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  • Window World formed a partnership with Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows for the 2015 season. Performances are slated in more than 20 premier airshows across the country. The sponsorship will also feature a new Hero Ride Program, for which Window World stores nationwide can select a local veteran to accompany the acrobatic pilot in a custom, Window World twin-seat airplane. These custom Rob Holland... more »
  • WTS Paradigm moved to a custom-made space in Middleton, Wis. located at 1850 Deming Way. The new building, which the company reports was more than 15 years in the making, offers 45,000 square feet with room to expand. Employees were encouraged to share their design ideas and workspace preferences, reports CEO Nate Herbst. “Throughout every phase we gathered employee feedback, as I really... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document laying out the anodizing process with reference to architectural work. According to AAMA, this standard describes the anodizing process, which produces a coating that is thicker than nature's version, harder and very durable. The AAMA Anodic Finishes/Painted Aluminum (AFPA) document has been updated to... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors unveiled a new Marvin Family of Brands portfolio. This new positioning brings Marvin, Integrity and Infinity Replacement Windows under one fenestration portfolio to better demonstrate the strength and breadth of the company's product portfolio and variety of solutions available to its customers, according to the company. As part of this new... more »
  • Alside signed a long-term lease for 106,000 square feet at the Concourse Center warehouse and industrial facility in Cheektowaga, N.Y. The company will consolidate its other Cheektowaga and Niagara Falls locations to the facility, The Buffalo News reports, which it will use as a regional warehouse and distribution hub for its wholesale contractor clients. The new location not only allows space... more »
  • Andersen Corporation announced that it will pay out more than $8 million in profit sharing to all eligible employees. Under the new profit sharing formula, each eligible employee will receive $1,080. The company announced it would reinstate profit sharing in 2014 after a number of years in which the program was suspended due to the recession. “Our tradition of sharing profits with... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. announced fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results from continuing operations and provided its 2015 annual outlook for sales and earnings per share. “Our teams delivered sales and profit growth in the fourth quarter against tough comparisons,” says Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. “For the full year, we posted solid... more »
  • Hope’s announces the publication of its comprehensive residential app available for free on iPad and Android tablet devices. The app platform features text, videos and photos about the roster of Hope’s products, materials, custom design and craftsmanship capabilities. It also offers testing and real-world performance information, plus examples of Hope’s projects. more »
  • Industrial Sales Corporation’s (ISC) Tom Dlugosh, Victor Germakian, Jim Dickensheets, Joe Horning, Walter Horning, Brad Horning, Donny Dupuis, Beau Jasmer, Mark Wolonsky, Jim Bassett, and Tom Miner completed the FenestrationMaster coursework, elevating their expertise in fenestration. The program is administered by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and covers a... more »
  • The Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) named Karin Peterson, vice president of human resources at Pella Corporation, as the 2014 Iowa Lean Champion. The award was created to honor a leader who has made significant contributions to Lean practices and/or led a Lean journey for 10 or more years, according to The Pella Chronicle. Lean is a methodology focusing on the elimination of waste within a process to... more »