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  • Ply Gem teamed up with Fox Network’s new renovation competition series, Home Free, to provide windows, patio doors, siding, stone veneer, trim and accessories for the eight-episode series. Hosted by famed professional contractor Mike Holmes (“Holmes on Homes”), Home Free premieres Wednesday, July 22 and follows nine couples who are challenged to revive one run-down home every... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen, a division of Andersen Corp., was ranked highest in customer satisfaction with windows and patio doors for the first time, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study released in June. The study measured satisfaction among customers who purchased windows and/or patio doors within the past 12 months, based on appearance and design, operational... more »
  • Window World’s windows earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for the eighth consecutive year. The Good Housekeeping Institute evaluates safety, performance, ease of use, durability and design to award the seal. Good Housekeeping offers a two-year limited warranty on seal-bearing products, replacing, repairing or providing a refund up to $2,000 for any merchandise found to be defective. This... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. announced that F. Timothy Reese has joined the Company as president and chief executive officer of Mikron Industries, Quanex’s vinyl profile business, effective July 27. Reese brings 35 years of extrusion manufacturing expertise to this role, including successful turnaround situations. He will report directly to Quanex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill... more »
  •   Stürtz Machinery Inc. added Joe Hums as its regional sales manager for the Western United States. Hums brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new position. He is very active in the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and serves as chairman of AAMA's Vinyl Material Council Marketing Committee. “Over the past 25 years, Joe has developed expertise... more »
  • Cary Bell, national sales manager for Kolbe Windows & Doors, passed away July 10. "Due to an unforeseen circumstance, we find ourselves deeply saddened to communicate the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Cary Bell," said Jeffrey De Lonay, company president, in a company statement.  Bell possessed extensive knowledge and experience in the millwork industry. He joined Kolbe... more »
  • TigerStop named Simon Spykerman as its director of marketing for the Vancouver headquarters marketing team. Spykerman was most recently head of SpykerMedia, where his focus was on creating and executing digital strategies and execution on behalf of a broad client base. Spykerman will focus on TigerStop’s marketing and information assets efforts in the digital landscape.  “This... more »
  • Western Window Systems expanded its Volume Program to include custom sizes and configurations for its door systems. The customizable options have a 15-day production lead time. “Our new custom sizes and configurations give production builders the ability to design signature indoor-outdoor living spaces—taller, wider, whatever they need—that complement our Volume Program... more »
  • The $8.3 billion market for windows and patio doors in residential and light commercial uses will experience an average growth rate of 7 percent through 2017, according to a new Principia Report. This comes after a time that windows and patio doors manufacturers made only incremental changes since the housing crisis, when manufacturers cut their research and development budgets due to the... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance announced Paul Emrath of the National Association of Home Builders as the featured speaker for the 2015 Remodeling Forecast at Window & Door Dealer Days. This special one-hour presentation will take place Thursday, September 17, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Emrath will address:•        Drivers... more »