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  •   Thermal Advantage Inc., a Thornton, Colo., home improvement company, is facing a lawsuit filed by Colorado’s attorney general for allegedly running misleading advertisements. The suit says Thermal Advantage attracted customers by offering an energy efficiency test program with the opportunity to be paid for their participation, according to the Rocky Mountain News. Dozens of ads... more »
  • Atlantic City, N.J.—The Department of Energy is waiting to see what happens at the February International Code Council hearings before issuing its plans for revisions to Energy Star criteria for windows. Speaking at the Northeast Window & Door Association winter meeting here in January, Richard Karney, DOE’s Energy Star program manager, explained that an important goal for Energy... more »
  • A preview of the potential changes in the Energy Star windows program tops the agenda of the Northeast Window & Door Association’s winter meeting, scheduled for January 14 and 15 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J. Richard Karney, the Department of Energy’s Energy Star program manager, will be speaking, offering an update on the government’s plans to strengthen... more »
  • Screen Systems by Genius is now a national distributor of Genius screen products. The Minden, Nev.-based company uses multiple distribution centers to provide fast, economical delivery of Genius products across the U.S. The distributorship is headed up by Merle and Diane Guant, who have many years of experience selling, installing and training dealers on the Genius product line. “The... more »
  • With the backing of the Window & Door Coalition of Oregon, a new organization of window and door manufacturers and dealers, Mt. Hood Community College and SWD Training Institute have launched the Pacific Northwest Window & Door Industry Training Program. Designed to help address a shortage of skilled workers—and the resulting problems of improperly installed windows, service... more »
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.—Numerous challenges facing the industry were front and center at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s annual conference, concluding here today. Members heard predictions for lower window and door sales this year, proposals for more stringent criteria for the Energy Star program and warnings that class action suits against manufacturers are on the... more »
  •   Marvin Windows & Doors’ employees found out just before the holidays that they will split more than $13 million in profit sharing for 2007. About 3,500 employees out of Marvin’s workforce of 5,500 people will receive the benefit. “We had a very strong sales year and a very strong profit year in 2007,” Susan Marvin, president, told the Grand Forks Herald... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. has entered into a 10-year agreement with CertainTeed Corp. to become the licensor of CertainTeed brand windows and patio doors in Eastern half of the United States. That agreement comes in tandem with MI’s purchase of certain assets from Ply Gem Industries, which acquired CertainTeed’s vinyl window and door business in September 2007. Ply Gem continues... more »
  • Genesee Valley Windows Inc., a direct sales manufacturer serving the Flint, Mich., region, will relocate in February to expand its operations, company officials announced. The company, a subsidiary of Paramount Improvements Inc., will move from its current facility in Burton, Mich., to a 70,000-square-foot site in Flint. Officials expect to hire 70 additional workers by the end of 2009,... more »
  • The Peachtree Door & Window plant in Gainesville, Ga., will be closed in February, with production of foamed patio and entry doors moved to the Weather Shield Manufacturing facility in Park Falls, Wis., according to a company news release. Workers at the Georgia manufacturing facility were notified at the end of November. The closure is designed as a cost-saving measure, allowing the company... more »