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  • Minnkota Windows Inc. produced its first window in its new 78,000- square foot manufacturing facility. The company shut down production last week to move equipment and offices to the new building located at 2324 Main Ave. W. in West Fargo. Minnkota Windows has been producing vinyl windows in Fargo since 1980 and distributes product to 13 states and Canada. Continued growth required the company to... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) is pleased to announce Rick Davis, president of Building Leaders Inc., as its keynote speaker for the 2015 summer meeting. The industry consultant and columnist will share his expertise in sales leadership with Association members at the membership conference, held June 15-16, 2015 at Crystal Springs Minerals Resort in Vernon, N.J. Building... more »
  • PPG Industries announced plans to close its plant in Burlington, Iowa, on May 1, the Washington Times reports. The 29 employees affected will be given an opportunity to transfer to PPG manufacturing plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania or Wichita Falls, Texas. The Burlington plant manufactures tempered flat glass and custom annealed glass. “The costs associated with supplying raw glass from... more »
  • Chris Griffin, a member of the Roto Frank team since 2000, joined the Window Safety Task Force. Comprising the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the Screen Manufacturers Association (SMA), and in cooperation with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Window Safety Task Force was established in 1997 to... more »
  • Therma-Tru enhanced the size offerings for its Villager and Homeward decorative glass products for 2015.A variety of larger sizes of the Craftsman-style glass is now available in all five Classic-Craft door collections. New doorlite sizes include a full-lite at 25-inches by 66-inches, a 3/4-lite at 25-inches by 51-inches, a 2/3-lite at 25-inches by 42-inches, and a 1/2-lite at 25-inches by 35-... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, in conjunction with the National Glass Association, is launching Window & Door Dealer Days at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The three-day event will take place, September 16-18, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “As residential window and door companies evolve, so must their association, WDDA,”... more »
  • Experts spoke about Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and the intricacies that go into them, as well as addressed regulatory affairs at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 78th Annual Conference. Vik Ahuja, LEED AP and sales executive for the building and construction sector at PE International, and Kerry Haglund, executive director of the Efficient Windows Collaborative,... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. acquired the assets of the exterior building products division of The Ar-Jay Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The acquisition includes The Ar-Jay Center’s siding, window and door business, which will be integrated into ABC Supply’s Cedar Rapids branch. The Ar-Jay Center sales associates specializing in exterior building products will join ABC Supply’s Cedar... more »
  • AmesburyTruth entered into a definitive agreement to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business based in Ontario, California to VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business. AmesburyTruth will consolidate the custom extrusion business for fenestration products and relocate operations to Cannon... more »
  • Andersen announced that it is assuming operations of the Consolidation Center in Menomonie, Wis., from a third-party logistics provider. The center will become part of the Andersen Logistics network, adding more than 300 jobs to the company’s ranks. “This change is the next logical step in logistics integration to meet and exceed the needs of our customers,” says Sal Abbate,... more »