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  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association  has released the WDMA Window and Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Study, showing overall residential window market growth of 10 percent for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015, according to the report, at 9.1 percent and 8.3 percent,... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013. "Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," said Bill... more »
  • Seaway Manufacturing Corp. celebrates its 55th year in business in 2014. A manufacturer of vinyl replacement windows, doors and sunrooms, Seaway has been a fixture in Erie, Pa., since 1959. Today, Seaway remains family owned and operated, supplying remodeling contractors in more than 20 Eastern and Midwestern states with energy-efficient building components, the company reports. "It's very... more »
  • WindowWorks, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based window and door specialist, partnered with Vista Window Co. of Lordstown, Ohio, to manufacture its Enhancement product line. Vista has been handling the manufacturing since June 4.   “By forging this alliance with Vista, we have found a factory that has the financial wherewithal, the investment in technology and the huge capacity to handle our... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. The document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for windows, doors and similar products, as... more »
  • The board of directors at Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Simonton, Therma-Tru and Fypon, authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of shares of the company’s common stock over the next two years on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable securities laws. The purchases, if made, will occur occasionally depending... more »
  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design... more »
  • VPI Quality Windows has completed the acquisition of the window manufacturing assets of Mercer Industries, headquartered in Beaverton, Ore. A new affiliate of VPI, Evolution Window Co. LLC, will manufacture and distribute windows under the Mercer family of brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are fortunate to gain the knowledge and experience of our new Beaverton family... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association Annual Technical Conference, to be held June 17-19 in Pittsburgh, will feature a keynote address from Mike Wilson, environmental protection specialist from the Environmental Protection Agency. The address, "EPA's Lead Paint Rule—What's Happening Now and What's to Come," will update meeting attendees on the latest developments of the... more »
  •   The landmark 40-foot tall clock tower atop the Jackson County Truman Courthouse in Independence, Mo. was restored in September of 2013, and now chimes again, due in part to custom-designed pieces from Fypon. "We needed high-density polyurethane custom-manufactured materials like balustrades and finials to exactly match the historic profile of the original clock," says... more »