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  • 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 »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. acquired the assets of Atrium Windows and Doors Inc.'s Greenville, Texas facility. The assets purchased include six vinyl extrusion lines, with the ability for additional expansion. "I'm pleased to welcome the team in Greenville into the Quanex family," says Bill Griffiths, Quanex chairman, president and CEO. "This acquisition is a step forward... more »
  • Deceuninck North America sponsored Green Belt Six Sigma training, provided by an independent contractor, for 37 associates, according to a Dec. 19 company release. Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to problem solving that follows a structured sequence of techniques to arrive at a solution. The Deceuninck program was aimed at improving the quality of manufacturing and business process outputs,... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association revised and updated the WDMA TM 14-13 Test Method, according to a Dec. 19 association release. The updated document describes standard tests required for factory applied clear and pigmented coatings for interior wood and cellulosic composite millwork that will ensure a minimum acceptable level of performance with respect to film integrity and general... more »