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  • American Renolit Corp., the manufacturer of decorative laminate films for vinyl profiles, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company received formal registration approval for its production facility in La Porte, Ind., and sales subsidiary in Swedesboro, N.J., in August, it reports. “This was in important project for Renolit," says Ralph Gut, president. "Our... more »
  • To mark the company's continued success in creating new jobs, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently visited Quanex Building Products' Cambridge, Ohio, facility. Over the past six months, Quanex has added 150 new jobs at location, where it manufactures insulating glass spacer. Gov. Kasich toured the facility and gave a brief address to Quanex employees. David Petratis, CEO, Quanex Building... more »
  • The Chancellery of Honours, an office of the Governor General of Canada, has awarded Reginald Pollard with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. Pollard is chairman of Pollard Windows, a manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows, as well as entry systems, based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.   Commemorating the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's... more »
  • With growth spurred by a rebound in housing completions and gains in construction spending from a depressed 2011 base, demand for windows and doors in the U.S. is forecast to rise 9.3 percent per year over the next several years, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group Inc.  Total demand for both the residential and nonresidential markets is expected to reach $34.2 billion by... more »
  • Jim Gandorf is joining the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealer Alliance as the new vice president of association services. He succeeds David Walker, who has held the same position at the NGA since 2005 and WDDA since its formation in 2009. With more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, Gandorf served most recently as executive director of the American... more »
  • Pella windows and doors manufactured in the U.S. will be sold in India for the first time, Pella Corp. officials report. An independent distributor, Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd., will offer products sold through Pella India for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling and replacement applications in the country. “We welcome Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd. as our newest distributor, and... more »
  • Las Vegas–Building good word-of-mouth, managing an online presence, selling to men and women and a long list of lead generation tips were the hot topics at the third annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America last week. Hosted by the Window & Door Dealer Alliance, the event enjoyed record attendance, with more than 110 dealers,... more »
  • Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has acquired The Home Service Store, a Georgia company that coordinates lead generation, sales and installation for do-it-for-me home improvement projects between retailers, dealers and manufacturers. Its replacement window activities currently include programs with BJ's Home Improvement and Costco.com.     The... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is applauding the recent introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would restore 25C tax credits for energy efficient windows and other home improvements. The Home Energy Savings Act (H.R. 6398) was introduced by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and would make the credit, which expired at the end of... more »
  • Bill Evans, president of Evans Glass of Nashville, Tenn., has been elected to be chairman of the board of the National Glass Association. Other newly-elected officers include Bob Brown of Brown's Glass of York, Pa., and Bryan Bush of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., treasurer. Board members returning for the 2012-2013 term are Michael Albert of S. Albert Glass Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md.; Newton... more »