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  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced an agenda for its 14th Technical Conference, scheduled for June 26-28 in Bloomington, Minn. Highlighted by a tour of Cardinal Glass Industries manufacturing facilities, the event will feature three days of speakers, tabletop sessions and technical meetings. Kicking off the presentations will be a session led by Joe Lstibrueck, a... more »
  • GE Capital, Corporate Finance has announced a $225 million asset-based loan for 84 Lumber Co. The loan will be used to refinance existing debt and for working capital purposes. Based in Eighty Four, Pa., 84 Lumber owns and operates 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, the... more »
  •       Presenting Our Products by Andersen is a new iPad app from the window and door manufacturer that can be used by professionals for sales presentations or by homeowners to learn more about its products, the company states. Available for download, the app includes information on the newest Andersen windows, training materials, and details on designs for specifying... more »
  • Simonton Windows will host its 11th annual window and door auction to benefit the American Cancer Society on Saturday, April 28. During the past decade, the yearly charity fundraiser has generated more than $330,000 for the Relay for Life fundraising efforts in Ritchie County, W.Va. The auction, held at Simonton's manufcturing facility in Ellenboro, W.Va., enables homeowners, builders and... more »
  • Pointing out that nearly two-thirds of all U.S. households own one or more pets, and spending on pets continues to rise even during tough economic times, Jeld-Wen is introducing several new products for dogs and cats.     Jeld-Wen's new vinyl sliding door with access panel for pets “Homeowners want reliable options to accommodate their pets that are also convenient, and... more »
  • Charles Everly, 81, a long-time code consultant involved in the window and door industry, passed away April 8 after a prolonged illness. A one-time code official from Alexandria, Va., he had served as president of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, one of the model code groups that eventually became part of the International Code Council. Working as a consultant for PGT... more »
  • FeneVision ERP software is being implemented at 15 glass fabricating facilities operated by AGC Glass Co. North America. With more than 20 fabrication locations in the United States and Canada, AGC services multiple market segments, offering insulating, tempered and laminated glass, as well as other products. “As part of our plan to update our plants with state-of-the-art technology, we... more »
  • Word-of-mouth marketing and lead generation will be featured topics at the 3rd Annual Window and Door Dealers Forum, to be held this fall in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. Organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, the forum will feature several presentations and interactive breakout sessions. "Measurable, successful, and cost-effective marketing is one of... more »
  • MFM Building Products has expanded the sales territory of W.R. Cook & Associates to include the entire state of Texas. The firm's Chris Cook had represented the supplier of flashing and other weather barrier products in northern Texas, as well as the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas, which he continues to handle as well. W.R. Cook & Associates is a family-operated agency as Chris’... more »
  • James Mishler has joined Champion Window at the manufacturer's new chief executive officer, according to a report in the Cincinnati Business Courier. He succeeds Dennis Manes, who has served as CEO of the home improvement company since 2007. Donald Jones continue as president and COO of the Cincinnati-based manufacturer and retailer of replacement windows, doors and other products. ... more »