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  • Registration is now open for the Northeast Window & Door Association 2014 Winter Meeting, to be held January 27-28 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate for meeting attendees through January 6, 2014. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Find more information about sponsorship and the meeting's events on... more »
  • The Carter Lumber Co., which sells windows and doors from Ply Gem, Andersen, Jeld-Wen, Therma-Tru, Larsen and Silver Line, announced it has consolidated 26 stores as of November 1, 2013, mainly within the Midwest region. Carter expects less than 30 employees to lose their jobs as a result. The consolidation is a reflection of the company's effort to support its recent addition of 10 stores... more »
  •   The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies program announced it will add up to $1.6 million in new funding to develop a program to rate and certify the energy performance of both residential and commercial window attachments.   BTO’s prioritization tool, used for internal analysis, has indicated that the use of insulating and reflective window... more »
  •     Charlie Farver, left, and his son Adam Farver Pella Corp. Chairman of the Board, Charles (Charlie) Farver, will transition from board leadership when his son, Adam Farver, takes on the role in January 2015, according to a company release. Adam Farver will serve as the board’s vice-chair, starting in May 2014, to allow him to work alongside Charlie Farver in... more »
  • After several rounds of revisions, the final draft of Energy Star Version 6.0 for Windows, Doors and Skylights is nearing completion, said Doug Anderson, project manager for the EPA's Energy Star Home Improvement Program, during the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. "We received a lot of stakeholder comments, and the final responses were received... more »
  • In a November 1 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices as follows, effective with shipments beginning November 25, 2013: 5 percent on ClimaGuard products 9 percent on clear and pattern glass products from 6 millimeters to 19 mm in thickness, and all tempered thicknesses 7 percent on clear and pattern glass 5 mm and thinner 9 percent on all... more »
  •     Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has gone 2,000 days without a lost-time accident at its Williamsport, Md., manufacturing plant. To recognize the accomplishment, the Williamsport employees recently held a celebration.     “Every person in our organization has a role to play in advancing our culture of ‘safety above all else,’"... more »
  • Tony Hair has joined  Masonite International Corp. as vice president and business leader for the company's residential door business. In this position, he is responsible for the financial performance, strategic planning, sales, marketing, branding and product management for the North American residential door business.  Prior to joining Masonite, Hair was senior VP and general manager... more »
  • Deceuninck North America appointed Rob Roundy western regional sales manager, responsible for creating new business opportunities and managing client relationships for Deceuninck in the western region of the United States.  “Rob joins Deceuninck with more than 14 years of outside sales experience in the fenestration industry," says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of... more »
  • Veka Inc. recently hired Jason Wadel as regional sales manager, based in Waterloo, Ontario. Wadel will manage all sales efforts in Eastern Canada, and will be tasked with growing the sales revenue and profitability of the region, Veka reports. “We are very excited to bring Jason on board here at Veka," says Jeff Faulk, divisional sales manager. "His talents, experience and... more »