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  • Amber Grayson, a former sales and marketing executive with a hardware manufacturer and distributor, has started Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC to provide creative and technical representation to manufacturers of fenestration and building material components. With her background, Grayson offers expertise in new product launches, marketing and brand strategy, business bevelopment, cold... more »
  • Joining with several other contractor and building industry organizations, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance recently sent a letter to three U.S. Senators asking for changes in the current Home Star legislation.  While supporting "the overall concept of the Home Star incentive program, we want to ensure the proposal factors in its job creation and energy conservation potential... more »
  • Already passed by the House of Representatives, Home Star legislation advanced in the Senate last week as part of the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act. Introduced by Majority Leader Sen. Henry Reid (D-Nev.), the bill represents a stripped-down energy bill with additional elements designed to address the Gulf oil spill.  Senate Democrats hoped it could be passed... more »
  • Sunrise Windows, based in Temperance, Mich., has recalled and added 60 employees over the last few months to support its continued growth. "We anticipate as we head toward the fall season, we will need to hire additional staff to support our manufacturing needs,” says Gary Delman, president. Dealers appear to be rewarding the vinyl window and door manufacturer for its broad selection... more »
  • Hydro Aluminum’s Extrusion North America unit has sold its M2000 sliding patio door product line to Architectural Metals Inc. of St. Louis. The move is designed to enable Hydro to maximize internal resources and provide customers streamlined sales and service processes. Architectural Metals services manufacturers of products that use aluminum extrusion and sheet metal, including... more »
  • Atria Building Products, a manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Johnstown, Ohio, officially closed its doors last week. David Gerhardt, president, attributed the decision to close to continued weakness in market, combined with additional regulatory burdens. "Atria would like to thank all of its customers, employees, and vendors for your loyalty during our 30-year run," ... more »
  • More detailed reports on news briefs appearing in the August issue of Window & Door: VKR Acquires Canada's Loewen Windows Ply Gem Plans to Go Public DOE's R-5 Window Site Goes Live Atis Group Defers IPO Energy Star Criteria Revision Process Officially Underway   Alcoa to Acquire Traco Santelli Adding Indiana Plant   more »
  • Haddon Windows LLC, previously operating as Accu-Weld, has changed its corporate name to Haddon Windows & Doors.  The name change is part of a strategic integration and revamp of the 29-year-old Accu-Weld and Speyer Door & Window, officials state. The Haddon family originally purchased AccuWeld, the manufacturer of windows and doors based in Bensalem, Pa., at the beginning of 2009.... more »
  • Edgetech I.G.’s ProActive wellness program is celebrating seven years of success, promoting healthier lifestyles for employees and their families, the company reports. Initiated by its parent company, Lauren International, ProActive provides access to preventative screening, exercise facilities and assistance with life challenges ranging from financial counseling to smoking cessation.... more »
  • Eleven drivers who transport by truck Pella Windows & Doors and materials used in the manufacture of them have earned recognition from the National Safety Council for their longtime leadership in safe transportation. Pella Corp.'s C. Jay De Ronde earned the Best Safe Driver of the Year award in NSC's West North Central Region. As one of 11 regional winners seclected by NSC, De Ronde will be... more »