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  • More than 15 motorcyclists will roared through Illinois and Iowa July 23–25 as part of Ace Hardware Foundation’s third annual “Motorcycle Miracle Mission.” The event is a journey of more than 600-miles from Ace’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., to Iowa City, Iowa, and back. The group aims to raise $100,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and build... more »
  • Production workers at the Champion Window manufacturing plant in Sharonville, Ohio, a small suburb north of Cincinnati, have voted against having the Iron Workers Shopmen's Local 468 represent them as a bargaining agent in future negotiations with Champion. The Cleveland-based union petitioned for an election in May to represent full and part-time window manufacturing production, maintenance, and... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has named August "Gus" Coppola senior vice president. Previously president of Quanex's Truseal Technologies, Coppola is leading Project Nexus, a new initiative in the Quanex Engineered Products Group, which supplies window and door components and other products under the Homeshield, Mikron and Truseal brand names. Coppola Project Nexus, a sales... more »
  • Employees at Gorell Windows & Doors recently raised more than $3,400 to help the Indiana community fight cancer by participating in The Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraising event that benefits the American Cancer Society. Gorell employees coordinated several fundraising programs—including a Sheetz coupon sale, basket raffle, employee dress-down day and luminary sales for the Relay... more »
  • ODL Inc., the supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments, has launched a redesigned Web site. Created to serve a variety of audiences, including consumers, contractors and dealers, the new site provides comprehensive, well-organized information about ODL’s products, enhanced with imagery and photography that allows customers to clearly visualize the products and their... more »
  • Price has become an increasingly important consideration for consumers when selecting or rejecting a window or patio door brand, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2010 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study. Simonton Windows scored highest in the report, released today. Among consumers who purchase windows and patio doors, the most-frequently cited reason for selecting a particular... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Krestmark Industries LP with one alleged willful and 10 alleged serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company's factory in Dallas. The manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and door faces potential penalties of $129,500. Krestmark plans to fight the allegations, the company's... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Southeast Region fall meeting will be held August 5-6 in Orlando, and will begin with a tour of the University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab in Gainesville, Fla. The University of South Florida's Forrest Masters will provide demonstrations of the hurricane simulator, cyclic test chamber, installation testing and shingle/tile impacts. Masters... more »
  • A new 14-inch circle size aluminum extrusion press is now fully operational at Keymark Corp.'s Lakeland, Fla., plant. The new press enables architects and engineers to design larger, more detailed extrusions, with the width and precision not previously available in the marketplace, according to the supplier. The extra capacity and size also propel Keymark into additional markets, it is noted.... more »
  • Southern Components Inc. invited local architects to its showroom in Charleston, S.C., last week for the unveiling of its new line of Montag windows and doors. The window dealer officially opened a new display space designed to showcase the ultra-luxury line of mahogany windows and doors manufactured in Biberach, Germany. Southern Components is one of the first dealers on the Atlantic coast to... more »