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  • Andersen Corp. plans to reduce its management and office staff by approximately 250 people as a result of internal restructuring, the manufacturer announced today.  Andersen, which employs nearly 11,000 people across North America, will manage the work force reduction through a combination of early retirements, attrition, open positions and job eliminations. The majority of these reductions... more »
  • Cardinal Glass plans to end production of coated window glass at its Norfthield, Minn., plant and shift to glass targeted at the renewable energy industry, according to a July 8 report in the Northfield News. Company officials would not elaborate further on plans, it was noted. The newspaper notes that most of the plant's 90 employees will have to re-apply for jobs with the changeover, with 27... more »
  • Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging members to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives. The Web site includes state maps that... more »
  • Homeshield, the supplier of a variety of fenestration components, has realigned its sales department to better service current market opportunities.  As part of this effort, David Bryant has been promoted to vice president of marketing and Bill Gribble has been promoted to vice president of sales. Bryant has served as vice president of sales and marketing for Homeshield’s Imperial... more »
  • Brad Roberson of the Glass Doctor of Brookhaven/Jackson, Miss., received the Glass Doctor President’s Award at the company’s 2009 Annual Reunion Conference in Las Vegas last week. The award is given to a franchise owner who is committed to building a great Glass Doctor franchise, helps other franchisees and overcomes business challenges, the company notes. “Brad deserves this... more »
  • WinDoor Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of high-end customized sliding glass doors and windows, has gone live with WTS Paradigm’s CenterPoint and MasterPoint software. Now used by the manufacturer's external sales team and its manufacturing and engineering departments, the system will next be rolled out to dealers, and with remaining WinDoor product lines to be entered as well. “... more »
  • Mark Fanelli has joined Royal Window & Door Profiles in the newly-created position of vice president and general manager. He comes to Royal from PPG Industries Inc. where he served as director of sales in the Performance Glazing and IG Sealants business. In that role, he was responsible for $700 million in sales. Fanelli, who has extensive experience in operations management and a record of... more »
  • Tru Tech Doors, a Canadian door manufacturer, today formally announced its expansion into the U.S. market, with plans to host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility in Fredericksburg, Va. The new division is known as Tru Tech USA. The location was previously occupied by Therma Tru Corp.  As previously reported, after the Virginia operation was closed, an... more »
  • Craig Morris of FeneVision led one of many breakout sessions held for attendees at the conference. When the recovery will come is less important than being ready and continuing to improve in the meantime. That was the attitude among managers of window and door and glass fabrication companies who gathered at the end of June for the annual FeneVision user conference hosted by FeneTech Inc... more »
  • Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC announced last week it had successfully completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11. The company’s plan of reorganization was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on June 15, 2009. “This is a great day for Stock. We are emerging with the strongest balance sheet and financial foundation... more »