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  • A year after fire destroyed its predecessor operation, Omniglass SCT has been formed to once again supply fiberglass window and door components to manufacturers.  Production of pultruded frames and components began in November 2012, at the company's new location inside the plant of Structural Composite Technologies, a producer of a variety of fiberglass processing equipment based in Winnipeg... more »
  • Beginning with the 2013 edition, Hanley Wood Exhibitions is changing the education and exhibit schedules of its annual Remodeling Show, as well as the co-located DeckExpo.  The exhibit hall will be open for two days, rather than three, and the the education program will be changed from four days to three.  The change is in response to feedback gathered from exhibiting companies as well... more »
  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the vinyl window manufacturer which opened a new factory in Riverside, Calif., last year, reports it exceeded revenue expectations for 2012 despite a very challenging economy and normal issues faced by any company in its first year of operation. The start-up operation says it saw steady monthly growth in sales since commencing operations in January... more »
  • Passed at the beginning of the new year to avoid tax increases for most Americans, as well as siginificant, across-the-board spending cuts, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 is bringing back energy efficient tax credits for windows, doors and skylights.  Specifically, the bill reinstates the 25c tax credits that expired at the end of 2011 and extends them through the end of 2013.... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its national policy agenda for 2013. The document outlines a number of legislative and regulatory policies that WDMA sees as top priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.... more »
  • The American National Standards Institute has approved the 2012 edition of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard developed by the National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council.  Changes in the updated version of the residential standard impact energy efficiency requirements and scoring of remodeling projects. "The introduction of the 2012 National... more »
  • Georgia Gulf Corp., the producer of PVC compounds and parent company of the Royal Group, plans to change its name following the pending merger with the commodity chemicals business of PPG Industries.  The company will change its name to Axiall Corp. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AXLL. “The new name is the result of more than five months of effort... more »
  • Making its debut at next week's International Builders' Show, Diversified Lineal Systems is a recently formed supplier of  fiberglass window and door systems targeting regional fabricators.  A unit of Diversified Structural Composites, a pultrusion supplier based in Erlanger, Ky., that is part of an multi-billion international corporation focusing on composite technologies for a variety... more »
  • Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has introduced Sticky Stuff, a new weekly blog designed to get customers reading and talking about all things adhesive. The company, which produces adhesives and polymers used in wood window and door manufacturing, as well as other industries, launched the blog at the end of 2012. The blog includes insights on domestic and global topics from members of the... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC, parent company of Patio Enclosures, has acquired the operating assets of Stanek Windows, a manufacturer and installer of vinyl windows based in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Great Day intends to manufacture and offer Stanek brand windows as part of its comprehensive line of home improvement products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.... more »