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:
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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 »
June 3, 2009
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.
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June 3, 2009
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 »