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  • New home buyers and existing homeowners who are planning improvements in the next few months say their top priorities include price, energy-efficiency, organization and comfort, according to a survey sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens, released at the International Builders' Show. “Not surprisingly, we continue to see a ‘cents and sensibility’ approach when it comes to... more »
  • Brian Zimmerman has been named president and COO of Gorell Windows & Doors LLC. In his new position, he is responsible for all facets of the day-to-day operations of the vinyl window and door manufacturer. Wayne Gorell assumes the role of chairman and CEO. Zimmerman “Brian has played a key role in the management of the company over the years. As president, he will have even... more »
  • Rooted Treasured Simplified Refreshed In its annual color forecast, paint and coating producer Sherwin-Williams sees 2010 colors taking cues from the hues of the past. “In uncertain times, we find comfort in the memories and traditions that provide us with a sense of solid ground,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. “... more »
  • A Louisville, Ky.-based company  is changing the way some window manufacturer warranty claims are handled. Inst-I-Glass operates a fleet of mobile insulating glass manufacturing trucks designed to make glass replacement painless for homeowners. “Customer satisfaction is the most important factor,” says Larry “Butch” Parrella, Inst-I-Glass founder and... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc., has reached agreement with lenders on a restructuring plan to reduce the window and door manufacturer’s outstanding debt by more than $350 million. To implement the balance sheet restructuring, the company has filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.  Atrium’s Canadian subsidiary also initiated... more »
  • Pella Corp. is presenting a series of events across the U.S. and Canada in 2010 designed to both help those in the design, building and remodeling industries build their business skills and help feed the hungry. The Pro Expo will be held in sports venues in 30 cities, running from Feb. 2 through May 13. During the free events, attendees can obtain continuing education credits, learn about the... more »
  • Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has launched a new Web site to support a re-branding strategy. The site, www.caldwellmfgco.com, is designed to showcase its diverse product offerings, as well as information on choosing the right balance to fit specific needs. “It’s all about raising the bar for ourselves and being professional in all that we do," says Eric Mertz,... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has unveiled a detailed legislative and regulatory agenda for 2010. Pointing to continued economic struggles in the nation's manufacturing and housing/construction industries, WDMA's 16-page document outlines a number of "sustainable pro-growth policies that will support innovation and affordable applications of advanced technologies in the... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced plans for its 73rd Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision-makers, February 14-17, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif.  Details and registration information for  the event is available on the AAMA Web site. The conference will feature keynote speaker Mark Whitacre, the... more »
  • Accu-Weld, the Pennsylvania manufacturer of replacement windows and doors, has introduced three new window lines developed by its new owners whom acquired the business in early 2009.  The Haddon Signature Series portfolio features three new window lines, including an R-5 product designed to meet the most stringent demands for energy efficiency. “It is with great pride that we... more »