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  • Andersen Corp. has issued its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report, a first for the company.  Prepared with reference to the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines, the document summarizes the window and door manufacturer's approach to sustainable business practices in the areas of corporate citizenship, environmental stewardship and product development. “The CSR is about... more »
  • Code activity and internet marketing were major topics at the annual meeting of Fenestration Canada, held earlier in June at the Fairmont Château Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. The event also saw the election of new board members and the naming of the former Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association's annual C.P. Loewen Award. Jeff Baker, Fenestration Canada’s technical... more »
  • Cleveland, Ohio–FeneTech Inc. released its newest ERP software upgrade, FeneVision Neo, yesterday to an audience of 180 window manufacturer and glass fabricators at its 10th annual FeneVision user conference. The two-day event also incorporates the second annual Glass Processing Automation Days.     Fenetech's Horst Mertes, left, and Ron Crowl in cruise ship garb for the... more »
  • Pella Corp. has announced a proposed settlement agreement to resolve the Saltzman vs. Pella class-action lawsuit involving the Iowa-based manufacturer's ProLine casement, awning and transom windows made in 2006 and earlier. Pending court approval, the proposed agreement will extend customer service support with a claims process for products with service needs. The lawsuit does not involve any... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC has entered into partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council to help educate the public about home crime prevention strategies, including window and door security. As part of the agreement, Soft-Lite and its affiliates and dealers also are able to leverage the McGruff the Crime Dog and the slogan “Take a Bite Out of Crime.” “Soft-Lite is very pleased to... more »
  • Bloomington, Minn.–Members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association gathered today for the start of the organization's 14th Technical Conference. More than 100 attendees are expected to the event, which includes several days of educational presentations, as well as tours of nearby Cardinal Glass Industries and Sage Electrochromic facilities. Joe Lstiburek of the Building Science... more »
  • The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has launched the “Champions of Hope” partnership with Champion Windows & Patio Doors to raise funds for the North Texas community.  Under the program, Rangers fans and Champion customers who mention Champions of Hope will have 10 percent of their purchase, up to $200, donated to the foundation. For 20 years, the foundation has provided... more »
  • Designed to increase door sales, a new mobile application has been launched by Tru Tech Doors. Currently available for the iPad, the app will be provided to the fiberglass and steel door manufacturer’s sales representatives, distributors and dealers.   “Making the finest quality doors that are easy to buy and even easier to sell is at the root of everything we do as an... more »
  • Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has moved manufacturing of its recently-acquired Gorell brand windows into Soft-Lite’s Streetsboro, Ohio, plant. All lines are now up and running, producing windows for Gorell customers in the 200,000-square-foot facility. Optimistic about the future, Roy Anderson, president of Soft-Lite Gorell, notes that the vinyl window manufacturing operation is debt-free with loyal... more »
  • “While still in the early innings of a housing recovery, rental markets have turned the corner, home sales are strengthening, and a floor is beginning to form under home prices,” says Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The center's 2012 State of the Nation’s Housing report released last week sees signs of... more »