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  •     Charlie Farver, left, and his son Adam Farver Pella Corp. Chairman of the Board, Charles (Charlie) Farver, will transition from board leadership when his son, Adam Farver, takes on the role in January 2015, according to a company release. Adam Farver will serve as the board’s vice-chair, starting in May 2014, to allow him to work alongside Charlie Farver in... more »
  • After several rounds of revisions, the final draft of Energy Star Version 6.0 for Windows, Doors and Skylights is nearing completion, said Doug Anderson, project manager for the EPA's Energy Star Home Improvement Program, during the recent American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference. "We received a lot of stakeholder comments, and the final responses were received... more »
  • In a November 1 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices as follows, effective with shipments beginning November 25, 2013: 5 percent on ClimaGuard products 9 percent on clear and pattern glass products from 6 millimeters to 19 mm in thickness, and all tempered thicknesses 7 percent on clear and pattern glass 5 mm and thinner 9 percent on all... more »
  •     Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has gone 2,000 days without a lost-time accident at its Williamsport, Md., manufacturing plant. To recognize the accomplishment, the Williamsport employees recently held a celebration.     “Every person in our organization has a role to play in advancing our culture of ‘safety above all else,’"... more »
  • Tony Hair has joined  Masonite International Corp. as vice president and business leader for the company's residential door business. In this position, he is responsible for the financial performance, strategic planning, sales, marketing, branding and product management for the North American residential door business.  Prior to joining Masonite, Hair was senior VP and general manager... more »
  • Deceuninck North America appointed Rob Roundy western regional sales manager, responsible for creating new business opportunities and managing client relationships for Deceuninck in the western region of the United States.  “Rob joins Deceuninck with more than 14 years of outside sales experience in the fenestration industry," says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of... more »
  • Veka Inc. recently hired Jason Wadel as regional sales manager, based in Waterloo, Ontario. Wadel will manage all sales efforts in Eastern Canada, and will be tasked with growing the sales revenue and profitability of the region, Veka reports. “We are very excited to bring Jason on board here at Veka," says Jeff Faulk, divisional sales manager. "His talents, experience and... more »
  •         Chelsea extrusion lines Chelsea Building Products Inc. announced plans to invest in new high-capacity vinyl profile extruders and downstream equipment for its production facility in Oakmont, Pa., during fourth quarter 2013. The investment is expected to increase Chelsea's lineal production capacity by 20 percent.  The investment in new extruding... more »
  •       Custom decorative glass manufacturer Kenyon’s Glass launched a website devoted to informing manufacturers and consumers of its capabilities. In addition to highlighting the decorative door and window glass products and services available from the company, the new website also features a Design Your Own tab for customers to visualize a... more »
  • NanaWall Systems Inc. provided products for four homes featured in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The highest ranked team, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas created a home using NanaWall Systems in every room. The home, named DesertSol, also won the Market Appeal contest. "Since 2005, NanaWall opening glass wall systems have played a significant role in nearly a... more »