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  • Pella unveiled its newest innovation, Insynctive technology, a family of smart products for windows and doors, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new motorized blinds and shades snap in and out and are powered by rechargeable batteries that are charged by a solar panel on the exterior. The integrated system of sensors and motorized blinds and shades can be... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors is planning $20 million in improvements to its Butler, Ind., location in the next three years, The Journal Gazette reports, creating an additional 105 jobs at the plant. The Butler Therma-Tru plant currently employs 720 people, according to the article. The investment will be in the form of new machinery that will be installed over the next three years: one-third in 2015, one-... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC. AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies, according to the company. In addition, the company will continue to invest... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors has more than doubled the number of its products tested for Sound Transmission Class and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class ratings. The Kolbe products tested for sound transmission include the VistaLuxe Collection, Ultra Series, Heritage Series, Latitude Series and Windquest Series windows and doors. Kolbe products’ STC and OITC ratings, glass options and... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows announced a new program where dealers can become actively involved as National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) sponsors. Soft-Lite dealers can sign a one-year agreement with the NCPC to become the window and door dealer sponsor for their area. Dealers who choose to join the sponsorship program will work with NCPC and Soft-Lite to educate consumers about home crime prevention... more »
  • Alside opened a 30,000-square-foot branch of Alside Supply Center in Fayetteville, N.C. David Wise, the regional sales vice president, says the new branch is strategically located in Fayetteville for proximity to Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte. more »
  • The Earthwise Group, comprised of a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturing companies across the U.S., reports it experienced a 21 percent increase in overall sales in 2014. The company says this growth is partially due to the addition of two new members in the western U.S.; Earthwise of Salt Lake City (Advanced Window Products) began manufacturing Earthwise... more »
  • Window World recently celebrated the fifth annual “Window World Day” with patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The “Jingle Bell Jamboree” themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. There, Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth presented the hospital with a check for $4.7 million in honor of the company’s total... more »
  • The Bayport and Stillwater fire departments responded to a fire at Andersen Windows in Bayport, Minn. Dec. 2, The Stillwater Gazette reported. According to Bayport Fire Chief Mark Swenson, who also works for Andersen, the fire was in an outbuilding with a lot of sawdust. He said the fire was small but the sawdust created a lot of smoke. No injuries were reported, and Swenson said firefighters... more »
  • Roto North America expanded its European product offering for window and door manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada to include six product lines. According to Chris Dimou, CEP of Roto North America, the expansion is in response to the growth and demand in this segment. “With two manufacturing locations in North America and additional technical support, we are uniquely positioned to offer... more »