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  • Sierra Pacific Windows filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. (Kolbe) alleging that Kolbe's VistaLuxe products infringe the patent covering Sierra Pacific's H3 hybrid window. Sierra Pacific Industries, the parent company of Sierra Pacific Windows, filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Oct. 17, 2018 (... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the March 1 tariff increase deadline would be extended: “WDMA is encouraged by the progress made between the trading relationships of the United States and China and delaying the increased tariff level for the third list of Chinese products is the right decision,” says Michael... more »
  • On Aug. 30, California's Proposition 65 will expand its reach into day-to-day business dealings. After the expansion, retailers will need to post proper signage that warns consumers of the dangers and toxins contained in some products. Noncompliance could result in heavy fines or unwanted litigation.    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hosted a seminar about the... more »
  • The General Data Protection Regulation, a regulation in European Union law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area, went into effect on May 25. The new ruling affects how companies can use the data of people who live in the EU.   Click here to read more.   more »
  • President Trump announced last Thursday that he plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, according to reporting from the New York Times. The president made the announcement during a meeting with industry executives, saying that he would impose a tariff of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports. The president’s decision comes after the Commerce... more »
  • 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... more »
  • An alliance between the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers,the International Code Council, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the U.S. Green Building Council is pushing for unifying ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 for High-Performance Green Buildings with ICC's International Green Construction Code into a single model... more »
  • Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on government regulations that are deemed too costly or deemed to inhibit job creation, among other factors, according to a release from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The request for comment is in response to an Executive Order signed by President Trump in... more »
  • Last week, a federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million salaried workers from taking effect, according to a report by Reuters. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant agreed with over 20 states and a coalition of business groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers, that the rule is unlawful and granted their motion... more »
  • Republicans negotiating the first major update to the nation’s energy policy in close to a decade appeared to waver in their commitment to finalize a bill in the lame duck session after their party's electoral victories, according to a report from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. Aides in the House and Senate close to committee work on the final bill have indicated that... more »