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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published what is says is the first North American standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware establishes a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability... more »
  • To celebrate five years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Quanex Building Products, the supplier of components and systems for window and door manufacturers, rang the closing bell on Monday, April 22.  David Petratis, president and CEO, did the honors on behalf of the company. From left to right, executives on hand for the ringing of the closing bell included Brent Korb, Quanex... more »
  • US LBM Holdings LLC has acquired Shelly Enterprises Inc., a building materials supplier based in Telford, Pa., from third-generation owners Bill and Greg Shelly.  Founded in 1923, Shelly’s operates seven locations serving builders, remodelers and consumers in five counties in the metro Philadelphia area. Shelly’s, which sells windows and exterior doors from Andersen, Jeld-Wen, MI... more »
  • The Energy Star program has released its list of windows that have qualified for the Most Efficient 2013 designation.  More than 30 manufacturers have product lines meeting the criteria for the new program, designed to recognize the highest-performing residential windows available on the market. Criteria for the Most Efficient program are significantly more stringent than Energy Star. ... more »
  • Global Gases America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, changed its name to Global Specialty Gases. The company, which is working toward a June 1 startup of a 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa., is currently completing final installation of equipment and local permitting. “We decided to change the company’s name to... more »
  • Alside, the manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products, plans to open a third wholesale distribution supply center in the greater Buffalo, N.Y., area. Scheduled to open in May, the new operation will be in Falconer, N.Y. The 28,000-square-foot supply center will stock an array of products, including Alside custom-made vinyl windows and vinyl siding products, as well as... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is applauding a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress who have requested that the Obama Administration "reexamine the proposed Energy Star specifications for windows, doors, and skylights to ensure that they are consistent with the guiding principles of the program."   Currently being finalized by the Environmental... more »
  • Spending by homeowners on improvement projects is expected to accelerate as the year progresses, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released April 18 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. On top of the almost 10 percent growth reflected in U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2012, the LIRA projects strong gains in homeowner remodeling spending... more »
  • The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency, formed by industry manufacturers and others, is launching a consumer education campaign this week focused on a Change.org petition to the President and Congress opposing "proposed changes to the Energy Star program that would price Energy Star-rated windows and skylights out of reach for average consumers and make affordable energy-efficient options... more »
  • Fiberglass window manufacturer Duxton Windows & Doors opened the Fenestration Centre last week. The new showroom is designed to help designers and consumers choose the right products to achieve such energy goals as LEED, PassivHaus, and Net Zero. Visitors to the Fenestration Centre will find detailed information on frame materials, performance values by glass type, and 3D drawings of... more »