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  • FeneTech, the supplier of window and door industry software, is planning to launch FeneVision_neo in early spring 2012.  The next generation of the company's software features an even more modern design, enhanced graphics and support for many new functions for iPads and tablet PCs, the company reports. “This is the best FeneVision ever and I’ m proud to be offering such a modern... more »
  • In a move affecting approximately 556 manufacturing, office and transportation employees, Schield Family Brands, manufacturer of Weather Shield, Peachtree, Crestline and Vision windows and doors, is closing its office and manufacturing facility in Mosinee, Wis. The company plans to consolidate these operations into other facilities by the end of 2012. The Mosinee facility predominately... more »
  •     Morris     Mertes FeneTech Inc., the developer of FeneVision ERP software used by window and door manufacturers, has added two senior level executives to its management team. Craig Morris has been named vice president of engineering and Horst Mertes has been named vice president of sales and marketing. Morris has been with FeneTech for 12 years, serving as a... more »
  • A webinar providing an update on the Lead Paint: Renovation, Repair and Painting regulation and how remodelers and other contractors are meeting compliance requirements is being offered by the National Association of Home Builders on Wednesday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. To be moderated by Therese Ford Crahan, executive director of NAHB Remodelers, the webinar will feature... more »
  • The Northeast Window & Door Manufacturers Association has announced plans for its winter educational seminar meeting, set for January 23-24 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mount Laurel, N.J.  Speakers include Sanjay Parikh of Joseph Machine Co., who will talk about scrap reduction strategies, and Ray McGowan of the National Fenestration Rating Council, who will offer an update on that... more »
  • With plans to move into new markets on the East Coast, New Jersey-based Castle Windows is expanding.  The window and door dealer is looking to expand its workforce of approximately 175 people by about 20 percent.  With annual revenues of about $55 million, the company could grow to 300 people, with an annual revenue of $100 million in six years, according to Chris Cardillo, CEO. “... more »
  • In a speech in Osawatomie, Kan., yesterday, President Barack Obama cited Marvin Windows & Doors for its commitment to its workforce and community. His comments, from a speech focusing on the economy and fairness,  follow: “In the end, rebuilding this economy based on fair play, a fair shot and a fair share will require all of us to see that we have a stake in each others... more »
  • Due in part to the success of its SecuraSeal sliding patio door, Haddon Windows & Doors is planning to discontinue window production to focus on its entry and patio door products. Based in Bensalem, Pa., the company also points to more stable market conditions for doors than windows looking forward. Recognized in 2011 with a Window & Door Crystal Achievement Award, as well as a... more »
  • A provider of fenestration product testing services, Stork Materials Technology has changed its name to Element Materials Technology. The new name marks the final step venturing away from the Stork Group. “As Element, we have an opportunity to reveal who we really are and showcase our growing capabilities,” says Charles Noall, CEO. “Our new name captures the critical role we... more »
  • "Understanding Condensation in Your Home" is the name of a new brochure introduced by Simonton Windows. It is available for download from the manufacturer's website. “We often get calls from homeowners who are concerned that their windows are ‘sweating’ or leaking either inside or outside the home because they see moisture on the glass,” says Christopher... more »