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  • Steve Chen of Crystal Window & Door Systems has accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Council on Small Business to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The group provides a forum to informally share insights on economic and financial conditions affecting small and mid-size businesses in the region and the nation as a whole. “I am extremely honored to be... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, bringing together past and present leaders of the company at its headquarters in Cambridge, Ohio.  The manufacturer of Super Spacer, wholly owned subsidiary of New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Lauren Mfg., also marked the occasion with the ribbon-cutting on a new dedicated extrusion line. Edgetech’s entire team was on hand,... more »
  • The RiteScreen Co.'s Elizabethville, Pa., location has received a prestigious Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence for 2009. Selection for the highly competitive award was based on the facility's comprehensive safety programs with plans for continued improvement, teamwork, innovation and strategic development of safety policies, along with comprehensive accident and illness prevention... more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has received the 2009 Energy Saver award presented by the U.S. Department of Energy for efficiency improvements and energy savings at its Tacoma, Wash., vinyl extrusion plant. Awarded to only 95 organizations this year, the award is part of the Save Energy Now program that honors companies that have achieved more than 7.5 percent total energy savings compared to the... more »
  • As part of a multi-million dollar renovation project, Hurd Window & Door installed all new energy efficient lighting fixtures that now beam clean bright white light throughout its Medford, Wis., manufacturing facility.  The energy saving initiative was recognized recently by Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program, which presented Hurd with a rebate incentive check on October 20.... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery recently hosted an open house at its new facility, which the supplier moved into earlier this year.  As a tip of the hat to its parent company in Germany, the open house featured an Oktoberfest theme, including  traditional German food and drink. "Following the success of GlassBuild America in Atlanta, we decided it was a good time for an open house to show... more »
  • Multiple products in the window and door, siding, stone veneer and aluminum accessory line offered by Ply Gem have received the NAHB Research Center National Green Building Certification in nine different certification categories, the manufacturer reports.  The products, including several window and door lines, will carry the "Green Approved" mark indicating that they with specific... more »
  • Pella Corp. has been awarded Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification by Scientific Certification Systems, the manufacturer reports. “Pella’s roots in environmental stewardship trace back to 1925, when the company was founded and launched its first recycling program,” says Jim Nieboer, who heads up Pella’s environmental efforts. “Now with the widely-... more »
  • The employees at CMI’s manufacturing plant in Towanda, Pa., have recorded more than 15 million work hours without a lost workday accident, company officials report. The last lost-time incident at the plant occurred on July 27, 1997–over 12 years ago. “Achieving this safety milestone is rarely accomplished in building products manufacturing,” says Matt Ameigh, CMI mill... more »
  • William S. “Bill” Marvin, who led the growth of Marvin Windows & Doors from a regional lumber company to a leading manufacturer, died August 31, 2009, at his home in Warroad, Minn., surrounded by his family. Most recently serving as honorary chairman of the company, he was 92 years old. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Marvin worked briefly for General Mills... more »