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  • News regarding Energy Star, the acquisitions of Simonton Windows and Hurd Windows and Doors, and new executive appointments topped the list of most-clicked stories on WindowandDoor.com in 2014. Among the Talk topics garnering the most discussion this year were the buying mentality among consumers, product performance and labor issues.  Noteworthy news Energy Star continued to be a hot topic... more »
  • Alside opened a 30,000-square-foot branch of Alside Supply Center in Fayetteville, N.C. David Wise, the regional sales vice president, says the new branch is strategically located in Fayetteville for proximity to Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte. more »
  • The Earthwise Group, comprised of a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturing companies across the U.S., reports it experienced a 21 percent increase in overall sales in 2014. The company says this growth is partially due to the addition of two new members in the western U.S.; Earthwise of Salt Lake City (Advanced Window Products) began manufacturing Earthwise... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.” Important changes to the previous specification include a change to the title to indicate performance of laminate is in combination with an AAMA certified profile and the... more »
  • Window World recently celebrated the fifth annual “Window World Day” with patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The “Jingle Bell Jamboree” themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. There, Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth presented the hospital with a check for $4.7 million in honor of the company’s total... more »
  • Matt Szymanski has joined Roto North America as the U.S. Sales Manager, Fasco products. Szymanski brings 14 years of successful sales experience in the fenestration industry to the company, with an emphasis on door hardware. He will work closely with Roto’s existing sales team to generate new business activities for sliding patio door and sash lock hardware. According to Dan Gray, director... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 904, "Voluntary Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications." Last updated in 2009, the document describes test methods, procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of this type of hinge. The test method was created solely by AAMA members and is a 100 percent... more »
  • Renny Pierangeli, president of Strybuc Industries, passed away November 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. He was 64 years old. For more than 30 years, Pierangeli directed the company toward dramatic growth with his leadership and vision. He spearheaded all acquisitions and “considered all employees as part of the Strybuc family,” the company said in a statement. “He saw all people as... more »
  • The Bayport and Stillwater fire departments responded to a fire at Andersen Windows in Bayport, Minn. Dec. 2, The Stillwater Gazette reported. According to Bayport Fire Chief Mark Swenson, who also works for Andersen, the fire was in an outbuilding with a lot of sawdust. He said the fire was small but the sawdust created a lot of smoke. No injuries were reported, and Swenson said firefighters... more »
  • Roto North America expanded its European product offering for window and door manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada to include six product lines. According to Chris Dimou, CEP of Roto North America, the expansion is in response to the growth and demand in this segment. “With two manufacturing locations in North America and additional technical support, we are uniquely positioned to offer... more »