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  • 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 »
  • At its recent Select Dealer Meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunrise Windows honored two of its dealers for making it onto Remodeling Magazine's  2009 Big50 list. The August event, which gathered a number of the vinyl window maker's dealers  for discussions on a variety of crucial topics, also featured  an address from Roger O’Shaughnessy, president of Cardinal Glass, who... more »
  • Inspired by the underprivileged children of Luperon in the Dominican Republic who were honing their skills and falling in love with baseball, a relative of an Edgetech employee who recently visited there vowed to help. Responding to this worthy call, the company collected donations of equipment that totaled more than 100 baseball bats, 150 helmets, 68 catchers’ outfits, 100 baseballs and 25... more »
  • Several window and door manufacturers and dealers, as well as a few industry suppliers, have been named to the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private companies.  The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. Industry companies and on the list include: Ranking   Company Location   Business 311   Berlin Building... more »
  • On August 6, Edgetech I.G. hosted more than 1,000 motorcyclists as they began a 40-mile journey from Cambridge to Dennison, Ohio, transporting the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to its next destination. Edgetech’s facility and maintenance manager Doug Ford helped to organize the "Rolling Thunder" bike run, which attracted motorcyclists, veterans, local supporters and media.... more »