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  • P.H. Tech regrets to report that Raymond Dallaire, co-founder, passed away on the afternoon of December 9. Dallaire struggled with illness following his retirement from day-to-day management of the company in 2002. Raymond Dallaire and his brother Dominic founded the company more than 53 years ago. “Throughout his career, Raymond helped move the industry forward by sharing his expertise and... more »
  • Officials from PPG Industries announced that a joint wastewater-reuse project with the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, has cut fresh water consumption by as much as 50 percent per day at the company’s glass manufacturing plant located there. The $1.9 million project, which diverts treated wastewater to the plant’s glass-cooling towers, came online in February in the midst of a historic... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors appointed Ignacio Escobedo as vice president of manufacturing and engineering. “AWP is honored to have Ignacio leading our manufacturing and engineering efforts. His experience leading lean manufacturing transformations and managing operations through periods of high growth are perfectly suited for the transformation currently underway at AWP,” says Craig Speed... more »
  • Linetec opened a third anodize line at its facility in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 180,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements expand its existing capacity and capabilities by more than 50 percent. Linetec’s Wausau campus now spans more than 750,000 square feet and provides room to further enhance production flow throughout the facilities. The estimated $15 million investment in... more »
  • PGT Inc. appointed two new members to the executive team. Danielle Mikesell is appointed as vice president of PGT, Industries with the responsibility of marketing, R&D, and customer service. “I’m excited to have Danielle become a member of our executive team. She has extensive experience and a dynamic leadership style that makes her the ideal person to lead the marketing, product... more »
  • ProVia announced the retirement of the company’s founder, Bill Mullet, who led ProVia from a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio in 1977 to the 600-plus employee organization that exists today. He will continue his role on the board of directors, and has accepted his appointment as chairman of the board. He and his wife Ellen have sold their shares back to the company, leaving their four... more »
  • The American Wood Council released an app that will calculate an opaque wall or fenestration U-factor. The calculation is based on the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code or International Residential Code. The calculator is consistent with AWC’s Design for Code Acceptance 7, “Meeting... more »
  • GPI Millwork announced plans to expand its sales coverage to all regions of the United States. “We are rapidly introducing new window and door components that appeal to all climatic and regional market tastes,” explains Ryan Chapman, president. GPI initially plans to strengthen its sales coverage in both the greater Midwest, West Coast and Northeast regions. They are actively... more »
  • National Millwork Inc. acquired Elite Door and Trim in Denton, Texas. National Millwork anticipates this should enable it to obtain contracts in approximately 60 percent of the United States. "Acquiring Elite Door and Trim represents a strategic growth step for National Millwork," says Otto Nonnenmann, CEO of National Millwork. "Elite will immediately have access to all of the... more »
  • Ring Ring Marketing will host a free joint webinar with Google on Thursday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m. PST to educate window and door dealers how to leverage mobile marketing to increase their phone calls.  The webinar will cover the reasons why window and door business’ website or landing pages need to be mobile-friendly and will include information on consumer search and buying... more »