May 9, 2011
Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows & Doors, was presented with the 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan Award by Bemidji State University at its commencement ceremonies last week.
Her father, the late William S. Marvin, received the honor in 1990. First presented in 1981, the award acknowledges the contributions of current or former residents of the state who have performed exemplary service... more »
May 9, 2011
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration has recognized ProVia Door's glass fabrication facility as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star. Located in Baltic, Ohio, it is the third ProVia plant to earn the OSHA safety award, and the first of 917 companies in its category to be awarded VPP status, according to the company.
"In my 21 years with OSHA, I have worked... more »
May 3, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has accepted Gorell Windows & Doors into its "Save Energy Now Leader” program. As a participant, the Pennsylvania-based vinyl replacement window manufacturer has pledged to reduce its energy intensity—and associated carbon emissions—by at least 25 percent over the next 10 years.... more »
May 3, 2011
Shirley Wang, founder and CEO of Plastpro Inc., will be among several Americans who will be honored on May 7 with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, the award recognizes community leaders from diverse ethnic origins for their outstanding contributions to the nation and the world.
NECO is recognizing Wang for her efforts to foster deeper... more »
April 12, 2011
Power Home Remodeling Group has become a national corporate sponsor of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization funding research to fight pediatric cancer. The Pennsylvania-based dealer has committed to donate one dollar per window, per square of siding and per square of roofing installed throughout the year in an effort to raise awareness of pediatric cancer in the regions it serves.... more »
April 5, 2011
On March 31, the day before its acquisition by Quanex Building Products Corp., Edgetech I.G. Inc. produced its 2 billionth foot of Super Spacer at its newly-opened manufacturing facility in Heinsberg, Germany.
Employees at Edgetech's German plant marking the 2 billionth foot milestone.
“Just five years ago we celebrated production of our one-billionth foot of Super Spacer,”... more »
March 29, 2011
Endura Products Inc., the manufacturer of door system components, is the first industry supplier to report it has started to use a Quick Response or QR codes to enhance its marketing efforts and track user response.
QR codes can be scanned by smartphone cameras and devices. Once scanned, they automatically link the device to Web sites, text, photos or videos.
Endura is rolling out QR usage... more »
March 29, 2011
The Philadelphia Inquirer has named Power Home Remodeling Group to its "Top Workplaces" list for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based upon the opinions of employees, with more than 1,600 companies, nonprofits and government agencies in the Philadelphia region invited to participate.
More than 90 percent of Power's 310 locally-based employees completed detailed... more »
March 21, 2011
Simonton Windows' vinyl extrusion company, SimEx, celebrated a milestone safety record las week of four consecutive years without a lost time injury.“It wasn’t the luck of the Irish that helped us create this impressive safety record on March 17th–it was the dedication of the entire SimEx team,” says Dan Pennock, plant manager.
Located in St. Marys, W.V., SimEx... more »
March 15, 2011
Crystal Window & Door Systems hosted New York Federal Reserve Bank Executive Vice President Joseph Tracy and other bank executives for a visit of the Crystal facility and headquarters in Queens, N.Y. last week. The visit was the result of outreach efforts of the New York reserve bank which met that day with a variety of Queens businesses and trade associations.
Crystal's Steven Chen,... more »