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  • Simonton Windows has launched a new company website at www.simonton.com. Designed for enhanced visual appeal, the site features a variety of new tools and resources for trade professionals.   “While we designed this site with a special focus on making the site a better experience for homeowners, we certainly have not forgotten about architects, builders, remodelers and... more »
  • The board of directors at Ingersoll-Rand plc has approved a plan to spin off its commercial and residential security businesses, which include Schlage locks and numerous other hardware brands. The separation will result in two standalone companies: Ingersoll Rand, a combination of industrial, transport refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning businesses; and the new security... more »
  • More than 62 percent of online consumers interested in learning more about home automation cite security as their primary purchase motivation, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association.  Its recent survey found that almost half (49 percent) of consumers are familiar with home automation systems that allow them to remotely monitor and control one or more technology... more »
  • Part of the Behind the Scenes at Berkeley Lab series, a new video highlights research on Smart Windows underway at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Posted on YouTube, the video is designed to show the potential role windows can play in reducing energy consumption and energy costs, and improving lighting and heating conditions in buildings. more »
  • Masonite International Corp. is closing a door fabrication plant in Kirkwood, N.Y., according to papers filed with the state's labor department. The move, scheduled for February 2013, will affect 64 workers. The closing follows a November announcement from Masonite that it was losing about $70 million in retail business with Lowe's, primarily in the Northeast and Southwest.   An article... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association has announced plans for its winter educational meeting, scheduled for January 28-29, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mt. Laurel, N.J. The event will begin with a welcome reception on Monday evening, January 28. The educational program on Tuesday, January 29, will feature Scott R. Hanlon, program director for the National Fenestration Rating... more »
  • More than 110 Window World employees, families and friends recently gathered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the annual Window World St. Jude Day, a holiday party filled with games, gifts and activities for patients and their families. During the festivities, Window World Cares, Window World Inc.'s charitable foundation, presented the hospital with a check for more than $2.8... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has expanded with the addition of JetAlum, based in Kansas City, Mo., as its newest member. The addition brings the total number of Earthwise manufacturing facilities to 15, with distribution covering the majority of the Eastern half of the United States. JetAlum manufactures Earthwise... more »
  • The Construction Marketing Association recently recognized Quanex Building Products Corp. with a Star Award for excellence in marketing. The supplier was honored for its trade show exhibit promotion for efforts surrounding the 2011 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. “The CMA STAR Awards showcase the very best in marketing, effectiveness and creative execution,”... more »
  • Executives at the Roto Group, the Germany-based hardware manufacturer, see many global markets deteriorating in the second half of 2012 and now fear a “significant downturn” in 2013. At the company's 7th International Trade Press Day, Eckhard Keill, Roto Frank AG CEO, reported that, when looking at various countries, there is either a downward trend, as in South Europe, or a slowdown... more »