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  • 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 »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association announced three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA standards that include: A156.1 Butts and Hinges: adds requirements for lightweight hinges, clarifies the definition of barrel hinges and provides an evaluation of adjustable hinges A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches: eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria and provides a new test for... more »
  • The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right are issuing a Product Innovation Challenge, encouraging manufacturers to design goods for the affordable housing market that are safe for human and environmental health, and designed for re-use. Up to three winning entrants, who will be announced this November at Greenbuild 2013, will split $250,000 in prize money. Make It... more »
  • Dunbarton Corp.,  the Dothan, Ala., manufacturer of Rediframe prefinished steel door frames, Slimfold closet systems, and Achiever pre-hung entry door systems, announced the acquisition of two strategic storm door assets of Loxcreen MetalSource. Effective March 31, 2013, Dunbarton began production of the doors under its Achiever division.  “Our partnership with Loxcreen... more »
  • Pro-Line Automation Systems recently announced its expansion into the United States with a new location in Akron, Ohio. As part of the expansion, Pro-Line is joining forces with window and door industry veterans Todd Tolson and Tom Whitehead.  “This new location is an exciting development for Pro-Line and will establish a sales and service point for our U.S.-based customers,... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. partnered with Bostik, a provider of insulating glass sealants, to distribute four new edge-seal products, sold under the Edgetherm brand name. The product line was designed specifically to meet key requirements in insulating glass production, including low moisture vapor transmission rates, movement accommodation, low temperature flexibility and low gas... more »
  •   Fenestration Canada named Robert Rivard as executive director. His appointment follows the executive committee's decision to change the organization's existing management structure to include an individual position dedicated to cost-effective management, according to a release. Rivard has 20-plus years of experience managing national trade associations and 7-plus years of... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released online education courses on hardware, weatherstrip, weatherseals, as well as sealants and adhesives used during factory fabrication, as part of its FenestrationMasters program. This is Group 3 of the FenestrationMasters courses released by AAMA. “With this new group of courses, AAMA is continuing its objective of offering... more »