April 2, 2012
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 »
March 16, 2012
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 »
March 12, 2012
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 »
March 12, 2012
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 »
March 1, 2012
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 »
March 1, 2012
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 »
February 24, 2012
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 »
February 23, 2012
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 »
February 22, 2012
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 »
February 21, 2012
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 »