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  • The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's "The Glass Experience" special exhibit features Chihuly, Tiffany, Botti, Corning, Pilkington and electronically tintable glass products from Sage Electrochromics. Visitors to the museum will travel through a timeline of glass as they learn about the material's science, artistry and applications. The Sage products, made with Pilkington TEC... more »
  • The U.S. Local Business Association selected Amesbury Locca for the 2008 Best of Sioux Falls Award in the doors category. Amber Grayson, director of sales and marketing, received the award on behalf of the company. The USLBA Best of Local Business Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies they believe have achieved... more »
  • Marv Doering, Weather Shield Windows & Doors territory manager for eastern and north central Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan, has received a Life Spike Award from the National Association of Home Builders. He received the award for helping to recruit new members to the association. NAHB members earn spike credits for each new member they sponsor, and continue to earn retention... more »
  • The Department of Energy has released its preliminary U-factor and SHGC requirements for swinging doors and skylights to qualify for the Energy Star label. The proposed numbers, including new requirements for 2009, 2013 and 2016, are based on DOE’s initial analysis of technical and cost information. DOE has also set August 13th as the new date for its Stakeholder Meeting in Washington, D.C... more »
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  • Indian Wells, Calif.-Recognizing but not being deterred by the economic challenges that lie ahead in the coming year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association jumped right into its 2008 game plan during its annual meeting, held here at the end of February. Attendance was down as some companies are scaling back travel budgets, but the contingent present was ready to roll up its sleeves... more »
  • 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 »