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  • 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 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 »
  • Window World recently completed its 70th Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) mission, where formerly-wounded soldiers flew home on the company’s corporate aircraft after they competed in a running event. Following participation in the Capital Region Tough Mudder event in Gerrardstown, W.V., the VAC flew 7th Special Forces Group MSG Jared “Red” Bullock, Army Ranger PFC Kyle Emmons,... more »
  • Jeld-Wen and America Building Products (ABP) form a new strategic partnership. Jeld-Wen’s entire product line will be available from ABP, including vinyl windows, wood windows made with AuraLast, IWP Custom Wood and Aurora Custom Fiberglass doors, Architectural and Pro Series Fiberglass doors, steel doors, and raw flush and molded Interior doors. As a Jeld-Wen full-line distributor, ABP... more »
  • Consumer Reports named Pella’s ProLine 450 Series double-hung windows as a “Best Buy” in its 2014 review of windows for the home. In addition, Consumer Reports awarded Pella ProLine 450 Series casement windows and ThermaStar by Pella casement windows “Recommended” ratings. Consumer Reports evaluated national brands of wood, vinyl, and fiberglass window product... more »
  • Phantom Screens launches a restoration project of The Ford House, a neglected 1906 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Mobile, Ala. The Phantom Screens team, led by its CEO C. Esther De Wolde, will work with Mobile-based Lipford Construction to transform the house. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2015. The Phantom Screens team will journal the ups and downs of the restoration... more »
  • Steves & Sons is named The Home Depot’s Millwork Partner of the Year for 2014. This is the second time The Home Depot has recognized Steves as Partner of the Year, having also recognized the company in 2006. The Partner of the Year award was bestowed upon Steves & Sons for their commitment to quality, craftsmanship, style and service across their diverse product offering,... more »