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  •     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 »
  • Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million units, but single-family production remained flat, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “The flat single-family data confirm our latest surveys, which show that single-family builders remain... more »
  • YKK AP America recognized its top performers from 2013 during its annual meeting on May 6 at the Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga.  The Branch of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in sales and profitability, is one of the top honors given each year. Kim Law, branch manager of the Greensboro, N.C., facility, accepted this award on behalf of the branch. ... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Jeff Jackson president and COO, effective June 1, 2014. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT Industries board of directors and CEO. "I am proud and excited that Jeff will succeed me as PGT's president. This move supports our decision to make changes in the executive leadership team as part of our long-term... more »
  •   Ken Brenden, technical services director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, will retire from the association, effective May 22. Since joining AAMA eight years ago, Brenden has contributed greatly to the value AAMA offers its members. His hard work, commitment and dedication were recognized by AAMA members and other industry associations alike, AAMA reports.... more »
  •   Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. promoted Brett Danke to serve as director of manufacturing. He will work closely with Keith Koenig, Kolbe's recently appointed vice president of manufacturing, to oversee the company's manufacturing facilities in Wausau. Danke joined Kolbe in 2001 as a manufacturing engineer then advanced to senior process engineer. For the past six years, Danke has... more »
  • Fargo’s Minnkota Windows, Inc. is breaking ground on a new 78,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for its line of vinyl windows and patio doors. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 2324 Main Avenue in West Fargo on Thursday May 15, at 2:00 pm. Minnkota Windows has been producing vinyl windows in Fargo since 1980 and distributes product to 13 states and Canada. Continued... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association announced the final speaker agenda for the NWDA Summer Meeting, to be held at Caesars in Atlantic City, N.J., on June 2-3, 2014. Six industry experts will be addressing critical fenestration manufacturing issues including future forecasts, logistics, codes, websites, field testing, contracts, collections and legal best practices. The speaker agenda... more »
  • Tru Tech Doors, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, recently announced a strategic distribution agreement with Weston Wood Solutions of Mississauga, Ontario, to provide pre-hung entry systems and door products to the South American market. Under the agreement, Tru Tech Doors has shared energy efficient fabrication and manufacturing techniques with Weston Wood Solutions, which recently established a... more »
  • United Window & Door Manufacturing Inc. made significant enhancements to its Eclipse Key Dealer Program in product offering and marketing materials and plans to grow the exclusive Eclipse Dealer Network. The Eclipse Key Dealer Program now features new products, samples, literature and its own website.   “I look forward to working with key dealers in their respective markets to grow... more »