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    An overview of Lean Manufacturing practices
    Image courtesy of PGT. Lean Manufacturing is a systematic method of eliminating waste within a manufacturing system. While it’s most commonly used in manufacturing, it can be applied to any process to reduce the cycle time between order entry and receipt of payment. The “high value add” concepts and tools of Lean are fairly easy to understand but can be challenging to... more »
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    Deceuninck North America welcomed William (Bill) Eberhardt to the Deceuninck team as its quality assurance manager. In this role, Eberhardt will develop, direct and implement company-wide quality-focused activities. Eberhardt has more than 16 years of experience in the window and door industry. Most recently he served as quality manager, senior process engineer and interim production manager for...
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    Saint-Gobain ADFORS launched a new app, Scene Weaver, that educates consumers on the various types of function-based insect screen available, in order to make selecting screens quicker and easier, according to the company.  The company reports that the Scene Weaver app allows users to visualize what the screen will look like once installed, choose a product based on lifestyle, find step-by-...
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    Weather Shield Windows & Doors launched its custom-designed Contemporary hardware. The casement and awning nested handle set and sequential lock lever have squared-off, clean lines consistent with the company’s Contemporary Collection, and can be specified for that product line as well as the Premium Coastal product line, according to the company. In addition to the new style, hardware...
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    WTS Paradigm and EdgeAQ, doing business as Edgenet, agreed to settle and dismiss their respective claims pending in the U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin (WTS Paradigm, LLC v. EdgeAQ, LLC et. al., Case No. 3:15-cv-00330-wmc). According to officials from WTS Paradigm, the litigation related to allegations by WTS Paradigm seeking a declaratory judgment from the Court that it had not...

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Potential Impacts of Brexit

Emily Kay Thompson

Last week, a new term was added to our vocabulary: Brexit. On June 23, UK voters weighed in on whether it should leave the European Union; a marginal 52 percent majority of the vote to leave won the referendum. In this ... more »




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