July 25, 2012
Nearly a decade ago, the team members of Pella Windows & Doors began actively raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure for the autoimmune disease.
During the past year, Pella employees across the U.S. and Canada raised $107,777. Add that to its annual fundraising since 2003, and personnel at the window and door manufacturer have raised $2,083,411 for... more »
July 24, 2012
Integrity Windows & Doors has recognized six businesses involved in construction projects that have made them winners in the 2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program. With nominations submitted by Integrity dealers and distributors that supplied windows and doors for the projects, winners are selected based on outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects using... more »
July 19, 2012
After receiving a request for several windows, Stanek Windows recently supplied 23 windows at the historic Stearns Homestead Farm located in Parma, Ohio. Volunteers from the Cleveland-based manufacturer installed the windows thoughout the facilities, which include two houses, a Yankee-style barn, animal shelters and Country Store.
The barn, which was constructed sometime between 1835 and 1855,... more »
July 9, 2012
The Industrial Designer Society of America has recognized Milgard Windows & Doors with an International Design Excellence Award for the SmartTouch patio door handle.
Available on the manufacturer's Tuscany and Montecito Series vinyl sliding doors, the SmartTouch handle was designed to engage with one-touch operation when unlocking, opening and closing. The simple operation makes the door... more »
June 27, 2012
The Phoenix Business Journal has named Jason Funk, president of Western Window Systems, to its 2012 Forty under 40 list, which recognizes the top young leaders in the Phoenix metro area. Selected out of a list of well over 300 applicants, he was recognized for helping transform the manufacturer from a regional to an international business, officials note.
Funk joined Western as human... more »
June 26, 2012
Andersen Corp. has issued its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report, a first for the company. Prepared with reference to the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines, the document summarizes the window and door manufacturer's approach to sustainable business practices in the areas of corporate citizenship, environmental stewardship and product development.
“The CSR is about... more »
June 22, 2012
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has launched the “Champions of Hope” partnership with Champion Windows & Patio Doors to raise funds for the North Texas community. Under the program, Rangers fans and Champion customers who mention Champions of Hope will have 10 percent of their purchase, up to $200, donated to the foundation.
For 20 years, the foundation has provided... more »
June 14, 2012
MI Windows & Doors recently donated and helped to install a complete window package of MI EnergyCore windows into a Homes for Our Troops home being built in Parker, Colo. The home was built for Army Corporal Nick Orchowski and his family.
One of MI's windows going into the Colorado home
In May 2004, Orchowski was on his first deployment in Iraq when he was left a... more »
June 11, 2012
Britain's Allan Brothers, a wood window and door manufacturer based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, celebrated its 200th anniversary last week. Coming off the heels of a "turn around in 2011," winning new business in a very competitive and difficult market, the event featured a buffett lunch for the company's 180-person workforce.
Inwido's Hakan Jeppson, left, and Allan... more »
June 8, 2012
Western Window Systems, the Arizona-based manufacturer of multi-panel door systems, was recently featured as the cover story for U.S. Builders Review magazine.
The article in the summer 2012 edition of the magazine focuses on the company and its culture, as well as its growth in recent years. more »