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  • 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 »
  • Thompson Creek Window Company was awarded a 2015 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. The Guildmaster Award, presented by independent customer satisfaction surveying company GuildQuality, celebrates service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions. “Creating the best customer experience in our industry is the driving force behind... more »
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Sun Valley Skylights + Windows + Doors. The agreement enables the Los Angeles-based company to offer self-tinting Suntutive glass with its full product line. “In today’s energy-conscious environment, driven by stringent Title 24 requirements, we’ve had to think outside the box to meet the rigorous performance criteria and... more »
  • Henry L. Upjohn II, CEO of Special-Lite Inc., received a “Distinguished Achievement Award” from the University of Florida, described as one of the most prestigious recognitions that the University can extend to a person. Approximately 20 people have received this award in the school’s history. Upjohn garnered the attention of the University of Florida by bringing a one-of-a-... more »