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  • 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 »
  • The employees of Sunrise Windows in Temperance, Mich., recently joined together to make a significant donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, “the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists,” according to the organization’s Web site. The effort was held on October 8 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Passionately Pink... more »
  • The Asian Pacific American Legal Center recently presented its 2010 Public Service Award to Walter and Shirley Wang in honor of their efforts to support and promote the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in China, Africa and the U.S.  Shirley Wang is CEO of Plastpro Inc., the fiberglass door manufacturer.  Walter Wang, her husband, is CEO of JM Eagle, the producer of plastic... more »
  • More than 300 Simonton Windows employees collectively lost 1,470 pounds during the six-week Simonton Summer Challenge. More than 150  teams of two employees each from the manufacturer's facilities in West Virginia, Illinois, Oklahoma and California competed, with the winning team, “Tons of Fun,” losing a combined 49 pounds by cutting out cheeseburgers, embracing exercising and... more »
  • The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver recently presented Superior Products Home Improvements, a Colorado-based exterior residential products dealer and installer, with two 2010 CARE (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) Awards. Superior, previously recognized as one of Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year, won a first place award in the green remodel category for a... more »
  • J. Sussman Inc., a manufacturer of custom windows in Jamaica, N.Y., is installing more than 550 solar panels, spreading across approximately 15,000 square feet, on its roof. The 125-kilowatt project will handle a substantial part of the company's electric needs and is said to be one of the largest solar panel projects in New York. Sussman officials on manufacturing facility roof... more »