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  • A trade coalition of 14 vinyl extruders and window manufacturers reached a settlement with J-Channel Industries, bringing the patent challenge with the ITUS Corp. subsidiary to a conclusion. The coalition said it was able to negotiate an out-of-court monetary settlement, the terms of which were not disclosed. The dispute was regarding the “J-rail” channel design that has long been in... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association released the semi-annual WDMA 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report, covering both U.S. construction and topline product shipment activity. The report projects 2014 residential new construction starts will be slightly lower than originally anticipated, coming in at 985,000 starts vs. 1.1 million starts. Residential remodeling activity, however,... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors released new packaging for its complete line of impact and non-impact windows and doors. The packaging is designed to enhance the quality, value and brand awareness of AWP’s products, according to the company, and is reportedly designed to meet the merchandising and display needs of retailer and dealer customers, as well as to increase efficiencies in handling and... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems announced the start of its 25th Anniversary celebration year. The company will celebrate the milestone in numerous ways in the coming months, culminating in grand employee and customer galas planned for February and May 2015.  "Besides customer and employee celebrations, we've planned recognitions which include revisions to the company logo and tagline... more »
  • Dusco Doors appointed Thomas McAndrew Gale as president, responsible for managing all aspects of the Dusco Group of companies, which include Ocean Building Products, International Glass Products and Jade Bathroom Products. Gale began his career at Sure Magnetics Ltd., an exterior door and window manufacturer, before moving to Cafa Financial Corp., a boutique investment banking firm specializing... more »
  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems now offers in-house paint finishing for all its vinyl window and door products. The Crystal Coat palette includes seven optional colors including bronze, black, silver, hunter green, red rock, almond, and chocolate brown. The colors are said to complement the company's standard white and clay color extruded vinyl windows and make two-tone color... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors was recently awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for “exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.” According to the company, Marvin's emphasis on ethics dates back to founder... more »
  • Window World recently sold its 1 millionth window in 2014 this month. This marks the sixth year in a row the company achieved this milestone, though it has never done so as early in the calendar year. Residential improvement spending is projected to grow 3.2 percent in 2015, according to NAHB’s 2014 Remodeling Forecast, and Window World foresees continuing its streak of positive growth into... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors announced that it implemented optimizer technology to significantly improve glass yields in the manufacturing process. “This represents a significant next step for AWP to capitalize on this half-million dollar investment to produce high quality products with even greater efficiency. These advances are part of a larger ongoing strategy to improve our manufacturing... more »
  • B.F. Rich Windows & Doors has expanded into several new markets; the company’s products are now available in Ohio through NCRS in Hilliard, Columbus and Dayton. Tennessee now has six new locations through Best Distributing and, in Bluefield, West Virginia, Best Distributing also carries B.F. Rich’s energy efficient windows and patio doors. B.F. Rich also hired several new... more »