Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NFRC Document Ballots Available

NFRC Committees and Subcommittees have prepared 21 ballots for membership review, vote, and comment (one vote per member company).

Members are encouraged to download voting forms and documents from the NFRC’s website at: http://nfrc.org/NFRC_Spring-2010_BallotPage.aspx. The changes proposed by the working groups are open for vote and commenting through Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The NFRC is a membership organization that values deeply the contribution of its diverse membership.

Thanks in advance for participating in this important process. The NFRC’s Spring Membership Meeting in New Orleans will be held April 12-15, 2010. Online Registration and additional meeting information can be found online at http://www.nfrc.org/upcomingmeeting.aspx. Please be in touch with NFRC’s Meetings Department if we can assist you in any way at 301/589-1776 ext. 201.

Haddon Windows Purchases Intellectual Property Rights from Speyer Door and Window, Inc.

Haddon Windows, LLC, the owner of Accu-Weld Windows & Doors is pleased to announce the purchase of the intellectual property and assets of Speyer Door & Window, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida. Jordan, Knauff & Company served as exclusive advisor to Speyer in this transaction.

Speyer has developed a comprehensive portfolio of patented and patent pending technologies to lock and seal the full perimeter of entry doors, sliding doors, overhead doors and windows. The Speyer technology enhances the safety, security, and energy efficiency of products on which they are used.

In laboratory tests, Speyer’s products have exhibited superior performance in the areas of air and water infiltration, energy efficiency, impact resistance, and resistance to forced entry. These characteristics make the broad array of products utilizing the Speyer technology, which will be produced and marketed by Accu-Weld, ideal in settings from the wind zone to cold climates and urban centers throughout the country.

John Haddon Jr., president of Accu-Weld, stated “The Speyer technology is unlike anything that we’ve seen announced in the marketplace. We are focused on delivering market leading energy efficiency and security capabilities and are excited about the potential of these technologies in our products. These unique and patented capabilities greatly complement our Secura-Seal line of entry doors. During the next few months we will expand our dealer channel in anticipation of market launch.”

Kip Speyer, the president and co-founder of Speyer, said of the transaction, “We’re delighted to be working closely with the Haddon family. We look forward to the rollout of products utilizing the revolutionary technology that we created over the last four years.”

NFRC to Exhibit at NESEA Conference in Boston

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will be exhibiting at the Building Energy 2010 Conference, which will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA from March 9 – March 11.

The conference is being held by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA).

According to NESEA’s Website, the conference is designed to generate truly new ideas in the world of sustainability. Furthermore, Building Energy 2010 will enable architects, designers, planners, builders, policymakers, manufacturers, and installers to work together to explore new possibilities.

The theme for this year’s conference is Reduce, Retrofit, and Renew. Conference sessions will focus on emerging trends in renewable energy and energy retrofits for commercial and residential buildings.

The Trade Show features 160 exhibitors with the next generation of sustainable technologies and products.

If you happen to be in Boston, please visit NFRC at booth #1050. We look forward to seeing you.