2009 News Archive

December 29, 2009
- EPA Makes Lead Monitoring/Abatement a Top Priority
- Skylight Council Encourages Comments on ICC-ES Requirements in Acceptance Criteria for Skylights
- Builders FirstSource Gets Court Approval for Settlement of Stockholder Litigation Regarding Recapitalization
- PGT Announces Amendment of Credit Facility
- CMI Awarded $1.35 Million Green Energy Grant
- Hurd Nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year
- DAC Products Honors Long-Standing Customer
- New-Home Sales Decline Sharply In November
- Editorial: Four Green Building Trends to Watch in 2010
- AAMA Releases Eight Revised Documents
- 84 Lumber Founder Hardy Wed for Fourth Time
- Top Stories for 2009

December 22, 2009
- Truseal Workers Strike Over Contract
- New Tax Credit Could Help Boost U.S. Manufacturing and Construction Jobs
- NAHB Says Last Minute Health Care Provision Threatens Home Building Industry
- NLBMDA Releases Statement on “Cash for Caulkers”
- Bradco Supply Acquires Carlson Distributors
- Hurd Holds Ribbon Cutting For Multi-Million Dollar Renovation and Consolidation
- Keymark Corp. Acquires Large Aluminum Extrusion Press
- Housing Starts Regain Some Ground in November
- Architectural Billing Index Drops in November
- Fenestration Day Event Adds New Seminar
- AAMA Monitors Government Proposal with Expectations for Encouraging Energy-Efficient Products
- Developing the Facts About Green

December 15, 2009
- Obama Promotes Energy-Efficient Window Use During Speech at a Virginia Home Depot
- CPSC Announces Voluntary Recall to Repair All Roman and Roll-Up Blinds
- New Window Manufacturing Company Enters the Market
- UL and ICC Evaluation Service Announce New Dual Evaluation and Certification Program for Building Products
- Twenty to Lose Jobs at Allendale Company
- CMI Awarded $1.35 Million Green Energy Grant from Pennsylvania Energy Program
- Injection Molding: We Pulled our Molds
- Ply Gem Donates Windows to Community Program
- AAMA Releases Test Procedure and Quality Assurance Guide for Thermal Barriers
- Crystal Windows Executive To Be Advisor to Federal Reserve
- Serious Materials’ Kevin Surace Named Entrepreneur of the Year
- DOE Issues Final Rule on Loan Guarantees
- Lightweight “Triple-Zero” House Produces More Energy Than It Uses
- Weighing in on the Blind Recall
- Holiday Greetings: Making Customers Feel Appreciated

December 8, 2009
- Watch the November/December DWM Newscast
- DOE Launches Save Energy Now LEADER Program
- Georgia Gulf Restructures Debt; Positions Royal Group for Growth
- Quanex Reports That Seasonal Demand Was Better Than Expected, But Saw Loss of $137.1 Million in Fourth Quarter
- Architectural Testing Launches Security Research Center
- New Zealand Manufacturer Goes Live with Preference North America’s PrefSuite
- Overhead Door Corp. Completes Acquisition of Wayne-Dalton
- Jobs Summit Puts the Spotlight on the Window Industry
- In Real Estate, Nesting is the New Flipping
- Building Supply’s Restructuring Leads to Salisbury Property Sale
- NFRC Announces Results of Latest Board Election

December 1, 2009
- Edgetech I.G. Celebrates 20th Anniversary
- Win-door Attendees Hear Positive Forecast from Economist
- Former Republic CEO Pleads Not Guilty
- Arch Aluminum & Glass Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
- CWDMA Honors Industry Veterans with Pioneer Awards
- Stiles Partners with Belfab
- Germany’s Hörmann KG Opens UAE subsidiary to Meet Middle East Demand for Customized Private and Commercial Door Solutions
- Volume Purchase Program: Music to our Ears
- National Building Code Measure Being Considered

November 24, 2009
- Win-door North America Wraps Up; Exhibitors Showcase New Products
- House Introduces Bill Tying Tax Credit to ENERGY STAR® Standards
- Gilkey to Distribute Kolbe Windows
- Stoett Partners with Centor Architectural
- Stimulus Opens Window for PGT Industries in Salisbury
- Sales Slip, but Ply Gem Back in Black
- Champion Window Donates Window for Extreme House
- Housing Starts Decline in October
- AAMA Joins National Coalition Calling for Fresh Start to Health Care Reform
- ODL®Tubular Skylights Earn “Green Approved” Product Seal
- Developer Gets OK for Wrong Windows and Doors

November 17, 2009
- ICC Approves Side-Hinged Exterior Door Standard Proposed by AMD
- Maritech Gets Green-Approved
- Gorell Reports Record Sales in October
- Architectural Testing Opens New Lab
- RiteScreen Receives Safety Award
- ULE to Develop Standards for Glass Building Materials and Windows
- Fire Captain Makes Dramatic Discovery about Children’s Inability to Escape Home Fires
- Study Says Green Building to Support Nearly 8 Million Jobs Over Next Four Years
- ENERGY STAR® Program Hits Major Milestone

November 10, 2009
- DOE and EPA Reps Say Move of ENERGY STAR® Will Provide Clarity
- Kolbe Announces Temporary Layoffs of More than 300 Employees
- Congress Votes to Extend Homebuyer Tax Credit
- Republic Windows CEO Indicted for Fraud
- General Manager of Milgard Windows and Doors Anticipates Economic Rebound
- Masonite Inc. Announces Acquisition of Israeli Steel Security and Safety Entry Door Business
- Harvey Building Products to Close Springfield facility; 100 Jobs Affected
- Milgard Receives National Energy Saver Award
- Instead of Layoffs, Zeeland’s ODL Inc. Will Pay 35 Workers to Work for Nonprofits During Rest of Year
- AAMA Releases Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications
- Modest Improvements Continue in Remodeling Market

November 3, 2009
- DOE Seeks Industry Feedback Regarding R-5 Volume Purchase
- ICC Reduces Fenestration U-Factors During Code Hearings
- Win-door is Just a Few Weeks Away–See What Products Will Be on Display
- MI Windows and Doors to Close Salisbury, N.C. Facility
- GBO Announces Financial Results
- All American Window and Door Company Wins Torch Award
- PPG Recognized Again for Carbon Disclosure
- Serious Windows Being Used in Weatherization Project
- Hurd Renovation Recognized by Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program
- Sturtz Shows Off New Plant
- New Home Sales Fall in September While Starts Remain Flat
- Economist Predicts Non-Residential Construction to Remain Down in 2010; More Positive Outlook for Residential
- Attempted Murder Charges Filed as Police Search for Suspect

October 27, 2009
- Code Hearings Underway: One Approved Change Will Tighten Window Efficiency
- Forecaster Says Housing Still has Long Road to Recovery
- Indicator Points to Cyclical Bottom for Remodeling
- “Recovery Through Retrofit Program” Aims to Build on Recovery Act
- Numbers for Upcoming Win-door Show Mirror Canada’s Economic Recovery
- Glazing Featured in Energy Saving Houses During Solar Decathlon
- Builders FirstSource Announces Stock Offering and Debt Exchange
- Mohawk Flush Doors Closing
- South Sioux Leaders Hope to Build Business Relationships
- Celebration at Simonton Windows
- False ‘Energy Star’ Ratings

October 20, 2009
- Legislation Introduced to Amend Tax Credits and Tie it to ENERGY STAR®; Industry Responds Favorably
- More Details Emerge Concerning ENERGY STAR® Move to EPA
- Speakers at Construction Outlook Conference Say Future Housing Outlook is Positive
- Fypon to Merge With Therma-Tru Doors
- Crystal Windows to Integrate Operations and Expand Chicago Manufacturing Affiliate
- Stimulus Funds Yet to Open Many Windows
- Jeld-Wen Layoffs
- Marvin Plant Retools Production Processes to Increase Safety
- Bravo Wellness Featured on Inside Business Report with Fred Thompson
- EPA Issues New Rule on Greenhouse Gases
- Consultant Tied to Chicago Fraud Case Loses Florida Gig
- AMD Members Gather to View the Latest Products and Look for Future Opportunities

October 13, 2009
- Friedman Corp. Acquires Two Software Companies
- Hurd Opens Hong Kong Office
- State Gives Door-Builder More Time to Open Plant
- GBO Inc. Will Launch an Issuer Bid to Purchase 15,000,000 of Its Outstanding Common Shares
- MGM Industries Invests in First Automated Vacuum Spray Paint Coater for uPVC Extrusions
- Northern Building Products Partners with International Extruder
- Masonite Participates in Energy Project
- Grants Help 275 Laid Off Workers Find Jobs
- NAHB Continues to Fight for Extension of Homebuyer Tax Credit
- Stealthy Soladigm Grabs $20M for Tinted Windows

October 6, 2009
- EPA Takes on ENERGY STAR® Program; Will Introduce Super Star Program to Complement ENERGY STAR
- Watch the October Newscast: GlassBuild America Wraps Up in Atlanta
- Andersen and Gore Finalize Settlement Agreement on Insect Screen Case
- Hy-Lite/US Block Moves Vinyl Extrusion Purchases and Acrylic Block Manufacturing to United States
- Company Starts to Hire Back Workers
- Kinro Purchases Inventory and Equipment from Philips Products
- Minnesota Offers Rebates for Energy-Efficient Window Installations
- AWP ‘s Hurricane Windows Now Meet .30/.30 Provisions

September 29, 2009
- Gillman’s Bond Reduced to $5 Million; Out on Bail
- Investors File Lawsuit in Response to Possible Builders FirstSource Restructuring
- REHAU Partners with Four Seasons on Window Line
- New-Home Sales Rise Marginally in August
- TruStile Co-Owner Passes Away
- Confidence, Optimism Grow in Pockets of U.S. as Firms Rehire
- Republic Sit-in a Highlight of Moore Film
- Northern Building Products Named Once Again to New Jersey List
- Home to Showcase Latest Features in Handicapped Accessibility
- Edgetech I.G. Participates in Teddy Bear Run
- BHMA Issues Standard for Thresholds
- Research and Markets Releases Three New Industry Reports

September 22, 2009
- Jeld-Wen Factory to Close
- A&H Windows Closing, Ending About 60 Jobs
- Pella Corp. Reduces Sioux Center Workforce by 37
- Builders FirstSource Inc. Investors File Lawsuit Over Proposed Recapitalization
- Serious Materials Closes $60 Million Series C Financing
- Spartech Announces Pending Sale of Profiles Extrusion Business
- Windows of Opportunity
- Clean Energy Incentives Allow Simonton Windows to Rehire 400 Employees
- Accu-Weld Hosts Energy Forum at its Facility
- Silldorf & Levine LLP Files Construction Defect Litigation for Defective Windows
- Builder Confidence Edges Up Again in September

September 15, 2009
- Former Republic CEO in Custody; Bond Set at $10 Million
- Formaldehyde Legislation Introduced in Senate
- Industry Prepares for Code Hearings
- Aluminum Association Announces Speakers for Upcoming Meeting
- BHMA to Review Standards and Code Developments at Upcoming Meeting
- Albany Develops Doors with Shorter Cycle Times
- Sponsored Link: Technoform Issues White Paper to Help Manufacturer Understand Fenestration Codes
- Bridgehampton School Faced With $300,000 Expense to Replace Historic Windows
- Weatherization Program Helps Stave Off Winter Chill

September 8, 2009
- Energy Efficiency Means a Big Push for Australia’s Glass Industry
- GANA-IGMA Merger No Longer “On the Horizon”
- AMD Conference and Trade Show Now Open to All in Industry
- Quanex Building Products Releases Fiscal Third Third-Quarter 2009 Results
- Builders FirstSource Receives Capital Restructuring Proposal
- Employees Called Back to Work by Simonton
- Hamilton Window Manufacturer Creating New Jobs
- Superior Windows & Doors Expanding
- Ed Begley Jr. Chooses Hurd for Green Renovation
- Glass Mechanix Restructures; Boyle Named President
- Rantoul Man Biking 500 Miles to Help Children, Church

September 1, 2009
- Pella Voluntarily Recalls Casement Windows Due to Impact Hazard, According to CPSC Report
- Serious Donates Windows for Extreme Makeover House in D.C. Area
- Longtime Marvin President Passes Away
- Edgenet Sues Home Depot
- Filter System Catches Fire at Jeld-Wen Plant
- IGMA Releases Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstruction in the Airspace of IG Units

August 25, 2009
- Window Companies Make the Ranks on Inc. 5000 List
- Windowizards Faces Further Allegations
- Ply Gem® Windows Joins HomeSphere
- XtraBond® Sealants Opens Ohio Facility
- Kolbe Introduces New Glass to Meet .30/.30 Requirements
- Edgetech Plays Ball in the Dominican Republic
- Build-A-House Expands With New Mauldin Facility
- Door and Window Contractor Draws on Past Customers’ Mistakes by Adding Film
- Andersen Corp. Names Jay Lund President
- Ferguson CEO’s Position Eliminated
- Single-Family Housing Starts and Permits Rise in July

August 18, 2009
- PGT Acquires Hurricane Window and Door Factory Operating Assests
- WDMA Offers Insight into New Programs and Increased Legislative Focus
- More Than $66 Million for Weatherization Programs Awarded in Four More States
- Ply Gem Shaves Losses to $8 Million as CEO Puts Focus on Future
- Jobs Lost as Plant Closes
- Sunroom Maker to Stay in City
- Simonton Windows Satisfies Builders and Remodelers According to Recent Survey
- 2010 Fenestration Day Event Gains Industry Support
- Win-door Show Expands its Lineup
- Toddler Crushed to Death When ‘Heavy’ Patio Door Falls Off its Rollers

August 11, 2009
- New Study Shows Energy-Efficient Construction is Key to Green Building Growth
- New ACEEE Report Says Most Economic Projections Are Off on Potential Energy Efficiency Benefits
- Green Bank/Clean Energy Deployment Administration Can Protect Consumers from Any Electricity Price Increases
- PGT Reports 22 Percent Decline for Second Quarter
- Satisfaction with Windows and Patio Doors Declines, According to New Study
- WTS Paradigm Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity Project
- Edgetech Provides Rally Point for ‘Rolling Thunder’
- New RV Window, Door Plant May Employ 80
- After Acquisition: Dow-Rohm Offloading
- Ravenbrick to Supply Intelligent Window Technology to U.S. DOE
- JELD-WEN Offers One Lucky Homeowner a Bailout
- Builders Call on Congress to Extend and Enhance Home Buyer Tax Credit
- Boyle Steps Down From GlasWeld Presidency
- Seitovirta Resigns; Glaston Appoints New President and CEO

August 4, 2009
- IGMA Gains Industry Support for Gas Permeability Standard
- Legislative Update
- Zero -Energy Idea House Gets Building Envelope Tested with Thermal Imaging; Performs at More Than Three Times the Efficiency of Energy Star® Standard
- Audit Finds Wasted Energy, Money at DOE’s Buildings
- Editorial: What Green Jobs?
- Builders Learn How to Go Green at Orlando Conference
- Near Zero Solar Home Tour in Westminster
- Signs of Hope for the Housing Industry
- Simonton Windows Recalling 400 Workers in WV, IL
- Funding Targets Displaced Workers
- Opening a New Window on Daylight

July 28, 2009
- Windowizards Investigated for Making False Product Claims
- “Stretch” Energy Code in Massachusetts Could Mean More High-Performance Window Installations
- June Numbers Offers Some Good News for Housing Market
- Comfort Windows Mulls Expansion
- 50 is a Good Year
- Andersen Corp. Evacuated After Threat
- ‘Green Jobs’ Aren’t Growing Quickly at Republic Factory in Chicago
- Heim Named Sales Management Agent for Glasslam
- New Careers for Techies

July 21, 2009
- Andersen to Restructure and Cut 250 Jobs
- GBO Inc. Completes the Sale of Two Divisions
- Environmental Awareness Plays Key Role in One Company’s New Facility
- Champion Earns Green Seal Certification
- Spring 2009 Window and Door Webinar Available
- Housing Starts Up Strongly in June
- Home Energy Audits Now Mandatory

July 14, 2009
- Tru Tech Re-Opens Former Therma-Tru Plant
- Watch the July DWM Newscast
- Vote for the Green Award Winners
- Mark Fanelli, Two Others, Join Georgia Gulf’s Royal Group as VPs
- AAMA Releases Update to Fenestration Standard
- Door Company Shelves Expansion Plan for Now
- WinDoor Goes Live with CenterPoint and MasterPoint Software
- Marvin Windows Begins the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge
- Sustainable Buildings Bringing Up Questions
- Now, a ‘Smart House’ That Texts You if You’ve Left the Front Door Open

July 7, 2009
- In a Down Year, an Expert Explains How to Improve Processes
- Manufacturers Look Toward Continuous Improvement and Ways to Save
- Stock Surfaces from Chapter 11
- Interlock Announces Partnership with German Hardware Supplier
- Contact Industries Gains Various Industry Certifications
- Housing Starts Gain Some Traction in May
- Aluminum Association Publishes 2009 Data Reference

June 30, 2009
- Watch the June DWM Newscast

June 30, 2009
- House Passes Climate Change Legislation
- Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Takes Effect July 1
- NAFS Development Continues
- 86 Laid-Off Jeld-Wen Employees Called Back
- GBO Inc. Divests PVC and Steel Divisions; Will Focus on Wood Windows
- Roto Frank of America and HOPPE Establish Alliance
- Underdahl Joins Simonton Windows
- Woman Takes Ex-Husband Hostage
- Aluminum Industry Launches Green Building Initiative
- Housing Duress Continues Despite Signs of a Bottom in Housing Sales and Starts
- Velux Opens Factory in Russia

June 23, 2009
- Preparing Dealers to Answer Tax Credit Questions: Article Shows Many are Unprepared
- IGMA “Goes Green” at Annual Meeting
- Builders Still Proceed with Caution
- Hurd Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment and Renovation Plan
- Bystronic Develops Automated Line for Sashlite Technology
- Striving for a Zero-Energy Home
- OSHA to Regulate Combustible Dust
- AAMA Releases New Spec for Rating Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance
- Truth Hardware Names New President and CEO

June 16, 2009
- NOAA Forecasts “Near Normal” Hurricane Season; Uses Experimental Saffir-Simpson Scale
- Andersen Plans to Acquire Key Supplier /a>
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GED Awarded U.S. Department of Energy’s R-5 Windows Research and Development Grant
- WTS Paradigm to Expand into New Offices
- PGT Industries Adding 30 New Jobs
- WDMA Opens Office in Washington, D.C.; Adds Two VPs
- AAMA Task Group Tackles Door Component Testing and Substitution
- IRS Issues Notice about Tax Credits
- Eco Glass Launched by Schott
- Court Confirms Stock Building Supply’s Plan of Reorganization
- Despite the Recession, GBO Inc. Reduces Its Loss and Maintains a Solid Balance Sheet in 2009
- Wisconsin Governor Recognized Hurd® Windows for International Sales
- AAMA Awards Four Scholarships
- Gov. Tim Pawlenty Names Marvin Windows and Doors First Yellow Ribbon Corporation for Supporting Troops and Their Families
- Get Three Times the Payback for Replacing Old Windows

June 9, 2009
- LaFrance Urges Industry to Support Highly Insulating Windows and Move Beyond Double-Pane
- AAMA Considers Changing Test Requirements from Four to Eight Years
- Philips Issues Statement on Closing
- Tru Tech Acquires Therma Tru Plant in Fredericksburg, Va.
- Gorell Calls Back Workers; Sites Increase Due to Tax Credit Incentive
- JELD-WEN to Close Oshkosh Plant
- Xtrabond® Sealants Opens New Sales Facility
- Calgary Window Fabricator Gienow Completes Restructuring
- Minnesota Window Makers Hope Federal Tax Credits Boost Sales
- VEKA Implements Green Technology for LEED Qualification
- Largest Iowa Employers See Economy Improving
- Stock is Walking Away from Leases
- Reduce, Recycle, Remember (Dallas)
- Vice President Biden Meets with Another Window Company
- AAMA Releases Two New Guides
- Door, Window, Skylight and Curtainwall Market Study Available
- Jim Guardia, Contributor to Aluminum Industry, Passes Away

June 2, 2009
- Philips Products Reportedly to Cease Production
- AAMA’s Green and Sustainability Task Group Works on Green Specification
- Economist Gives Hope for the Future
- Expert Educates AAMA Members on Life Cycle Assessment
- DOE Issues Transition and Tax Credit Labels
- Ontario Court Recognizes U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Confirmation of Masonite’s Reorganization Plan
- Quanex Reports 29 Percent Drop in Net Sales for Engineered Products
- Seaway Manufacturing Corp. Celebrates 50th Anniversary
- JELD-WEN Wins Canada’s ENERGY STAR Participant of the Year Award
- Stimulus Bill Helping Local Green Company
- Patio Enclosures Closing Furniture Division
- Did You Miss DWM’s May Newscast?
- Truck Driver Critically Injured While Making Delivery to Amsco Windows Plant

May 26, 2009
- Watch the May DWM Newscast

May 26, 2009
- Single-Family Starts and Permits Edge Higher in April
- FeneTech Wins Leading Award
- CGI is Now an ENERGY STAR® Partner
- Hurd Sends Six Lucky Customers to Cancun
- Window Generates Electricity
- Andersen Listens to Dealers, Seeks to Make Tax Credit Easier to Understand
- Simonton Launches Tax Credit Campaign
- Nominate Companies for DWM’s Green Awards

May 19, 2009
- Silver Line to Close Fall River, Mass., Facility
- Builder Confidence is Up; Remodeling Market Improves
- Stürtz Announces Plans to Relocate to New Facility
- Energy Tax Credit Helping Boost Business for Minn. Window Makers
- Stock Building to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
- Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. Recognized as NYS SBDC 2009 Manufacturer of the Year
- Seaway Manufacturing Corp. to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
- Tualatin Company Joins State Safety Program
- Pat Meyer Named as New CEO for Pella
- DWM Sales Representative Recognized as Media Representative of the Year
- Win-Door Early Bird Rate Deadline is June 5
- NSA Announces Results of the 2008 NSA Design Awards

May 12, 2009
- U.S. House Republican Leader Visits Deceuninck North America
- Optimism Continues Regarding Housing Market
- Roto Frank of America Inc. Appoints New President
- Pella Corp. Sticks to Lean Business Practices that Ease a Recession
- PGT Donates Windows to World Vision Storehouse
- Crystal Celebrates 20 Years in Business

May 5, 2009
- IRS Says 30/30 Will Not Go into Effect Until June 1
- Ducker Publishes Annual Door and Window Report; Major Declines Shown
- Home Price Indices Says Decline in Real Estate Prices Slowed in February
- Loewen Launches New Double-Hung Window; First One Installed in Bethesda, Md.
- Small City Loses Major Employer: Window Plant Closing
- Leading Window, Door Manufacturer Pella Gets A Better View of Its Customers Using Medallia’s Customer Feedback Solution
- Edgetech Representative to Make Presentation at Glass Performance Days China
- GERMANY — Velux Closes One Factory, Opens Another
- Energy Audits: What They Are and How They Work
- Tight Home Improvement Budget? Select Projects That Save Money and Offer Tax Credits

April 28, 2009
- Vice President Biden Visits Republic Windows/Serious
- 30/30 Questions Answered: Sen. Snowe’s Aide Speaks with NWDA Regarding Tax Credit Criteria
- DOE’s Karney Gives a Few Insights Into ENERGY STAR, Phase Two
- Opportunity Knocks for Canadian Homeowners ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes
- Masonite Announces 28.1 Percent Sales Decline for First-Quarter
- Kohler Windows Expanding
- Republic Workers Will Appeal NLRB Decision
- Pella Windows & Doors of Ontario Believes in Ontario Marketplace
- Guardian ClimaGuard SPF® to be featured on Television Series
- NFRC’s Executive Director Speaks During Earth Day Events in Washington, D.C.
- Utilimetrics Names Trade Association Leader as CEO
- Autopsy: Victim Was Strangled

April 21, 2009
- Leading Economist Offers Good News for Housing Market
- Masonite Receives Final Court Authorization to Continue to Meet Obligations to Suppliers, Customers and Employees
- Congressman Visits Viwinco Window Plant
- WTS Paradigm Featured on Local NBC Station
- Housing Industry Casualty: Kearney Plant to Cut 146 Jobs
- PPG Issues First Corporate Sustainability Report
- Officials Respond to Emergency Call at Sika in Lyndhurst
- AAMA Releases New, Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Doors, Windows and Glazed Wall Sections
- Home Builder Confidence is Up
- Vitro Collaborates with the Renove Plan for Windows in Madrid

April 14, 2009
- Industry Reacts to ENERGY STAR® Criteria
- Canada Fails to Comply With the Softwood Lumber Agreement
- Home Buyers Are Starting to Return to the Housing Market
- John W. Lewis Jr. Joins the NFRC Team
- VEKA Launches Commercial Window Program
- Weighing Furlough vs. Layoff
- No Pink Slips Here
- Green Home Renovator’s Guide: Part 4

April 8, 2009
- Watch DWM’s First Video Newscast

April 7, 2009
- DOE Releases Final Revised Criteria for ENERGY STAR®
- G-U to Consolidate North American Distribution in Montreal
- U S Block Windows® Inc. Acquires Hy-Lite® Products
- Dubois Expands Product Line through Acquisition
- Some U.S. Employers Cut Hours to Retain Trained Staff
- Builders Band Together to Trim Construction Costs
- This Week Marks the Observation of National Window Safety
- Minnestota AG Spends $15,000 on Sound-Proof Doors
- Simonton Introduces New Energy Tax Credit Glass Packages
- Window Maker Sees Clear Benefit of Stimulus
- Tax Credits Spur Sales

March 31, 3009
- Minnesota Bill Would Allow Federal Funds to be Used Toward Energy-Efficient Windows in Certain Applications
- WDMA Advises EPA on Potential Formaldehyde Regulations
- Feds: Republic Broke Law
- Andersen Windows Calls Back 180 Laid-Off Workers
- Empire Zone Delay Pushes Planned Clay Window Plant to Pa.
- Tax Credit Will Not Help Local Andersen Window Workers
- Ply Gem Announces Goodwill Impairment Charge Taken in its Fourth Quarter 2008
- Laurel Approves Masonite Tax Break Request
- Jordan, Knauff & Co. Publish Foreign Competition Report
- Legislative Call to Action Deadline March 27 on Net Operating Loss Provision
- AAMA Releases New Document Addressing Static Water Test Pressures In Non-Hurricane-Prone Regions
- Edgetech I.G. Hosts “Environment Ohio”
- Green Construction Fuels Growth at Serious Materials
- Pittsburgh to Create More Green Jobs with Big Energy Grants
- Americans Believe Global Warming Exists and Vote Their Dollars on Green Brands
- Amazing Windows Created by Amazing Artists
- Do-It-Yourselfer Q & A
- Tax Credit Increased for Energy Efficient Replacement Windows Offered by Glass Doctor
- Atrium Companies Honors National Window Safety Week, April 5-11

March 24, 2009
- AAMA Offers Its View on Tax Credits/ENERGY STAR®
- Serious Materials Supports Recovery Act Energy Efficiency Requirement
- Stimulus ‘Flaw’ Could Wind Up Hurting AGC
- Housing Starts Regain Some Ground In February
- Workers Called Back to Simonton Windows
- Ply Gem Announces a Major Cash Investment by Its Equity Sponsor to Acquire a Majority of the Company’s Outstanding 9 Percent Senior Subordinated Notes
- BFRich Brings Community Together to Drink Green
- Stimulate US: Funding: The New Jolly Green Giant Economy
- Calgary Companies Win Edmonton Awards
- Obama to Check Out Serious Materials, Solyndra, Solar Lighting
- Harvey Industries Rebuilds Identity and Changes Name to Harvey Building Products
- Worst Heating Bill in US Cut in Half
- Beat the Recession With Replacement Windows
- Watchdog Windows: Motion Sensitive Glass Could Boost Home Security
- AAMA Announces New Door Course

March 17, 2009
- Good News for Another Former Jancor Company: Survivor to Re-Open
- Serious Re-Opens Former Kensington Windows Plant
- DOE Releases ENERGY STAR Draft Criteria: Industry Reacts
- Stimulus Package May Not Fit the Bill for the Skylight Industry
- WDMA Launches Campaign to Amend ARRA Tax Credit Provisions
- New Green Building Standard Could Help Encourage Low-E Glass in Residential Structure
- Masonite Files for Chapter 11 in United States; Petitions to Reorganize Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada
- Iowa Lawsuit Seeks $1M from Company Linked to Former Republic Owner
- Anger, Disappointment Linger After Republic Owner’s Iowa Deal
- Jeld-Wen to Lay Off Nearly 50 Corporate Staff
- PGT Lays Off Another 100 Workers
- Truseal Technologies Guarantees Insulating Glass Certification Testing
- Simonton Opens New Facility
- Therma-Tru to Expand in Northeast Indiana
- Group Launches Fenestration Show in Warsaw
- No. 15 for Gorell (scroll down)

March 10, 2009
- Industry Works hard to Promote Tax Credits; One Association Urges that Criteria be Reconciled with ENERGY STAR
- Door Component Certification Task Group Develops Guidelines for Side-Hinged Entry Doors
- NFRC Meets to Discuss Various Industry Issues
- World Vision Recognizes Fenestration Industry Leaders at Recent AAMA Conference
- Edgetech UK Hosts Event Focused on Energy Efficiency
- Win-Door Show Expands with New IG Alley
- Door and Window Companies Earn ENERGY STAR® Awards
- Truseal Celebrates Ten Years as an ENERGY STAR® Partner
- Pollard Employee Recognized with Award
- Rochdale Windows Firm Buys its Glazing Supplier

March 3, 2009
- MGM Industries Acquires Assets from Echo Windows
- Bankruptcy Court Approves Republic Sale to Serious
- Masonite Reaches Agreement with Bank Lenders and Bondholders
- Windows of Opportunities for Manufacturers
- Gorell Receives ENERGY STAR® Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
- Serious Materials Goes Live with WTS Paradigm Software
- NFRC Approves New Conductivity Rating for GED’s Intercept ULTRA
- Graphite Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Performance Window Group

February 27, 2009
- Special News Alert: MGM Industries Acquires Assets from Echo Windows

February 24, 2009
- Echo Windows Ceases Operations; Gillman, Plant Manager and Others Speak Out
- Medieval Glass Iowa Files for Chapter 11; Says No Interruptions will Take Place
- Panel Discussion Tackles Economic Issues; There is Recovery Ahead
- AAMA Announced Award Winners at Annual Conference
- All Weather Windows Named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
- What Tulsans Are Saying About the Stimulus Bill
- Andretti Driving Window World Chevrolet in Daytona 500
- Crystal Vinyl Window Lines Upgraded To ENERGY STAR®
- Wood Products on Display at Ecobuild
- PGT Releases Fourth Quarter Financials

February 17, 2009
- WDMA Meeting Kicks Off; Leadership Charts Clear Direction for the Association
- President Obama Slated to Sign Stimulus Package Today
- VEKA Announces a Stoppage in Canadian Production
- Ply Gem Rebrands Multiple U.S. Window Brands into One
- Kolbe & Kolbe to Drop Third Shift; No Jobs Lost
- New Owners Purchase Tipton Window Business
- Bill Lets Injured Workers Choose Own Doctors
- Report Shows Building Slows
- Emerging Home Improvement Opportunities Will Boost Spending Once Market Recovers
- Will the Construction Job-Loss Ripple Become a Tidal Wave?
- Serious Materials Continues Growth with Addition of Daniel Boss as Vice President of Engineering
- Parks Business Provides Habitat with Windows of Opportunity

February 10, 2009
- Door and Window Industry Voices Opinions at Formaldehyde Emissions Meeting
- Mergers, Energy and Test Methods All Discussed at IGMA Meeting
- Housing Market Blamed for SNE Customer Service Layoffs
- Two Pella Plants Set Weeklong Furloughs
- Area Company Lays Off Hundreds
- Window Company Expanding
- Masonite International Inc. Extends Forbearance Agreements with Lenders and with Holders of a Majority of Its Notes
- Edmonton Business Success
- CraftMaster Manager Retires After 36 years
- Plane in Crash a Recent Purchase
- Unveiling a Greener Toronto Neighborhood
- New Home: $750,000. Window Repairs: $70,000

February 3, 2009
- Economists Discuss Integral Importance of Housing Market to Economy, along with President Obama’s Stimulus Plan
- AAMA Asks Congress to Extend and Expand Tax Credits
- ANSI Approves National Green Building StandardTM
- Bystronic Glass Group Renames Glass Technology Centers
- Therma-Tru Moving Operations
- Pella Trims Down with 150 Employees Taking ‘Voluntary Leave’
- UNITED KINGDOM – More Jobs to Go at Jeld-Wen
- Patio Enclosures Considers Moving Headquarters
- UNITED KINGDOM – Velux Glenrothes Set to Axe 19 Jobs
- How Republic Workers Occupied Their Plant
- Custom Window Systems’ Plant Relies on State-of-the-Art Hardware and Software
- GBO Inc. Further Improves its Performance; Announces Third-Quarter Net Earnings of $1.2 million
- Fortune Brands Posts First Loss in Eight Years
- UE Workers Who Occupied Republic Windows and Doors Factory to Speak
- Home, Smart Home
- Roto Frank of America Celebrates 30 Years in North America
- Saving Energy Has a Payoff
- UNITED KINGDOM – Double Glazing Helps Reduce Bills

January 27, 2009
- News from the International Builders’ Show
- Serious CEO Talks about Acquisitions
- Roto Frank AG Opens Production Facility in Naginsk, Russia
- Bystronic Glass Inc. Evaluates and Strengthens Sashlite Technology
- Guardian Industries Changes to Super Spacer®
- Door Manufacturer to Close City Plant
- Roland Therma-Tru Plant to Close
- Andersen Windows Cuts Another 160 Jobs
- Parkersburg Window Maker to Lay Off 157 in Two States
- Truseal ‘Temporarily’ Lays Off 25
- Calif. Company: Empire State Zone Issues Delaying Window, Drywall Factories
- Kolbe & Kolbe Implements Organice to Manage Documents
- VELUX Says it will Cut CO2 Emissions by 50 Percent Before 2020
- Builder Confidence Edges Down Further; Starts Continue to Plummet

January 20, 2009
- Serious Acquires Kensington; Plans to Purchase Republic
- Builders’ Show Kicks Off in Vegas Today
- Ply Gem to Lay Off 53 in Stuarts Draft
- PGT Lays Off 150 Workers
- Andersen Corp. Announces Smaller Profit Sharing Checks
- Simonton Windows to Lay Off More Than 100 Employees in Ritchie County
- Cardinal IG Cutting Jobs at Tomah Plant
- Stock Building Supply Has Laid Off 9,000 Since 2006
- More Crook County Mill Jobs Disappearing
- Masonite Enters into Further Extension of Forbearance Agreement
- Edgetech I.G. Inc. Celebrates Big 2-0 in 2009
- Kolbe Earns FSC Chain of Custody Certification
- Simonton Windows to be Featured on A&E Network’s Flip This House
- Window World Cares Raises $160,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Commits to Ongoing Support
- Builders Testify Before Congress on Use of Tarp Funds
- National Studies Show Green Building’s Importance to Economy

January 13, 2009
- Chicago Officials Unable to Recoup Tax Subsidy from Republic
- Download Valuable Industry Data
- Masonite International Inc. Extends Forbearance Agreements
- Gorell Increased Its Business in 2008
- Andersen Corp. Announces More Layoffs
- Area Manufacturing, Job Market Steady
- Jeld-Wen’s Rockford Plant to Close
- CraftMaster Idling 65 Employees
- State’s Rural Economies Hit Hard by Recession
- Attend the WDMA’s Leadership Summit

January 6, 2009
- ProVia Purchases Assets of Heartland Building Products
- UltraHardware Management Purchases Company from Parent
- Private Equity Firm Creates New Company to Acquire Hurd
- Marvin Says Housing Slump Gut into Profits
- More Layoffs On The Way In The Tri
- MiTek Pays $25M to Buy Out Partner in Aegis (at bizjournals.com) and the Rise of the Four-Day Work Week?
- County Jobless Figure Rises Slightly
- Layoffs in Rantoul
- North Hudson Blaze Will Be Investigated for Months, Though Cause is Elusive
- Donnelly Receives Second Consecutive Silver Supplier Award from Marvin Windows and Doors
- Anglian Home Improvements Purchases Intercept Line
- Sunrise Windows Collects Food for Local Charity
- UNITED KINGDOM — Doors Firm Buys Palgrave Brown Unit
- Old Windows Need New Life