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>
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
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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
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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
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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
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