2008 News Archive

December 17, 2008
Republic Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Echo Windows Details Emerge
Another Lesson in Perception
NAHB Announces $11.5 Million in Cutbacks
Fix Housing First Coalition Seeks to Revive Housing and Economy
Soft-Lite Announces Record Growth
Champion Named to 2008 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 List
SierraPine Receives CARB Exemption
Corporate Parent of Large Pittsburg Manufacturer Works to Avoid Bankruptcy
RSi-Solar Unveils the Windows of the Future
Butterfly Wings Used to Print Self-Cleaning Windows

December 10, 2008
Republic Meeting with Union Ends without Resolution, Another Meeting Scheduled for Today
TRACO Sells Residential Window Business to Company Founded by Former Owner of Republic
PPG Announces Voluntary, Short-Term Layoffs
Serious Materials Looks for Onondaga County Manufacturing Site
GF Economy Starts to Feel Recession Impact
Quanex Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results
Green Build Director Joins Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.
CARB Compliance Requirements to Begin January 1; AAMA Outlines Regulations in New Bulletin
UNITED KINGDOM Knifeman is Locked Up for Nine Years

December 4, 2008
Republic Windows & Doors to Close Tomorrow, Paper Reports
PPG to Exit Insulating Glass Sealants Business
U.S. Demand for Doors and Windows to Reach $40 Billion in 2012, Study Reports
Gorell Double-Hung Windows Earn Green Seal™ Certification
Overly Door Company Selects BuyDesign® to Generate 3D CAD Models
EPA to Investigate Formaldehyde Emission Levels
Some Good News: Housing Affordability Rises to Highest Level in Four Years

December 1, 2008
Masonite Amends Credit Agreement and Extends Forebearance Agreement
Common Share Buyback Program of Richelieu Hardware Ltd.
AAMA Creates Paper Telling How to Recycle Vinyl Doors and Windows
Fire Hits Jeld-Wen Plant in Dubuque
Andersen Products are FSC-Certified
All Weather Windows Names New President
Glazing Company Ceases Trading
New Home Sales Decline 5.3 Percent in October
Good Deeds: Contractor Comes to the Rescue

November 25, 2008
Hurd to be Purchased by Private Equity Firm
AAMA Proposes Further Revisions to ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements
NFRC Board Approves Permanent Label Requirements Ballot
Cary’s Ply Gem to Close N.J., Arizona Plants
TRACO Downsizing Workforce
Glasslam Opens Plant in Bahamas
Northern Building Products Again Named as One of New Jersey’s Fastest Growing Companies
Simonton Participates in Three Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Projects

November 20, 2008
Greenbuild Focuses on Homebuilders Today; How to Build Sustainable Homes in the Future
Money Still Number One Factor for Energy Conservation Among Americans
Research Shows That Green Building Could Triple by 2013
LEED for Neighborhood Development is Open for Public Comment
MI Windows and Doors to Close Lebanon, Indiana Manufacturing Facility
Masonite Loan CDS to be Settled by Auction -Markit
Phoenix Door and Window Market Leader VanDenBosch Acquires Vista Window and Door Clients and Sales Staff
WinDoor Files Breach Complaint Against Vendor
Builder Confidence Plummets; NAHB Urges Congress to Act
Truth Employee Passes Away
Masonite Appoints its President to the Board

November 17, 2008
Forecaster Says U.S. Economy Will Turn Around in Summer; Remains Cautious in Regards to Housing Market
Masonite International Inc. Enters Into Forebearance Agreement with Holders of a Majority of its Notes
Ex-Workers Look for Help, New Jobs
Door and Window Manufacturer Kinro to Layoff 143 Workers in Bristol; Temporarily Close Plant
Titan Wood Announces Partnership with Bella Vista Windows & Doors
Direct I-80 Link Benefits Pella
Georgia Gulf Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Financial Results
Builder Confidence in Multifamily Market Slips in Third Quarter
Screenco Manufacturing Ltd. Appointed Canadian Distributor of Genius Retractable Screens
Window Installation Creates Problems

November 13, 2008
Win-door North America Offers Products and Educational Events This Week
WDMA Introduces OneVoice™ Advocacy System
Crystal Windows Offer View of Sustainable Urban Design
KKR Financial Secures $400 Million in New Financing
Ply Gem Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results
Economic Slowdown Stalls Remodeling Activity
International VELUX Award 2008: Winners Announced
Vets to Get Classy Glass

November 10, 2008
Home Builders Urge Quick Action on Housing Stimulus
WDMA Elects New Officers and Board Members
Andersen Cuts More Workers at Menomonie Window Plant
Louisiana is Courting Crystal Window & Door Systems Plant
Business Booming at Durant’s Cardinal Glass
Contact Industries Wins Award from Marvin Windows and Doors
Ply Gem Announces Goodwill Impairment Charge Taken in Its Third Quarter 2008
Aluminum Output Cut Unlikely to Stop Price Fall

November 6, 2008
NFRC Fall Meeting Takes Place in Florida
U.S. Construction Spending Drops, but Nonresidential Gains
National Construction Loan Delinquency Hits 10%
Hope Rises for Kensington Windows
Pella to ‘Idle’ Tucson Production Plant
Harvey’s Window Glazing Upgrade Promo Is All About “Green”
A.R.E. Webinar to Address CARB Compliance

November 3, 2008
Urban Machinery Restructures and Announces Changes
Force V Moves Window Plant to South Carolina
Revenues Dive at Door and Window Maker
Work to Save Kensington Windows May Be Fruitless
Layoffs Affecting North Texas Workers as Well
Workers to Keep Jobs into 2009
Mo. Governor’s Race Focuses on Dollars and Cents
Win-door North America Approaches
BHMA Issues Revised Standards for Exit Devices, Door Controls
Oshkosh Vietnam War Veteran Receives Prestigious State Honor
Clayton Showcase of Homes Goes Green – Revolutionary iHouse Unveiled
A Greener Charlottesville: “Green” MonticelloWindows’ Energy Efficiency Should Be Considered

October 30, 2008
Window Enterprises Closes; Placed into “Receivership;” Jancor Companies Close as Well
New-Home Sales Rise 2.7 Percent in September
Florida Made Door to Lay Off 80
PA Governor Rendell Honors Eight Businesses with Award for Safety Excellence
Aluminum Statistical Review is Available
Impact-Resistant Doors and Windows Help Sell Homes in Tough Market
New Evaluation Program Verifies Product Sustainability
Marvin Wins Eco Honor
The Streets of Buckhead Pursues Certification for Environmentally Friendly Building And Construction

October 27, 2008
Forecasters Agree Housing Market Will Turn Around
Edgetech Offers “IG Certification Manual” to the Industry
Silver Line to Close Window Plant, Costing 428 Jobs
Stock Building Supply to Close 86 Branches, Eliminate 3,000 Jobs
KKR Could Grab “Biggest Bankruptcy”
Fortune Brands Expects 4Q Profit to Decline
Builders FirstSource Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results
DJ IAI Revises Sep World Aluminum Output Up to Include China
Glass Dismissed
Five Ways to Save Energy with $250

October 22, 2008
“Risky” is How NAHB Sums up the Housing Market During Forecast Conference
GED Appoints New President
Shelby County to See 400 Layoffs at Three Companies
NuAir Manufacturing Cutting 126 Jobs
KKR-Backed Masonite Downgraded on Missed Debt Payment
Consona to Acquire Intuitive™ ERP Assets From China Reseller GrapeCity
Rolling Out Products in Tough Times
New ASTM Sustainability Committee Seeks Vinyl Representatives
PPG is Recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project
Green Tax Breaks, and a Government Site Named DSIRE
Q&A: Is It a Worth the Extra Cost to Buy Windows Filled with Argon Gas?
Many Opportunities are in Store at Win-door 2008

October 20, 2008
Atrium Companies Inc. Finalizes Company Debt Restructure
Win-door North America is Less Than a Month Away; Pre-Registration Closes November 9
USGlass Magazine to Launch Solar Glazing Section
Gorell Impact-Resistant Doors and Windows Survive Hurricane Ike
Edgetech Takes Its ‘Energy-Efficiency and Sustainability’ Tour to Glasstec 2008
Change Could Cost Masonite $250K
Builders FirstSource Shares Rise on NJ Closures
ODL Inc. Promotes Jeff Mulder to President and Chief Operating Officer
GERMANY — The Dip in the German External Doors Market Continues Read More Inside the Report ‘Market Forecast: External Doors in Germany 2008’
UNITED KINGDOM — Jobs Hit as Window Firm Collapses
Housing Starts Decline Again in September
Energy-Saving Windows A Legacy Of ’70s Oil Crisis

October 16, 2008
Truseal Takes a Look at Green Windows During Popular Seminar
Milgard to Close Marysville Plant
When Private Equity is on Both Sides of the Workout
Sunroom Product Manufacturer to Merge
Edgetech Redesigns its Website
Galveston Homes Withstand Hurricane Ike with Kolbe’s K-Force Doors and Windows
NAHB Honors “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” with Award
David Webster to Retire as Kinro CEO
Solar Air Heater Collectors: Bringing Cheap Solar Heating into Your Window
NALCO to Cut Domestic Aluminum Prices in Line with Global Levels

October 13, 2008
News from GlassBuild America Continues to Abound
ENERGY STAR ® Comment Deadline Extended to November
Therma-Tru Offers New Details on Virginia Plant Closing
Resilience Capital Partners Portfolio Company has Agreed To Merge with Patio Enclosures, Inc.
Andersen® and Renewal by Andersen® Products Receive Leading Indoor Air Quality Certification
Mosinee Window Manufacturer Part of “Extreme Makeover” Project
Miglas Windows & Doors Contributes to Award Winning Design
Second-Quarter Results of GBO Inc.
Nordson Presents Adhesive Technology Advancements at Adhesive and Sealant Council’s Fall Convention & Expo
Illinois Team Opens Window on Transparent Solar Cells
Plastic Film Could Make House Lights Obsolete
Making A Home Green, Healthier, & $$-Saver
Storm Window Can Steam Up
Five Tips to Care for Your Screens

October 9, 2008
More News and Products from GlassBuild America
Truseal Obtains Injunction Against Beijing Huali
Better Business Bureau Honors Thompson Creek Manufacturing
Kolbe Leadership Presents at Manufacturing Excellence’s Lean Conference

October 6, 2008
Therma-Tru to Close Fredericksburg, Virginia, Facility
Joyce Purchases Graef Windows
Edgetech Management Says More Tough Times to Come: Differentiation is Key
Hot Topics at GlassBuild Include Move Toward Commercial Business and Move Toward “Green”
Homeshield Expands Illinois Plant
Officials Raid Velux Offices
Columbia Forest Products to Lay Off 60 Workers
State Economy Waits for Bailout Effects
Dealers Find It Harder to Get Credit for Customers
Culpeper Unemployment Takes Biggest Jump in a Decade
Midwest’s Economy Appears to Be Slipping
Tips on Fixing Tight Windows, Flooded Cellars and More
Kolbe’s Impact-Resistant Doors and Windows Help Turks & Caicos Properties Defeat Hurricane Ike
Replacement Window Business Growing Despite Financial Crunch
Lifetime Warranty Doesn’t Cover a Lifetime

October 2, 2008
Industry Meets Again to Discuss Door Component Testing and Substitution
Yellow Pages Association Discovers Push for Energy-Efficient Windows
G-U Hardware Hires National Sales Manager
Stiles Recognized as Authorized Training Center
Owner of Stock Building Supply Evaluating Options
DAC Products Named Fast 50 Recipient in North Carolina
Enter the 2009 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
Someone’s Knocking at the Door: New Deadbolt Security the Wireless Way
IGMA to Host IG Seminar

September 29, 2008
Jordan, Knauff & Co. Served as Advisor for Point Five Sale; Collins Predicts Economy is Closer to Recovery Than Decline
Masonite Announces Supply Chain Financing Program Facilitated by PrimeRevenue
G-U Hardware and Melron Corp. Team Up
Edgetech I.G. Offers Continuing Education Credits at Ed Fest 2008
Victor Owner of Pace Windows Says “Buy Local”
Industry Volunteers Honored
Selecting UV-Curing Equipment for Wood and Building Products Applications
New Patented-Design Windows Use Electricity to Efficiently Stop Heat Loss
As Power Costs Climb, Homeowner and Agency Among Those Exploring Way To Save, Create Energy
Protect Your Home from Rising Energy Costs
Antarctic Mission Accomplished

September 25, 2008
ICC Hearings Wrap Up in Minneapolis
Green and Sustainability Take Center Stage at AAMA Fall Conference
Kolbe Acquires Point Five Windows
SierraPine Featured in Discovery Channel Planet Green TV Series
Quanex Building Products Announces Dismissal of Lawsuit
Northfield Capital Corp. Enters into Agreement to Sell Northfield Glass Group Inc.
Further Job Cuts at Masonite Ireland
KINGDOM – Stock Building Supply’s Parent Weighs Sale

Gain a Glimpse into Some of the Newest Products Being Introduced This Fall

September 24, 2008
Special News Alert: PPG Announces Glass Business Realignment

September 22, 2008
ICC Upholds Decision to Disapprove S 141 Code Proposal, Among Others
Hurd Files for Reorganization Under Chapter 11
AAMA Fall Conference Kicks Off in San Antonio
Amesbury Locca Donates Products to “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” Project
Hydro Aluminum Hosts Workshop Series on Improving Products Using Extruded Aluminum
N.C. Attorney General Sues Mooresville Window Company
Masonite International Inc. Enters into Forbearance Agreement with Bank Lenders
Certified Green Dealer Program Quickly Achieves National Status as Leading Green Certification Program
Renewal by Andersen® Leads the Charge for Environment and Energy Efficiency
Bodie Island Lighthouse Among Finalists for New Windows
Windows Need Cleaning, Not Covering

September 18, 2008
New Standard Available for Building in Hurricane and High Wind Areas
BHMA Issues Standard for Integrated Door Opening Assemblies
Builder Confidence Rises in September While Housing Starts Decline in August
Amendment to Lacey Act Bans Illegal Wood Imports
Weather Museum and Research Center Survive Hurricane Ike
FMA Postpones Meeting Due to Hurricane Ike
Dow Corning Scientist is Honored with ASTM International Sealants Hall of Fame Award
VELUX Welcomes Energy Pledge but Calls for Government to Go Further

September 15, 2008
NuAir Manufacturing Names New CEO
FeneTech to Market Softsolution Products in North America
Two Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Plants to Shut Their Doors; A Combined 170+ Workers to Lose Jobs
30th Homes for Our Troops Project Home Includes Simonton Windows®
Windows of Opportunity
Building Inspectors Help Woman Scammed By Roofing Contractor
New Report on U.K. Residential Door and Window Market Available
Solar Power from Your Windows
Perfect Patio Doors Provide a Fresh Approach to Inspired Outdoor Living
Sash Replacement Kits Save Energy

September 11, 2008
Edgetech Founder Joins Glasslam
GANA and IGMA Issue Joint Statement about Future Collaboration
Door and Window Manufacturers Showcase Their Products at Remodeling Show
Report Released on Vinyl Door and Window Market
Using Lasers to Produce Wood Grains in MDF
PPG Running at About Half Capacity Due to Floods
JELD-WEN to Carry Out Antarctic Rescue
EPA Settles with Evanston Landlord for Lead-Based Paint Violations; Includes $6,760 Penalty and Major Window Replacement Project
Home, Green Home
Try Candle Wax on Tight New Windows

September 4, 2008
Huttig Announces Closure of Fredericksburg Location
Is a Glass Shortage Coming?
Greener Times
Aribell Purchases Venting Sidelight Business from Wardco
Stockton Window Plant to Close
Timber Firm Workers Lose Jobs
Harvey Opens Warehouse in Rockaway
ADCO Global to Invest in New Facility in China
Hawaii Window Company Keeps Military Employees in the Family
Some Say Sick Days Impact Would Be Costly
Man Dead After Car Hits Utility Pole
UNITED KINGDOM – Low-Cost Solar Glazing Project to Receive £567,000 Grant
Windows Could Save the Planet
Man Heats 4,000-Sq.-Ft Home for $2.50 per Day Using Passive Solar Technology
European Buyers Like Windows, Closet Space

August 28, 2008
Door and Window Companies Rank on Inc. 5000 List
View Product Demonstrations from IWF
Masonite Announces Second-Quarter 2008 Financials
Quanex Engineered Products Division Reports 12 Percent Decline from 2007 for Fiscal Third Quarter
Marvin Employee Passes Away
Five Big Bills You Can Cut Fast

August 25, 2008
Float Line Remains Down at PPG’s Texas Plant
IWF Show Brought Variety of Solutions to Woodworking Industry, Including Door and Window Manufacturers
DOE Extends Public Comment Period for Draft Door, Window and Skylight ENERGY STAR® Criteria
Patent Infringement Alleged in Lawsuit
Atrium Announces Private Debt Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to 11.5 Percent Senior Discount Notes Due 2012 of ACIH Inc.
Hawaii Window Company Keeps Military Employees in the Family
‘Eco-Experience’ At Fair Shows Green Technology
Consumers Want Immediate, Noticeable Savings From Utilities: Survey
Wash. Woman’s Embezzlement Sends Her Off To Prison
Builders Continue to Rein-In New Housing Production in July
Air-Purifying Church Windows Early Nanotechnology
Therma-Tru Chooses Ugliest Doors
Home Repairs
Know Your Windows
House Fire Damages 2 Houses; Melts Windows
Britain’s Worst Burglar

August 21, 2008
“Green” Seminar Attracts Crowd at IWF Show this Week
Reaction Continues to Proposed ENERGY STAR® Revisions
AAMA Releases New Document Addressing Test Method to Determine Chemical Compatibility of Sealants and Flashings
AEC Unveils Aluminum is Green Logo
Iowans Answer Call as Afghan War Escalates
Bend Jury Sides with Doctor in Lawsuit over Malpractice Death of Jeld-Wen Vice-President
Indianapolis Maintains Title Of Nation’s Most Affordable Housing Market for 12th Consecutive Quarter
Stanek Windows Challenges Kids to Take Their Parents Back to School
New European Sales Structure for Dupont EP

August 18, 2008
Builder Confidence Holds Steady In August
Andersen Makes Improvements to Stout Technology Park Plant
Atrium Windows and Doors of Florida to Cut Jobs
Jacob Sunroom Relies Heavily on Family Expertise
Campaign 2008: Franken Touts Energy Proposals
Solar Verde Estates Zero Energy with 100 Percent Solar Power That Pays You Back
Wind Simulator to Hit Cat 4
Deceuninck® Hires Mark Lipsius to Join the Kodiak® Building Products Group
Integrity Earns Effie Award
Windows to Savings: Focus on Five Areas to Ensure Maximum Efficiency

August 14, 2008
Travel to Nation’s Capitol to Give Feedback on New ENERGY STAR® Criteria

Schüco Sells U.S. Vinyl Replacement Windows Business Assets to Force V Environmental
Crystal Windows Licenses Sashlite Technology
Learning Center Holds Job Seminar Class
DWM Sponsors Seminar on Going Green
Housing Slowdown, Interest Expenses Leave Ply Gem at a Loss
St. Clair Corp. and Affiliate Gutter Pro Seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Builders Firstsource Inc. Completely Dumped by Menta Capital LLC
California Senate Appropriations Committee Votes Not to Advance PVC Packaging Bill
Crystal Makes Crain’s List of Minority-Owned Companies

August 11, 2008
Pella Ranks Highest in Study of Consumer Satisfaction with Patio Doors and Windows; Simonton Takes First in Builder Satisfaction
Public Comment Opens on Newly Proposed Evolution of Certified Wood Credits in LEED®
Stock Building Supply Closing Lebanon Plant
Road to China: Getting Busier Every Day for Solon Company
New Vision for Future Living Environments
Local Fire Departments Wary of Hurricane Windows

August 7, 2008
ENERGY STAR® Releases Draft of New Door, Window and Skylight Criteria
NFRC Honors Founding Members and Participants
Atrium to Relocate Production Capacity of Jacksonville, Fla., Facility
Jeld-Wen Ending Manufacturing Operations at Gainesville Plant
Area Officials Optimistic Despite Forbes’ Forecast
AMD Members Put Stamp of Disapproval on S141
Wolseley Rises Most in 16 Years on Possible Unit Sale
UNITED KINGDOM – Window Boss Reflects on His Rapid Rise to Top
Millwork Execs Start New Firm
IRELAND – Carrick Chamber Optimistic About Future of Masonite
H.B. Fuller to Build Specialty Adhesive Facility in China
Builders Tighten Belts as Steel, Diesel and Other Costs Rise
Hot Stuff: Ultimate Replacement Casement
Out With the Old, in with the New Windows
Out of Patience
This ‘Windows Program’ Will Cut Home Energy Use

August 4, 2008
IECC and Energy Star Updates Provided During NFRC Summer Meeting
Allan Brothers Considers 60 Job Cuts
Wolseley May Put Stock Building Supply on Sale Block
Pella: Windows to the World

Builders FirstSource Signs On to Certified Green Dealer Program
Viwinco President Speaks on “Executive Leaders” Radio Program
AAMA Releases Two Testing Documents
Builders FirstSource Q2 Loss Wider-Than-Expected
Window Panes That Generate Solar Power, Charge USB Devices
Historic-Area Windows Vote Reversed
Little Things Add Up to Big Savings on Heat
Six Receive DKMM Awards for Recycling

July 31, 2008
NFRC Summer Meeting Takes Place This Week in Chicago
President Bush Signs Housing Stimulus Package
Building Code Grant Legislation Passes U.S. House
ABC Manufacturing Undergoes Changes After Acquisition
After Nearly Three Centuries in Business Montag Windows & Doors Makes Its U.S. Debut
State Awards Job-Training Funds to Local Companies
Dome’l Announces Branding of the Dominator™ Door
Crystal Windows Fetes Trade Customers
Viridian Expands Dandenong Glass Manufacturing Plant
New-Home Sales Edge Down in June
David Barnes Interview on Executive Leaders Radio Program to Air on August 1, 2008
Jones Lang LaSalle Snags Green Globes Tool
If You Can’t Measure the Heat …
Nation’s First Modern Coal-to-Liquids Plant to Be Built in West Virginia
Family Hopes to Have Ugliest Door in U.S
Skylights and Windows Work Together
REACH Hits 200th Home Milestone

July 28, 2008
Code Council Creates Sustainable Building Technology Committee
PGT Announces Rights Offering
Fortune Brands Profit Tops Lowered Wall St. View
An Eye on Future Building
Apex Company Downsizes
AAMA Continues Work on Rating Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance
Housing Stimulus Package Under President’s Review
New York Housing Agencies Approve $329M to Build, Renovate Affordable Housing
Window World Founder and CEO Retires
Man Charged in Fatal Crash is Illegal Immigrant
A Giving Spirit: Wojan Window and Door Extends Materials to South Dakota Indian Reservation
Costly Repairs in South Loop

July 24, 2008
Home Buyers Increasingly Thinking and Buying Green, Survey Reports
Edgetech I.G. Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification
Accsys Named in World’s Top 20 Sustainable Stocks Listing
The Truth About … Intelligent Buildings
California Court Upholds Contractual Duty to Defend
Amesbury Locca Honored by USLBA
Builder Confidence Declines Further In July
Ugliest Door in Cleveland?
Church Windows Withstood Earthquake

July 21, 2008
NWDA Members Come Together for Golf and Education
California Adopts Nation’s First Statewide “Green” Building Code
Jeld-Wen Introduces SFI-Certified Option for Patio Doors and Windows
Progressive Systems Inc. Invests in New Facility
Closures and Layoffs (scroll down)
Single-Family Housing Starts and Permits Decline In June
Woman Files Suit Against Therma-Tru
Attorney General Accuses Algonquin Contractor of Fraud
Alameda Toddler Survives Two-Story Fall

July 17, 2008
Building Industry Weighs In: How the FTC Can Combat Green Claims

Jeld-Wen Helps Restore Historic Lighthouses
NCCER Responds to Industry Call for Green Building Training
Smart Design: Back to Drawing Board?
Cool Glass, With Smarts
Do Old Glass Windows Sag?
Energy: Let the Sun in Without the Heat

July 14, 2008
Senate Passes Housing Stimulus Bill
Thermal Windows Lends a Hand to First LEED Platinum Structure in Oklahoma
Michael Collins to Start Twice Monthly Blog
Building an Energy-Efficient Home
Window Coatings Can Channel Energy
IRELAND – Job Cuts at Masonite
Seattle-Area Children Falling from Windows with Alarming Frequency
Consider Updating Home’s Entrance
Passive Solar Design- Logical Layouts That Can Save You Money

July 10, 2008
Industry Representatives Meet to Discuss Complex Issue of Exterior Side-Hinge Door System Testing
Masonite Indicates Likely Non-Compliance With Financial Covenants; Continues Negotiations with Bank Lenders
U.S. Green Building Council to Modify LEED Standards
Amesbury Locca Donates Remote Access and Wireless Intercoms to Charity
Crystal Windows Opens Conn. Branch Office
U.S. Slump Slows Sales, Window-Maker GBO Says
No Pandemic Plan for Major Businesses
PGT Inc. Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2008 Results Conference Call
Jeld-Wen Names New COO
U.S. Door & Building Components Adds Three New Employees
Mold Drives Family from ‘Dream’ Home
Recent Accidents Show Open Windows Are Dangerous to Small Children
Chamber to Hit Links July 11
Bump Keys: Should You Be Worried?
A Window to Environmentally Responsible Improvements

July 3, 2008
AAMA Surveys PCBC Attendees on Green Building
BICA® Awards Announced for Patio and Entry Doors
PPG AutoGlass Introduces Replacement Door Glass Insert Business Offering
Gruber & Co. Group Offers Package Deals for Window Profile Manufacturing
White Paper Outlines Necessary Code Changes for Energy Reductions
Green Building’s LEED Standards Gain Acceptance
Stern & Co. Founder Passes Away
South Korean Researchers Develop Electricity-Generating Window
JELD-WEN Holds Student Door Design Contest
Crystal Window & Door Systems Contributes to Quake Relief
Builders FirstSource Slips to Year Low on Weak Housing Market
Not Your Average Home Improvements
Aluminum Supply in Deficit on Coal Shortage

June 30, 2008
IBHS Plans for Research Facility to Aid in Building Durable Structures
Survey Shows Homeowners Willing to Invest More in “Green” Home Improvement Products Despite Down Economy
Green Companies and Companies Going Green, Take the Green Initiative with THAT Agency
Queen’s Costs Touch 40 Mn Pounds, She Says Not Enough
New-Home Sales Decline in May
Hands-Free Requirement to be Enforced July 1

June 26, 2008
EPA Delays Rulemaking on Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products
Florida Extends Deadline for Building Code Implementation
California Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Passing PVC Packaging Bill
Serious Materials Acquires Alpen Windows
Technoform Aligns North American I-Spacer™ Market Teams into Commercial and Residential Sectors
FeneVision® Goes Glass
SNE Moves Division From Mosinee To Medford
IWF to Conduct Drawings Totaling $105,000 at 2008 Event
Lourdes College Adds Four Leaders to the Board of Trustees
Window on Success
Pella Earns EPA SmartWay(SM) Transport Partner Status
73 Percent of Surveyed Remodelers Install Energy-Efficient Windows, NAHB Reports
New Recycling Targets Set in Europe

June 19, 2008
IGMA Holds Summer Meeting
Wind-Drive Rain Standard is Delayed—Further Testing Needed
Klamath’s Largest Employer Makes Layoffs
Velocity Marketing and Scherer Industrial Merge
JELD-WEN and OrePac Expand Partnership
Green Building Hard to Define
I-Code Adoptions Improve Construction and Fire Safety in New York City and the State of Maine
China to Raise Fuel Prices by 17%-18% in Surprise Move
Builder Confidence Edges Down in June
2008 Construction Starts Down 11 Percent

June 16, 2008
Associations Discuss Their Plans of Action after Conclusion of ICC Public Comment Period on S141
Industry Update Now Available from Jordan, Knauff & Company
SNE to Move Window Production; Cut 305 Jobs
PPG Architectural Coatings Announces Further Pricing Action
California Senate Committee to Vote on PVC Packaging Bill
Workplace Accident Triggers Federal Lawsuit
Barbara Pickford Inducted into Cambridge Who’s Who Executive, Professional and Entrepreneurial Registry
ProVia Door Earns Safety Awards
Boy in Critical Condition After Fall From Window
Missing 2-Year-Old Wanders from Home

June 12, 2008
Formaldehyde Emissions Could Be Federally Regulated
Platte Valley Woodworks Secures Additional Financing
New Study Predicts Strong Growth in Hurricane and Solar Control Glass through 2012
FMI’s Construction Outlook: Second Quarter 2008 Report Now Available
Builders Offer Congress Recommendations On Making Affordable Housing Green
Dems Kill Chances for Energy Independence?
Imperial Industries, Inc. Announces Election of New Director
UNITED KINGDOM — Window Firm Cuts Jobs at City Plant
UNITED KINGDOM — Seeing Double Over Double Glazing (Editorial)

June 9, 2008
EPA Petitioners Seek to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions Nationwide
FTC Announces Workshop on “Green Guides” for Building Industry
DWM Magazine Launches e-Green Website
Global Warming Bill Meets End in Senate, AP Reports
Edgetech I.G. to Present at Upcoming Durability Symposium
Housing Crash Hits Nation, Glances At Boone
Unemployment Rate Skyrockets In Decatur County
DUX Announced as a Finalist in the 2008 IWF Challengers Award® Competition
Harnessing the Green Power of Windows

June 5, 2008
AAMA Goes Green, Hears from DOE, at Summer Conference
Dow Building Solutions Announces Price Increases
The Weather Channel Posts Video of University of Florida Hurricane Project and Its Involvement with the Industry
Stiles Opens New Distribution Facility
Kolbe Introduces 3-D Window Models
Marvin Windows Expanding in Grafton
Masonite Closing Door-Making Plant at Brookley Field
Millen Workers at MI Windows and Doors May Get Assistance
Ply Gem Industries Announces Pricing of Debt Offering
Woman President is Elected (of CWDMA)
Edgetech I.G. Unveils SustainaView™ Campaign
Twenty Finalists Announced for the IWF 2008 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®
Professionals and Students Focus on Sustainable Applications in 2008 Design Competition
Homeowner Turns to DWM for Window/Door Supplier

June 2, 2008
AAMA Members Discuss Major Issues of Relevance to Door and Window Manufacturers at Summer Conference
Canadian Manufacturers Learn about Proposed Changes to Canada’s Energy Star® Program
Fry Consultants Releases Excerpts of Canadian Market Study to CWDMA Members; Canadian Market to Remain Stable
AAMA Awards Its Annual Scholarships
Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights is Complete
Bystronic and Urban Machinery Introduce High-Speed Friction Corner Welding™
Hurd Announces Job Cuts, Looks to Future
CraftMaster Offering Buyouts to Its Salaried Employees
Expansion Helps Keep All Weather a Supplier for All Seasons
Stock Building Supply Celebrates New Location
Quanex Announces the Promotion of Gadin
Pittsburgh Co. Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit
HTL Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

Pitstone-Based Company Shines at Awards

May 29, 2008
New-Home Sales Up in April Following Downward Revision in March
Composite Panel Association Becomes Third-Party Certifier
DWM Sponsors Seminar on Going Green
Jack Semling Passes Away
Collins Promoted to Vice President at Jordan, Knauff and Co.
Pella Corp. Raises $210,213 for Juvenile Diabetes Research
Students Test Their Designs in Gulf
Kolbe & Kolbe Employees Give Back to Heart Walk

May 22, 2008
IGMA Looking at Changing Test Method for the IGMAC Certification Program
ENERGY STAR® Meeting Scheduled for August 13
Cardinal Glass to Open Solar Panel Factory in Mazomanie
Housing Slump Wallops Silver Line Building Products, 251 to be Laid Off
Warroad Seniors Complex to be Rebuilt After Fire
Tornado Strikes Fredericksburg Huttig
Green Products Under Scrutiny
PPG Announces Performance Glazings Price Increase
Glass Industry Seeks Tighter FTC Guidelines
Former Fenestration Publisher Passes Away
Quanex Names Petratis as President and Chief Executive Officer
Downswing in Single-Family Market Deepens in April
Keweenaw Glass & Door …

May 19, 2008
DOE Completes Initial Analysis for Doors and Skylights
Solutia Breaks Ground at Plant in Springfield, Mass.
Eagle Cuts 90 Workers
Fortune Brands CEO Bullish on Housing
UNITED KINGDOM — Open House as Door Deal Hits 25,000
Three MSU Students Awarded Top Supply Management Scholarships
St. Ambrose Presents ‘Best Practices’ Conference

May 15, 2008
WDMA Technical Conference Continues to Tackle S141 Issue
WDMA Briefs Members on New Industry Technology
ProVia Door Expands into Florida Market
Luxury Windows Closes China Manufacturing Plant
Housing Slump Leads to Layoffs
Storms Damage Simonton Windows Plant in Oklahoma
Masonite Announces First-Quarter Sales of $464.4 Million
Green Home Building Market is Expected to Double by 2012

May 12, 2008
GlassFab Offers Lessons in IG
Agony for a Company, and for a Company Man
Ply Gem, Moving to Cary, Renegotiating Loan to Avoid Default
Peter Kohler Plant to Re-Open (scroll down)
Crystal Window & Door Systems Goes ‘Green’
Page Plant Rises Again
Jeld-Wen Employee Passes Away
Window Technique Involves Air, Not Gas
Presentation on BIM World at IGMA Summer Meeting
Jordan, Knauff & Co. to Hold Spring 2008 Industry Update on May 15
Atrium Launches Free ”Training Tuesdays” Webinars for Remodelers

May 8, 2008
EPA to Review Petition about Formaldehyde in Composite Wood Products
Florida Legislature Passes Building Code Standards Bill
April DWM is Now Available Digitally
Remodeling Activity Remains Steady in the First Quarter
Grand Designs for Accoya Wood
Days Before Second Birthday, Girl Dies in Antioch Drowning Accident

May 5, 2008
DOE Reschedules Stakeholder Meeting for Early August
PGT Announces Amendment of Credit Facility
Scholarship Fund Marks Milestone
Region Boosted By Exports, Farm Incomes, Biofuels
Business Briefcase (scroll down)
Win an Entryway Makeover in Fourth Annual Therma-Tru ‘Ugliest Door in America’ Contest

May 1, 2008
Jordan, Knauff & Co. to Hold Spring 2008 Industry Update on May 15
NAHB Asks Congress to Extend Tax Incentives for Energy-Efficient Homes
Builders Creativity Rises as Housing Market Slumps
UNITED KINGDOM — JELD-WEN Embarks on Wood Pellet Partnership
Guardian Industries to Build Second Float Glass Plant in Brazil
Shwinco to Utilize Solutia’s KeepSafe® Maximum Laminated Glass
Minor Improvements Can Spur Home Sale

April 24, 2008
Quanex Spin-Off and Merger Complete
Loans Give 84 Lumber Breathing Room
Mayor Says Market Can Absorb Loewen Layoffs
FMA Educates Code Officials and Discusses Southeast Business at Recent Meeting
Masonite Intl’s Ratings Placed on Negative Watch on Likely Covenant Breach
Bosco Inducted into NAHB Society of Honored Associates
International PVC Conference Features Three from Rohm and Haas

April 21, 2008
Atrium Announces Consolidation of Arizona and California Facilities
AAMA Updates Document Addressing the Acoustical Rating of Doors, Windows and Glazed Wall Sections
Loewen Windows Lays Off 100
eCycle Electronics Saturday
Contractors See an Upturn in Work for 2008
Consider Your Workplace Principles on Earth Day

April 17, 2008
AGC Flat Glass North America to Close Three Plants, Makes Plans to Sell Fabrication Business
Southwall Technologies and Sound Solutions Windows & Doors Form Joint Venture
UOP Announces Price Increase for UOP MOLSIV™
NOVA SCOTIA — Cash-Strapped Glass Maker Lays Off Staff
GED Wins Progressive Manufacturing Award
Architectural Window Joins PPG Certified Applicator Program
ProVia Door Funds Academic Scholarship
UNITED KINGDOM — Recycle Plant to Minimize Waste
Housing Starts Fall Further in March
For 19 Rusk County Workers April’s Fool’s Day Was No Joke
UNITED KINGDOM — Laser Adds Wood Grain to MDF

April 10, 2008
DOE ENERGY STAR® Stakeholder Meeting Slated for May 22
Truseal Reports on Early Success of Envirosealed Windows™ Campaign
Quanex Announces Agreement on $270 Million Revolving Credit Facility for Subsidiary
Product Design & Development Celebrates 30 Years
84 Lumber Co. Closes 30 More Stores Nationwide
Sash and Storm Closes Doors
Losing is Easier to Take with a Brother at Your Side

April 7, 2008
AAMA Continues Discussions with DOE, Proposes Revisions to ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements
The Latest Issue of DWM is Now Available Digitally
Atrium Companies Honor National Window Safety Week, April 20–26
Harvey Official Optimistic Despite Layoffs
U.S. Suffers Biggest Jobs Drop in 5 Years as Downturn Spreads
Finding the Right Chemistry
Builders FirstSource’s ratings placed on negative watch – S&P
Justices Say Mistakes Were Made in the $3.9 Million Verdict
Homeowners Check Out Energy-Saving Products

April 3, 2008
WDMA Names New President and Management Company
Quanex Announces Closing Date for Spin-off and Merger
Consona Corp. Announces Acquisition of Configuration Solutions Inc.
Crystal Windows Honored by National Business Group
Revolving Loan Fund Helps Fuel Local Firms’ Growth
3M Will Phase Out Pensions for New Hires
ALBAT+WIRSAM to Hold Production Workshop in Las Vegas
Windows Light the Way
Designer Windows

March 27, 2008
Builder Confidence Remains Unchanged in March, NAHB Reports
Ply Gem Reports Fourth-Quarter 2007 Results
Contact Industries Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification
ISC to Rep Caldwell Products
Craftmaster Lays Off 46 Workers from Wysox Plant
Officials Predict Little Impact from Woodgrain Layoffs
The Hidden Advantage

March 20, 2008
PGT Industries Expands Commercial Presence with ASI LIMITED Joint Venture
Masonite Announces Acquisition of Minority Interest in Foreign Subsidiary
TDCI Supports Therma-Tru® with New Dealer Quoting and Consumer Marketing Tools Based on BuyDesign® Guided Selling and Configuration Software
Jim Plavecsky to Author New DWM Blog
Formaldehyde Emissions Standard Enacted in California
Single-Family Housing Starts Decline 6.7 Percent in February
Good Start But More is Needed, Home Builders Say on OFHEO Capital Adjustment for Fannie and Freddie
New Vice President of Operations Named for EFCO
IWF Will Go On as Planned, Despite Atlanta Tornado, Organizers Report

March 17, 2008
NAHB Issues Statement about Freddie Mac CEO’s Comments
Global Market for Adhesives to Exceed $30.5 Billion while Sealants Sales Volume is Poised to Reach 2.3 Billion Pounds by 2010, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.
Keystone Diversifies Services
Pella’s New Leader Has Big Plans for Macomb Plant
Quanex Says Gets Favorable Ruling on Gerdau Deal
AAMA Southeast Region Director Retires
First Green Residential Remodeling Guidelines Launched

March 13, 2008
TDCI and FeneTech Form Alliance
Masonite Announces Fourth-Quarter 2007 Sales Declined 16.8 Percent from 2006
Builders FirstSource Announces Preliminary Fourth-Quarter Results
Builder Confidence in Condo Market Declines Again
AEC to Hold Educational Course in Conjunction With ET ’08

March 10, 2008
NFRC Spring Meeting Concludes with Attachment Rating Discussions
Jordan, Knauff & Co. Launches Annual Industry Survey
Roto Frank of America Selects PRYSM Marketing as East Coast Representative
Stiles to Hold Executive Briefing Conference
Jeld-Wen Opens New Showroom, Has Windows Featured at Edison Design Center and Receives Employment Grant
Glass Doctor® Announces Partnership to Fix Door Panes
UNITED KINGDOM — Wolseley Acquisitions Update – £33 Million Spent on Five Acquisitions
Fortune Brands Chairman Gets $3.1M
New Chief Financial Officer at GBO Inc.
YKK AP Products Used in First Florida Medical Center to Win LEED Silver
Alleged Bank Robber Linked to Unfinished Sunrooms

March 6, 2008
NAHB Executives Host Teleconference on State of the Housing Industry: Swift Action from Congress is Needed
AAMA Continues Discussions with AMD on Door Performance Standards, Component Swapping and Modifications to S14
DWM Editor Starts Blogging
NFRC Spring Meeting Held in Nashville; Karney Speaks on ENERGY STAR Criteria Revisions
DOE Presents ENERGY STAR® Awards
AAMA to Begin Phase-Out of AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.S.2-97
Final Windows Finished at Story City Plant
Quanex Corp. Reports First-Quarter Results
Trustile® Doors to Open Third Facility in Denver
PGT Announces Restructuring and Cost Savings Initiatives
UNITED KINGDOM — Door-Maker to Close After Losses
Chelsea Names Dewil President and CEO
Andrew J. O’Brien Joins Owens Door Company as National Sales Manager
Simonton’s Burk Appointed to Home Builders Association Board
Masonite Launches the New www.Masonite.Com
Rental Apartments Not Immune to Housing Market’s Woes
Glass TEXpo™ to Feature Aluminum Hardware Seminar

February 28, 2008
Code Change Hearings Continue in California
AAMA Meeting Wraps Up in California
DOE Revises Timeline; Hopes to Hold Stakeholder Meeting in Late Spring
PPG Researchers Honored with 2008 Carnegie Science Award
Junker Named COO/General Manager of G-U Hardware U.S. Operations
BE08 Approaches

February 21, 2008
Proposal to Make AAMA 507 an Alternate to NFRC Rating Defeated
Proposal to Move IECC into IRC Denied
U-Factors for Climate Zones 6 and 7 Debated at ICC Hearings; Proposal Denied
Minimum and Maximum SGHCs Proposed in Climate Zones 5 through 8 for IRC; Proposal Disapproved
Lovell Proposes that Overhangs Be a Trade-Off for SGHCs
More News from the International Builders’ Show: View Product Videos Exclusive to DWM Magazine
NAHB Launches National Green Building Program at Builders Show
DOE to Undertake Window Research Project
LEED for Homes Reference Guide Now Available for Pre-Order Online
Hardman Passes Away
AMI’S Profiles 2008 to Focus on Cutting Costs and Enhancing Products

February 14, 2008
Manufacturers at IBS Discuss Green Products, Trends and More
PPG Acquires Assets of NanoProducts
New President at Amesbury Group
LEED for Homes Continues to Grow
Simonton Windows Selected for 2008 Blog Cabin
High Growth Forecasted for the Chinese Markets for Windows and Doors
On the Line: Fortune Brands CEO Bruce Carbonari
MI Windows & Doors Uses ProTeus CMMS software
Research Shows Shift in Home Improvement Trends

February 8, 2008
DWM Provides Industry-Related ICC Code Change Compendium
Take a Video Tour of a Window Manufacturing Plant
WDMA Door Document is Almost Complete
AAMA Releases Document Addressing Vertical Loading Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Leaves
Roto Frank Of America Unveils New Company Logo
Amesbury Group’s Textile Division Honored
Atrium Patio Doors Re-Launches Company Brand

January 31, 2008
DOE’s Rich Karney Speaks Before WDMA Members and Answers Tough Questions Regarding ENERGY STAR® Proposals
WDMA Says an Announcement Regarding the Association is Forthcoming
Ducker Releases Preliminary Forecast Data at WDMA Meeting
IGMA Annual Meeting Held in Florida
Diversified Glass Alleges Glass Manufacturers Colluded to Impose Energy Surcharges and Diesel Surcharges
Thompson Creek Establishes New Company With 27-Year History
SNE Lays Off 300 Workers
AAMA Releases Document Addressing Comparative Analysis of Doors and Windows
U.S. Green Building Council Co-Sponsors Nationwide Carbon Webcast
PPG Becomes Founding Reporter of the Climate Registry
Fortune Brands Fourth-Quarter Net Falls
Quanex Announces the Filing of a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

January 24, 2008
BHMA Issues Revised Standard for Sliding and Folding Door Hardware
Buyer Registration Open for IWF 2008
AEC Gears Up for 2008 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference
Edgetech Announces New Location for Marketing Services Design Center
Crystal Window & Door Systems Places Art Collection on Display
Marvin Windows & Doors Scranton Store Celebrating 10 Years: Spotlight On Exhibitor
Ground Broken for Schuylkill Manufacturer
A Pivotal Time for McAlester

January 21, 2008 [Special News Alert]
DOE Announces Revised List of Elements for Inclusion in New Energy Star Criteria

January 17, 2008
ABC Forum Addresses Energy Code Changes
MI Windows and Doors Announces Agreement with Ply Gem and CertainTeed to License CertainTeed Patio Doors and Windows in East
Guardian Carries Out Planned Float Line Closure in January
Key Communications Inc. Opens New Video Venue – The Studio™ To Service The Glass Industry
G-U Hardware’s U.S. Operations Announces New Sales Agencies
Edgetech President Named Person of the Year for Cambridge, Ohio
Atrium Cos. Hires New Central Region President
Slight Increases Continue for Import-Export Price Index
Asahi Loses U.S. Supreme Court Bid to Revive $25-Million Award
Glass Producer Wins “WINDOWS” Name Over Microsoft
Pella Corp. Closing Plant, Cutting 244 Jobs
SNE Enterprises Closes Manufacturing Plant in Huntington
New Business Coming to Sikeston
Facility Closures and Layoff Announcements (scroll down)
UNITED KINGDOM — Second Blow for Pilkington

January 10, 2008
Department of Labor to Determine if Window Installation is Apprenticeable
Edgetech Promotes New Marketing Project Manager
Executive at PGT in Venice Resigns
Patio Enclosures Offers Energy Star®-Rated Sunroom Roof System
Greensburg, Kan., Becomes First City to Commit to LEED® Platinum Green Building Certification
UNITED KINGDOM — A Double Whammy for Jobs in Double Glazing
Storm Windows Block the Chill in the Air

January 3, 2008
PPG Completes Acquisition of SigmaKalon Group
Genius Adds New National Distributor
Experts Predict Non-Residential Construction to Remain Steady in 2008; Housing Market to Rebound in 2009
Todd and Kuppler Join Ultra Hardware
Premier Industrial Supply Adds New Sales Representative in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma
fensterbau/frontale 2008 Approaches
New Year’s Blast Leaves Some Tampa Homes with Shattered Windows