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  • LaCantina Doors’ new class of multi-slide doors was named as one of the 100 Best New Products in 2014 by Professional Builder. LaCantina was selected from the thousands of products introduced to the readers and editors of the magazine in the past 12 months. LaCantina’s new class of multi slide combines the performance, strength and symmetry of high end lift & slide doors with the... more »
  •     Seals     Rinka The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced two new staff appointments, including Jason Seals as certification manager and Rich Rinka as technical/industry affairs manager. Seals comes to AAMA with over 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA’s certification manager, he will direct all... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the rebranding of its Comfort E-PS, bringing the high-demand pyrolytic glass into alignment with the two new product families of low-emissivity coated glass products launched early last year: Energy Select for architectural applications and Comfort Select for residential applications. Comfort E-PS in 2.5mm, 3.0m, 4.0mm and 5.0mm is now Comfort Select 73.... more »
  •     Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, and Quanex general manager George Wilson Quanex Building Products hosted U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located in Cambridge, Ohio, Wednesday, August 20. Senator Brown toured the facility and spoke to the executive team regarding proposed legislation to boost manufacturing innovation. “We are... more »
  • Window World's window products earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for the seventh consecutive year, according to a release from the company. Window World is one of only three companies in all of the home improvement industry to offer Good Housekeeping Seal-backed windows, it reports. Any product that has earned the Seal is backed by Good Housekeeping’s limited warranty, meaning if it is... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Simonton, Fypon and Therma-Tru, has signed an agreement to sell Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc., according to an FBHS press release issued today. The Simonton transaction is valued at approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 EBITDA. The transaction’s closing is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles," which establishes the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors and skylights. “This new... more »
  • Construction firms added jobs in 39 states from July 2013 to July 2014 and in 34 states from June to July, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America; however, labor shortage remains a concern. "The overall trend in construction employment has been very consistent in 2014 with more than three-fourths of states adding jobs each month on... more »
  • Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January. “As the employment picture brightens, builders are seeing a noticeable increase in the number of serious buyers entering... more »
  •  C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast. The Super Center... more »