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  • OceanView impact-resistant casement windows from Viwinco Inc. were selected for the first home to earn the Insurance Institute for Building & Home Safety Fortified for Existing Homes Gold designation. Built in Surf City, N.C., the home was equipped with windows that are hurricane-rated and meet a structural wind speed rating of 171.2 mph and can withstand flying debris such as 2x4s up to... more »
  • More than 800 Simonton Windows employees nationwide participated in the Simonton Survivor program this past spring designed to promote healthy lifestyles. Seventy-seven team members completed all six weeks of the program and six different challenges. During the first week, employees of the window manufacturing company worked on improving their overall nutrition by selecting two food goals to... more »
  • As part of “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” television show, THV Compozit Windows & Doors recently donated more than 80 windows to the Hill family in Ottawa, Kan.  Staff Sergeant Allen Hill was almost killed by a massive roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. He recovered from his physical wounds, but continued to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder episodes, often... more »
  • Pella Corp., in partnership with Vermeer Manufacturing and the City of Pella, earned a Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award in the waste management category for its annual electronic recycling event held in hometown each Earth Day.   More than three semi truckloads of electronics gathered were gathered at Pella's last eCycling day. “On behalf of all Iowans, I would... more »
  • Centor Architectural employees from around the world gathered in June in Australia for the Brisbane Trailwalk designed to support Oxfam and help fight poverty in developing countries. The walkers set out into Brisbane’s bush land with the challenge of walking 62 miles in teams of four in under 48 hours.     Centor's Trailwalkers in Brisbane Centor North America... more »
  • Champion Window reports it has passed a major milestone in its summer-long program "Close the Window on Hunger" campaign—having donated more than 1 million pounds of food since the program launched on June 1. Champion launched this new program to fill the summertime need for donations to keep the one in four American children who suffer from food insecurity while school... more »
  • Deceuninck North America, the provider of vinyl window and door profiles, and Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of windows and other exterior building products, conducted a window walk last Thursday, participating in the “G2OTR Project: LEEDing the Way in Historic Renovation and New Construction.”  In order to demonstrate the commitment of... more »
  • Mike Murray, Lloyd Barela and Holly Gilbert have each won a four-day grand prize trip from Therma-Tru as part of the company’s “Unlock the Opportunities” sweepstakes. More than 3,300 people entered the online sweepstakes between January 12 and April 30, 2011. Murray, owner of Sunrise Windows in Damascus, Ore., and Barela, customer service representative with Trimco Millwork out... more »
  • A nanostructured anti-fogging technology for glass developed by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has been honored with an 2011 R&D 100 award by R&D Magazine. The anti-fogging technology is said to out perform any similar technology on the market.     An LBL photo shows the glass slide that's been placed in a freezer, then exposed to humid air at room... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co. has been awarded the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation for its efforts in providing a safe and healthy work environment. Department of Labor officials presented the company with its certificate of achievement at the company's Belfast, Maine, facility today. “This award... more »