June 26, 2012
Bloomington, Minn.–Members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association gathered today for the start of the organization's 14th Technical Conference. More than 100 attendees are expected to the event, which includes several days of educational presentations, as well as tours of nearby Cardinal Glass Industries and Sage Electrochromic facilities.
Joe Lstiburek of the Building Science... more »
June 22, 2012
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has launched the “Champions of Hope” partnership with Champion Windows & Patio Doors to raise funds for the North Texas community. Under the program, Rangers fans and Champion customers who mention Champions of Hope will have 10 percent of their purchase, up to $200, donated to the foundation.
For 20 years, the foundation has provided... more »
June 21, 2012
Designed to increase door sales, a new mobile application has been launched by Tru Tech Doors. Currently available for the iPad, the app will be provided to the fiberglass and steel door manufacturer’s sales representatives, distributors and dealers.
“Making the finest quality doors that are easy to buy and even easier to sell is at the root of everything we do as an... more »
June 19, 2012
Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has moved manufacturing of its recently-acquired Gorell brand windows into Soft-Lite’s Streetsboro, Ohio, plant. All lines are now up and running, producing windows for Gorell customers in the 200,000-square-foot facility.
Optimistic about the future, Roy Anderson, president of Soft-Lite Gorell, notes that the vinyl window manufacturing operation is debt-free with loyal... more »
June 18, 2012
“While still in the early innings of a housing recovery, rental markets have turned the corner, home sales are strengthening, and a floor is beginning to form under home prices,” says Eric S. Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The center's 2012 State of the Nation’s Housing report released last week sees signs of... more »
June 18, 2012
In a move to expand door manufacturing capacity, Jeld-Wen Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. Closing is subject to due diligence and the negotiation and signing of a definitive agreement, and is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2012.
CMI, based in Chicago, is a manufacturer and marketer of CraftMaster molded door facings and doors, MiraTec... more »
June 18, 2012
Founded in 1997, Wellington Windows faced some tough challenges in recent years, on top of the weak economy. Reborn as Wellington Home Improvements in February, the Minneapolis-based company is now well on the road to recovery and reached several important milestones in less than four months, according to Brent Woods, president.
The family-owned Wellington Windows, which manufactured and... more »
June 15, 2012
Five product series from Window World Inc. have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the fifth consecutive year, the replacement window company reports. The seal comes with a two-year limited warranty for all approved products–a warranty that is offered by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute itself, it is noted.
“Earning the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is... more »
June 14, 2012
MI Windows & Doors recently donated and helped to install a complete window package of MI EnergyCore windows into a Homes for Our Troops home being built in Parker, Colo. The home was built for Army Corporal Nick Orchowski and his family.
One of MI's windows going into the Colorado home
In May 2004, Orchowski was on his first deployment in Iraq when he was left a... more »
June 14, 2012
Ohio-based ProVia, the manufacturer of doors, windows and other building products, has launched a new video series designed to engage homeowners through humor while highlighting meaningful features of its products. The premier episode, below, shows a hapless ProVia door owner who lost his keys and attempts to break in to his own home.
“It’s part of our corporate culture at ProVia to... more »