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  • Pella Windows & Doors has developed a new website designed to help the professional architect, designer, builder, remodeler and contractor achieve their project goals. The new site—professional.pella.com—features detailed information about the manufacturer's wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows and doors. “Everything from technical information and specifications, including 2D/... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has announced several new appointments, including an addition to its technical staff.  The new appointments are part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add value to the association’s membership by expanding the AAMA educational platform and accelerating the development of standards, officials note.     Brenden... more »
  • New this fall, the Platinum App from Hunter Douglas is designed to make precise control of motorized window fashions throughout the home much simpler. The system works with home wireless networks with interface componentry that enables homeowners to control shades with an Apple mobile device, the supplier states.   The app lets users operate window coverings by scene (“Movie... more »
  • After moving into an expanded facility earlier this year, LaCantina Doors officially celebrated its grand opening last week, inviting area architects, dealers, customers and other project partners for an open house at its new showroom, headquarters and manufacturing plant.   LaCantina invited architects, dealers and customers for an official grand opening celebration of its new... more »
  • The board of directors for Andersen Corp, has appointed Jay Lund to the role of chairman of the board.  Already serving as president and CEO, Lund succeeds the retiring Jim Humphrey. Lund joined Andersen in 1985 and served in a series of progressively responsible positions in IT, marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and general management.  He became the company’s 10th... more »
  • While many manufacturing industries are expected to lose jobs, a new report from IbisWorld points to millwork as an industry with a strong employment outlook over the next five years.  Millwork, along with several other industries, will benefit from two trends–growth in residential construction and the increasing importance of customization to consumers, researchers suggest. The report... more »
  • Representing the culmination of 18 months of hardwork and dedication by employees, Keymark Corp. recently became registered to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standard, officials report. The aluminum extrusion manufacturing and finishing company based in Fonda, N.Y., achieved ISO 9001:2008 status through BSI, an accredited certification body that performed two stages of audits based... more »
  • Baltimore, Md.–Decking and railing products accounted for much of the floorspace and enjoyed much of the traffic at last week's Remodeling Show.  A handful of window and door manufacturers were on hand at the Baltimore Convention Center, as were suppliers of numerous other building products, but this year's show seemed to reach a tipping point with outdoor products becoming the main... more »
  • Boston–The forecast is for moderate growth in 2013 and beyond, according to three construction experts presenting their findings at the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s first Executive Management Conference held here last week. Window and door company executives “may not feel it” yet, said one economist. Among other reasons, 35 percent of all jobs lost in the... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has named Paul Valle as president of Silver Line Building Products, its New Jersey-based vinyl window and patio doors division. He joins Andersen from CertainTeed Corp., where his most recent role was president of the North American insulation group.   “Paul brings strong building material industry experience and has proven results in operating within a matrix... more »