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  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to publish the organization’s first set of residential standards. ANSI/BHMA A156.39-2015 Residential Locksets & Latches and ANSI/BHMA A156.40-2015 Residential Deadbolts are now published and available for purchase. Both standards establish performance... more »
  • In 2005, Kolbe launched the Continuous Improvement program. After 10 years, more than 1,000 events that improve efficiency and allow Kolbe to handle greater volume without lowering its high standards have taken place. As a result of the events, the program has led to 325,000 square feet of re-purposed floor space for new product lines, eliminating more than 1 million feet of unnecessary walking... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) promoted veteran staff member Lakisha Woods, CAE to chief marketing officer. This position will oversee all revenue-generating programs unrelated to NAHB's International Builders' Show exhibit space sales. Such activities will include sponsorship sales and partnerships with major national companies. The position also will identify new business... more »
  • The Atis Group has been acquired by a group of Quebec investors including Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) and Fondaction CSN, CNW reports. The window and door manufacturer was founded in 2004 with the acquisition of Laflamme Doors and Windows and Solarcan Doors and Windows. Robert Doyon will remain an Atis shareholder and stay on as the company's... more »
  • Registration is now open for the North American Wood Window and Door Symposium. The event will be held Sept.23-35 in Madison, Wis., and will focus on the use of wood and wood-based materials in wood window and door manufacturing. The purpose of the conference, according to the Forest Products Society, is to ensure that wood remains a viable option for windows and doors and to educate attendees... more »
  • Steel Entry Doors from ProVia are spotlighted in a new video titled “ProVia 20-Gauge Steel Entry Doors: Stronger By Design.” The video portrays the materials and manufacturing processes that are used to make the company’s Legacy Steel Entry Doors. View the video here. more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Company was selected for the SmartCEO Future 50 award. Washington D.C.’s SmartCEO profiles the 50 awarded companies, which represent the area’s fastest growing companies based on a combined three-year growth rate of revenue and employees. The 2015 Future 50 winners collectively generate $3.5 billion in annual revenue and employ 13,000 individuals in the greater-D... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 78th Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole. Kim Flanary, Milgard, (pictured at right, top) ... more »
  • AmesburyTruth named Phillip Cooke Channel Sales Manager.  Cooke brings more than seven years of experience in building supply, vinyl product extrusion, and building supply distribution industries to his new position. Prior to joining AmesburyTruth, he was employed by Guardian Building Products Distribution, working directly with suppliers and customers to optimize value delivery, assess... more »
  •   LaCantina Doors hired Tim McCleery as its new customer service manager. With over 20 years of experience in the high-end window and door industry, McCleery joins LaCantina Doors with a background in engineering, design and division management in customer service, inside sales, engineering and warranty departments. McCleery will lead LaCantina Doors’ expanded customer service... more »