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  • A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency's own Office of the Inspector General recommends that EPA should "reexamine the costs and benefits of the 2008 Lead Rule and the 2010 amendment to determine whether the rule should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed." The document states that EPA "used limited data to develop its cost and benefit estimates,"... more »
  • Alside, the manufacturer and distributor of residential vinyl windows and siding products, is commemorating its 65th anniversary next week. Beginning next Monday, August 6, at its headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, key events include a United Way Day of Action and a celebration with corporate employees and retirees to mark the opening of the new AMI Legacy Center featuring a large Alside... more »
  • A new survey of U.S. manufacturers and distributors finds that while many business leaders remain concerned about economic uncertainty, health care costs, and hiring, they are experiencing success through controlling costs and increasing sales. Conducted by the accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen during the first quarter of 2012, the study found that six in 10 companies reported an increase in... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. is opening a new store in Carnegie, Pa. The new location is the building products distributor's second in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, the other being in North Huntingdon, Pa. The company has 13 additional branches located throughout Pennsylvania. The branch will open with 11 employees. The facility will include approximately 42,000 square feet of warehouse and showroom... more »
  • Michael F. Sugrue has been named president of Winchester Industries. Most recently serving as vice president, he has been with the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer of Bristol brand replacement windows and doors for 22 years.   Sugrue   "Mike is uniquely qualified for this position," say Robert Weis, chairman, and George Yuhasz, executive vice president and board... more »
  • Higher-end homeowners are eager to select durable exterior products for the home that complement their personalities and color is important to them when deciding to replace those exterior features, according to a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive. Sponsored by DaVinci Roofscapes, the study also includes results related to door and window replacement and color selection. Conducted at... more »
  • Taking the next step to finalizing new criteria for Energy Star windows, doors and skylights, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued its  Version 6.0 Draft 1 Specification, along with an in-depth criteria and analysis report. With a tentative effective date of January 1, 2014, the new proposed criteria include a maximum U-factor of 0.27 for the Northern climate zone, a move likely to... more »
  • Leitz Tooling Systems, a supplier of tooling for machining wood windows and doors, has moved its U.S. production operations from Jasper, Ind., to Grand Rapids, Mich. "We are excited about the synergistic effect of uniting our U.S. production facility and corporate headquarters and the benefits this will bring to our customers," says Mike Lind, CEO. "As the industry leader, Leitz is... more »
  • J.F. Cook, a garage door and commercial window distributor in Southeast Wisconsin, recently implemented Sage 100 Contractor to streamline its processes, enhanced customer service, and integrate all aspects of its business, according to the software supplier.  The progam is said to combine accounting, project management, estimating and service management into one complete construction... more »
  • The Fenestration Manufacturers Association, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the WIndow & Door Manufacturers Association have issued FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, "Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure." The document covers applications in residential and light commercial buildings,... more »