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  • The children residing in two different 4 Kids Charity of South Florida facilities in Fort Lauderdale will soon have a more welcoming and safer way to enter their foster homes. As part of a volunteer renovation effort scheduled for June 11, the homes will receive a variety of new doors donated by Therma-Tru. One of the home is also slated to receive a dozen windows from Simonton Windows. 4 Kids of... more »
  • Tom Chieffe, CEO at Associated Materials LLC, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Dana Snyder, a current director and former CEO, has been named interim CEO for the manufacturer of Alside windows while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. "The board wishes to thank Tom for his significant contributions to AMI over the past five years. Tom led a number of changes... more »
  • Champion Windows is launching a summer campaign called “Close the Window on Hunger” to donate to food banks all around the country. The replacement window manufacturer and installer plans to donate 50 pounds of food for every appointment and another 100 pounds for every order placed, it reports. Last summer, Champion's location in Colorado Springs, Colo., ran a similar program was... more »
  • Accent Windows Inc., based in Westminster, Colo., has been acquired by P.H. Tech Inc. The Quebec-based PVC extruder reports it has completed the aquisition process started when its long-time customer filed for a Chapter 11 reorganization in March. “This is a financial decision aimed at protecting our presence in Western U.S. and helping our client regain its financial self‐sufficiency... more »
  • Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of multislide, hinged and bifold doors and a variety of window systems, has implemented WTS Paradigm's CenterPoint quoting and order entry software, the supplier reports. Arizona-based Western went live with the system on May 20. Designed to help Western to better serve its customers and promote growth, the WTS Paradigm product was installed as the... more »
  •     Beard     Brown Tom Bradley has moved from his position of president to become CEO and chairman of the board at Intigral Inc., the manufacturer of insulating glass based in Walton Hills, Ohio. The company has promoted Jamey Beard to serve as president. He had served as VP of operations for the past six years.  Succeeding him in that position is... more »
  • Acoustic window properties and how to green a manufacturing operation will be on the agenda at the Northeast Window & Door Association's summer meeting, set for July 18 and 19 at the Turf Valley Resort & Golf Club in Ellicott City, Md. The event kicks off on Monday, July 18, with NWDA's annual golf tournament.  The educational portion of the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,... more »
  • As part of a White House initiative to review and curb burdensome regulations throughout the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency says its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is slated for "early action."  The lead-paint rules are under a "priority regulatory review" intended to yield a "specific step toward modifying, streamlining,... more »
  • Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Vytex Windows has opened a new distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio. A relationship with a major window dealer serves as the cornerstone for the operation, which opens up a new market for the company, according to Chuck Scalzott, Vytex COO. "Cleveland is a good place to expand. The age of the home stock in Cleveland, coupled with the harsh winters... more »
  • The scope of the International Code Council's International Green Construction Code will remain limited to commercial construction due to the initial approval of one of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association's proposed amendments at hearings conducted last week in Dallas, the organization reports. Other amendments backed by WDMA removed onerous requirements for comprehensive building... more »