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  • The employees of Sunrise Windows in Temperance, Mich., recently joined together to make a significant donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, “the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists,” according to the organization’s Web site. The effort was held on October 8 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Passionately Pink... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded the distribution capabilities of its Chicago production facility.  Previously, the plant had served the Chicago metropolitan area with Crystal serving most Midwest customers from its New York operation. Crystal Window is now shipping vinyl and aluminum window and door products from the 80,000-square-foot Chicago plant to company branches in the... more »
  • Albuquerque, N.M.–Environmental issues once again topped the agenda at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, held here last week. In addition to continued work on AAMA's green and sustainability committee efforts, the meeting featured Ellen Struck, director of business development for UL Environment, who emphasized the need for third-party validation and... more »
  • The Asian Pacific American Legal Center recently presented its 2010 Public Service Award to Walter and Shirley Wang in honor of their efforts to support and promote the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in China, Africa and the U.S.  Shirley Wang is CEO of Plastpro Inc., the fiberglass door manufacturer.  Walter Wang, her husband, is CEO of JM Eagle, the producer of plastic... more »
  • More than 300 Simonton Windows employees collectively lost 1,470 pounds during the six-week Simonton Summer Challenge. More than 150  teams of two employees each from the manufacturer's facilities in West Virginia, Illinois, Oklahoma and California competed, with the winning team, “Tons of Fun,” losing a combined 49 pounds by cutting out cheeseburgers, embracing exercising and... more »
  • The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver recently presented Superior Products Home Improvements, a Colorado-based exterior residential products dealer and installer, with two 2010 CARE (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) Awards. Superior, previously recognized as one of Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year, won a first place award in the green remodel category for a... more »
  • Window manufacturers need to pay attention to a recent Texas Supreme Court ruling. Its decision in the case of Fresh Coat Inc. v. K-2 Inc. makes it more important than ever to establish clear, bright lines of roles and responsibilities between manufacturers and re-sellers. The State of Texas has a statute providing that a “manufacturer shall indemnify and hold harmless a seller against a... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to hear an appeal filed by the Pella Corp. over a class action case involving one of its window products.  Pella's appeal challenges a decision made earlier by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court in the case of Pella Corp. v. Saltzman. That decision significantly loosens the criteria that must... more »
  • Andy Jensen has joined the Schield Family Cos. as corporate general manager. In the newly created position, he is responsible for the financial, operational and competitive success of the company's Weather Shield, Peachtree and Visions windows and doors brands. Jensen Most recently, Jensen served as VP of sales, marketing, & business development/start up leader for Cardinal Solar... more »
  • In letters of support for new tax credits for energy efficient home upgrades sent to Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jeff Bingamon (D-N.M.) last week, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance offered several "suggestions for improvement" to the proposed legislation. In particular, the letter points to a $200 credit for Energy Star-qualified windows in the draft bill as "an... more »