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  • 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 »
  • Masonite featured several new interior doors with unique decorative glass designs. Charlotte, N.C.—The Association of Millwork Distributors’ annual convention and exhibition, which kicked off here on Monday, appears to be regaining momentum with busy educational sessions and a trade show floor that looks to be larger than last year. The trade show, which closes today, also... more »
  • J. Sussman Inc., a manufacturer of custom windows in Jamaica, N.Y., is installing more than 550 solar panels, spreading across approximately 15,000 square feet, on its roof. The 125-kilowatt project will handle a substantial part of the company's electric needs and is said to be one of the largest solar panel projects in New York. Sussman officials on manufacturing facility roof... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lifetime Doors Inc., a manufacturer of interior flush doors, including molded, veneer, prefinished, and bifold products. Based in Farmington Hills, Mich., Lifetime was founded in 1947 by William Gilbert. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. "Lifetime is a natural fit for Masonite," states Larry Repar, Masonite's... more »
  • Royal Group’s Window and Door Profiles Division hosted an open house September 30 to mark the progress made in reducing the carbon footprint of its Thermoplast manufacturing facility in Laval, Que.  With suppliers, elected officials and community representatives on hand, Thermoplast announced it is now recycling 100 percent of the residues from extrusion by putting them back into the... more »