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  • Planning for the 10th annual FeneVision User Conference is underway. Designed for window and door manufacturers and glass fabricators using software systems developed by Fenetech Inc., the event is scheduled for June 24-27 in Cleveland. "Ten years ago, our goal was to build an active and vibrant user community that shared ideas to help make FeneVision a great product and to help our clients... more »
  • Expanding its footprint in the architectural door market once again, Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Algoma Hardwoods Inc. With approximately 350 employees, Algoma reports 2011 revenues exceeding $60 million.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Algoma, Wis., Algoma manufactures architecturally specified... more »
  • During its spring House of Delegates meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Michael Hydeck of Hydeck Design Build in Telford, Pa., as its chairman of the board. The organization also elevated Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in Mukwonago, Wis. to the office of president. “NARI members have assisted in government affairs initiatives and were... more »
  • Simonton Windows is looking to add more than 250 workers at its plants in West Virginia, Illinois and California. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors is planning to add full-time production personnel in the areas of glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations, it reports. At present, Simonton is looking to add 160 workers at its facilities in West Virginia, 75 workers at its plant... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese trade association that will bring a large number of additional manufacturers to the annual NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas in January 2013. A formal signing ceremony was held April 19 in Foshan, China, between officials from the China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware... more »
  • Designed to showcase the latest in green building technologies, the Vision House at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center feature Pella windows, incorporating the manufacturer's SmartSync technology. Opening April 22 in honor of Earth Day, the project will not only feature smart phone enabled window shades, it will include electric vehicle charging stations, smog-eating roof tiles and many other... more »
  • Christian Fabian has been appointed to the position of incoming CEO of Rehau North America beginning in July.  He succeeds Kathleen “Kitty” Saylor, who will be stepping down from her position after an 18-year career with the extruder of vinyl window profiles, as well as manufacturer of many other plastic produts.      Fabian Fabian brings more than 20... more »
  • Responding to increasing requests from suppliers and their customers, ASTM International has developed the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity program. An outgrowth of ASTM’s certification programs, the new declaration of conformity provides a new tool that enabled companies to show they are conforming to ASTM test methods, officials state Sponsored and administered by ASTM... more »
  • Balance hardware producer Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of Advantage Manufacturing, including its Magnum-branded operable window hardware line.  The purchase adds depth to Caldwell’s offerings with the Advantage line complements its existing line of sliding window hardware, says Eric Mertz, Caldwell president and CEO. By... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced an agenda for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 in Bloomington, Minn. Highlighted by a tour of Cardinal Glass Industries manufacturing facilities, the event will feature three days of speakers, tabletop sessions and technical meetings. Kicking off the presentations will be a session led by Joe Lstibrueck, a... more »