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  •              Pirwitz              Ricke Deceuninck North America appointed Dave Pirwitz as sales manager of the Northwest region and Scott Ricke as customer experience manager. In his new role, Pirwitz will continue to grow Deceuninck’s fenestration business in the Northwest U.S. and Western Canada, bringing... more »
  • The Dept. of Commerce  determined preliminarily that extruded aluminum products meeting the chemical specifications for 5050 grade alloy aluminum, a rolling alloy not used for extrusions, circumvent the antidumping and countervailing orders for Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The department found that 5050 grade alloy... more »
  • Kömmerling USA received a number of high quality sales leads for its lift and slide KomaDoor and System 76 window at GlassBuild America. With architects and building contractors looking for better performing products, Kömmerling USA is putting together a support package to help realize this emerging market sector, with products tested to the highest standards by the American Architectural... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors is now a sponsor of the award-winning television show “This Old House,” currently in its 37th season on PBS.  Through the partnership, more than 50 handcrafted Marvin windows will be installed during this season’s ambitious update of the Arlington House, an early English-style Arts and Crafts home built in 1909 in Arlington, Massachusetts. The... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors was honored as a winner in Twin Cities Business magazine’s annual Minnesota Family Business Awards. The family-owned and operated company received special distinction in the longevity category. “It is an honor to be recognized with this award from Twin Cities Business. We have continued to stay focused on the original values of the company – to serve our... more »
  • Masonite will close the Algoma Hardwoods plant in Algoma, Wisconsin, purchased in 2012, by Aug. 31, 2017, according to a report from the Milwaukee Business Journal. The door factory employed 180 workers and operated for more than 100 years. Layoffs will begin Jan. 13, 2017.  Masonite officials say the company is closing the facility “to improve its cost structure, expand operational... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council awarded the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Steve Strawn of JELD-WEN Inc. He has been involved with NFRC for over 15 years. Strawn has always been committed to serving the NFRC, according to a release. "He genuinely honors our consensus process by encouraging and considering all viewpoints while also providing his own valuable... more »
  • North Atlantic Corp. partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to install a 1551 kilowatt solar energy system on the roof of its Somerset location. The solar array is projected to cover 90 percent of North Atlantic Corp.’s annual electricity bill and will contribute to substantial savings on the company’s energy expenditures. “NAC has been looking at solar the... more »
  • Republicans negotiating the first major update to the nation’s energy policy in close to a decade appeared to waver in their commitment to finalize a bill in the lame duck session after their party's electoral victories, according to a report from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. Aides in the House and Senate close to committee work on the final bill have indicated that... more »
  • Smith Douglas Homes welcomed Jeff Jackson to its board of directors. Jackson is the president and COO of PGT Industries. “Mr. Jackson brings a wealth of executive management experience from important industries which will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” says Charles Schetter, Smith Douglas Homes’ CEO. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a... more »