminum window and door manufacturer’s new facility includes sales and conference offices, a newly decorated product showroom, warehouse space and loading docks. “The new branch location allows Crystal to better serve its Connecticut and Massachusetts customers with a more... more »
  • Edgetech I.G.’s sales team now represents the window, door and insulating glass product line of its sister company Lauren Manufacturing. The companies, with a nod to the overlap in their customer bases, began a cross-training program in 2007. The companies say that the latest strategic integration, which goes into effect immediately, brings greater expertise to the market. “This diligent... more »
  • Miami-based private equity group HIG Capital LLC will close its $91.5 million acquisition of Accu-Weld LLC parent company Shapes/Arch Holdings LLC on July 31, according to a report in the Courier Post in Camden, N.J. The Delair, N.J.-based Shapes/Arch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, citing the decline in the construction market. At the time, the company planned to re-... more »
  • Texas-based NT Window is once again using Edgetech IG’s Super Spacer for all its insulating glass after spending 18 months with a competing product, the company reports. Operating from a 75,000 square foot facility in Fort Worth, NT Windows focuses primarily on the remodeling market in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. “We have always had great success with Super Spacer, and... more »
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy more cost effectively using windows that also allow a clear view. The technology involves the creation of a novel "solar concentrator" using a mixture of dyes painted onto the glass. With the use of dyes, lites of glass can collect and focus different colors of sunlight. Solar... more »
  • Despite a weakening economy that’s forced consumers to cut back on spending, a new survey sponsored by Plastpro Inc. suggests that homeowners are still willing to pay more for products that are “green” or energy efficient. In a poll of over 700 homeowners, 73 percent said they would pay more for home improvement products that they believe are better for the environment. The survey, conducted by... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc.’s board of directors has promoted window division president Barry Homrighaus to chief operating officer. A 35-year veteran within the company’s window operations, he is cited as an example of the manufacturer’s track record for recognizing talent, investing in employees and promoting from within. "I have tremendous respect for Barry because of his experience, dedication and... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has sent out a reminder that the deadline to register for the stakeholders meeting designed to gather input on new Energy Star criteria for Windows, Doors and Skylight is coming soon. Advance registration is required for those wishing to attend the meeting, scheduled for August 13 at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Those from the U.S. have until Friday, July 18... more »