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  • 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 »
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • K.C. Co., a Beltsville, Md., based dealer and distributor for Pella Windows & Doors, is celebrating its 80th year serving homeowners, builders, commercial general contractors, remodeling contractors and architects in the Mid-Atlantic area. Since James A. Cassidy started the business in 1931, offering just a few lines of commercial products, the organization has built a reputation for... more »
  • In 2011, Simonton Windows is marking its 65th anniversary, and according to Mark Savan, president, the Parkersburg, W.Va.-based vinyl window manufacturer will be emphasizing its capabilities to meet homeowner needs for aesthetically-pleasing windows that also offer high levels of energy efficiency. “The advances in technology over the past 65 years have dramatically increased the... more »
  • Intek Plastics Inc. reports it has reduced its energy consumption by 17 percent in the first year of its Joint Energy Efficiency Plan, a four-year effort developed in cooperation with Xcel Energy. Intek’s goal is a 25 percent reduction, or 1.5 million kilowatt hours, by 2014. With its efforts in 2010 alone, the extruder of custom plastic products, including window and door components, has... more »
  • Veka Inc. recently organized four charity events for its employees in Fombell, Pa.; Reno, Nev.; and Terrell, Texas.  With the Veka Gives Back program, the extruder set aside one week for voluntary collections of donations for three charities, and also hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive for one day at its facilities. As a result of the efforts, Veka collected over 3,000 items for... more »
  • Eager to assist a good cause, employees from Edgetech I.G. and its and sister company LMI Custom Mixing recently held a drive that resulted in the collection of 5,000 books, along with additional supplies, for children on the Caribbean island of Grenada.  The drive was spurred by a relative of an Edgetech employee living in the area, who recognized a need to provide books and supplies to the... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has been honored with The Home Depot’s annual “Partner of the Year” award for the retailer’s millwork division. The window and door manufacturer has been a supplier to the building products giant for more than seven years. “The Home Depot is one of the most recognized brands in the world and it’s an honor to be selected Partner of the Year,... more »