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  • Through its focus on energy efficiency, Pella’s Shenandoah, Iowa, Operation achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Challenge for Industry, a national award that focuses on sustainability. To earn the honor, the Shenandoah team reduced its energy intensity by 12.4 percent in one year, saving 4,600MMBtu in 2013, which is about how much energy is consumed by 115... more »
  • Shipments of residential entry doors continue their upward trend, with the majority slotted for new construction applications, reports the Window & Door Manufacturers Association in its WDMA Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Report. The number of residential exterior doors shipped in 2013, including side-hinged entry, sliding patio and hinged patio doors, grew 6 percent last year and... more »
  • Special celebrations are planned to mark the 20th anniversary of the Win-Door show, to be held Nov. 18-20, 2014, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada. The event will feature a special opening night party on the show floor featuring a performance by the “Blus Bros” tribute band. Win-Door supporters and a host of prominent individuals will also be recognized at the party.... more »
  • Window World recently completed its 70th Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) mission, where formerly-wounded soldiers flew home on the company’s corporate aircraft after they competed in a running event. Following participation in the Capital Region Tough Mudder event in Gerrardstown, W.V., the VAC flew 7th Special Forces Group MSG Jared “Red” Bullock, Army Ranger PFC Kyle Emmons,... more »
  • Lead generation and customer retention topped discussions at the recent Window & Door Dealers Forum, hosted by the Window and Door Dealers Alliance in Las Vegas. There, dealers from across the country shared ideas on how to market to current and potential customers. Here are some tips that came out of the session: Informational videosPeter Morrison, Architectural Visions Inc. (avi), and Tom... more »
  • Pleotint, LLC appointed Chad Simkins as vice president responsible for leading domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help Pleotint’s management team guide the company into the future and to leverage the spirit of innovation they have worked so hard to cultivate,”... more »
  • Jeld-Wen and America Building Products (ABP) form a new strategic partnership. Jeld-Wen’s entire product line will be available from ABP, including vinyl windows, wood windows made with AuraLast, IWP Custom Wood and Aurora Custom Fiberglass doors, Architectural and Pro Series Fiberglass doors, steel doors, and raw flush and molded Interior doors. As a Jeld-Wen full-line distributor, ABP... more »
  • Consumer Reports named Pella’s ProLine 450 Series double-hung windows as a “Best Buy” in its 2014 review of windows for the home. In addition, Consumer Reports awarded Pella ProLine 450 Series casement windows and ThermaStar by Pella casement windows “Recommended” ratings. Consumer Reports evaluated national brands of wood, vinyl, and fiberglass window product... more »
  • Phantom Screens launches a restoration project of The Ford House, a neglected 1906 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Mobile, Ala. The Phantom Screens team, led by its CEO C. Esther De Wolde, will work with Mobile-based Lipford Construction to transform the house. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2015. The Phantom Screens team will journal the ups and downs of the restoration... more »
  • Steves & Sons is named The Home Depot’s Millwork Partner of the Year for 2014. This is the second time The Home Depot has recognized Steves as Partner of the Year, having also recognized the company in 2006. The Partner of the Year award was bestowed upon Steves & Sons for their commitment to quality, craftsmanship, style and service across their diverse product offering,... more »