IBHS Launches Fortified Home™-Hurricane Program

Aug 26th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) launched a construction program designed to strengthen homes against the high winds and wind-driven rain of hurricanes. The program, Fortified Home™- Hurricane, was launched in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24. “Andrew devastated southern Florida and was the second costliest hurricane [...]

Integrity Announces Winners of the 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Awards

Aug 26th, 2014

Integrity Windows and Doors announced the winners of its 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Awards (RDA). The contest offers builders, remodelers and architects the opportunity to showcase innovative projects that use the company’s doors and windows. This year’s RDA program received 211 entries, and six winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts. Judged winners [...]

Vi-Lux Certified Under the Performance Standard for Plastic Mouldings and Trim

Aug 26th, 2014

Napanee, Ontario-based Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. has become certified under the new performance standard for plastic moulding and trim under the Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (MMPA)/National Accreditation and Management Institute (NAMI) Plastic Moulding and Trim Certification Program. The MMPA/NAMI Plastic Moulding and Trim Certification Program is based on a voluntary specifications that establish the [...]

ANSI Standard for Steel Doors and Frames Reaccredited

Aug 26th, 2014

The reaccreditation of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A250, “Steel Doors and Frames,” has been approved, according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). According to a report from ANSI, the reaccreditation was approved at the direction of ANSI’s Executive Standards Council. The reaccreditation of ASC A250 was approved under its recently revised operating procedures for [...]

California Earthquake Puts Window Businesses on Rebound

Aug 25th, 2014

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Fenestration shops in Napa County, Calif., are picking up the pieces in their homes and businesses today after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rippled through the area over the weekend. The earthquake struck Sunday morning at 3:24 a.m. PDT, with its epicenter just four miles northwest of the city of American Canyon and five miles south of [...]

Masonite International Announces Restructuring of Israel Subsidiary

Aug 25th, 2014

Masonite International Corp. announced that the Board of Directors of Masonite Israel Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masonite International Corp., decided to voluntarily seek a Stay of Proceedings from the Israeli courts in an attempt to restructure the business. The court is expected to appoint a Trustee to oversee the operation of the business and [...]

Jack Cortese to Receive 2014 Ron Taylor Award

Aug 25th, 2014

Jack Cortese will receive the Association of Millwork Distributors’ (AMD) 2014 Ron Taylor Award of Integrity and Commitment on October 19, 2014, at the AMD 50th Annual Convention and Tradeshow in Tampa, Fla. According to the press release, Cortese was recognized as an individual who exemplifies the talent to connect with people, fearless in commitments, [...]

New-Home Sales Fall 2.4 Percent in July

Aug 25th, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 units in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for June were revised up 16,000 to 422,000. “Though new-home sales is a volatile [...]

Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

Aug 22nd, 2014

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America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a window company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal penitentiary. The gun gallery in the New Industries Building, a part of Alcatraz previously off-limits [...]

CGI Offers Look Inside Impact Window Manufacturing

Aug 22nd, 2014

CGI Windows & Doors has posted a new video to its YouTube channel that showcases its impact window manufacturing process. “The more you know, the better building product choices you can recommend as a dealer, or choose as a homeowner,” says Tom Riscili, president and CEO of CGI Windows & Doors. “Our video spotlights both [...]