August 9, 2011
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 »
August 8, 2011
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 »
July 26, 2011
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 »
July 26, 2011
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 »
June 28, 2011
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 »
June 28, 2011
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 »
June 22, 2011
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 »
June 21, 2011
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 »
June 21, 2011
Viwinco, a manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at its operations on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PCN Tours. The Viwinco show will premiere at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and re-air at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 11.
“We feel that Viwinco makes the industry’s best vinyl replacement and new construction windows.... more »
June 13, 2011
Quebec-based 360 Innovations reports its CustomBuilt360 front-end order entry software, officially launched in 2008, will surpass the 4,000 installations mark by the end of 2011. Used by window and door manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retail locations, the system enables users to channel all quoting and sales into one location, while offering alignment capability to any third party back-... more »