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  • Todd Antonelli has joined PGT Industries as vice president of sales and marketing. He comes to the Florida-based window and door manufacturer from Masco Corp.,  where he most recently was director of sales for Masco Cabinetry. "Todd's skill and experience positions PGT to be poised for growth when the market turns," states Rod Hershberger, PGT president and CEO. "We're looking... more »
  • Gerkin Windows & Doors will be breaking ground on a plot of land located across from its current plant location to build a new glass fabrication facility. The new facility will enable the manufacturer to increase glass production and allow for line expansion in the existing plant, officials state. New automated machinery will allow for increased production and the new facility will allow... more »
  •       Jeff Graby has joined Truth Hardware as its new president and CEO.  He brings more than 20 years experience as a senior executive to the manufacturer of operating hardware for the window and door industry. Most recently Graby served as executive vice president and business unit leader at Interface Solutions. Prior to that, he held the position of president at... more »
  • The Department of Energy is hosting two windows technologies "roadmapping workshops" in June. The sessions are designed to provide updates on DOE building envelope research projects and discuss future goals and priorities for its Building Envelope R&D Program. The first workshop is planned for June 26 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio-Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Scheduled for 1 p.m... more »
  • Pensacola, Fla.—With code and regulation updates, an overview of the current state of the industry and a look ahead at trends that will drive the industry in the longer term, particularly in the Southeast, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association covered a lot of ground at its Spring Conference at the end of April.  A healthy mix of suppliers, manufacturers, dealers and industry... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is hosting its summer technical conference in Canada's capital next month.  The event, to be held at the Ottawa Marriott in Ottawa, Ontario, is scheduled for June 4-7. In addition to task group and committee meetings, the event feature a reception at the new Canadian War Museum and a scavenger hunt in the city of Ottawa. More information on the... more »
  • While sales have retreated at many window and door companies in recent years, Roto Frank of America has enjoyed growth thanks to "a strategic focus on customers," according to Chris Dimou, president and CEO. The operation, based in Chester, Ct., was recently honored by Roto AG, its German parent for its turnaround in sales. The focus on customers can be seen throughout the Roto... more »
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Inc. has signed an agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd., to begin manufacturing and marketing products with Meshtec high-tensilve stainless steel mesh, said to provide unparalleled security protection for doors and windows. Based in Thailand, Meshtec is a global supplier of security mesh and a manufacturer of security doors, screens, balustrade, and window... more »
  • An overview on window and door industry trends and a look at Federal Trade Commission guidelines related to environmental marketing highlight the agenda at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's summer conference. Scheduled for June 10-13 at the Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill., the event will also feature a full slate of committee meetings devoted to AAMA... more »
  • A newly-posted “Old House, New Door & More” video from Therma-Tru Doors provides step-by-step instructions on the removal of the door on a 100+ year old home and its replacement with an energy-efficient fiberglass entry door. Licensed contractor Mark Clement offers insights on the removal of the older door, lead-safe practices and tips for installing a new Classic-Craft Canvas... more »