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  • LaCantina Door’s Contemporary Clad was selected as one of the Top 100 products in 2016 by Professional Builder, a publication for the new-home construction market. This marks the third consecutive year LaCantina was named to the list.Chosen from among the thousands of products featured among the pages of the magazine throughout the past year, the Top 100 Products list is compiled by... more »
  • Western Window Systems will relocate its office and manufacturing operations to a new 170,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, less than three miles from its current location. The move will accommodate more than 300 employees. More than twice the size of the company’s current location, the company says its new facility is part of an increased investment in engineering and manufacturing... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document establishing a standard test method and set of performance criteria for side-hinged exterior door active slabs and their associated hardware connections under accelerated operating conditions. The AAMA 920-16, Specification for Operating Cycle Performance of Active Side-Hinged Exterior Door Slabs, was last updated... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. released results for the three and six months ended July 3, 2016, reporting year-over-year growth of 8 percent in the second quarter. Net sales increased $37.6 million, compared to the second quarter of 2015, to $514.0 million. Excluding foreign exchange, net sales would have increased 10 percent. “We are pleased with the solid growth we experienced in the... more »
  • According to a newly released study from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, residential window shipments increased 0.2 percent in 2015 with 57.36 million units shipped across the nation. National growth is expected to increase through 2017 to 4.8 percent before trailing off in 2018 to 1.9 percent. The WDMA 2016 Window and Patio Door U.S. Market Study provides information on... more »
  • ProVia recently sponsored the first annual Dale Foland Manufacturing Camp held in the company’s hometown of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The manufacturing camp helps area students understand that manufacturing can be a rewarding career path and that local companies offer good jobs in manufacturing. As a main sponsor of the four-day event, ProVia taught a class, then hosted the group of seventh... more »
  • The Marvin Cos. promoted Christine Marvin to the position of director of corporate strategy. A fourth-generation family member of the family-owned and operated fenestration company, Marvin previously served as the director of marketing for the Marvin Windows and Doors brand. In her new role, Marvin will lead the development and implementation of strategic efforts to bring The Marvin Cos’... more »
  • Integrity Windows and Doors awarded its Red Diamond Baseball sweepstakes to Dennis McConnell, president of Atlanta-based custom home builder Healthy House of Georgia. McConnell will receive an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to see four baseball games played at four iconic ballparks. A third-generation home builder and a past president, secretary and treasurer of the Intown Atlanta Home Builders... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems implemented a new multi-million dollar enterprise-wide computer system to manage the company's quoting, sales, production, delivery and other vital operations. The new system is in use at Crystal's headquarters and main production plant in New York. It is being phased in at Crystal's other production facilities and sales offices around the country in Pennsylvania... more »
  • That ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings proposed an ASTM International standard that will provide a visual assessment and sampling protocol to determine if a dust-lead hazard remains following clean-up of an activity that has or may have disturbed lead-based paint. The proposed standard is WK52690, Practice for Clearance Examinations Following Lead Hazard Reduction Activities in... more »