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  • Henry Banman, senior executive vice president and a founding partner of All Weather Windows, has accepted an advisory position with Habitat for Humanity Canada’s National Leadership Council. “When you’ve been a part of Canada’s building industry for as long as we have, you see first-hand that there’s a tremendous need to provide critical resources for thousands... more »
  • Bringing together two national replacement window retailers in a "strategic alliance," Clear Choice USA, Canfield, Ohio, has acquired Window Depot USA. The move is said to benefit both licensees of both companies, as well as the consumer. “Adding Window Depot USA to our network of replacement window retailers gives both companies tremendous momentum," says Ed Kalaher, Clear... more »
  • Highlights of supplier offerings and introductions from the Toronto show.   For a more comprehensive report on the event, also see Win-Door Focus on Changing Codes   The supplier demonstrates the Quanex Optimizer, an online program for calculating window U-values for various frame and IG package combinations.   Aquasurtech OEM explains its new finishing technology for fiberglass... more »
  • Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. The document is designed to provide guidance the home energy industry the ability to identify, manage, and reduce health risks during home energy upgrades, retrofits or remodeling. "These protocols will help the home energy retrofit industry deliver high quality work while... more »
  • Toronto–Significant changes are coming in the code requirements for doors and windows in Canada and that was topic number one as the manufacturers gathered for Win-Door North America at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here this past week. Hosted by Fenestration Canada, previously known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association, the event saw standing-room-only... more »
  • The SecuraSeal patio door from Haddon Windows & Doors has been recognized with a "Best of What's New 2011" by Popular Science magazine. The door was recognized in the security category, with magazine's editors citing the locking mechanism that engages the door panel to the jamb along the entire height of the door. “We are delighted and honored to be recognized by Popular... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. recently received the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (“Teddy Award”) at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The award is presented by Risk & Insurance Magazine and sponsored by Sedgwick. Since 2002, the window and door maker has reduced its annual workers... more »
  • According to an article in the Des Moines Register, Pella Corp. will layoff 198 workers, with most of the cuts coming at its Pella, Iowa, headquarters and manufacturing plant. Employees at its other Iowa manufacturing plants in Carroll, Sioux Center and Shenandoah, as well as its plant in Portland, Ore., will also be affected. The layoffs will take effect by year end, it is reported.  At the... more »
  • Toronto–Opening here last night, Win-Door North America is gathering window and door manufacturers from across Canada and beyond to see the latest supplier offerings. Continuing today and tomorrow, is organized by Fenestration Canada, previously known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association.  The organization is also holding meetings as well as several... more »
  • Door Com Distribution has been named by Quanex Building Products Corp. as the exclusive distributor for its Imperial Products exterior door components in Canada. Based in Woodbridge, Ontario, Door Com is said to be one of the largest door component distributors in Canada, with warehouses throughout the country serving custsomers from coast to coast. “Door Com was an ideal fit for us because... more »