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  • 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 »
  • Through its focus on energy efficiency, Pella’s Shenandoah, Iowa, Operation achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Challenge for Industry, a national award that focuses on sustainability. To earn the honor, the Shenandoah team reduced its energy intensity by 12.4 percent in one year, saving 4,600MMBtu in 2013, which is about how much energy is consumed by 115... more »
  • Shipments of residential entry doors continue their upward trend, with the majority slotted for new construction applications, reports the Window & Door Manufacturers Association in its WDMA Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Report. The number of residential exterior doors shipped in 2013, including side-hinged entry, sliding patio and hinged patio doors, grew 6 percent last year and... more »
  • Special celebrations are planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the Win-Door show, to be held Nov. 18-20, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada. The event will feature a special opening night party on the show floor featuring a performance by the “Blus Bros” tribute band. Win-Door supporters and a host of prominent individuals will also be recognized at the party.... more »