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  • A building at Andersen Corp.'s manufacturing facility in Bayport, Minn., was evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat, according to local news reports.  Workers were cleared to return around noon after a police search found nothing suspiscious.  The Pioneer Press reports that the evacuation was triggered early in the morning, when an employee found a note saying there would be an... more »
  • Serious Materials has added the SeriousWindows WAP Series, a new affordable high-performance line targeted specifically for low-income housing projects eligible for funding by Weatherization Assistance Program agencies and states. Not only are more funds available for such projects under the stimulus package, new audit tools used in such programs more effectively assess the impact of energy... more »
  • An investigative report on Fox 29 News in Philadelphia has accused a Pennsylvania-based distributor with falsely promoting its vinyl replacement window line as having foam-filled sash and frames, when only small amounts of foam were evident in products found in the market.  Broadcast on July 20, the report was based on initial allegations from a New Jersey contractor. The report, which can... more »
  • Graham Architectural Products has acquired FM Enterprises, a Merrill, Wis., based manufacturer of curtain wall windows, storefront windows and doors, and sunshades. The newly formed entity, FM Enterprises, a Graham Architectural company, will operate under the GAP banner. “FM is an excellent fit in both product and corporate culture for GAP," says Brian Hurley, president and CEO of... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial conservatories; sunrooms; skylights; folding, tilting, and sliding glass doors, walls, windows, and screens; has moved into a new green facility in Pine Grove, Pa., company officials report. The new 206,000-square-foot building is located 15 minutes north of the company’s previous location in Myerstown, Pa. LEED (... more »
  • Blair Ingle has been promoted to president of Window World Inc., which bills itself as America’s largest replacement window company with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Most recently, Ingle served as CFO and he's credited with developing a strategy that has enabled Window World to outperform its competitors in the current down economy. "Blair offers a unique mix of... more »
  • Andersen Corp. plans to reduce its management and office staff by approximately 250 people as a result of internal restructuring, the manufacturer announced today.  Andersen, which employs nearly 11,000 people across North America, will manage the work force reduction through a combination of early retirements, attrition, open positions and job eliminations. The majority of these reductions... more »
  • Cardinal Glass plans to end production of coated window glass at its Norfthield, Minn., plant and shift to glass targeted at the renewable energy industry, according to a July 8 report in the Northfield News. Company officials would not elaborate further on plans, it was noted. The newspaper notes that most of the plant's 90 employees will have to re-apply for jobs with the changeover, with 27... more »
  • Homeshield, the supplier of a variety of fenestration components, has realigned its sales department to better service current market opportunities.  As part of this effort, David Bryant has been promoted to vice president of marketing and Bill Gribble has been promoted to vice president of sales. Bryant has served as vice president of sales and marketing for Homeshield’s Imperial... more »
  • WinDoor Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of high-end customized sliding glass doors and windows, has gone live with WTS Paradigm’s CenterPoint and MasterPoint software. Now used by the manufacturer's external sales team and its manufacturing and engineering departments, the system will next be rolled out to dealers, and with remaining WinDoor product lines to be entered as well. “... more »