August 31, 2009
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 »
August 27, 2009
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 »
August 19, 2009
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 »
August 19, 2009
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:
Berlin Building... more »
August 10, 2009
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 »
August 7, 2009
After announcing that more than 400 full-time and seasonal employees laid off since 2008 had been asked to rejoin its workforce last week, Simonton Windows was featured today on Good Morning America in a report on the improving jobs picture.
The segment, which included interviews with a rehired West Virginia Simonton employee along with company president, Mark Savan, was taped August 6th at... more »
August 6, 2009
WTS Paradigm, the supplier of software for window and door dealers and manufacturers, recently helped out on a new home constructed by its local Madison, Wis., Habitat for Humanity chapter. The company paid for the cost of the windows, and many of its employees volunteered for a day to go on-site and install the windows themselves.
WTS employees at the Habitat for Humanity project.
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July 16, 2009
After a year-long process, Champion Window & Patio Room Co. has earned Green Seal certification for its window, door and patio room products. Certification by the independent Green Seal organization is designed to identify products that are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner.
Green Seal inspectors visited Champion’s Cincinnati and Denver manufacturing facilities to... more »
July 9, 2009
Brad Roberson of the Glass Doctor of Brookhaven/Jackson, Miss., received the Glass Doctor President’s Award at the company’s 2009 Annual Reunion Conference in Las Vegas last week. The award is given to a franchise owner who is committed to building a great Glass Doctor franchise, helps other franchisees and overcomes business challenges, the company notes.
“Brad deserves this... more »
June 10, 2009
Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal WIndow & Door Systems, was invited by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to be part of roundtable discussion last week about the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The event, held June 2 at Pace University in Manhattan, brought together business leaders from the New York area and other Northeastern states to... more »