December 6, 2011
Reporting a 40 percent increase in sales this year, Western Window Systems has added 30 people to its workforce in recent months. Growing beyond its traditional Southwest base, the Phoenix-based specialist in "indoor/outdoor living systems" foresees further growth and hiring in 2012 as well.
"We have invested heavily in the past few years to improve our product lines to make... more »
December 5, 2011
NanaWall Systems, the supplier of operable glass walls, has opened a showroom in Chicago. The new facility, owned by Assured Corp., is the 23rd showroom for NanaWall in North America, reflecting the growth in demand for large opening glass door systems in the luxury commercial, hospitality and residential markets, officials state.
“We are pleased to offer architects, design professionals... more »
November 30, 2011
Viwinco, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of vinyl windows, has launched a redesigned website. "We wanted the site to be more visually appealing while allowing site visitors to easily navigate to the windows they or their customers are most interested in," says David Barnes, president.
From the homepage, visitors can choose to view replacement windows, new construction windows,... more »
November 22, 2011
Bringing together two national replacement window retailers in a "strategic alliance," Clear Choice USA, Canfield, Ohio, has acquired Window Depot USA. The move is said to benefit both licensees of both companies, as well as the consumer.
“Adding Window Depot USA to our network of replacement window retailers gives both companies tremendous momentum," says Ed Kalaher, Clear... more »
November 17, 2011
According to an article in the Des Moines Register, Pella Corp. will layoff 198 workers, with most of the cuts coming at its Pella, Iowa, headquarters and manufacturing plant. Employees at its other Iowa manufacturing plants in Carroll, Sioux Center and Shenandoah, as well as its plant in Portland, Ore., will also be affected.
The layoffs will take effect by year end, it is reported. At the... more »
November 15, 2011
Door Com Distribution has been named by Quanex Building Products Corp. as the exclusive distributor for its Imperial Products exterior door components in Canada. Based in Woodbridge, Ontario, Door Com is said to be one of the largest door component distributors in Canada, with warehouses throughout the country serving custsomers from coast to coast.
“Door Com was an ideal fit for us because... more »
November 14, 2011
Alside has introduced new features to its Window Design Showcase, an interactive, online tool that enables homeowners to act as a virtual designer for their remodeling and new construction projects. The visualization tool gives users the ability to discover a range of window and patio door design possibilities, including model configurations, color and grid options as well as cut glass styles,... more »
November 9, 2011
Security alarms that alert homeowners if windows or doors are unlocked are being launched next year as part of a collaborative effort between Andersen Corp. and Honeywell. To be offered on select Eagle brand products, the VeriLock sensor technology embeds Honeywell's 5800-series of wireless sensors inside the locking mechanisms of the window and door hardware.
Similar technology can only... more »
November 9, 2011
An article in the Pioneer Press reports that Andersen Corp. is planning to cut 250 jobs by the end of December. Employees were told about the layoffs on Monday and Tuesday, according to the newspaper.
While the cuts will be nationwide, the majority will be at Andersen's headquarters and main production facility in Bayport, Minn. In production, where the majority of cuts will be... more »
November 8, 2011
Quanex Building Products Corp. is consolidating and restructuring its insulating glass spacer business. With warm-edge spacer production currently at the one-time Edgetech I.G. facility in Cambridge, Ohio, and Truseal Technologies' plant Barbourville, Ky., the company plans to close the Kentucky facility and relocate equipment to the Ohio operation.
"Quanex Building Products remains... more »