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  • 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 »
  • Masco Corp., parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors among other building product companies, is spinning off its installation and services businesses into an independent, publicly-traded company called Services Business. The new entity will include Masco Contractor Services, which offers installation services to builders throughout the country, and WellHome, which provides energy efficiency... more »
  • In a charity event organized by World Vision and AAMA that was held during the AAMA 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers filled 500 backpacks with school supplies and hand-written notes of encouragement to children at Hodgkins and FM Day Title I elementary schools in the Denver, Colo., area. Volunteers traveled to the school to distribute the backpacks in person. “World Vision's partnership... more »
  • Western Window Systems promotes Scott Gates to chief operating officer. Previously vice president and general manager of the manufacturer of multi-panel door systems, Gates has been with the company since 2010. He has contributed to Western Window Systems’ accelerated growth—the company was recently named one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies in the U.S.   In... more »