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  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association reports it secured initial approval of its key proposed amendments to the 2015 editions of the International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, and International Energy Conservation Code during nine days of code hearings conducted by the International Code Council that concluded earlier this week in Dallas. Among the improvements... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two of North America's largest suppliers of OEM window, door and skylight hardware, Tyman plc, the British parent company of Amesbury, has reached an agreement to acquire Truth Hardware.  The $200 million transaction is expected to close in June, according to Melrose Industries plc, the UK-based firm that currently owns Truth. “We are delighted to announce... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency announced enforcement actions against 17 more companies for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule today.  Violations included failure to obtain certification prior to performing or offering to perform renovation activities on pre-1978 homes, failure to provide lead hazard information to home or building owners, and failure to follow... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors reports that the International Residential Code committee voted unanimously to approve the usage of  ANSI/AMD 100, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution at the International Code Council code development hearings in Dallas. AMD 100, a new structural performance standard for side-... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released an interim procedural guide that will provide a documented, optional process to extend current, unexpired AAMA product certification to any edition of AAMA/WDMA(/CSA) 101/I.S.2(/A440), North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS) for a period of two years for products that have had no... more »
  • To support the launch of its factory-applied stain finishes on its clad wood products, Marvin Windows & Doors has launched the Marvin Finishes iPad and iPhone app. The app lets builders and homeowners “build” and preview products with any of its wood species and finish options applied. In addition to clear coat and painted interiors, Marvin offers six stain options—... more »
  • Recent code editions previously have prescribed requirements for minimum sill heights in new construction to lessen the risk of a fall through a window opening. That minimum height may be avoided if the opening is filled with a window that will not open, or if the unit is equipped with a fall prevention device, such as a window opening control device (WOCD). While jurisdictions across the country... more »
  • During its 2013 Spring Business Meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc., Mukwonago, Wis., as chairman of the board and elevated Art Donnelly of Legacy Builders & Remodelers Corp., Mount Sinai, N.Y., to the office of president. NARI's immediate past president, Herriges enters his new position as chairman of the board of... more »
  • Buoyed by rising home prices throughout much of the nation, both single- and multifamily housing starts are expected to post double-digit gains over last year in 2013. However, headwinds continue to hold back even stronger growth as the housing recovery evolves, according to economists at the National Association of Home Builders' Spring 2013 Construction Forecast Conference Webinar. "... more »
  • Allison Beck, who served as administrator at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, passed away recently after a battle with cancer. She started in the industry joining the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada staff in 1995, and was part of the formation of IGMA in 2000 following IGMAC's merger with the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association.   Beck has been... more »