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  • Chad Hackman joined the Roto Fasco Canada team as an inside sales coordinator. Hackman’s experience spans two decades in logistics and more than 14 years in technical sales within the window and door industry.    Hackman’s experience and strong customer service background make him a tremendous asset to the Roto Fasco Canada team, as he works on a daily basis with customers... more »
  • Testing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology found that an Indow Acoustic Grade insert placed over a standard double-pane window yields a 42-45 Sound Transmission Class rating, quieting outside noise by 50 percent, according to the company. The most noticeable effects are reducing medium to high-range frequency noises.   Earlier testing at the Portland State University Green... more »
  • In advance of the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule changes that soon take effect, WDMA is again partnering with Affinity HR Group to host a complimentary webinar on the topic. This follow up to the successful spring webinar focuses on the practical application of the new FLSA overtime rule changes and how to build and implement a compliance strategy.  The webinar takes place on... more »
  • According to Catalina Research, U.S. window and door sales remained on an upward trend in the second quarter of 2016, however, at a more moderate rate. The slowdown reflects weaker gains in housing starts and a moderation in nonresidential building construction spending. During the second quarter of 2016, dollar window and door sales are estimated to have increased by 6.5 percent, down from an 8.... more »
  • Over the past several years, Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded production at its Chicago manufacturing facility. New equipment now allows the Chicago plant to produce a large portion of Crystal's broad aluminum and vinyl product line. The Crystal Series 100, 200 and 500 Vinyl windows and the Crystal Series 2000/2000A, 4000, and 5600 Aluminum windows as well as the Series... more »
  • Custom Glass Products plans to expand its production capacity by 25 percent, investing approximately $2 million in space and equipment over two years. “We have decided to expand our production capacity ... so we can gracefully and responsively handle daily swings in our customer requirements, while continuing to fulfill our Just In Time commitments," says Steve Reeder, CGP... more »
  • Lisec acquired one hundred percent of Schraml Glastechnik GmbH, headquartered in Großraming, Austria, as of Sept. 8. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. “Thanks to the integration of the Schraml Glastechnik GmbH into the LiSEC Group, we are massively gaining know-how in terms of processing," says Othmar Sailer, CEO of the Lisec Group. "Horst... more »
  • Lauren Manufacturing named Chris Kerr plant manager of its New Philadelphia, Ohio, location. In this new position, Kerr will oversee day-to-day operations of the manufacturing facility. Kerr brings 28 years of rubber extrusion and molding experience as well as a strong record of leading improvements within manufacturing operations. In addition to achieving 1.5 million hours without a lost-... more »
  • Lisec signed a contract to acquire 100 percent of Hungary-based Glastronic, a part of the Jüllich Group, as of Sept. 1. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. As a part of the Lisec Group, Glastronic will in the future acquire used Lisec machines, overhaul them according to the customers’ requirements and resell them. Dr. Anita Panowitz and Bernhard Scheidl will manage... more »
  • Following the agreement in the Iran nuclear dispute and the end of most sanctions, NürnbergMesse will participate for the first time at Do-WinTech, the leading trade fair for windows and door technology in Iran, to be held January 24-27, 2017 in Teheran.   With over 90,000 visitors, around 500 exhibitors and 25,000 square meters of rented net space, Do-WinTech is held annually in Teheran and... more »