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  • Following up on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approval of a bill which would “defund” the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting activities, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is urging legislative leaders to continue to examine the $1.5 billion LRRP and amendment rules, and to contemplate the impact of these rules on... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will not add additional clearance testing requirements to the current Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.  "After carefully weighing all available information and considering the public comments, EPA has concluded it is not necessary to impose new lead-dust sampling and laboratory analysis, known as the clearance... more »
  • Apex Energy Solutions, a dealer offering windows and other building products, recently opened a new national headquarters, said to be the first building in Indiana built to 2011 LEED specifications. Dubbed the “Living Showroom,” the facility combines a remodeled 1924 home with a 4,200-square foot expansion that includes a state-of-the-art media room, 10 new offices and an expanded... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association reports that the House Appropriations Committee has adopted an amendment to the Environmental Protection Agency's 2012 budget which would prohibit the agency from enforcing its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule until the agency approves a reliable lead test kit as mandated by the agency's own rule. The amendment was sponsored by Rep.... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors, which acquired Superseal Windows & Doors in January, will expand its manufacturing footprint and market presence with a new facility in Merrill, Wis. According to company officials, with Superseal manufacturing in Wisconsin alongside Hurd, the company can offer an even broader range of premium, high-performance and affordable wood and vinyl products. The... more »
  • Most operations at Marshfield DoorSystems' plant have resumed following the July 11 explosion, officials report. The door manufacturer suspended operations at the facility on Monday as the company worked with police and fire officials, as well as state inspectors and the company insurance carrier, to gather details regarding the cause of the explosion and the extent of the damage to the facility... more »
  • Durabuilt Windows & Doors Inc. has implemented new software from Quebec-based 360 innovations at its Edmonton, Alta.-based operations. "Our mandate of the 'Ultimate in Quality' extends throughout all levels of the organization," says Harry Sunner, Durabuilt VP. "And we know that the improvements 360 Innovations will make to our ERP will continue to keep Durabuilt as one of... more »
  • Stanley (Stan) Kenneth Dudeck, the president and founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based Paramount Windows & Doors Inc., passed away July 9, at the age of 84.   Beginning his working career as a teacher in Morris, Man., Dudeck's true passion was for carpentry. He began building homes in the 1940s and soon after opened Paramount Windows, a 2,400-square-foot facility in Winnipeg that... more »
  • A large, steam-pressurized metal tank exploded early Monday morning at the Marshfield DoorSystems plant in Marshfield, Wis., causing an estimated $3 million in damages, according to several local press reports. Company officials were not returning calls to local media about the event.  The Wausau Daily Herald says the facility remains closed as the cause of the explosion is under... more »
  • A new series of commercials from Jeld-Wen Inc. celebrates the company’s involvement in “the beautiful game.” Launched July 10 with a commercial aired on ESPN during a Portland Timbers vs. the Seattle Sounders soccer match, the campaign also demonstrates the window and door manufacturer's committment to its home state, officials note. “We understand the commitment, the... more »