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  • 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 »
  • Masco Corp., parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors among other building product companies, is spinning off its installation and services businesses into an independent, publicly-traded company called Services Business. The new entity will include Masco Contractor Services, which offers installation services to builders throughout the country, and WellHome, which provides energy efficiency... more »
  • Quanex Building Products receives a Platinum Award for its marketing efforts for GlassBuild America. Recognized as the "Best Integrated Marketing Campaign in Residential Construction," Quanex’s efforts for GlassBuild 2013 consisted of an integrated marketing and PR campaign, supported by extensive digital assets including an online press kit, daily photos, and recap videos.... more »
  • Alside announces the opening of a new 16,120 square foot supply center located at 502 Incentive Way in Fort Wayne, Ind. The center distributes professional-grade exterior building products including Alside custom-made vinyl windows, and Alside vinyl and metal siding products, among other products.  “Over the past 20 years, thousands of homes were built using products that no longer... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., for approximately $130 million. "We believe the sale of Simonton will allow us to more sharply focus on our Therma-Tru entry door and Fypon trim business and position us to further increase operating results in 2015,” says Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. more »
  • PGT Inc. has completed the acquisition of CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT's plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products, according to a PGT release issued today. "Today we welcome the entire CGI team to our family and... more »