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  • Wakefield Equipment, the Ohio-based supplier of window and door fabrication equipment has re-launched its Web site at www.wakefieldequipment.com. The re-designed site features a more user-friendly interface, site-wide search capabilities, video demonstrations of various pieces of equipment, new products, assembly line CAD drawings, downloadable product catalogs and more. more »
  • Cascade Windows donated 68 vinyl windows to the internationally recognized Millard Fuller Center for Housing for its 2010 Legacy Build honoring the founder of Habitat for Humanity International. Valued at approximately $10,000, the windows will be used in 10 homes in Indianapolis. “We are extremely grateful to Cascade Windows and their employees for their generous donation,” says Glen... more »
  • As part of its fall conference, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association is organizing a one-day seminar to address using a systems-based approach for all of the wall penetrations that could affect the installation of window and door products, particularly in areas of the country where water infiltration can be an issue. The association aims to gather representatives from various industries... more »
  • Interlock USA's expanded distribution facility. Interlock USA, a full-service window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has increased storage capacity by more than 30 percent in its North American distribution center, company officials report. The company made the investment in order to accommodate a higher sales volume as well as additional product lines resulting from... more »
  • More than 15 motorcyclists will roared through Illinois and Iowa July 23–25 as part of Ace Hardware Foundation’s third annual “Motorcycle Miracle Mission.” The event is a journey of more than 600-miles from Ace’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., to Iowa City, Iowa, and back. The group aims to raise $100,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and build... more »
  • Production workers at the Champion Window manufacturing plant in Sharonville, Ohio, a small suburb north of Cincinnati, have voted against having the Iron Workers Shopmen's Local 468 represent them as a bargaining agent in future negotiations with Champion. The Cleveland-based union petitioned for an election in May to represent full and part-time window manufacturing production, maintenance, and... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has named August "Gus" Coppola senior vice president. Previously president of Quanex's Truseal Technologies, Coppola is leading Project Nexus, a new initiative in the Quanex Engineered Products Group, which supplies window and door components and other products under the Homeshield, Mikron and Truseal brand names. Coppola Project Nexus, a sales... more »
  • Employees at Gorell Windows & Doors recently raised more than $3,400 to help the Indiana community fight cancer by participating in The Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraising event that benefits the American Cancer Society. Gorell employees coordinated several fundraising programs—including a Sheetz coupon sale, basket raffle, employee dress-down day and luminary sales for the Relay... more »
  • ODL Inc., the supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments, has launched a redesigned Web site. Created to serve a variety of audiences, including consumers, contractors and dealers, the new site provides comprehensive, well-organized information about ODL’s products, enhanced with imagery and photography that allows customers to clearly visualize the products and their... more »
  • Price has become an increasingly important consideration for consumers when selecting or rejecting a window or patio door brand, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2010 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study. Simonton Windows scored highest in the report, released today. Among consumers who purchase windows and patio doors, the most-frequently cited reason for selecting a particular... more »