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  • Simonton Windows has developed a new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting video to educate homeowners on the dangers of homes built prior to 1978 with lead-based paint. The one-minute video has been posted on YouTube to make homeowners more aware and encourage them to review their homes for lead paint issues. “An estimated 30 million homes in the United States today still contain lead-based... more »
  • As a result of continued growth and demand in Eastern Canada markets, All Weather Windows has moved into a new larger manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the company first expanded manufacturing operations to Ontario in 2006. "Substantial growth in the Ontario and Atlantic markets made it necessary to move into a new facility," says Jon Wagner,... more »
  • FeneTech, the supplier of window and door industry software, is planning to launch FeneVision_neo in early spring 2012.  The next generation of the company's software features an even more modern design, enhanced graphics and support for many new functions for iPads and tablet PCs, the company reports. “This is the best FeneVision ever and I’ m proud to be offering such a modern... more »
  • In a move affecting approximately 556 manufacturing, office and transportation employees, Schield Family Brands, manufacturer of Weather Shield, Peachtree, Crestline and Vision windows and doors, is closing its office and manufacturing facility in Mosinee, Wis. The company plans to consolidate these operations into other facilities by the end of 2012. The Mosinee facility predominately... more »
  • With plans to move into new markets on the East Coast, New Jersey-based Castle Windows is expanding.  The window and door dealer is looking to expand its workforce of approximately 175 people by about 20 percent.  With annual revenues of about $55 million, the company could grow to 300 people, with an annual revenue of $100 million in six years, according to Chris Cardillo, CEO. “... more »
  • Due in part to the success of its SecuraSeal sliding patio door, Haddon Windows & Doors is planning to discontinue window production to focus on its entry and patio door products. Based in Bensalem, Pa., the company also points to more stable market conditions for doors than windows looking forward. Recognized in 2011 with a Window & Door Crystal Achievement Award, as well as a... more »
  • A provider of fenestration product testing services, Stork Materials Technology has changed its name to Element Materials Technology. The new name marks the final step venturing away from the Stork Group. “As Element, we have an opportunity to reveal who we really are and showcase our growing capabilities,” says Charles Noall, CEO. “Our new name captures the critical role we... more »
  • "Understanding Condensation in Your Home" is the name of a new brochure introduced by Simonton Windows. It is available for download from the manufacturer's website. “We often get calls from homeowners who are concerned that their windows are ‘sweating’ or leaking either inside or outside the home because they see moisture on the glass,” says Christopher... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »