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  • Jeld-Wen announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trend Windows & Doors, an Australian manufacturer of aluminum, timber and thermal energy efficient windows and doors. Its brand names include Trend, Synergy, Quantum, Quantum XP Windows, Crestlite, Trend thermAL Energy Efficiency, Thermashield, SoundMizer and Xtreme Bushfire Protection Windows & Doors. The acquisition will... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors will roll out a new and expanded fleet of delivery vehicles for 2016. "The new fleet now delivers lower operating costs as well as an increased reliability we need in order to help ensure that our recently shortened delivery schedules are maintained," commented Jim Koscica CFO. The arrival of the new fleet coordinates with the new brand strategy and brand building... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems earned the Superior Fenestra Award for its window products in a multi-family project from the Queens (New York) Chamber of Commerce. Crystal supplied more than 20,000 energy efficient aluminum and vinyl windows in various styles for Glen Oaks Village. "This project demonstrates not only Crystal's superior energy efficient products for replacement... more »
  • Adrian Steenson recently joined the Roto North America management team as director of operations, overseeing operations at both Roto Fasco Canada Inc. and Roto Frank of America Inc. With an extensive background in manufacturing operations, he has more than 28 years’ experience in production planning expertise in a variety of areas. “Adrian’s background and experience will be a... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows appointed Rich Bonney as its new vice president of operations, overseeing production, shipping and engineering. Bonney spent the last nine years serving as lean manufacturing manager for Guardian Industries, where he improved manufacturing operations to excel using lean methodologies and drove world-class customer service metrics for quality and on-time delivery, according to... more »
  • Mergers and acquisitions were widespread in 2015, as two dozen window and door companies made investments or sold assets. This followed the national trend of massive corporate mergers across a variety of industries—i.e. Marriott (Starwood), Walgreens (Rite Aid), Anheuser-Bush (SABMiller), Dell (EMC), Anthem (Cigna) and AT&T (DirecTV), to name a few. “Participants are seeking... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association revised and updated the procedural guide for certification of manufactured home fenestration products. AAMA 104-15, Procedural Guide for Certification of Manufactured Home Fenestration Products: Windows/Sliding Doors, Emergency Exit Windows and Devices, Swinging Exterior Passage Doors, lays out the process for certifying these products through... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association elected Dan Picard, director of innovation at Assa Abloy Americas, as its new president for the upcoming year. All newly-elected officers will begin their term during the 2016 BHMA Spring Committee Week. more »
  • The California Energy Commission announced that the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Documents are now available online. California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. According to the CEC website, the 2016 Standards will improve upon the current 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems was honored for its dedication to the construction industry by the Queens & Bronx Building Association. "The QBBA honor for Crystal Windows caps what has been a momentous 25th Anniversary year for the company," says Steve Chen, COO.  "During 2015, Crystal hosted several major gala Anniversary celebrations for its employees and top... more »