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  • The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the $700 billion bail-out bill passed earlier this month, includes provisions bringing back the 2006 and 2007 tax credits for energy efficient improvements in 2009. Additionally, the new law extends the deductions builders can take for improvements in new homes through 2009 and the deduction for energy-efficient... more »
  • Patio Enclosures Inc. reports its intends to merge with Branstrator Sunrooms, which is owned by Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.  Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Patio Enclosures reports it is the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, with 30 branches, 11 franchises, and 10 dealers across the United States... more »
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, announced yesterday that it is pursing legal action, including a request for emergency relief, against a Chinese manufacturer of spacer systems. The action has been brought to protect Truseal’s intellectual property and to safeguard the quality of IG units produced in the marketplace,... more »
  • Chantilly, Va.–Lumber and building materials dealers heard sobering housing market predictions at the ProDealer Summit, hosted by the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association and Home Channel News here last week. Ivy Zelman, CEO of housing research firm Zelman & Associates, rebuked the variety of “we’re close to the bottom of the housing... more »
  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of Oasis brand sunrooms, has purchased the assets of Graef Window Co., a vinyl replacement window maker based in Boardman, Ohio.  Details of the transaction were not disclosed.Based in Berea, Ohio, Joyce will maintain Graef window manufacturing operations in Boardman, which will become a new division known as Joyce Window Co. “The acquisition of... more »
  • According to the Yellow Pages Association, October generates the most activity for "windows” as people prepare for winter.  The organization reports that windows rank 85th out of more than 4,000 headings in their directories, generating 26 million references annually. “Local window companies rely on Yellow Pages advertising to reach their target consumer, as well as... more »
  • Phantom Screens has signed agreements with four representative agencies to promote and expand the availability of its retractable screen products in the commercial construction market throughout the United States. Jesko Associates represents the company in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania; Scales Consulting covers Kentucky, southern Indiana and northern Tennessee; Burns Architectural... more »
  • PPG industries will realign its performance glazing business, ceasing production at one facility and shutting down one other float glass line while investing $100 million in its remaining glass-making facilities in a move that the company attributes to the ongoing decline in demand for automotive and residential window glass.The Pittsburgh-based company will allow shipping and distribution of... more »
  • DAC Products, a manufacturer of displays and samples for the window and door industry has recently been ranked 19th for outstanding sales growth performance in the Annual Wood 100 Report. The report, which profiles and ranks 100 fast-growing woodworking companies, was published in the September 2008 issue of Wood & Wood Products magazine. Established in 1987 with 90 employees, DAC grew its... more »
  • Window and door industry suppliers are making final preparations for the opening of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo next Monday. Despite the weak market, numerous suppliers of equipment, components and other products still foresee window and door manufacturers making their way to the annual event, set for the Las Vegas Convention Center October 6-8. "The economy is... more »