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  • Crystal Window & Door Systems earned the Superior Fenestra Award for its window products in a multi-family project from the Queens (New York) Chamber of Commerce. Crystal supplied more than 20,000 energy efficient aluminum and vinyl windows in various styles for Glen Oaks Village. "This project demonstrates not only Crystal's superior energy efficient products for replacement... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems was honored for its dedication to the construction industry by the Queens & Bronx Building Association. "The QBBA honor for Crystal Windows caps what has been a momentous 25th Anniversary year for the company," says Steve Chen, COO.  "During 2015, Crystal hosted several major gala Anniversary celebrations for its employees and top... more »
  • Officials from PPG Industries announced that a joint wastewater-reuse project with the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, has cut fresh water consumption by as much as 50 percent per day at the company’s glass manufacturing plant located there. The $1.9 million project, which diverts treated wastewater to the plant’s glass-cooling towers, came online in February in the midst of a historic... more »
  • Linetec opened a third anodize line at its facility in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 180,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements expand its existing capacity and capabilities by more than 50 percent. Linetec’s Wausau campus now spans more than 750,000 square feet and provides room to further enhance production flow throughout the facilities. The estimated $15 million investment in... more »
  • The American Wood Council released an app that will calculate an opaque wall or fenestration U-factor. The calculation is based on the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code or International Residential Code. The calculator is consistent with AWC’s Design for Code Acceptance 7, “Meeting... more »
  • GPI Millwork announced plans to expand its sales coverage to all regions of the United States. “We are rapidly introducing new window and door components that appeal to all climatic and regional market tastes,” explains Ryan Chapman, president. GPI initially plans to strengthen its sales coverage in both the greater Midwest, West Coast and Northeast regions. They are actively... more »
  • National Millwork Inc. acquired Elite Door and Trim in Denton, Texas. National Millwork anticipates this should enable it to obtain contracts in approximately 60 percent of the United States. "Acquiring Elite Door and Trim represents a strategic growth step for National Millwork," says Otto Nonnenmann, CEO of National Millwork. "Elite will immediately have access to all of the... more »
  • Ring Ring Marketing will host a free joint webinar with Google on Thursday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. PST to educate window and door dealers how to leverage mobile marketing to increase their phone calls.  The webinar will cover the reasons why window and door business’ website or landing pages need to be mobile-friendly and will include information on consumer search and buying... more »
  • Ring Ring Marketing will hold a free webinar on Tuesday, December 15 at 11 a.m. PST to educate window and door dealers on marketing strategies for the New Year. The webinar will provide predictions for what to expect in 2016, covering topics such as how to take advantage of mobile marketing, how to get more positive online reviews and mitigate negative ones.It will also provide insight on pay-... more »
  • PGT Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WinDoor Inc. Located in Orlando, Florida, WinDoor provides high-performance, impact-resistant windows and doors for custom residential homes, five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and hotels. WinDoor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PGTI. The transaction, valued at approximately $102 million, is consistent with... more »