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  • Robert Simon joins Renolit’s Exterior Film sales team. Simon has over 15 years’ experience in the PVC profile extrusion industry, and was most recently national sales manager at Gossen Corp. Simon will focus on expanding Renolit’s exterior film customer base, and offer support and training on the lamination process.   more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2016 comprehensive advocacy agenda, which outlines its policy priorities for the window and door industry. The 2016 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight policy areas: energy conservation, building codes, environmental stewardship, building safety, housing and economic policy, product supply and trade, tax policy and... more »
  • Western Window Systems will participate in Sunset magazine’s 2016 Idea House, which showcases innovations in Western home design. The house, overlooking San Francisco Bay at 540 Gravatt Dr. in Berkeley, California, features four bedrooms and bathrooms and five decks. Sunset calls it “the ultimate California hills residence that embodies the indoor-outdoor lifestyle.” “We... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association promoted Lori Benshoof to Senior Coordinator of Web Services and Tamara Davis to Certification Services Coordinator. Intern Emily Joswiak accepted a permanent position as the association’s office assistant. “Lori is a great asset to the AAMA marketing team and the association as a whole," says marketing manager Angela... more »
  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems introduced its new Vista PLUS vinyl window line, available in styles including single and triple sliders, single hung, picture, geometric shapes and combination units. The line features dual-pane insulating glass with tempered, obscured and tinted panes as options, as well as several patterns of flat or sculpted grids. Vista PLUS windows deliver U-values... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors achieved a Sound Transmission Class rating of 29 on its 1685 doublesliding window, which features 3/4-inch dual-pane insulated glass. MI also hit an STC rating of 32 using 7/8-inch dual-pane glass constructed with DSB and 3/16-inch glass. The company calls this a significant benefit, saying triple-pane or laminated glass is no longer needed to obtain higher ratings. STC... more »
  • Window World is the presenting sponsor of MerleFest, a music festival in Wilkes County, North Carolina that raises funds for Wilkes Community College. Window World became the festival’s primary sponsor last year and has committed to remain in the top spot through 2020. The proceeds will help WCC improve Herring Hall, its health sciences center. “Throughout the year, Window World... more »
  • Altamont Capital Partners sold Cascade Windows to CenterOak Partners. Cascade designs, manufactures and sells customizable vinyl windows and sliding doors. It has a network of dealers, builders and distributors around the West. Altamont originally invested in Cascade in 2012. more »
  • C.R. Laurence Australia Pty, Ltd. acquired the operating assets of Neil Bennett and Co. Pty, Ltd., known as “Glass and Glazing Hardware” (GGH), in Canning Vale, Western Australia. With the acquisition, CRL plans to immediately bring the two companies’ combined product lines to the Australian market. “CRL is very proud that all the employees of GGH will be staying on,... more »
  • Brian Atkin is the new president of Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket, replacing president and CEO Ira Warren, who will become chairman. Atkin was previously the company’s executive vice president. Atkin will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan. “Brian has played a key role in the management of the company and has... more »