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  • ProVia announced it has been named a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its innovations in energy efficient door manufacturing. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award recognizes the company for its contributions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency. ProVia’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association commends the introduction of legislation last night in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to reduce the burden the regulation has placed on the home retrofit market while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards, according to a March 7 WDMA release.... more »
  • Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency released Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0, scheduled to take effect January 1, 2014. There are several program elements under review, in addition to tighter U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients. At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference in Tucson last week, AAMA reviewed its draft... more »
  • The Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies convened its first meeting of 2013 recently in Washington, D.C., under the leadership of its recently appointed chairman, Michael H. Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning.  “Mike will be a fantastic leader for the Policy Advisory Board,” says Eric Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center. “... more »
  • Pella Corp. earned an Energy Star Partner of the Year 2013 award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy for manufacturing energy efficient windows and educating consumers about them. The 2013 Partner of the Year awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and produce Energy Star-qualified products, saving consumers money... more »
  • Farley Group Inc., formerly known as Farley WinDoor Ltd., has successfully exited CCAA proceedings. After an extensive restructuring that saw the consolidation of the company’s manufacturing facilities and its exit from the entry door market, Farley’s refinancing proposal was approved by the court on February 27th, 2013. The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) is a... more »
  • Fenestration Canada's Jeff Baker will conduct a webinar this month to discuss recent changes to the Ontario Green Energy Act. Ontario officials announced in late December 2012 that windows would be a regulated product under the Green Energy Act; however, implementation has been delayed until January 1, 2014.  The "Ontario Green Energy Act Now Includes Windows," webinar will occur... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, last week, relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the proposed offering, the company intends to apply for listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The designer and manufacturer of doors for residential and... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors announced that Eric Rothermel has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources. Rothermel joined MIWD in 2006 as a regional human resources manager and since then has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility over the last seven years. "Eric's understanding of the need to create value for MIWD's stakeholders and sincere interest in 'doing what is right... more »
  • Tyson Schwartz has been named VP of Sales & Marketing for Soft-Lite LLC, succeeding Greg Irving, who is retiring after more than 33 years in the window and door industry. In his new role, Schwartz will direct the company's sales expansion and growth, as well as oversee the in-house marketing department that Soft-Lite incorporated last year to help expand its marketing capabilities and... more »