April 22, 2009
Window and door manufacturers, distributors and dealers, including many leading names in the industry, were among 13,500 employers nationwide that recently received letters from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Designed as a proactive step to encourage employers to take action, the letters notified companies that that their injury and illness rates "are... more »
April 21, 2009
Rep. Jim Gerlach of the Pennsylvania 6th district visited Viwinco Inc.'s window fabrication facility in Morgantown, Pa., on April 20. David Barnes, Viwinco president, welcomed the congressman and provided a plant tour.
“This business is more involved and complicated than people realize,” noted Gerlach as he walked through the facility... more »
April 20, 2009
Masonite International Inc. reports that it continues to make good progress in implementing its pre-negotiated debt restructuring plan and is on track to complete its financial reorganization within the next few months.
Last week, the door manufacturer received final court authorization to continue to meet its obligations to trade suppliers on normal terms in the ordinary course of business... more »
April 14, 2009
Ply Gem Industries Inc. intends to consolidate production across several of its manufacturing facilities to improve its overall operating efficiency. The moves include closure of a one-time MW Windows window and door manufacturing facility in Tupelo, Miss., and consolidation of window lineal production at its Rocky Mount, Va., plant.
The Cary, N.C., based company,... more »
April 13, 2009
Cascade Windows, based in Spokane, Wash., and LbL Windows, based in Troutdale, Ore., are merging. The newly-combined company becomes one of the leading window manufacturers in the Northwest, with one of the most extensive window and door product lines available anywhere, officials state.
With manufacturing operations in Spokane and Salt Lake City, Cascade... more »
April 12, 2009
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its national summer conference, scheduled for May 31 through June 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Hot topics at the meeting include a new strategic plan for the organization and an open forum on a possible change to extend the life of air-water-structural test reports from four years to as long as eight years... more »
April 10, 2009
John Lewis has joined the National Fenestration Rating Council as manager of business development and outreach. Mostly recenlty with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, he started in the fenestration industry in 1983.
"John Lewis has been involved with NFRC in various roles since the early 1990's," states Jim Benney, NFRC executive director. "His... more »
April 10, 2009
Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, is guaranteeing IG manufacturers that their units will pass ASTM 2190 and CAN2-12.8 certification testing, or Truseal will reimburse the direct costs of the test. The guarantee, said to the first of its kind in the window industry, covers IG units produced with either Duraseal and... more »
April 8, 2009
Veka Inc., the supplier of vinyl window and door extrusions, is launching a new commercial window and door program. Manufactured at Veka's Fombell, Pa., facility, and at other partner locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, the new offering is spawned from years of proven performance in the European market, the company states.
Based in Fombell, Pa., the North American operation of the... more »
April 7, 2009
With two notable changes from the most recent draft, the U.S. Department of Energy has released its final revised criteria for the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylight program, set to go in effect January 4, 2010. In the final critiera, DOE will treat all doors the same, whether they swing or slide, and retain tubular daylighting devices within the program.
Both those changes... more »