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  • The Summit County Safety Council in Macedonia, Ohio honored Patio Enclosures Inc. at an informal employee meeting and cookout celebrating the company’s second year in a row without a recorded injury in its sunroom manufacturing operations. The company received four awards, including having the lowest incident rate of companies that provide the same or similar services and no lost time from... more »
  • Joan Gates achieved a “once in a lifetime goal” of running in the 2008 Boston Marathon on April 21. Along the way she gained the support of her fellow Simonton Windows workers and more than $12,000 in contributions to support the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops.Gates completed the 112th Boston Marathon in 5 hours and 23 minutes. The 26.1-mile marathon, started in 1896,... more »
  • Although it can trace its history back to the 1950s, Solar Innovations, Inc. celebrated 10 years in the business in April. The company’s roots go back to Everlite Greenhouses, which was purchased in the 1980s by a Maryland sunroom manufacturer and divided and sold to several different entities that began manufacturing sunrooms. One of the new manufacturers moved to York, Pa. , where it made... more »
  • This year marks the 120th anniversary of Caldwell Manufacturing Co. serving the fenestration industry. The Rochester, N.Y.-based company is currently managed by the fourth generation of the Boucher family-brothers Ted and Jim Boucher are president/CEO and chief business development officer, respectively. With the backing of investor William Caldwell, the company was founded in 1888 to produce... more »
  • The National Minority Business Council recognized Crystal Window & Door Systems as a 2007 Outstanding Minority Business at a luncheon in February. The council cited Crystal's demonstration of strong revenue growth and profitability as a manufacturer, as well as its customer service and relationships. In his acceptance remarks, Thomas Chen noted, "as an Asian-American immigrant... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy have named Gorell Windows & Doors, Pella Corp. and ProVia Door as Energy Star Partners of the Year for 2008. The awards recognize manufacturers and retailers for their efforts promoting and delivering Energy Star labeled products. Pella is being recognized for the second year in a row as Partner of the Year in the window... more »
  • Accsys Technologies PLC, manufacturer of Accoya wood components used in the manufacture of windows and doors, has been named to The Sustainable Business 20 list of the world's top sustainable stocks, published by SustainableBusiness.com. The SB20, now in its seventh year, is designed to showcase the most innovative, model companies that, through their products or initiatives, are contributing... more »
  • The recent earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China hit home for the employees at Crystal Window & Door in Flushing, N.Y. Together employees pooled their resources and donated several thousand dollars, and the company matched their donations for a total of $9,000. Isabella Leung, the company's manager of human resources, presented the funds to the American Red Cross of Greater New York on... more »
  • The Butler County Board of Commissioners and Department of Environmental Services honored Deceuninck North America, the extruder of vinyl window and door systems as well as siding, fencing, decking and railing, with a 2008 Excellence in Pretreatment Award during an Earth Day celebration on April 25. Award recipients are significant industrial users, as defined by the EPA, which consistently meet... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions has been named as a 2008 Progressive Manufacturing Award winner. The annual awards, sponsored by Managing Automation magazine, focus on winning projects and strategic initiatives centered on eight key progressive manufacturing disciplines.The company won in the Supply Network Mastery category for companies that have re-thought, re-engineered and improved material... more »