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  • For the fourth consecutive year, Window World was the national presenting sponsor of the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends concert. During the festivities, Window World chairman and CEO, Tammy Whitworth, presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a check for $50,000, bringing the company’s total fundraising for the hospital to over $5 million. Window World’s... more »
  • Registration for the next American Architectural Manufacturers Association webinar is now open. On June 16, Dean Lewis, AAMA’s educational and technical information manager, will provide a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. The free webinar... more »
  • Masco Corporation’s board of directors has approved the previously-announced spin-off of TopBuild Corp., which will, upon completion of the spin-off, hold the assets and operations of Masco’s Installation and Other Services businesses. “Under the leadership of Jerry Volas as its Chief Executive Officer, I am confident that TopBuild is well positioned to operate as an independent... more »
  • Western Window Systems will be featured in the 2015 Pacific National Exhibition Prize Home. Built by modular homebuilder Karoleena, the 3,080-square-foot, LEED-certified residence was inspired by the lake view lot in Naramata, British Columbia where it will be relocated after the Fair. “We’re excited to be a part of the PNE Prize Home legacy,” says Ty Cranford, business... more »
  • Gateway Extrusions is expanding its Union, Missouri, facility. The company recently purchased the 129,000-square-foot production plant that it had been leasing, as well as adjacent properties, and is nearing completion of renovations to accommodate additional equipment coming online this year. The company so far has purchased the plant, renovated the space and acquired the first of several new... more »
  • Pleotint LLC formed a distribution partnership with CrystaLite Inc. wherein the Everett, Washington-based company will offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight and sunroom solutions. John Westerfield, marketing manager at CrystaLite, says his company has been seeing increased demand for dynamic glass from customers who are looking to block excessive heat and reduce glare from the sun without the... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc. recently completed air, water, structural, and impact testing for the G3 Multi-Track 90° “No Post” Sliding Glass Door system. The system recently received a Florida Approval Product Number FL#17268.3 and can be found on the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website. The tested units were glazed with 1 1/4" IGUs containing... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., maker of Therma-Tru entry door systems, announced its intention to give $400,000 over three years to The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. The company’s Fortunate Giving contributions program already donated $245,000 to the Conservancy. Fortune Brands employees have also volunteered to protect designated Conservancy grasslands... more »
  • Italian manufacturer Piva Group will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The global manufacturer of vinyl windows, doors, panels and other construction products is expected to create 122 new jobs over time thanks to this $6.47 million expansion. “It is rewarding to bring jobs to Missouri and specifically to Ste. Genevieve, where the workforce has... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc. hosted a special meeting for members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Council. The meeting, held at the company’s North American headquarters in Chester, Conn., focused on addressing the challenges of the growing availability of number of jobs with higher level manufacturers in Connecticut, as well as developing skilled workers to fill... more »