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  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems now offers in-house paint finishing for all its vinyl window and door products. The Crystal Coat palette includes seven optional colors including bronze, black, silver, hunter green, red rock, almond, and chocolate brown. The colors are said to complement the company's standard white and clay color extruded vinyl windows and make two-tone color... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors was recently awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for “exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.” According to the company, Marvin's emphasis on ethics dates back to founder... more »
  • Window World recently sold its 1 millionth window in 2014 this month. This marks the sixth year in a row the company achieved this milestone, though it has never done so as early in the calendar year. Residential improvement spending is projected to grow 3.2 percent in 2015, according to NAHB’s 2014 Remodeling Forecast, and Window World foresees continuing its streak of positive growth into... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors announced that it implemented optimizer technology to significantly improve glass yields in the manufacturing process. “This represents a significant next step for AWP to capitalize on this half-million dollar investment to produce high quality products with even greater efficiency. These advances are part of a larger ongoing strategy to improve our manufacturing... more »
  • B.F. Rich Windows & Doors has expanded into several new markets; the company’s products are now available in Ohio through NCRS in Hilliard, Columbus and Dayton. Tennessee now has six new locations through Best Distributing and, in Bluefield, West Virginia, Best Distributing also carries B.F. Rich’s energy efficient windows and patio doors. B.F. Rich also hired several new... more »
  • ProVia announced that the company’s entryLINK product configurator has been completely revamped to centralize and streamline product design selection and order entry for its dealers. The goal for the new system is to streamline the process of viewing products and making design choices, while integrating selections with order entry. This is said to make ordering easier and error-free. The... more »
  • For the fifth year in a row, WTS Paradigm sponsored a local family through Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. WTS Paradigm employees volunteered their time to help build a home for the Parks family. WTS Paradigm donated all the windows, doors, and garage door for the Parks family. The windows used were Encompass by Pella, created by Pella Corp., one of WTS Paradigm’s partners. Volunteers... more »
  • The first day of the Western Region meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association began with discussion of air barriers from Laverne Dalgleish, executive director for the Air Barrier Association of America. “There are two key problem areas for air barriers: the roof/wall interface and the fenestration interface,” Dalgleish said. Leaks in air barriers present a... more »
  • The award-winning design and construction teams at Colorado Sunroom & Window Distributors have been recognized by their peers again this year at the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The company took top honors (first place) in three categories: Commercial Addition, Green Remodel, and Whole House Remodel. more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co. announced it would cease supplying wood sash to Brockway-Smith Co., the Northeast distributor of doors, windows and millwork products, at the end of 2014. "We have seen change in the gradual but dramatic increase in market share of our vinyl and composite based products, and an equivalent decline in our shop-built wood products,” explains Scott Hawthorne, owner... more »