May 4, 2010
The University of St. Thomas’s Opus College of Business has named Marvin Windows & Doors its Family Business of the Year. The award, given by the college’s Center for Family Business of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, recognizes the window manufacturer's four generations of business success.
“Our recognition reflects three areas of excellence: business, family,... more »
April 21, 2010
The InstallationMasters program has reached a milestone, registering its 10,000th participant in January. Initially developed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the program trains and certifies residential window installers as a means to ensure intended product performance in the field.
“We are enthused about reaching this 10,000-trainee milestone,” says Ben... more »
March 15, 2010
Now planning a number of commemorative events, Thermal Industries marks its 50th anniversary this year. Recognized by some as the first custom vinyl replacement window manufacturer in the country, the Pittsburgh., Pa.-based company, now part of Atrium Windows & Doors, operates two manufacturing facilities and 20 branch locations serving 31 states.
Thermal Industries’ history began back... more »
March 2, 2010
For the second year in a row, All Weather Windows has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. The national award program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, the National Post and the Queen’s School of Business, is designed to recognize business excellence among Canadian-owned companies with revenues of more than $10 million.
To qualify for the award, a... more »
March 2, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have recognized several window and door manufacturers with Energy Star Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence awards for their leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The companies will be honored March 18 at a Washington, D.C., awards ceremony.
This year's Partner of the Year recipients... more »
February 23, 2010
Hurd Windows & Doors donated six semi-trucks worth of its products to World Vision through the Gifts-in-Kind program in December 2009 and January 2010, it reports. The Hurd windows, screens, and doors, with a retail value of more than $675,000, follow up on previous 2009 donations of nearly $100,000 worth of product.
"With their donation to World Vision, Hurd Windows & Doors will be... more »
January 12, 2010
WTS Paradigm, the provider of fenestration software for dealers and manufacturers, recently donated a significant monetary contribution to Homes for our Troops to assist with completing a Wisconsin home project for injured war veteran, US Army Specialist, Jason Schulz.
Shultz was injured in Mosul, Iraq, in November 2007 when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by an IED. This explosion severed... more »
January 5, 2010
DAC Products recently honored West Window in Martinsville, Va., as its longest standing customer. In operation since 1949, West began buying solid core storm door slabs from DAC in the late '80s, when that was the only product it produced.
As the North Carolina-based supplier evolved over the years, West began to use DAC's displays and sales presentation tools as well.
“West has been... more »
December 18, 2009
Ply Gem recently donated windows to assist the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers program (TROSA) with a rehabilitation home renovation. Located in Durham, N.C., the 4,200-square-foot home will provide 17 individuals with improved housing accommodations, giving recovering residents greater independence and the confidence to transition into the community and become successful... more »
December 14, 2009
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 »