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  •     Thomsen     Ebeid Scott Thomsen has been named president of the Guardian Flat Glass Group, effective September 1, 2011. He will succeed Russ Ebeid, who is retiring after 41 years with the company. Thomsen most recently served as group vice president of North American Flat Glass, reporting to Ebeid. He immediately assumes the new role of chief operating... more »
  • Attorney D.S. Berenson and entrepreneur Gene Marks will be the keynote speakers for the second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum. The event, organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta. A managing partner at Johanson Berenson LLP in Great Falls, Va., Berenson specializes in home... more »
  • A contractor specializing in spray-on vinyl siding and replacement windows and doors has agreed to pay $30,702 to settle claims by the New England office of the Environmental Protection Agency that it failed to provide lead hazard information to homeowners or occupants before doing renovations that may have disturbed surfaces coated with lead-based paint, EPA reports. The settlement resolves... more »
  • Two-step door and millwork wholesaler Alliance Door Products is adding the Simpson Door Co. line of wood stile-and-rail doors to its product line. "Simpson Door supports the Alliance Door Products objective of connecting customers to suppliers who are market leaders in door and millwork solutions," says Ian Mackintosh, senior VP of distribution. Based in Lynden, Wash., Alliance has U.S... more »
  • Four of North America's five flat glass makers are named in a price-fixing suit filed by Jeld-Wen Inc. at the end of March. The Oregon-based window and door manufacturer's complaint alleges that AGC America Inc., Guardian Industries Corp., Pilkington North America and PPG Industries "contracted, conspired or combined to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of, and allocate business... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group has become a national corporate sponsor of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization funding research to fight pediatric cancer. The Pennsylvania-based dealer has committed to donate one dollar per window, per square of siding and per square of roofing installed throughout the year in an effort to raise awareness of pediatric cancer in the regions it serves.... more »
  • Phantom Screens and Breezy Living Screen Solutions have partnered to offer Breezy Living Garage Door Screen System equipped with Phantom's retractable screen. The combination provides an affordable, vertically-retractable and easy-to-operate garage screen door system, Phantom officials report. “The garage is not just for storage or parking the family sedan," notes Ron Somers,... more »
  • The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver has set a May 2 deadline for bids to acquire Accent Windows. The Colorado replacement window manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in March, and with that filing, it signed an asset purchase agreement with P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl profiles.  That agreement, however, allowed competing bidders to submit better offers, with the final... more »
  • Window World, the replacement window company with licensed operations in more than 200 cities across the country, has promoted Dana Deem to president. Deem's background includes 21 years in sales, purchasing and management at Lowe's Home Improvement. He joined Window World in 2004, most recently serving as vice president of sales.  "Dana brings an outstanding track... more »
  • Training courses for the FenestrationMasters professional certification program, introduced last year by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, are now available. Targeted at professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, FenestrationMasters offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. The coursework can be... more »