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  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at a Mt... more »
  • Sales of windows and doors in China are expected to rise 8.1 percent per year to $91.3 billion in 2017, primarily fueled by strong growth in both residential and nonresidential building, according to a recent Freedonia study. Demand for windows is projected to rise 7.8 percent per year to $60.2 billion in 2017, with plastic as the fastest growing materia. Demand will benefit from the superior... more »
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.    The content experts at Window & Door and Glass Magazine, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute fenestration and glass business and product... more »
  •     Brock West     Michelle Ignazio YKK AP America expanded its Atlanta branch management team with the appointment of Brock West as branch manager and the promotion of Michelle Ignazio to operations manager.    West will oversee all aspects of daily operations for the Southeastern region business unit covering the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee... more »
  • Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million units, but single-family production remained flat, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “The flat single-family data confirm our latest surveys, which show that single-family builders remain... more »
  • YKK AP America recognized its top performers from 2013 during its annual meeting on May 6 at the Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga.  The Branch of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in sales and profitability, is one of the top honors given each year. Kim Law, branch manager of the Greensboro, N.C., facility, accepted this award on behalf of the branch. ... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Jeff Jackson president and COO, effective June 1, 2014. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT Industries board of directors and CEO. "I am proud and excited that Jeff will succeed me as PGT's president. This move supports our decision to make changes in the executive leadership team as part of our long-term... more »
  •   Ken Brenden, technical services director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, will retire from the association, effective May 22. Since joining AAMA eight years ago, Brenden has contributed greatly to the value AAMA offers its members. His hard work, commitment and dedication were recognized by AAMA members and other industry associations alike, AAMA reports.... more »
  •   Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. promoted Brett Danke to serve as director of manufacturing. He will work closely with Keith Koenig, Kolbe's recently appointed vice president of manufacturing, to oversee the company's manufacturing facilities in Wausau. Danke joined Kolbe in 2001 as a manufacturing engineer then advanced to senior process engineer. For the past six years, Danke has... more »
  • Fargo’s Minnkota Windows, Inc. is breaking ground on a new 78,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for its line of vinyl windows and patio doors. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 2324 Main Avenue in West Fargo on Thursday May 15, at 2:00 pm. Minnkota Windows has been producing vinyl windows in Fargo since 1980 and distributes product to 13 states and Canada. Continued... more »