August 20, 2013
The Simonton Windows team at the Pelotonia 2013 bike ride in Columbus, Ohio.
Simonton Windows' associates in Ohio and W. Va. joined together to raise $56,000 for two different charities benefiting cancer research.
Ten associates from Simonton Windows participated in the fifth annual Pelotonia bike ride in Columbus, Ohio, in early August, raising $14,965 for research at The Ohio... more »
August 15, 2013
OpenJanela, the open-source alternative to commercial window and door ERP software, launched Version 2.1, now available for general trials and downloads. OpenJanela software provides window and door manufacturers and dealers with easy, flexible, low-cost access to rich functionality including CRM, order entry, dealer systems, scheduling, manufacturing, warehouse and inventory, purchasing,... more »
August 15, 2013
Royal Building Products' window and door profile manufacturing facilities in Everett, Wash.; Delmont, Pa.; and Bristol, Tenn., are now “Made in USA” approved and certified.
Made in USA Certified Inc. completed a rigorous supply chain audit on the Royal plants to ensure that the manufacturer's material components, and originated and finished goods, are processed in the United States.... more »
August 6, 2013
Employees at MI Windows & Doors' plant in Carrollton, Texas, recently held a product drive to benefit the victims of the devastating May 20 tornadoes in Moore, Okla. Organized by Bernadette Reed, administrative assistant, the collection event helped to provide more than 10 families with vital supplies needed to recover from the storm.
Some of the supplies donated by MIWD... more »
July 23, 2013
WinDoor Inc. recently reached 1,000 days with no lost time from injury at its 320,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Orlando Fl. The company hit the milestone while it was growing. It currently has more than 150 employees, up from about 100 in 2012.
“We are very proud of this achievement, as it comes as result of the commitment and a lot of hard work from our entire staff," says... more »
July 22, 2013
Greater Seattle-based window dealer, Puget Sound Window & Door, was recently selected by Milgard Windows as a shining service example during the manufacturer's recent annual dealer conference in San Diego. Puget Sound Window's customer ratings were highlighted during conference presentations reviewing Milgard’s online dealer network tools.
One such program is the web-based, consumer... more »
July 9, 2013
During Hurricane Sandy’s severe weather on October 29, 2012, toddler Tripp Halstead was critically injured when a large branch fell on his head. Months later, the Halstead family continues to struggle, but has received help from thousands of individuals, plus contractors and companies like ABC Supply and Simonton Windows.
“There is a chain of support for this family,” says Chea... more »
July 9, 2013
The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership named WinTech Inc. of Monett, Mo., as its national “Make It in America” Manufacturer for the first week of July. The company was featured on the partnership website, as well as on other NIST MEP social media sites.
“There are only 52 companies a year chosen... more »
June 25, 2013
In 1888, William Caldwell and Allen Boucher changed the way double-hung windows are made with the development of the clockspring counterbalance, which replaced the old pulley and weight system used for centuries. The partners formed Caldwell Manufacturing Co. to produce the new hardware, and the company is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
The Boucher family, now in its fourth... more »
June 18, 2013
To provide its employees and their families with fresh fresh fruit and vegetables, Solar Innovations Inc. has enhanced its greenhouse initiative. Working greenhouses, cold frames, and outside gardens that serve as learning tools for potential customers at its LEED Gold-certified corporate office and manufacturing facility are now maintained by Solar team members, with produce distributed... more »