May 7, 2013
Local Window World store owners recently sponsored a mission for the Veterans Airlift Command, enabling three wounded veterans to travel from Washington, D.C., to Destin, Fla., for the EOD Memorial Weekend. The soldiers attended fundraisers as they honored fallen EOD (explosive ordinance detonation) comrades.
The event was created by the EOD Warrior Foundation to pay homage to... more »
April 23, 2013
To celebrate five years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Quanex Building Products, the supplier of components and systems for window and door manufacturers, rang the closing bell on Monday, April 22. David Petratis, president and CEO, did the honors on behalf of the company.
From left to right, executives on hand for the ringing of the closing bell included Brent Korb, Quanex... more »
April 12, 2013
Tony Giannopolous is rebuilding thanks to the efforts of the Yuma (Ariz.) South West Contractors Association, Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co., and MI Windows & Doors. His home was destroyed in an electrical fire last December.
A well-known and well-liked member of the Yuma community, Giannopolous works part time at the local Sam’s Club, where he has become known for the smiley... more »
March 27, 2013
Securistyle, the U.K. manufacturer of window hardware, has assembled a team to participate in the 2013 Trek50 Challenge: a 50-mile, 24-hour trek that supports MedEquip4Kids, a charity that aims to improve the health of children and babies by providing equipment. In the last 27 years, MedEquip4Kids has raised more than £12 million ($18 million), helping 79,000 children each year. The trek... more »
March 21, 2013
Simonton Windows provided energy-efficient windows for the new MainStreet America park in Houston. The innovative park is on a 14-acre site and features 12 fully appointed showcase homes representing many of the home styles and architectural features found across America, including coastal homes, Spanish courtyards and Southwestern Mediterranean designs.
The homes at the interactive park range in... more »
March 20, 2013
Fypon Ltd., Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru Doors joined DaVinci Roofscapes to launch the “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. Open to homeowners nationwide, the online contest includes a $5,000 grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home. Online entries will be accepted from March 18 to April 21, 2013.
To enter the contest,... more »
March 19, 2013
Army SSG Hughes and his family
Window World Inc. recently sponsored a mission through the Veterans Airlift Command to bring injured Army Staff Sergeant Oliver Hughes and his family from San Antonio to Asheville, N.C. Hughes, 37, was injured in Afghanistan on April 11, 2011, when an IED detonated. As a result, he lost his left leg and suffered severe damage to his... more »
March 18, 2013
Richards Building Supply celebrated its 35th anniversary this March at its annual meeting in Chicago, where the wholesale distributor of building materials also recognized 10 elite window sales people with the 2012 Gold Window Club award. Salesman Ray Howley founded the club in 2011 as a sales goal intitiative for Richards' outside sales force.
Pictured from left to right, this... more »
March 8, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Andersen Corp. with a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The distinction recognizes Andersen’s family of brands including Andersen windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, E-... more »
March 8, 2013
ProVia announced it has been named a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its innovations in energy efficient door manufacturing. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award recognizes the company for its contributions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency. ProVia’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington... more »