May 11, 2009
Surplus windows donated by PGT Industries to World Vision Storehouse were used recently to rebuild the home of a West Virginia family after it was destroyed by fire.
“PGT is a wonderfully engaged donor; they take an active role in ensuring that families like the Boylards receive what they need,” says Mary Garcia, World Vision’s corporate relations director. “Partnerships... more »
March 31, 2009
On March 25, Edgetech I.G. was honored with three awards for its commitment to the health and safety of employees by the Guernsey-Noble Safety Council, an organization representing two Ohio counties. Presented at the group's 12th annual safety luncheon, Edgetech’s three awards included the 100% Award, The Group Award and the Achievement Award.
“Safety is... more »
March 27, 2009
Vinyl window maker BFRich recently opened its doors to customers, community and business leaders and homeowners for a Delaware "Green Drinks" event. Designed to bring together people who share a passion for the environment, sustainable/green living, energy efficiency, green power, green transportation, environmental legislation and advocacy, the event was hosted by Lori Monroe... more »
March 27, 2009
Matt Harnack, an environmental filmmaker currently studying at Stanford University, recently posted the following video on YouTube. Extolling the environmental benefits of going from single-pane to double glazinG, as well as other energy efficiency upgrades, the video, "Double Panes," is set to the tune of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes."
March 26, 2009
Edgetech I.G. Inc. yesterday hosted Environment Ohio for a special event to introduce the organization’s new report, “Growing Ohio’s Green Energy Economy.” Environment Ohio, which works to protect Ohio's air, water and open spaces, chose Edgetech to participate in the event because of Super Spacer’s contributions to meeting the stringent energy-efficiency... more »
March 4, 2009
Door manufacturer Therma-Tru Corp. and window manufacturer Gorell Enterprises Inc. have been honored by World Vision in recognition of their donations to the humanitarian organization.The organization honored both companies at AAMA’s 72nd annual meeting on Feb. 24.“Therma-Tru and Gorell have been enthusiastic participants in World Vision’s mission to serve those affected by... more »
March 4, 2009
Truseal Technologies Inc. is celebrating its 10th year as an Energy Star partner. The supplier of warm-edge IG spacer systems became a partner in 1998, the first year window components were recognized as a category in the Department of Energy program, officials note.
“We’re proud to announce that Truseal has been an Energy Star partner for a decade. The partnership... more »
March 3, 2009
PPG Industries reports it has shipped its 20-millionth square-foot of Solarban 70XL glass, said to be the world’s first triple-silver-coated, solar control low-e glass. Introduced initially in the commercial market, the product is making strong inroads into residential windows and doors now too, according to Margie Hahn, residential segment manager for the glass maker.
The glass has... more »
February 23, 2009
In a home improvement segment that aired last week on The Today Show, Simpson Door Co. had a few of its products featured. The segment was hosted by Amy Matthews, one of the hosts of the DIY Network series Sweat Equity.
She went through a series of simple upgrades homeowners can do to their homes. One of those upgrades she discussed was the replacement of hollow core... more »
February 2, 2009
Window World Inc. has signed on to sponsor two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte and his Toyota Camry for the 2009 Daytona 500. Todd Whitworth, CEO for the replacement window company says Window World is looking at additional race sponsorship opportunities with Prism Motorsports, the newly-fomed firm which is fielding Labonte.
“Window World has grown to be... more »