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  • The National Fenestration Rating Council reports it will demonstrate the prototype software for the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) certification and rating procedure at its upcoming Summer Membership Meeting in July. The CMA program, targeted at commercial and architectural products, is designed to provide a whole product performance rating by combining the separate ratings for glazing,... more »
  • The Glass Guru, a window restoration and replacement firm based in Sacramento, Calif., is looking to expand and has started offering franchise opportunities in 28 states. Established in 2004, the company got started by developed a micro-venting system designed to remove moisture and restore failed insulating glass units. It began offering glass and window replacement and services such as water... more »
  • Whistler, British Columbia—A harmonized version of the certification programs from Insulating Glass Certification Council and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is scheduled to be implemented January 1, 2009, reported John Kent, IGCC administrator, during the IGMA Summer Meeting, held here June 16-19. The event also featured an update on the status of Energy Star program changes... more »
  • Market Resource Associates Inc. is presenting Marvin Windows & Doors with two “best in class” awards as the overall top rated patio door and entry door brand in its latest study. Simonton Windows and Taylor Door are also award winners this year. The Minneapolis-based market research firm developed the BICAs to recognize outstanding performance in its studies. Winners are selected for... more »
  • Pella Windows & Doors has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The manufacturer has received accreditation for its responsible management of transportation partners and private fleet and committing to improve the environmental performance of freight operations. The SmartWay program is a collaboration between the EPA and the freight... more »
  • To spur industry communication on the increasingly important topic of component substitution for door certification and testing, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s door component interchangeability task group is hosting an all-day open discussion forum on July 8. The event is being held near the AAMA offices in Schaumburg, Ill. In addition to members of the AAMA task group,... more »
  • CGI Windows & Doors Inc. recently sponsored a training session where more than 80 south Florida architects gathered at the company’s facility to learn about the latest technology in impact-resistant windows and glass. “While Florida continues to be the world leader in developing hurricane resistant strategies, such as impact resistant windows, there is always new information that architects... more »
  • Attendees at the sixth annual user conference for Fenetech’s FeneVision ERP system in Put-in-Bay, Ohio focused on adding customer service and sales capabilities as well as manufacturing efficiency. Sessions on web-browser sales tools, which enable distributors and contractors to visualize, estimate, place and revise orders, have been popular among the 54 attendees from 28 companies at the... more »
  • Screen door and component manufacturer Florida Screen Enterprises has added Prysm Marketing as its manufacturer’s representative for the East Coast. Prysm will represent rolled screen frame, finished window and patio door screens, muntin, and window screen components. Florida Screen was established in 1972 in Miami, Fla. Prysm covers the East Coast market from Maine to Georgia, and represents a... more »
  • Apex Energy Solutions’ recently-completed “living showroom” is a culmination of company cofounder Michael Foit’s five-year vision of a facility where customers can see products out of the standard showroom kiosk setting and in action. The Zionsville, Ind. facility is a converted 1922 farmhouse featuring Apex’s line of siding, windows and doors. Foit says the facility gives the company a way to... more »