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  • Milliken Millwork received the prestigious 2013 World Vision Fenestration Humanitarian Award, presented at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 77th Annual Conference in Orlando. In business since 1953, Milliken is successfully run by third-generation family members. Milliken's products include exterior, interior, patio, storm, and commercial doors, stair parts and columns. The... more »
  • PGT Industries announced that Dean Ruark, PGT code compliance manager, received the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Residential Products Group Distinguished Service Award, presented at the 77th Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Orlando. This award is presented to an individual who accomplishes formative work on behalf of the association and the Residential Products... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows introduced the ProVantage preferred contractor program, designed to provide tools and support to help qualified professional remodelers find the best prospects, close more sales and build a better business, the company reports. ProVantage members will have a personalized website, a preferred listing on Ply Gem’s website, as well as on Angie’s List, and access to high... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products has secured a registered trademark for its Ccore product from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company developed Ccore as a composite reinforcement for vinyl windows, doors and other building products. It is made of an engineered patented polymer that is structurally stronger than PVC, according to Chelsea's Mark Ammer, director of operations and R... more »
  • The window industry needs to be aware of growing demand for Health Product Declarations, according to officials at the recent AAMA Annual Conference. The architectural community is beginning to request HPDs from building product suppliers and manufacturers, and some architects are sending letters to manufacturers indicating that “if you don’t have [HPDs] by the end of 2014, they won... more »
  • Menck USA's senior management team clockwise from left: Alan Wall, Nate Campbell, John Benjamin, Michael Pusch, and Todd Bacheldor. (Photo: Business Wire) Menck USA has appointed a senior executive and production team to lead its Menck Windows operation in Chicopee, Mass., scheduled to begin production this fall. Menck Windows is a new joint venture between Menck USA and Menck-... more »
  • Masonite International Corporation completed the acquisition of Door-Stop International Limited, the United Kingdom’s largest pre-hanger and distributor of composite exterior residential doors and door sets, for approximately $50 million.  Door-Stop, with one facility in Nottinghamshire, England, employs approximately 200 people. Its 2013 revenue exceeded $38 million.  "... more »
  •     Marg Webb     Kevin Gaul     Sid Spear During its 77th Annual Conference, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association membership ratified the 2014 board of directors, including Marg Webb of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance as affiliated association seat, and Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear as... more »
  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep. to support its customer base. Rodriguez has over 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team. “Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside... more »
  • Fortune Brands Windows & Doors added 470 new jobs in 2013 across its three brands—Therma-Tru Corp., Simonton Windows and Fypon—a result of increased door, window and trim product sales for both new construction and replacement markets in 2013, the company reports. "Our window and door segment sales increased 12 percent for the full year of 2013," says Mark Savan,... more »