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  • U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson recently visited Schlegel’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y.  He visited the company, which is part of Amesbury, to learn how the Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership in New York is helping the company  accelerate new products in the marketplace and expand its markets. Visiting the facilty... more »
  • The National Association of Custom Home Builders has named Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows its 2012 Vendor of the Year.  The organization, developed to differentiate and serve companies involved in the custom home market, is recognizing the manufacturer for its commitment to quality and its abillity to  "truly transform the ordinary to the extraordinary," says NACHB's Deb... more »
  • Designed to showcase the latest in green building technologies, the Vision House at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center feature Pella windows, incorporating the manufacturer's SmartSync technology. Opening April 22 in honor of Earth Day, the project will not only feature smart phone enabled window shades, it will include electric vehicle charging stations, smog-eating roof tiles and many other... more »
  • Simonton Windows will host its 11th annual window and door auction to benefit the American Cancer Society on Saturday, April 28. During the past decade, the yearly charity fundraiser has generated more than $330,000 for the Relay for Life fundraising efforts in Ritchie County, W.Va. The auction, held at Simonton's manufcturing facility in Ellenboro, W.Va., enables homeowners, builders and... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has named Chapman Windows & Doors its member of the month for April 2012.  Founded in 1994, the company is based in West Chester, Pa. "We are charter members of [the National Association of the Remodeling Industry] in this area, but they are more full-service oriented and we were happy that WDDA has come on the scene to give us a voice in... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. sold more windows in the the Department of Energy’s High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program during 2011 than any other manufacturer, it reports.  The Gratz, Pa.-based manufacturer offers two product lines that meet the required .22 U-value program requirement. The goal of the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program is to expand the market... more »
  • This week is National Window Safety Week. The annual event organized by the National Safety Council and the National Window Safety Task Force is designed to highlight important safety tips to help parents and caretakers prevent child falls through windows while also educating them on the potential use of windows as an emergency egress. “As you open windows to let in fresh air, keep window... more »
  • Andersen Corp. and ProVia were among the 109 companies and organizations honored yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency as 2012 Energy Star award winners for leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through superior energy efficiency.  The March 15th awards presentation kicked off EPA's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program.... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors and Simonton Windows parent Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2012 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. The company ranked number three in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category. “We are proud of this ranking, which is a reflection of our 16,000 associates around the world who do great work every day... more »
  • 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 »