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    A snapshot of the looming fate of the Energy Star program
    Many manufacturers make energy efficient products but can’t justify the costs associated with labeling. (Image courtesy of Energi Fenestration Solutions, energifenestration.com) For the many residential window and door manufacturers that comprise the fenestration industry, Energy Star has been a way of life since 1992. Now, that program may be substantially changing or going away... more »
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    On July 1, a change in the Canadian Anti-Spam Laws took effect. The change requires “Express Consent” before sending an email to a Canadian address. Before July 1, CASL considered "Implied Consent"—a three-year existing business relationship—as compliance. However, that condition is now void. Terms Express Consent: A recipient willingly and consciously agrees to...
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        Urban Machinery's Cambridge, Ontario location Urban Machinery celebrates its 30th anniversary in North America this year. The German-based company expanded into facilities in Canada including Cambridge, Ontario and Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1987, and has a total of more than 50 years in business. “We want to express our warmest thanks to our customers for all...
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    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released a new white paper created by the AAMA Aluminum Material Council that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures, AMC-2-26, "Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures." "This white paper was needed in order to educate and inform the marketplace about the energy advantages of using aluminum...
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    The Glass Association of North America is bringing its Fall Conference to GlassBuild America in Atlanta for a first-time integration of its committee work and presentations with the annual tradeshow. The GANA Fall Conference runs concurrently with GlassBuild, Sept. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The combination of the two events provides a larger audience and...

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Door-to-Door Selling Still Works

By Don Battista

With do-not-call and anti-spam laws in effect, it has become difficult for companies to run direct marketing campaigns to reach potential customers. Many industries, including replacement windows and home improvements, are ... more »

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