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  • 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 »
  • 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. “... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Colorado-based American Exteriors LLC recently became the third window manufacturer in the United States to earn Green Seal certification for its products.  The company, which manufactures and sells replacement windows, siding and other products, operates a manufacturing plant in Denver, as well as locations in Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Utah.  American Exteriors'... more »
  • Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. has been re-certification as an ISO 9001:2008 registered company. The certification applies to all phases of Frank Lowe’s quality management system, including, manufacturing, sales, and customer satisfaction, it is noted. “I attribute this accomplishment to excellent internal training, our diverse internal auditing team, and the high level of... more »
  • Seaway Manufacturing Corp. celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday, May 29, welcoming local and state officials to its plant in Erie, Pa. “We are here today because of the skills, dedication, and strong work ethic of our workforce," said Jana Goodrich, Seaway vice president, in welcoming the more than 100 people gathered for the event. "We could not be here today without the... more »
  • FeneTech Inc., a provider of software for window, door, sunroom and glass fabrication companies, was honored as a Crain’s Leading EDGE award winner at May 21 ceremony held at Kent State University. The awards program is designed to recognize mid-market companies that create value for themselves and for the Northeast Ohio region at large. Sponsored by the nonprofit Entrepreneurs EDGE (... more »
  • The deadline for nominations for the Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year has been extended until June 8. The annual program, honoring “excellence in the middle,” will once again recognize today’s leaders within the industry's channels of distribution in the October issue of the magazine. "The past few years have been difficult for many dealers and distributors, but... more »