June 28, 2010
A delegation from the Window & Door Dealers Alliance visited the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., delivering the organization's official response to the EPA's request for comments on proposed lead clearance testing rules under its Renovation, Repair and Paint program. The WDDA group also brought nearly 200 letters gathered from dealers around the country... more »
June 22, 2010
The board of directors at Intek Plastics Inc. has appointed Mike Kinning as president and Steve Glienke as chief operating officer. The two serve as co-leaders of the Hastings, Minn., based company effective immediately.
Kinning started at Intek in 1991 as a sales engineer, and went on to serve the supplier of custom extruded and fabricated plastic products as business manager, manufacturing... more »
June 21, 2010
Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has expanded its product line by forming a strategic partnership with Dr. Hahn, a German manufacturer of hinges for metal and vinyl doors.
“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for European hardware throughout North America, and we are always looking to offer the world’s most advanced solutions to... more »
June 21, 2010
Thermal Industries Inc. marked its 50th anniversary last week with the announcement that it would give 50 custom-made vinyl replacement windows to the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. David Rascoe, president, also pledged the company would participate in an ongoing partnership that provides future window support to the organization.
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh... more »
June 19, 2010
DAC Products, the supplier of window and door displays and sample cases, is integrating its operations into its plant in Rural Hall, N.C. Closing a facility in East Bend, N.C., the company expects to complete the process in the third quarter of this year.
With the move, the company is making an immediate investment of $250,000 to $300,000 in equipment, as well as transferring 25 to 30... more »
June 19, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying enforcement of the certification requirements of the lead renovation, repair and painting rule that went into effect in April. The move comes in response to concerns "raised by the regulated community regarding difficulties experienced in obtaining the rule required firm certification and renovation worker training," according to a memo... more »
June 18, 2010
The Temecula, Calif.-based Milgard Windows & Doors plant recently teamed up with Today's Windows & Doors, an Orange County dealer, to help the Eli Home, an organization that provides shelter and support services for women and abused children.
The Eli Home recently won a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project as a “shovel-ready” project that would positively... more »
June 17, 2010
The National Fenestration Rating Council is planning to host its first Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the place of NFRC’s usual in-person summer membership meeting.
“We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,” says Jim Benney, NFRC CEO. “Virtual Committee Week eliminates costs associated with travel and will provide an... more »
June 16, 2010
A Roto AG roof window manufacturing plant in Bad Mergentheim, Germany has recently been selected as the best factory in Germany for 2010, the company reports. The facility received the Industrial Excellence Award known throughout Germany and presented to such companies BMW, Siemens and Fujitsu during the past 15 years.
The roof window plant was cited for operating within a highly... more »
June 15, 2010
Natural Resources Canada has recognized All Weather Windows with the 2010 Energy Star Market Transformation Award for window, door and skylight manufacturers. The Alberta-based manufacturer was honored along with several other companies at an award ceremony in Ottawa last week.
“It is heartening to be recognized by Energy Star for our dedication to producing environmentally-... more »