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  • Windsor Windows received $326,400 worth of incentives from Monroe, N.C., and Union County, N.C., leaders to land the company’s $8 million 100,000-square-foot expansion in the area, according to The Charlotte Observer. The company employs about 200 people in Monroe, and the expansion is expected to create an additional 85-100 jobs.  Windsor Windows, a subsidiary of Woodgrain Millwork of... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors received a 2014 Minnesota Business Ethics Award in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community, the company reports. Now in its fifteenth year, the MBEA honors Minnesota businesses that act in an ethical manner in regards to their business practices. Eligible businesses must be nominated... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group ranked No. 8 on the New Jersey Biz 2014 "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" list in the large company category.  The Best Places to Work in New Jersey ranking is a celebration of high-quality jobs and the employers who provide promising career opportunities. Statewide, a mere 38 large businesses, defined as companies with 250 employees or more, were... more »
  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at a Mt... more »
  • Sales of windows and doors in China are expected to rise 8.1 percent per year to $91.3 billion in 2017, primarily fueled by strong growth in both residential and nonresidential building, according to a recent Freedonia study. Demand for windows is projected to rise 7.8 percent per year to $60.2 billion in 2017, with plastic as the fastest growing materia. Demand will benefit from the superior... more »
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.    The content experts at Window & Door and Glass Magazine, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute fenestration and glass business and product... more »
  •     Brock West     Michelle Ignazio YKK AP America expanded its Atlanta branch management team with the appointment of Brock West as branch manager and the promotion of Michelle Ignazio to operations manager.    West will oversee all aspects of daily operations for the Southeastern region business unit covering the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee... more »
  • Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million units, but single-family production remained flat, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “The flat single-family data confirm our latest surveys, which show that single-family builders remain... more »
  • YKK AP America recognized its top performers from 2013 during its annual meeting on May 6 at the Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga.  The Branch of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in sales and profitability, is one of the top honors given each year. Kim Law, branch manager of the Greensboro, N.C., facility, accepted this award on behalf of the branch. ... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Jeff Jackson president and COO, effective June 1, 2014. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT Industries board of directors and CEO. "I am proud and excited that Jeff will succeed me as PGT's president. This move supports our decision to make changes in the executive leadership team as part of our long-term... more »