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  • 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 »
  • Mark Fanelli has joined Royal Window & Door Profiles in the newly-created position of vice president and general manager. He comes to Royal from PPG Industries Inc. where he served as director of sales in the Performance Glazing and IG Sealants business. In that role, he was responsible for $700 million in sales. Fanelli, who has extensive experience in operations management and a record of... more »
  • Tru Tech Doors, a Canadian door manufacturer, today formally announced its expansion into the U.S. market, with plans to host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility in Fredericksburg, Va. The new division is known as Tru Tech USA. The location was previously occupied by Therma Tru Corp.  As previously reported, after the Virginia operation was closed, an... more »