Latest News

  • Hansons Windows, the Troy, Mich.-based home improvement company, has added Blake Gitlin as its new VP of marketing. He joins the dealer after more than 20 years in the wireless communications and travel industries. The hiring of Gitlin to the newly-created position reflects an aggressive new slant toward marketing and brand protection at Hansons, officials note. “Blake brings with him not... more »
  •     Ply Gem and Marvin are hosting two of the largest window and door displays in Orlando.   Orlando, Fla.—Fewer windows and doors are on display, but there is still much to see as the International Builders' Show begins its four-day run at the Orange County Convention Center today.  As exhibitors set up yesterday, displays suggest that much product... more »
  • The extruded products division of Amesbury, the supplier of window and door components, is expanding capacity with a new manufacturing facility in Covington, Ga.  Production is expected to begin this month. "We currently have extrusion operations in Cannon Falls, Minn., and Ontario, Calif., with additional future growth already being planned," says Todd Betterley, Amesbury Extruded... more »
  • Dariush Arasteh, a leading researcher in energy efficient window technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborary, passed away February 3 after an eight-year bout with cancer.  Active in the formation of the National Fenestration Rating Council and its earliest window rating methods, Arasteh has served as a staff scientist, principal investigator and deputy group leader at LBNL’s... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. is planning a special shareholder meeting on March 1 to seek approval of an expanded public financial disclosure regime. The moves are designed to enable the door manufacturer to be listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ or other nationally-recognized stock exchange. The company is looking for shareholders to approve three proposed amendments to its existing shareholders... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance discussed future association activities in vacuum glazing at its annual general meeting held last week in Tempe, Ariz.. The group also heard an update on Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue new, more stringent Energy Star criteria. "[Vacuum glazing] is headed our way, and is already here in some instances," said David Cooper,... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has named Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors its member of the month for February 2012. The Des Plaines, Ill.-based company is a charter member of the organization. “It’s an honor to be chosen as the second WDDA member of the month,” says Doug Cook, Feldco president. “In the past, organizations were significantly less encumbered by... more »
  • For nearly a decade, Royal Building Products has been working to expand the sustainable nature of vinyl building products by partnering with outside fabricators, building contractors and other organizations to ensure that their scrap and unused inventory is recycled rather than sent to a landfill.  Company officials report significant progress has been made with its "take-back"... more »
  • Regency Window Co., based in Twinsburg, Ohio, unexpectedly discontinued operations about two weeks ago, leaving some customers wondering  about deposits and warranty issues. A company attorney has told a local newspaper that the dealer hopes to reopen soon under new ownership.   "We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion of the past few days," stated a January... more »
  • Brett Boyum, a 15-year veteran at Marvin Windows & Doors, has been promoted to vice president of marketing.  Most recently, he served as director of marketing for both Marvin and its sister brand, Integrity Windows & Doors.  He succeeds Tom Angelis, who is retiring. Boyum has achieved a record of success during the most tumultuous time in history for the U.S. housing industry,... more »