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  • 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 »
  • Cascade Windows donated 68 vinyl windows to the internationally recognized Millard Fuller Center for Housing for its 2010 Legacy Build honoring the founder of Habitat for Humanity International. Valued at approximately $10,000, the windows will be used in 10 homes in Indianapolis. “We are extremely grateful to Cascade Windows and their employees for their generous donation,” says Glen... more »
  • More than 15 motorcyclists will roared through Illinois and Iowa July 23–25 as part of Ace Hardware Foundation’s third annual “Motorcycle Miracle Mission.” The event is a journey of more than 600-miles from Ace’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., to Iowa City, Iowa, and back. The group aims to raise $100,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and build... more »
  • Employees at Gorell Windows & Doors recently raised more than $3,400 to help the Indiana community fight cancer by participating in The Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraising event that benefits the American Cancer Society. Gorell employees coordinated several fundraising programs—including a Sheetz coupon sale, basket raffle, employee dress-down day and luminary sales for the Relay... more »
  • Thermal Industries Inc. marked its 50th anniversary last week with the announcement that it would give 50 custom-made vinyl replacement windows to the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. David Rascoe, president, also pledged the company would participate in an ongoing partnership that provides future window support to the organization. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh... more »
  • The Temecula, Calif.-based Milgard Windows & Doors plant recently teamed up with Today's Windows & Doors, an Orange County dealer, to help the Eli Home, an organization that provides shelter and support services for women and abused children.  The Eli Home recently won a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project as a “shovel-ready” project that would positively... more »