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  • 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 »
  • The National Architectural Door Council of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association has initiated a project to create ISO-compliant Product Category Rules for architectural wood flush, and stile and rail doors. Creation of a PCR is the first step to ultimately enable door manufacturers to develop ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations for documenting... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. announced that Michael Salsieder, president,will retire at the end of March 2014. Not long after joining Kolbe in September of 2002, Salsieder became executive VP, and then president at the start of 2005. Since then, he has successfully led Kolbe through some of the most challenging times in the history of the window and door industry and the residential... more »
  • Company acquisitions, Energy Star Version 6.0, tax credits and new product developments topped the news in 2013 for the window and door industry. Following is a look back at the year in review.   Continued consolidation 2013 saw a number of acquisitions in the window and door market, including Ply Gem Industries’ purchase of Gienow Windows & Doors. In an effort to expand its... more »
  • Residential architecture firms across the country are reporting steadily improving business conditions, with remodeling activity leading the way, according to the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey for the third quarter of 2013. In addition to information on housing and neighborhood preferences, the study includes data on the most popular home exterior features among... more »
  • Cold Weather Condensation is a new brochure published by WDMA that discusses the circumstances under which condensation can appear on windows during cold weather, and describes methods that may reduce the likelihood or severity of this happening. This brochure contains updated recommendations on indoor relative humidity, which is the major reason for condensation on windows and within building... more »
  • WTS Paradigm has gone live 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 window market. By taking a phased approach and focusing on core business needs, Lucent was able to compress a project that typically averages six months in duration down to eight weeks. This has allowed the manufacturer... more »
  • Gary Hartman has been named director of marketing and new business development for Chelsea Building Products. Hartman began his career in the window and door industry 30 years ago with Season-All Industries before working at Chelsea from 1985-1995 in a variety of sales and marketing positions. He returned to Chelsea in 2008 to lead marketing communications and customer service management, and... more »