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  • Masonite International Corporation appointed Elias Barrios as senior vice president global operations and supply chain, effective June 15, 2015. Barrios joins Masonite with more than 25 years of experience, most recently as vice president global operations and supply chain for the energy business unit of TE Connectivity. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with Honeywell (and the former AlliedSignal... more »
  • Composite Technology International is partnering with Merry Garden Holdings to jointly produce molding, door jambs and other products for the U.S. market, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. The Sacramento manufacturer of building materials expects this joint venture with Hong Kong-based Merry Garden Holdings to boost sales by more than $100 million over the next few years. Both... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors’ new Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is honored as a 2015 Parade of Products Awards winner. Sponsored by PCBC, a homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region, the Award honors outstanding achievements in innovation and new product development. A panel of homebuilders, engineers, architects and media representatives selected Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide... more »
  • The U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on May 15 that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards. This legislation was the key focus of a recent Window and Door Manufacturers Association... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors changed its name to World Millwork Alliance (WMA). The name change reflects the association’s broader millwork commitment to strengthen the millwork community and its expertise in servicing the millwork industry, according to WMA. It reports that, after years of providing the millwork industry with a foundation for networking, education, advocacy and... more »
  • Registration for the upcoming American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2015 National Summer Conference is now open. The conference will be held June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The AAMA Western Region Summit will immediately follow, from July 1-2, in the same location. Early bird registration ends June 4, and AAMA members receive a $50 discount by registering online. As usual,... more »
  • Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. Inc. successfully passed the renewal audit for ISO 9001:2008 standard certification. ISO 9001 is a standard defining corporate Quality Management System requirements and certification to it creates a systematic framework in which organizations drive continual improvement. The audit reconfirms Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket’s dedication to quality and... more »
  • Kent Automation launched its new website. The site features many tools for fiberglass and vinyl window applications. The company reports it has supplied several thousand pieces of fenestration related equipment to companies in the window and door industry.  more »
  • Linetec expanded Wendy Taylor’s role as a regional sales manager. In addition to working with customers in Canada, she will now serve those in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. Based in Wausau, Wisconsin, Taylor draws from nearly 15 years of experience in architectural building products and services. She started with Linetec in 2001 and steadily has grown her areas... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors changed its western glass package offering which the company says will help improve product performance and increase manufacturing efficiencies. MIWD converted all LoE3-366 glass to DSB and offers DSB as a standard on the HomeMaker3 vinyl window series. These changes come on the tailwinds of adjustments made in February, which upgraded glass options on the Regal View aluminum... more »