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  • VPI Quality Windows has completed the acquisition of the window manufacturing assets of Mercer Industries, headquartered in Beaverton, Ore. A new affiliate of VPI, Evolution Window Co. LLC, will manufacture and distribute windows under the Mercer family of brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are fortunate to gain the knowledge and experience of our new Beaverton family... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association Annual Technical Conference, to be held June 17-19 in Pittsburgh, will feature a keynote address from Mike Wilson, environmental protection specialist from the Environmental Protection Agency. The address, "EPA's Lead Paint Rule—What's Happening Now and What's to Come," will update meeting attendees on the latest developments of the... more »
  •   The landmark 40-foot tall clock tower atop the Jackson County Truman Courthouse in Independence, Mo. was restored in September of 2013, and now chimes again, due in part to custom-designed pieces from Fypon. "We needed high-density polyurethane custom-manufactured materials like balustrades and finials to exactly match the historic profile of the original clock," says... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors launched its new website, www.hurd.com, with enhanced user tools and comprehensive product line content. Three new photo galleries showcase commercial and residential work. The new website makes choosing new and replacement windows and doors easier for homeowners, builders, architects and international clients, Hurd officials report. The new “Choosing Your Windows... more »
  •   Quanex Building Products Corp. named  Michael B. Hovan as general manager of Mikron, its vinyl profile products division. Hovan will continue to lead the company’s marketing efforts. “Mike is a seasoned leader with considerable experience in the building products sector," says William Griffiths, chairman, president and CEO. "He understands our customers,... more »
  • Robert Bowden Inc. was named one of the Georgia Fast 40 by the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, according to a Home Channel News report. The award recognizes the Marietta, Georgia-based company as one of the 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in the state. RBI was one of 20 honorees in the Upper Middle Market category, defined as companies with 2013 revenues of $60... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows made several key appointments to its management staff including a new chief financial officer; controller; director of credit and collections; and measure and install manager. Kyle Pozek, a three-year employee of Soft-Lite, has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer. Prior to joining Soft-Lite, Pozek worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jamie Summers is Soft-Lite'... more »
  • Window-Fix now sells and installs windows and doors to satisfy Passive House and Passive Building criteria. Passive House-certified products can be applied in residential applications as well as multi-family properties, office buildings, retail spaces and historical renovation projects. Window-Fix utilizes Klearwall Window and Door products to address Passive Building Standards and the team has... more »
  • New this year, Fenestration Canada will feature a round table session for fabricators at the annual meeting in Winnipeg, June 12-14. The session will garner further input from fabricators on the issue of North American Fenestration Standard compliance and implementation challenges, officials report, then develop a practical approach and guide for use by fabricators. Jean-François Kogovsek of... more »
  • NanaWall Systems announced the results of its second annual Photo Story Contest, which invites architects, designers, contractors and homeowners to submit their favorite NanaWall projects—in words and pictures—to NanaWall Systems. The contest features several categories including “Best Residential,” “Best Remodel” and “Best Pool House." The Best... more »