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  • Window-Fix now sells and installs windows and doors to satisfy Passive House and Passive Building criteria. Passive House-certified products can be applied in residential applications as well as multi-family properties, office buildings, retail spaces and historical renovation projects. Window-Fix utilizes Klearwall Window and Door products to address Passive Building Standards and the team has... more »
  • New this year, Fenestration Canada will feature a round table session for fabricators at the annual meeting in Winnipeg, June 12-14. The session will garner further input from fabricators on the issue of North American Fenestration Standard compliance and implementation challenges, officials report, then develop a practical approach and guide for use by fabricators. Jean-François Kogovsek of... more »
  • NanaWall Systems announced the results of its second annual Photo Story Contest, which invites architects, designers, contractors and homeowners to submit their favorite NanaWall projects—in words and pictures—to NanaWall Systems. The contest features several categories including “Best Residential,” “Best Remodel” and “Best Pool House." The Best... more »
  • Ply Gem announced it has partnered with Angie’s List to help connect Ply Gem windows and siding contractors with consumers. "We understand that generating leads, marketing a business  and connecting with homeowners can be time consuming and cost-prohibitive,” says Vicki Frye, marketing and communications manager, Ply Gem. “Through Angie’s List, we’re... more »
  • Quanex Building Products continues to collaborate with Zane State College to bring continuing education opportunities free of charge to its employees. The company's program provides 200 training hours and eight college credit hours. “A lot of companies talk the talk, but Quanex actually walks the walk,” saysTracey Tonnous, workforce training supervisor, Zane State College. “... more »
  •   In what may be an industry first, a Western Window Systems employee tattooed the company logo and its mark for excellence on either side of his arm, paying the ultimate tribute to his employer. Chris Allgood, production manager, says the idea of a company tattoo started as a dare among coworkers on Facebook, but he accepted the challenge. “Western has always treated me right,... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen recently promoted Troy Barrow to vice president of marketing, Grant Davis to vice president of company owned retail operations, and Jeanne Junker to vice president of affiliate retail operations. “This is an exciting time for Renewal by Andersen,” said Renewal president Paul Delahunt. “These key leaders have helped us deliver strong growth over the past few... more »
  • Demand for windows and doors in the United States is estimated to grow 6.9 percent per year to $31.9 billion by 2018, according to a new study by The Freedonia Group. Plastic windows and doors will see the most growth at 8.2 percent per year, while metal and wood windows and doors will grow 6.7 percent and 6.2 percent each year, respectively, according to Freedonia. The study shows the... more »
  • YKK AP America expanded its sales territory to the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Troy Hein, senior account manager, will be responsible for the new territory starting in late June. Hein, who has worked for YKK AP for over 12 years, will transfer from his current role in the Orlando office to focus on developing the new region. “As YKK AP continues to grow its... more »
  • Huttig Building Products will begin distributing Woodgrain Millwork's Finished Elegance line in the Northeast. Finished Elegance offers an interior moulding product coated on all four sides for a smooth furniture finish that installs easier and lasts longer, Huttig reports. "At Huttig, we know that time is money for residential contractors," says Greg Gurley, vice president. "That'... more »