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  • As the economy–fingers crossed–starts to pick up again and consumers find themselves motivated to spend hard-earned dollars, window and door companies will hire more employees. If you're in that position, you’ll want to hire the “right” person. And to help find the "right person," your  company may be planning to perform background checks. Background... more »
  •       Gene Chiappetta has joined Ultrafab Inc., the Farmington, N.Y.-based weatherseal manufacturer, as product manager for the fenestration market. In this position, he manages sales, marketing and product development for all sealing products targeted at the window and door industry. Prior to joining Ultrafab, Chiappetta served in sales and account management... more »
  • Ann Romney will appear at a Women's Victory Rally today at Vinylmax Windows in Hamilton, Ohio, speaking on behalf of her husband, Mitt Romney. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. "It is quite an honor for us to host this event," says Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of the window manufacturer. "Vinylmax represents small businesses that make up the backbone of America, and the... more »
  • PPG Industries is continuing to invest in its PPG Residential IG Service Center in Carlisle, Pa., including installation of the first Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS) production line for insulating glass.  Formerly located in Allentown, Pa., the residential IG facility was consolidated at PPG’s Carlisle Works in 2011 to maximize operational efficiencies at the plant, which... more »
  • With new showrooms opened in Colorado and Ontario, Canada, NanaWall Systems now has 25 design studios and showrooms across North America.  The latest additions reflect the growing demand for large operable glass walls in luxury residential, hospiitality and commercial markets, including colder regions, officials note. “The NanaWall Energy Star units are a perfect fit for the extreme... more »
  • At its September national conference, the Passive House Institute U.S. rolled out the first phase of a North American passive house window certification program. The initial goal is to calculate and make available valid thermal performance parameters for U.S. windows to provide designers with more choices and enable them to do building energy models with more confidence, officials state... more »
  • Window World Inc. recently partnered with Rob Holland, a champion aerobatic pilot, for the 2012 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular. The October airshow attracted more than 150,000 spectators.   Comprised of 19 performers from around the country, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team, the air show featured Holland flying a Window... more »
  • Woodgrain Millwork, the producer of mouldings, doors and windows, plans to invest $8 million over the next five years in a new facility in Lenoir, N.C., according to a press release from the Gov. Bev Perdue. The company, which employs about 180 people in two existing North Carolina facilities, plans to create 170 jobs at the new operation. "The decision to open a facility in Caldwell County... more »
  • The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association installed its new leadership team on October 24 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. At its annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Chuck Bankston, owner of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga., as the new chair, replacing outgoing chair Cally Coleman Fromme of Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas. "Since... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has released Draft 2 of proposed eligibility requirements for recognition of windows as Most Efficient under the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylights program. The new draft takes into consideration comments received in response to earlier draft requirements issued in September, reports Doug Anderson, EPA's project manager for the Energy Star windows... more »