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  •   Antonios Bountzouklis, from Roto Frank Spain, will join Roto Frank of America on Feb. 1, 2014, as the market product manager of European Products, and the area sales manager for Central America. "This newly created position reflects our strategic efforts to continue the sales growth of our European products in North America," says Chris Dimou, Roto's president & CEO... more »
  • Tyman Plc, parent company of Amesbury and Truth Hardware, has appointed new leadership to integrate both businesses following its acquisition of Truth in July 2013. Jeff Graby, currently president of Truth Hardware, will assume the role of president and CEO for the combined Amesbury and Truth organizations, effective immediately. Graby joined Truth in 2012 and oversaw the divestment of the... more »
  • PGT recently broke ground on its $15 million glass plant expansion. The new glass plant will sit on 12 acres PGT purchased for $1.6 million just north of its main Venice, Fla., campus. "This tells such a great story about our region's economic recovery," says Rod Hershberger, president and CEO. "Seven years ago, we would have never thought this could happen. We were shutting... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will speak during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, to take place March 31 to April 2, 2014.   Sen. Johnson will discuss his views on the root cause of the troubled American economy. He serves on the committees on Budget; Foreign Relations;... more »
  • Caldwell Hardware UK Ltd., the European supplier of specialized hardware for the window and door industry, acquired Cotswold Architectural Products Ltd. of Cheltenham, England.  "The Cotswold [operable window hardware] lines will be complementary to the Magnum range of friction stays already offered by Caldwell’s Advantage Manufacturing division located in Victor, New York,... more »
  • Deceuninck North America recently added three PVC lineal lamination lines to its existing lamination capabilities. “The demand for lamination tripled in the past year,” says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO. “Deceuninck’s addition of three new lamination lines reflects our commitment to meeting this demand for more customized color solutions that conform to design... more »
  • WTS Paradigm recently partnered with Lucent Window and Door Co., a high-end manufacturer of wood and wood aluminum-clad windows and doors for the new construction and replacement markets, to provide the company with an ERP software solution. By taking a phased approach and focusing on core business needs, Lucent was able to compress the software implementation process—a... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association 2014 Winter Meeting will take place January 27-28, 2014, at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. NWDA offers a discounted hotel rate through Jan. 8 on the meeting website, or by calling 800/369-9663. The meeting will kick off Monday night with a networking reception with exhibitors. Tuesday will feature a roundtable discussion and... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association jointly released the December update to the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, which reports information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. The revised report states:                ... more »
  • THV Compozit Windows and Doors closed its manufacturing facility in Mandan, N.D., and will move operations to a new facility in Boston, according to a Bismarck Tribune report. David Anderson, CFO for THV Compozit, said the company had the opportunity to gain the business of a large retailer in Boston that didn't want to have windows shipped from North Dakota. Because most of THV’s... more »