February 24, 2010 | Vol 5, Num 8
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Global Industry to Gather at Fensterbau in March

Drawing more exhibitors from around the world, as well as a broader product range, Fensterbau/Frontale set new records for size and attendance in 2008...read more

AAMA Reviews Proposed NAFS Changes

Palm Desert, Calif.–The American Architectural Manufacturers Association concluded its annual conference here last week...read more

Edgetech to Distribute GasGlass Devices

Edgetech I.G. has entered into an agreement with Sparklike Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for the Gasglass argon and krypton gas detector...read more

Senator Tours Jeld-Wen Plant
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) toured Jeld-Wen Inc.'s window manufacturing plant in Yakima, Wash., last week, where she hosted a press conference...read more

Haddon Adds Speyer Technology
The owner of Accu-Weld Windows & Doors, Haddon Windows LLC, has purchased the intellectual property and assets of Speyer Door & Window...read more

Hurd Makes World Vision Donation

Hurd Windows & Doors donated six semi-trucks worth of its products to World Vision through the Gifts-in-Kind...read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

What is your company status on the pending EPA lead paint rules?
We're trained, certified and ready.
We expect to be ready by April 22, but we're not there yet,
We're trying, but we don't expect to be ready by that date.
We haven't taken any steps yet.
The rules don't affect our company.

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John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door

Seaway Manufacturing, an Erie, Pa., based window manufacturer,  reports it offered the EPA lead paint  training classes to 36 installers from its dealer network in January, with 24 currently signed up for a February session.  Other manufacturers, no doubt, have offered similar training programs. Many window and door dealers have pursued the soon-to-be-required training through other channels.

About two months from now, the new EPA rules for contractors working in pre-1978 homes are scheduled to go in effect.  But how far do we still have to go in meeting that timeline?  That's the subject of our poll question of the week.  A similar poll taken in December, by the way, revealed less than half of our readers were even aware of the pending EPA rules.  Let's hope some progress has been made.

Whatever progress has been made, organizations like the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are looking for a delay in implementation dates.  They are contacting representatives and others with the message that the industry just isn't ready yet.  What do you think?  Is that a good idea?  Are other changes to the rules needed?  Email me and share your thoughts.


The Talk... Page 2

"Are You Helping Haiti?"

Most companies don't have organized efforts, but the industry surely is making contributions..read more

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