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  • In February, three wounded veterans traveled from Washington, D.C. to Meridian, Miss. to speak to a troop of soon-to-be deployed Marines. The veterans traveled free of charge courtesy of Window World, Inc. Although this was the 23rd trip supported by Window World, it was the first  sponsored by one of the retailer's local store owners. Greg Deathridge, owner of Window World stores in... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has named Beacon Windows as its member of the month for March 2012. Founded in 2009, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based company offers window and door replacement, as well as sliding glass door repair. "What an honor chosen as the third WDDA Member of the Month," says Lizette LaForge, president. "Relatively new to the industry, Beacon Windows... more »
  • The Builders Association of Minnesota has named Marvin Windows & Doors to the Minnesota Building Industry Hall of Fame.  Marvin is the first company to be so honored, joining 37 individuals who had previously been inducted into the hall. “The Builders Association of Minnesota is proud to have Marvin Windows & Doors as a member and to have inducted Marvin into the Minnesota... more »
  • Maine window manufacturer Mathews Brothers Co. has surpassed its safety record for No Lost Time days. It recently recorded its 714th day without a lost work time incident, breaking the previous record of 713 days “An achievement like this requires the dedication and conscious effort of each and every one of our employees, on a daily basis,” says Scott Hawthorne, president. “This... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has unveiled its Quanex Optimizer as an app for the iPad. The program, designed to provide accurate estimates of U-factors of windows based on the components used, was previously only available as a web-based program used by the company’s sales team.   “We demonstrated the Quanex Optimizer as a web-based program at GlassBuild and other... more »
  • Alberta-based All Weather Windows has once again been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies in an annual program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, The National Post and the Queen’s School of Business. This is the fourth year the window and door manufacturer has re-qualified for the list.  As a result, All Weather has also received the Gold Standard award this year. This... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors reports that the average shipped-on-time-and-complete rate for all its plants improved to 99.5 percent in 2011, up from 98.6 percent in 2010.       "Our customers have told us that when they place an order for a window and door package, one of their highest expectations is that the order will ship with all of the products in that order,"... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc. was recently recognized with a special Turnaround Performance Award from its parent company Roto Frank AG. Chris Dimou, CEO and president of the U.S-based operation accepted the award the global hardware supplier's recent leadership conference in Berlin, Germany.     Roto Frank of America's Chris Dimou, second from left, received the award from Roto... more »
  • In conjunction with its Pro Expo series, Pella Corp. has donated $30,000 to the non-profit organization Homes for Our Troops.  It also worked to help raise additional cash, building materials and labor to support the national cause with partners and attendees at its Pro Expo events, which were held in 30 U.S. and Canadian markets in 2011.      Pella's Chris Dana, left,... more »
  • With 40 locations across nine Midwest states, Richards Building Supply formed a Gold Window Club to recognize outstanding sales efforts by members of outside sales force.  The Chicago-based distributor recently recognized nine members of the club for 2011. "The sales goals [were] set very high for this prestigious club," says Ray Howley, who manages corporate window sales for... more »