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  • Simpson Door Company will give away a $100 dinner gift card and $25 in movie tickets to the winner of its Find Your Perfect Match Sweepstakes, chosen from among users of a quiz on the company’s website. The sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and runs until February 29. Click here for more information. more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a nationwide survey that asked builders about the likelihood that a number of features would be included in the typical single-family home they will build in 2016.  In the NAHB Economics, HMI Survey, builders scored features on a scale from one (not likely to be included) to five (very likely to be included). Among the most likely... more »
  • The Kelly Group will represent RSL in the Midwest. Kelly Kern will cover Indiana and the Chicago area, and Steve Luce will cover Ohio and Michigan. “RSL offers great opportunities and complements well our ability to offer door solutions to our customers,” says Kern. “We look forward to speaking with our customers regarding their glass lite programs and seeing how RSL can help... more »
  • PPG Industries began repairs at its Fresno, California flat glass facility, a $20-million project it announced last September. According to a statement from the company, it is replacing the refractory linings of the facility's furnace. This type of repair is necessary every 10-15 years. During the outage, PPG will make upgrades and handle maintenance tasks on other parts of the production... more »
  • Volker Lamprecht is the new director of business development at Protomach GML Machinery. Lamprecht has 28 years’ experience in the window and door industry as an equipment supplier, and helped grow the business of one of Canada’s largest window manufacturers by 30 percent as director of operations. more »
  • Robert Simon joins Renolit’s Exterior Film sales team. Simon has over 15 years’ experience in the PVC profile extrusion industry, and was most recently national sales manager at Gossen Corp. Simon will focus on expanding Renolit’s exterior film customer base, and offer support and training on the lamination process.   more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2016 comprehensive advocacy agenda, which outlines its policy priorities for the window and door industry. The 2016 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight policy areas: energy conservation, building codes, environmental stewardship, building safety, housing and economic policy, product supply and trade, tax policy and... more »
  • Western Window Systems will participate in Sunset magazine’s 2016 Idea House, which showcases innovations in Western home design. The house, overlooking San Francisco Bay at 540 Gravatt Dr. in Berkeley, California, features four bedrooms and bathrooms and five decks. Sunset calls it “the ultimate California hills residence that embodies the indoor-outdoor lifestyle.” “We... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association promoted Lori Benshoof to Senior Coordinator of Web Services and Tamara Davis to Certification Services Coordinator. Intern Emily Joswiak accepted a permanent position as the association’s office assistant. “Lori is a great asset to the AAMA marketing team and the association as a whole," says marketing manager Angela... more »
  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems introduced its new Vista PLUS vinyl window line, available in styles including single and triple sliders, single hung, picture, geometric shapes and combination units. The line features dual-pane insulating glass with tempered, obscured and tinted panes as options, as well as several patterns of flat or sculpted grids. Vista PLUS windows deliver U-values... more »