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 »
March 14, 2011
Hurd Windows & Doors has been named a 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award winner. Nominated by the Medford Area Chamber Commerce, Hurd was given a special award for its “Local to Global Commitment.”
The window and door manufacturer was recognized for its consistent commitment to buying locally and selling globally. “Over the 91 year history of the brand, Hurd... more »
March 7, 2011
As part of a continuing commitment to protecting the environment, Pilkington North America is becoming an Energy Star Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company will ensure its float glass manufacturing facilities that produce energy efficient products are operated with concern for the environment, it reports, emphasizing that its strategic, corporate energy management... more »
February 28, 2011
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February 25, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council has granted Solar Innovations official LEED Gold Certification for its 200,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pine Grove, Pa. After months of work, the manufacturer of residential and commercial windows, doors, sunrooms and skylights, received 62 points towards the LEED-EB:OM v2009 Certification allowing it to receive the... more »
February 17, 2011
A 2010 Window & Door Dealer of the Year, General Millwork Supply Inc., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011. One way it is marking the occasion is with the launch of a new Web site.
"General Millwork is emerging from the economic turndown in a strong position because we have remained focused on our core values: relationships with suppliers, collaboration with our professional... more »