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  • Celebrating with a company-wide steak fry, Ohio-based manufacturer Vinylmax Windows is marking two years of operations without a lost work time accident, officials report. This represents more than 700 days and 600,000 man-hours worked by more than 200 employees since September 5, 2010. The company’s previous safety streak stretched 255 days, with Vinylmax achieving progressively... more »
  •     The WTS Paradigm team between the morning and afternoon shifts. For the fourth year in a row, WTS Paradigm has sponsored a local family through Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Wis. On August 18, employees from the software supplier volunteered their time to help build a home for Karen Walters and her 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth. WTS Paradigm donated all the... more »
  • With advance registration numbers suggesting a strong turn-out, organizers and exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The show, North America's largest trade show targeting the window and door industry, begins its three-day run on Wednesday, September 12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.     As in years'... more »
  • Pella Corp.'s move to cloud computing is featured in a case study featured on the Microsoft website. The story details how the window maker has changed its virtualized data center from VMware to Microsoft private cloud software, enabling the its IT staff on new business initiatives rather than on server management. The story includes a video as well:   more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has unveiled a new iPad app said to provide consumers withh a rich, interactive experience and new ways to learn about the manufacturer's products. The new app includes Milgard product brochures, as well as a video library, including product, installation, testimonial, and how-to videos. Available from in the iTunes store, the app is also helpful for architects and... more »
  • A supplier of foam tapes and gaskets, Pres-On is relocating its headquarters from Addison, Ill., to Bolingbrook, Ill.  The move is part of the company's plan to merge three separate divisions into one centralized operation. The new headquarters for Pres-On will house administrative, manufacturing, warehousing and customer service in a renovated 115,000-square-foot facility that is... more »
  • Gathering employees at each of the 20 offices and facilities worldwide, Quanex Building Products recently celebrated its rebranding efforts, bringing all its business units under the Quanex name.  At its plant in Cambridge, Ohio, at the business unit formerly known as Edgetech, the company reaffirmed its commitment to the community with a celebration attracting more than 300 employees and... more »
  • Ashland Hardware Systems plans to consolidate manufacturing and distribution capabilities in order to optimize capacity and provide enhanced customer service, officials state. A business unit of Newell Rubbermaid, the supplier of window and door hardware will close its facility in Lowell, Ind.  Ashland will consolidate all manufacturing into the company’s Monterrey, Mexico, facility... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two major brands in exterior building products, CPG International Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TimberTech, the manufacturer of composite decking, railing and accessory products. Based in Scranton, Pa., CPG is the parent company of Azek Building Products, the manufacturer of cellular PVC exterior products. “The ultimate goal is for our... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., a market research and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., has published a Canadian Residential Window and Exterior Door Multi-Client Study. The $4,000 report provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, the company states. Information provided includes coverage of alternative (e.g. hybrid/composite) windows, sales channel changes... more »