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  • Pella Corp. is collaborating with Baldwin Hardware, a brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands Inc., as the hardware supplier for Pella’s entry doors. Pella entry doors will feature hardware from the Baldwin Reserve portfolio, including the SmartKey re-key system. The new hardware options will be available as part of the recently launched Vibrancy Collection... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Tom Kopacz to territory sales manager for the company’s North Central territory. Prior to joining the Quanex team, Kopacz held various technical sales, service and engineering roles in the fenestration industry at HB Fuller, Andersen Corp. and Kohler Co. “For more than 18 years, Tom has built lasting relationships with customers and suppliers in the... more »
  • The U.S. Senate voted 84-3 to convene a conference committee with House lawmakers to iron out the differences with each chamber's comprehensive energy bill, according to a news release from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. However, the conference committee will not meet until after Labor Day, as each chamber remains in recess until the end of August. This vote comes after a... more »
  • MarketSharp is a Silver Sponsor of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance Window & Door Dealer Days, taking place at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, from October 19-20 in Las Vegas. MarketSharp is a simple-to-use, web-based marketing and management solution specifically developed to solve the day-to-day challenges facing remodelers, contractors and home improvement pros... more »
  • MarketSharp is a Silver Sponsor of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance Window & Door Dealer Days, taking place at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, from October 19-20 in Las Vegas. MarketSharp is a simple-to-use, web-based marketing and management solution specifically developed to solve the day-to-day challenges facing remodelers, contractors and home improvement pros... more »
  • LaCantina Doors was named to Ocean Home’s Platinum List 2016 for the second consecutive year in the Window & Doors category. The Platinum List recognizes the best in luxury coastal lifestyles. Covering 15 major categories in oceanfront design, the complete list of winners appears in the June/July issue of Ocean Home.  “Our judging panel had a major challenge choosing... more »
  • PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, PPG will divest its entire flat glass... more »
  • Houzz Inc. today released the Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Barometer reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor. Outlook for Q3... more »
  • Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance partnered with RPM Consulting Inc., a Quality Management System training and consulting organization that provides specialized consulting in ISO9001:2015, TS16949:2009 and ISO13485, and other certifications, to improve insulating glass quality. IGMA partnered with RPM Consulting to provide services to the specialized fenestration industry.  RPM... more »
  • Registration for the 2016 Window and Door Manufacturers Association Executive Management Conference is now open. The event will focus on topics and trends in the window, door and skylight industry and will allow executives to discuss and explore current and upcoming issues, according to WDMA. The conference takes place October 5-6 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts... more »