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  • Washington, D.C.—Industry representatives questioned some of the details, but overall criticism of Version 6.0 Energy Star criteria for windows, doors and skylights, released earlier this year, was fairly muted at a stakeholder meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency here on Monday, August 27. Many attendees suggested that provisions in the 2014 criteria are too stringent, but... more »
  • LaCantina Doors, the manufacturer of folding doors, has launched a new website featuring updated images and easy-to-navigate content. Additionally, the site has been designed to provide an interactive and informative user experience.       “Integral in the new design was a clean look and strong visual presentation of our folding door systems,” says Benjamin Woo... more »
  • For the second year in a row, Milgard Windows & Doors has been named one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. The award is designed to recognize top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees. The Achievers panel of judges evaluated applicant based on eight criteria, including communication, leadership, culture, rewards and recognition, professional... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will hold its annual Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar coinciding with GlassBuild America, September 11-12 in Las Vegas. "Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to attend," says Margaret Webb, IGMA Executive Director. "By co-locating with GlassBuild... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers, distributors and dealers are once again represented on the 2012 Inc. 5000, the magazine's annual rankings of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Industry companies on this year's list range in size from ABC Supply, with 2011 revenues of $4.6 billion, down to Patriot Contractors, an installer of doors, frames and architectural woodwork, with 2011 income of $4.9... more »
  • Northern Building Products, a producer of commercial windows, doors and wall systems, is expanding and renovating its current facility in Teterboro, N.J. The company is adding 12,000 square feet of office space to house engineering and staff support functions. The company plans to use many of its energy-conserving products and materials in the expansion. Included in the space will be a... more »
  • If it’s technically true, then I can get away with claiming it. Or can I? Not necessarily, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In an action this past February, the FTC charged five window companies with making deceptive energy efficiency and cost savings representations, including energy savings claims of “up to” 50 percent. The government found such claims were... more »
  • Precise Plastics, an injection-molding firm based in Fairview, Pa., is launching Geometrics Windows, a new picture window line designed to be installed between existing 16-inch on center studs. The window can be installed in one hour, with no additional finishing of interior or exterior walls, with an interior trim piece allowing for installation in 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 inch structural framing, the... more »
  • Set for Albuquerque in October, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference will feature a full business agenda, including presentations on social networking and environmental marketing.  Attendees will also get a chance to get a close-up look at the hot air balloons that regularly visit that New Mexico city.  The event begins on Sunday, October 14,... more »
  • A new voluntary certification process for "zero net energy ready homes" is being developed by the Department of Energy's Challenge Home program and the Passive House Institute US. The program is designed to provide a way for builders to identify "homes that are so energy-efficient, they can offset most or all of their utility bills with a small renewable energy system." DOE's... more »