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  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., maker of Therma-Tru entry door systems, announced its intention to give $400,000 over three years to The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. The company’s Fortunate Giving contributions program already donated $245,000 to the Conservancy. Fortune Brands employees have also volunteered to protect designated Conservancy grasslands... more »
  • Italian manufacturer Piva Group will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The global manufacturer of vinyl windows, doors, panels and other construction products is expected to create 122 new jobs over time thanks to this $6.47 million expansion. “It is rewarding to bring jobs to Missouri and specifically to Ste. Genevieve, where the workforce has... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance released a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin on its webstore. Written by several of its members, including many experts in vacuum insulating glazing (VIG), the bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of VIG, which offers performance approaching a well-insulated wall,... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc. hosted a special meeting for members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Council. The meeting, held at the company’s North American headquarters in Chester, Conn., focused on addressing the challenges of the growing availability of number of jobs with higher level manufacturers in Connecticut, as well as developing skilled workers to fill... more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Company was awarded a 2015 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. The Guildmaster Award, presented by independent customer satisfaction surveying company GuildQuality, celebrates service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions. “Creating the best customer experience in our industry is the driving force behind... more »
  • Daniel A. Besmer was named west regional sales manager for Velux America. He is one of three regional sales mangers for the company and is responsible for a geographic area that includes 17 states and 18 district and area sales personnel. “Dan led the way for growth in California for more than 10 years, making it one of the largest states in sales volume for Velux,” Stephan Moyon... more »
  • St. Claire Window and Door Corporation promoted Andy Reilly to executive vice president. In his new role, he will be responsible for creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction according to its strategic plan. Reilly has 15 years of experience in the window manufacturing industry. Most recently, he served as director of sales and... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems’ New York sales administration manager, Janice Li, was one of several individuals to receive the Queens 2015 Top Women in Business Award at a gala reception on May 14 in Queens, N.Y. The Top Women in Business Award, championed by the Queens Courier weekly periodical, recognizes influential women leaders from the business, non-profit and government sectors... more »
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Sun Valley Skylights + Windows + Doors. The agreement enables the Los Angeles-based company to offer self-tinting Suntutive glass with its full product line. “In today’s energy-conscious environment, driven by stringent Title 24 requirements, we’ve had to think outside the box to meet the rigorous performance criteria and... more »
  • Shipments of residential windows increased 13 percent in 2014, with more than 50 million units shipped across the country, according to The Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s recently released WDMA 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study. This was a stronger rate than the 10 percent growth observed in 2013. Annual growth in 2014 was led by the Midwest, which saw an increase of... more »