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  • Royal Group’s Window and Door Profiles Division hosted an open house September 30 to mark the progress made in reducing the carbon footprint of its Thermoplast manufacturing facility in Laval, Que.  With suppliers, elected officials and community representatives on hand, Thermoplast announced it is now recycling 100 percent of the residues from extrusion by putting them back into the... more »
  • Friends and colleagues gathered yesterday in Las Vegas at GlassBuild America to honor long-time Window & Door salesman Don Johnson, who is retiring. An industry veteran, Johnson attended his first glass show in 1969. "The first time I saw Don in action was at the interGLASSmetal/Fenestration show in 1991," recalls Nicole Harris, publisher of Window & Door and Glass... more »
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) recently toured Crystal Window & Door Systems' primary production facility in Flushing, N.Y.  During her visit, she viewed the manufacturer's display showroom, its double- and triple-pane insulating glass fabrication operations, and the assembly operations for its energy efficient window models. Senator Gillibrand with Crystal's Thomas Chen.... more »
  • Window and door manufacturers, dealers, installers and industry suppliers are featured in the latest edition of the Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list and ranks companies according to revenue growth from 2006 to 2009. Highest on this year’s list, coming in at #353, is... more »
  • In an effort to help feed the unemployed, MecalUSA has enacted a program to donate money to the local food pantries.  From now until the end of 2010, the equipment supplier will donate 1 percent of the purchase price for any machine to the local food pantry in the community of a purchasing company, in that company’s name, says James Mattox, MecalUSA president. With the large number of... more »
  • For the second year, WTS Paradigm has sponsored a local family through Habitat for Humanity of Dane County in Wisconsin. On August 7, company employees volunteered their time to help build the home sponsored by the supplier of software for window and door manufacturers and dealers. As sponsor, WTS Paradigm donated all the windows and doors, while WTS Paradigm customer Clopay donated the garage... more »
  • Habitat For Humanity recently recognized Jantek Industries LLC for its generosity and support for its Burlington County, N.J., affiliate. Based in Medford, N.J., Jantek  set up a program earlier this year to donate surplus and odd lot windows to Habitat's Restore located in Cinnaminson, N.J. ReStore sells the donated windows to the general public with proceeds going towards Habitat for... more »
  • John W. (Jake) Marvin, chairman and CEO of the Marvin Cos., has been selected by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to serve another term as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Marvin’s new term will expire Dec. 31, 2011. The Minneapolis bank is one of 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks across the country. As chair, Marvin heads a nine-person board of directors overseeing... more »
  • Edgetech I.G.’s ProActive wellness program is celebrating seven years of success, promoting healthier lifestyles for employees and their families, the company reports. Initiated by its parent company, Lauren International, ProActive provides access to preventative screening, exercise facilities and assistance with life challenges ranging from financial counseling to smoking cessation.... more »
  • Eleven drivers who transport by truck Pella Windows & Doors and materials used in the manufacture of them have earned recognition from the National Safety Council for their longtime leadership in safe transportation. Pella Corp.'s C. Jay De Ronde earned the Best Safe Driver of the Year award in NSC's West North Central Region. As one of 11 regional winners seclected by NSC, De Ronde will be... more »