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  • A new steam generating facility at Andersen Corp.’s Bayport production facility gives the company the ability to use virtually all renewable energy to help power manufacturing operations, the company reports. Using byproducts from its manufacturing operations as the steam plant’s primary energy source, two new wood-fired boilers provide enough energy to heat and cool Andersen’s... more »
  • Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. is shifting production from its Virginia facility to its main production operation in Mechanicsburg, Penn. The move is designed to enable the door and millwork distributor to take full advantage of its resources. “Our Pennsylvania facility has always been a source of pride for BWI. It’s a mature facility that consistently meets the highest industry... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced on Monday that it would delay release of its proposed criteria changes for the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylight program. DOE had planned to issue its proposals for new, more stringent requirements in early March, but now states it will wait until May. In a letter to stakeholders, Richard Karney, Energy Star program manager, said the timeline had... more »
  • Already the world’s largest window and door industry event, Fensterbau/Frontale is getting larger. The 2008 edition, scheduled for April 2-5 at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany, has expanded with the addition of two more halls. The new space is designed to accommodate both its growing international audience and its expanding scope that now includes facades and related architectural products... more »
  • Wheeler’s Building Materials, a Georgia-based distributor of building materials with window manufacturing operations, recently announced a new round of layoffs and the closing of a number of locations, according to a report in the Rome (Ga.) Herald Tribune. The most recent layoffs include about 65 employees at its window manufacturing facility. Wheeler’s produces both vinyl and wood... more »
  •   Ohio-based Patio Enclosures Inc. has signed a new dealership agreement with Malibu Sunrooms and Outdoor Living to serve the Southeast Nebraska and Western Iowa region. The new dealership is owned by partners Terri Peterson and Jack Rediger, who possess a combined 12 years experience in sunroom sales and more than 500 sunroom units between them. The dealership is also planning to move into... more »
  • Phantom Screens and Seiki Screen Systems of Japan have signed a letter of intent to develop a definitive partnership agreement by which they will collectively deliver a complete family of retractable screening solutions to North America. Under the agreement, Phantom Screens will handle the distribution, customer service, sales and marketing of Seiki products in North America. “Seiki is the... more »
  • Following Schüco International’s 2006 sale of its German vinyl window business, Schüco USA has signed a letter of intent to sell its U.S. replacement window business to Four Seasons Sunrooms. The move fits with Schüco’s corporate strategy to focus on its core competencies in aluminum and solar systems. Schüco’s manufacturing facility in Newington, Conn., is... more »
  • ECP Safe-Way Door LLC, based in Warsaw, Ind., has acquired the garage door business of Taylor Building Products. Taylor will continue to manufacture and distribute its line of steel and fiberglass entry door systems through its current customer base and distribution channels. “The sale of the garage door business to Safe-Way allows us to focus on and grow our entry door systems... more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Co., a 27-year old manufacturer and installer of windows based in Landover, Md., has created St. Claire Windows as a new company to focus on the multi-family window renovation business. The company has served that market, supplying windows for low and mid rise apartments and condominiums, along with the single-family home market. With the change, Thompson Creek will... more »