Industry News

Edgetech Europe Achieves Passive House Certifications for Super Spacers

Feb 10th, 2016

Edgetech Europe, a division of Quanex IG Systems, has received Passive House certifications for its line of Super Spacer warm edge spacer systems. Passive House is an initiative organized by the Passive House Institute, an organization headquartered in Germany that’s committed to the research and development of construction concepts, building components, planning tools and quality […]

Masco Sees Sales, Profits Climb in Fourth Quarter

Feb 9th, 2016

Masco Corp., the parent company of Milgard Windows, reported net sales and adjusted operating profit growth in the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted operating profit margin rose to 12.8 percent for the period. Sales for the fourth quarter increased 3 percent to $1.7 billion. The company reported a profit of $355 million, or $1.02 per share, […]

Judge’s Ruling in Safety Case Bears Watching

Feb 9th, 2016


An administrative law judge’s recent ruling has the potential to expand the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Though one expert says it could be a one-time event, he’s urging the door and window industry to keep an eye on the case — especially businesses that operate in multiple locations. In December, Judge Carol A. Baumerich […]

AAMA Promotes Two Staffers, Hires Former Intern

Feb 8th, 2016

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)  has promoted Lori Benshoof to senior coordinator for web services and Tamara Davis to certification services coordinator. Additionally, former intern Emily Joswiak is now the association’s office assistant. Davis has been with AAMA since June 2012; Benshoof joined in November 2005. Joswiak, whose internship with AAMA began in January 2015, will work […]

MI Windows and Doors Reports New STC High

Feb 8th, 2016

In its most recent round of acoustical performance testing, MI Windows and Doors says it achieved a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 29 for its 1685 double-sliding window. The STC rating of a window determines how much sound is transmitted through the window and into the home; a higher rating means less noise will transfer into […]

Simpson Launches Find Your Perfect Match Sweepstakes

Feb 8th, 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Simpson Door Company gets in the spirit with its Find Your Perfect Match Sweepstakes. Entrants get to try out Simpson’s new, free tool for finding their preferred door style, while being entered for a chance to win a $100 dinner gift card and $25 in movie tickets […]

PPG Works on Repairs at California Glass Facility

Feb 8th, 2016


PPG has launched a $20 million repair project at its Fresno, Calif., flat glass facility. The company says it’s re-bricking the oxygen-fired glass furnace there after 15 years of continuous operation. “The purpose of the scheduled outage is to restore the furnace’s original glass quality and environmental performance,” said Chuck Hanley, director of production for PPG. “We’ll also be using the time to […]

Kelly Group to Represent RSL in Midwest

Feb 8th, 2016

RSL is pleased to announce that the Kelly Group will now represent the company covering Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Kelly Kern will be the representative in Indiana and the greater Chicago metropolitan area, and Steve Luce will cover Ohio and Michigan. Kern and Luce each have more than 30 years of experience calling on the millwork distribution […]

LaCantina Doors Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Feb 8th, 2016

LaCantina Doors was named a “Best of Houzz” winner in 2016 for the fourth consecutive year. The company was awarded “Best Of Houzz” in both the design and customer satisfaction categories. LaCantina Doors was chosen by the Houzz community, which is made up of more than 35 million monthly unique users and more than one million […]

Lead Paint Training Now Available Online

Feb 5th, 2016

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Door and window dealers who have not yet taken the refresher training for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now take the course online. The deadline to do so is March 31. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the final rule permitting the […]