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  • Entryguard Doors of Concord, Ontario, has implemented CustomBuilt360 assisted selling software from 360 Innovations. The system features an  interactive quotation tool and virtual configurator designed to eliminate errors, reduce lead times and stimulate sales. “We looked at a number of different solutions, but found that Custombuilt360 offered the most flexibility and the user... more »
  • Brad Holtz, an independent representative for MI Windows & Doors, recently led an effort to support the installation of 20 new windows and a new front door in the parsonage of the United Methodist Church in Rising City, Neb. He led a group of volunteers from the church, as well as a sister congregation in Brainerd, Neb., offering clear instructions and guidance to ensure that the work went... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying a new product finder system, designed to provide consumers, partners, and interested third parties with greater access to Energy Star product information.  The first phase of this launch includes clothes washers and cordless phones, with a full rollout for all types of products scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year. The product... more »
  • On election day, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking a ninth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages stalled recovery efforts, and window and door manufacturers in the region said it was still too early to gauge the storm’s... more »
  • The new DuraFinish finishing system designed to provide superior protection and durability to the manufacturer's Artisan and Estate Collections of fiberglass doors has been introduced by GlassCraft Door Co. The process involves coating each fiberglass door with long-lasting, multi-layered and multi-colored stains which are protected by a clear UV finish top-coat saturated with ultraviolet... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. reports it was recently notified by its second largest retail customer that it will reduce its interior door business with the manufacturer, primarily in the Northeastern and Southwestern United States, starting early in 2013. The affected business, which consists principally of molded doors, is expected to amount to approximately $70 million dollars of sales on an... more »
  • Contact Industries has launched a newly-updated website designed to provide a fresh new look as well as added functionality to the company's web presence. "Our old site was poorly optimized, the design was out of date and customers had a difficult time finding the information they needed," says Peter McKibbin, Contact VP of sales and marketing. "The new site is a much better... more »
  • The A&E cable TV show "Flipping Boston" has selected Crystal Window & Door Systems as the exclusive window supplier for the new fall season. While several episodes of the new season have been completed, production and installation of Crystal windows continues with future episodes. The New York-based manufacturer supplied a few individual projects for the prior seasons of... more »
  • 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 »