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 »
June 14, 2013
Western Window Systems' products will be featured in three on-site bills at the upcoming Dwell on Design show, scheduled for June 21-24 in Los Angeles.
LivingHome's C6 project
Partnering with LivingHome on its new C6 project that will debut at event, Western Window Systems is supplying its Series 600 Sliding Glass Door, Series 600 Multi-Slide Door, a Series 600 Window Wall... more »
June 10, 2013
Customers want home improvement retailers that provide a knowledgeable and readily available staff to address their needs, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study released last week. For the seventh consecutive year, Ace Hardware ranked highest in the study.
The study, now in its seventh year, measures customer satisfaction with home... more »
June 10, 2013
Looking to showcase North America's top window and door dealers, Window & Door has extended the nomination deadline for its 2013 Dealers of the Year to June 28. Winners will be featured in the October/November issue.
Dealers of the Year are recognized annually for excellence in sales, marketing, delivery, customer service, community service, installation and... more »
June 7, 2013
The San Diego Business Journal has named LaCantina Doors to its annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2013.
“This has been a very exciting event since its inception in 2004, and we congratulate all 100 companies on their tremendous growth and success,” says Armon Mills, president and publisher. “From manufacturing and high tech to marketing... more »
June 4, 2013
The Andersen Corporate Foundation is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief organization to help provide food, shelter and emotional support for those affected by the recent tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma.
“While an act of nature like a tornado can do its damage in mere minutes, rebuilding and recovery can take months and years,” says Keith Olson,... more »
June 4, 2013
Power Home Remodeling Group is holding its second annual company-wide "Power Month for Alex's" initiative throughout the month of June to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a leading foundation for pediatric cancer research. To help raise funds and complement ALSF's National Lemonade Days initiative, Power will host a series of events and fundraisers throughout the month of June... more »
May 21, 2013
Buffelen Woodworking, a manufacturer of wood doors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Operating on the same site in Tacoma, Wash., since 1913, the company has evolved to become one of the industryʼs most technologically advanced manufacturers, supplying doors to distributors and builders throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan, it reports.
Since its founding by Dutch immigrant... more »
May 16, 2013
Windowmaker Software’s 60 employees around the world recently celebrated with simultaneous parties to mark the 30th anniversary of the company. In an online video address to all employees, Goronwy Jones, founder and managing director of the UK-based company, recalled the early days of software development work using punched cards, with additional remarks offered by several long-time... more »