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  • Jeld-Wen Inc. recently received the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (“Teddy Award”) at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The award is presented by Risk & Insurance Magazine and sponsored by Sedgwick. Since 2002, the window and door maker has reduced its annual workers... more »
  •     The Massachusetts home to be featured on Flip This House. Vinyl windows from Crystal Window & Door Systems will be highlighted in upcoming episodes of cable TV’s Flip This House.  Twenty five Series 200 windows from the company are being used in a Lowell, Mass., project that will be featured in episodes scheduled for broadcast during January and February 2012... more »
  •     Viwinco's Barnes, in truck, delivering windows for the Delaware project. Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer Viwinco is donating all the windows for a project to be featured in the Friday, November 18, Thanksgiving edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Dunnings, a Delaware family chosen for the episode, operate Jusst Sooup Ministries, which provides meals... more »
  • The number of OSHA recordable accidents is significantly lower at Gorell Windows & Doors over the past year—down from 42 recordable accidents in 2010 to just 17 so far this year. This improved safety record (a 7.9 OSHA Incident Rating) has resulted in much less lost work time due to accidents, the manufacturer notes. “Awareness and communication—that’s the ‘magic... more »
  • Vinylmax Windows, the Ohio-based manufacturer of wood and vinyl replacement windows, has gone one full year–more than 300,000 man hours– without a lost work time accident, officials report. The company recently celebrated by giving out T-shirts sporting Vinylmax’s safety slogan: "No Safety, Know Pain. Know Safety, No Pain." The milestone shatters the firm’s... more »
  • Forty-two managers from a broad variety of industries have gathered at the Sunrise Windows plant in Temperance, Mich., this week for a lean manufacturing workshop. The University of Michigan College of Engineering selected the vinyl window manufacturer to host the three-day event, which features Toyota Kata experts offering hands-on training and demonstrating the competitive advantages of... more »
  • National Vinyl LLC recently teamed up with ABC's reality TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to supply windows for the home of a mother who has led a campaign against bullying in Massachusetts. Ty Pennington and his team of designers surprised Sirdeaner Walker and her family in September to announce that they had been chosen as the recipient of a new home.     National's... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors will be featured in a project on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this fall.  In the episode, a new home is being constructed for a family living in Crawford, N.Y. The family is Jimmy and Darlene Korpai and their two children, Haley and Hudson. Five-year-old Haley suffers from a form of dwarfism, and the goal of the Extreme Makeover crew was to build a... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors recently donated and installed a complete window package of new MI EnergyCore windows into a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Prescott Valley, Ariz. The casements and awnings in the home represented the first-ever installation of the manufacturer's new high-performance window line.     One of the new windows installed by MI personnel in the... more »
  •     Steve Kirby, Andersen's VP supply chain services, left, presents Intek Plastic's award to Intek's Pete Barboni, continuous improvement manager, center, and Jason Dohmen, applications engineer. As part of an initiative to promote innovation and sustainability to create advantages across the supply chain, Andersen Corp. has recognized six companies with its first Supply Chain... more »