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  • Demand for windows and doors in the United States is estimated to grow 6.9 percent per year to $31.9 billion by 2018, according to a new study by The Freedonia Group. Plastic windows and doors will see the most growth at 8.2 percent per year, while metal and wood windows and doors will grow 6.7 percent and 6.2 percent each year, respectively, according to Freedonia. The study shows the... more »
  • YKK AP America expanded its sales territory to the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Troy Hein, senior account manager, will be responsible for the new territory starting in late June. Hein, who has worked for YKK AP for over 12 years, will transfer from his current role in the Orlando office to focus on developing the new region. “As YKK AP continues to grow its... more »
  • Huttig Building Products will begin distributing Woodgrain Millwork's Finished Elegance line in the Northeast. Finished Elegance offers an interior moulding product coated on all four sides for a smooth furniture finish that installs easier and lasts longer, Huttig reports. "At Huttig, we know that time is money for residential contractors," says Greg Gurley, vice president. "That'... more »
  • Windsor Windows received $326,400 worth of incentives from Monroe, N.C., and Union County, N.C., leaders to land the company’s $8 million 100,000-square-foot expansion in the area, according to The Charlotte Observer. The company employs about 200 people in Monroe, and the expansion is expected to create an additional 85-100 jobs.  Windsor Windows, a subsidiary of Woodgrain Millwork of... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors received a 2014 Minnesota Business Ethics Award in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community, the company reports. Now in its fifteenth year, the MBEA honors Minnesota businesses that act in an ethical manner in regards to their business practices. Eligible businesses must be nominated... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group ranked No. 8 on the New Jersey Biz 2014 "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list in the large company category.  The Best Places to Work in New Jersey ranking is a celebration of high-quality jobs and the employers who provide promising career opportunities. Statewide, a mere 38 large businesses, defined as companies with 250 employees or more, were... more »
  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at a Mt... more »
  • Sales of windows and doors in China are expected to rise 8.1 percent per year to $91.3 billion in 2017, primarily fueled by strong growth in both residential and nonresidential building, according to a recent Freedonia study. Demand for windows is projected to rise 7.8 percent per year to $60.2 billion in 2017, with plastic as the fastest growing materia. Demand will benefit from the superior... more »
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.    The content experts at Window & Door and Glass Magazine, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute fenestration and glass business and product... more »
  •     Brock West     Michelle Ignazio YKK AP America expanded its Atlanta branch management team with the appointment of Brock West as branch manager and the promotion of Michelle Ignazio to operations manager.    West will oversee all aspects of daily operations for the Southeastern region business unit covering the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee... more »