December 5, 2011
To help raise money and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, 52 employees at Durabuilt Windows & Doors recently particpated in MOvember, growing moustaches during the month of November. The team, known as the Durabuilt Dudes, raised more than $15,000, ranking 120th out of the 30,000 teams participating across Canada.
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November 23, 2011
Henry Banman, senior executive vice president and a founding partner of All Weather Windows, has accepted an advisory position with Habitat for Humanity Canada’s National Leadership Council.
“When you’ve been a part of Canada’s building industry for as long as we have, you see first-hand that there’s a tremendous need to provide critical resources for thousands... more »
November 17, 2011
The SecuraSeal patio door from Haddon Windows & Doors has been recognized with a "Best of What's New 2011" by Popular Science magazine. The door was recognized in the security category, with magazine's editors citing the locking mechanism that engages the door panel to the jamb along the entire height of the door.
“We are delighted and honored to be recognized by Popular... more »
November 17, 2011
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 »
November 14, 2011
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 »
November 14, 2011
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 »
October 31, 2011
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 »
October 7, 2011
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 »
September 22, 2011
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 »
September 21, 2011
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.
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