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  • PPG Industries has been selected as one of five industry partners in the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster, a five-year initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the United States. Housed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the initiative is being funded in part by a $129 million grant from the federal government. PPG’s role in the effort will be to: Leverage a... more »
  • Officials told employees at the Jeld-Wen Inc. plant in Hartselle, Ala., yesterday that the facility will be closed in two months. Jeld-Wen acquired the interior door manufacturing plant from Young Door in 1990. In a statement released after the announcement to employees, Teri Cline, Jeld-Wen communication director, said, "2010 has been another challenging year for the window and door... more »
  • After 45 years of being headquartered in New York, Manhattan Door Corp. is relocating to Carlstadt, N.J. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new operation is scheduled for October 26. “This strategic relocation allows us to work with a broader customer base while better serving the Tri-state area,” says Michael Sklar, president. “Our team remains dedicated to our family’s... more »
  • 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 »