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  • Pleotint LLC's Suntuitive interlayer, used to produce thermochromic glass that passively adapts to changes in temperature and direct sunlight, is featured in the recently-constructed ecosmart house. Built in Bozeman, Mont., the ecosmart house serves as a residential modeling and construction project to expand the knowledge of environmental and human sustainability, according to Rehau, the... more »
  • The 2013 forecast for construction-put-in-place is up 8 percent―$918 million―over 2012, according to consulting and investment firm, FMI. Even with the strong improvement, however, FMI does not expect annual construction to go above the trillion-dollar mark until 2015. Residential buildings have shown the most improvement. While single-family construction was up 23 percent, multifamily... more »
  • The 2013 National Fenestration Rating Council Spring Committee Meeting wraps up this week at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Florida. Among the items headed to the NFRC board for approval is a motion to implement the use of a Certificate of Authorization to streamline the dissemination of certification data.  The board will also review the NFRC Technical... more »
  • Seloy Oy, a Finnish insulating glass fabricator, and Lasiliiri Oy, a Finnish architectural glass manufacturer,are implementing FeneVision ERP software into their company operations, according to a FeneTech Europe SARL release. Seloy Oy produces IG units on two TPS spacer lines and one metal spacer line, and serves local window and door manufacturers, steel construction firms and glazing... more »
  • Terry Walker and Joseph G. Fabick, Jr., recently launched WFI Global LLC, a Madison, Wis., specialty chemical coatings and foam company. WFI's initial product offering will consist of low-density polyurethane foam systems for the fenestration industry, with other chemical coating products to follow. The company plans to sell the foam systems throughout the U.S. and western Canada through... more »
  • Feldco Factory Direct, a Midwest window, siding and door replacement specialist, expanded operations in Central Illinois with a new location in Peoria. Feldco plans to operate a showroom, corporate office and warehouse at the location, where the company anticipates creating new job opportunities for Peoria residents over the next 24 months. "We have been serving the Midwest for over 37... more »
  •   Harvey Building Products promoted Jim Barreira to president, succeeding Alan Marlow, who will transition to the role of advisor and remain on the company’s board of directors. “Jim has been instrumental in building our vinyl window business,” says Erik Jarnryd, co-chairman and CEO of Harvey. “Our employees, customers and business partners enjoy working with... more »
  • New residential construction activity saw a 26.5 percent increase in 2012 over the prior year, thanks to strong gains in the single-family and mulit-family segments, according to the new AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast jointly released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The study forecasts... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group expanded its operations in Rosemont, Ill., ushering in hundreds of new, green jobs in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Power has hired more than 75 employees in the Chicago region and plans to create at least 150 additional jobs in 2013. “We are thrilled to expand into the Chicagoland area and to introduce Power to the Midwest,” says Corey Schiller,... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference will take place at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel in Wisconsin, June 4-6, 2013. The conference will include table-top exhibits and informative technical sessions on current industry research, as well as trends in manufacturing processes, procedures and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on... more »