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  • Quanex Building Products appointed Lance Lunde to territory sales manager in its South-Central region. Lunde has more than 10 years of fenestration sales experience, including five years with Quanex brands. He most recently served Quanex customers in the Southwest territory and will be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.   “Lance is extremely knowledgeable about our products and... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) drafted two new standards and revised five more in 2014, all of which have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). And, BHMA’s first two residential standards have been drafted and approval is anticipated for the first half of 2015.    The first will set performance requirements for residential... more »
  • Pella unveiled its newest innovation, Insynctive technology, a family of smart products for windows and doors, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new motorized blinds and shades snap in and out and are powered by rechargeable batteries that are charged by a solar panel on the exterior. The integrated system of sensors and motorized blinds and shades can be... more »
  • Roto North America announced that Jon D’Arpino has joined the team in the role of marketing communications specialist, a new position in which he will be responsible for the marketing efforts of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. D’Arpino brings more than 15 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional to Roto North America. He will report directly to... more »
  • Window World announced the retirement of longtime senior executive Dana Deem after 10 years of contributions, leadership and service to the company.  Deem played a vital role in the development and direction of the company. Under his guidance, Window World hit several accomplishments, such as the sale of its 10 millionth window in 2014, earning the Good Housekeeping Seal for its window... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors is planning $20 million in improvements to its Butler, Ind., location in the next three years, The Journal Gazette reports, creating an additional 105 jobs at the plant. The Butler Therma-Tru plant currently employs 720 people, according to the article. The investment will be in the form of new machinery that will be installed over the next three years: one-third in 2015, one-... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC. AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies, according to the company. In addition, the company will continue to invest... more »
  • Registration is now available for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A discounted registration rate is available for those who register by Wednesday, January 21. The Southeast Region Winter Meeting will be held immediately following the Annual Conference, Feb. 18-19. more »
  • Roto North America expanded its management team as part of concluding the integration process of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. Gordon Mitchell is now director of operations, responsible for the supervision of supply chain management for the Connecticut, USA and Ontario, Canada, manufacturing plants. Mitchell joins the existing management team of Chris Dimou, president and CEO,... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors has more than doubled the number of its products tested for Sound Transmission Class and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class ratings. The Kolbe products tested for sound transmission include the VistaLuxe Collection, Ultra Series, Heritage Series, Latitude Series and Windquest Series windows and doors. Kolbe products’ STC and OITC ratings, glass options and... more »