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  • Window and door dealers and manufacturers say one of their biggest challenges this year will be adapting to how the Internet is continuously changing the way they do business: from managing their online reputations to dealing with customers armed with information gleaned from the web.  Social media can build or tarnish a company’s social reputation, and help or hinder it from closing... more »
  • Bill Rau, manager of quality assurance for Crystal Windows and Door Systems, passed away recently from ongoing health issues. "Bill was a tremendous asset for Crystal," says Steve Chen, Crystal's CEO. "He brought a very professional discipline as well as over 30 years of experience in fenestration product design, production and quality to his work at Crystal. He built a great... more »
  •     Jim Strater     Maura Glenn B.F. Rich Windows & Doors added two staff members: Jim Strater, southeastern territory manager; and Maura Glenn, marketing executive. Strater's professional background includes extensive experience in remodeling, wholesale distribution and in-home sales. In his new position, Strater will be an integral part of the corporate new... more »
  • Aribell Products Ltd. launched a new website. The company imports, manufactures, and distributes a full range of products used by door pre-hangers and window fabricators mainly in the Canadian market. It also ships a number of its products throughout  the United States and internationally. The new website assists trade members by providing current product pictures of nearly every component... more »
  • Milliken Millwork received the prestigious 2013 World Vision Fenestration Humanitarian Award, presented at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 77th Annual Conference in Orlando. In business since 1953, Milliken is successfully run by third-generation family members. Milliken's products include exterior, interior, patio, storm, and commercial doors, stair parts and columns. The... more »
  • PGT Industries announced that Dean Ruark, PGT code compliance manager, received the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Residential Products Group Distinguished Service Award, presented at the 77th Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Orlando. This award is presented to an individual who accomplishes formative work on behalf of the association and the Residential Products... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows introduced the ProVantage preferred contractor program, designed to provide tools and support to help qualified professional remodelers find the best prospects, close more sales and build a better business, the company reports. ProVantage members will have a personalized website, a preferred listing on Ply Gem’s website, as well as on Angie’s List, and access to high... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products has secured a registered trademark for its Ccore product from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company developed Ccore as a composite reinforcement for vinyl windows, doors and other building products. It is made of an engineered patented polymer that is structurally stronger than PVC, according to Chelsea's Mark Ammer, director of operations and R... more »
  • The window industry needs to be aware of growing demand for Health Product Declarations, according to officials at the recent AAMA Annual Conference. The architectural community is beginning to request HPDs from building product suppliers and manufacturers, and some architects are sending letters to manufacturers indicating that “if you don’t have [HPDs] by the end of 2014, they won... more »
  • Menck USA's senior management team clockwise from left: Alan Wall, Nate Campbell, John Benjamin, Michael Pusch, and Todd Bacheldor. (Photo: Business Wire) Menck USA has appointed a senior executive and production team to lead its Menck Windows operation in Chicopee, Mass., scheduled to begin production this fall. Menck Windows is a new joint venture between Menck USA and Menck-... more »