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  • Stanek Windows is hosting Florida residents in the Tampa/Clearwater area at a grand reopening for its Pinellas County showroom on August 27. “The showroom has been totally remodeled, upgraded with current designs, and now offers buyers a chance to see the latest and greatest all in one place,” says John Stafford, general manager. The Clearwater showroom offers homeowners hundreds of... more »
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is adding in September the Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM) education and certification program to its member services. The program was developed by a working group of members with direct experience in project management with the goal of professionalizing the project manager role in the residential remodeling industry, the organization... more »
  • OceanView impact-resistant casement windows from Viwinco Inc. were selected for the first home to earn the Insurance Institute for Building & Home Safety Fortified for Existing Homes Gold designation. Built in Surf City, N.C., the home was equipped with windows that are hurricane-rated and meet a structural wind speed rating of 171.2 mph and can withstand flying debris such as 2x4s up to... more »
  • U.S. Senator Robert Casey recently visited Gorell Windows & Doors, which hosted a roundtable discussion that gathered representatives of several area manufacturers. The meeting, organized by the Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium, was requested by the Pennsylvania senator, who wanted to discuss these companies’ needs as an industry to help him form his policy on manufacturing.... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has closed the previously announced acquisition of Marshfield DoorSystems Inc., the manufacturer of doors and door components for commercial and architectural applications. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1890, Marshfield employs approximately 600 people, with a primary facility in Marshfield, Wis., and two smaller locations in Greensboro, N.C.,... more »
  • More than 800 Simonton Windows employees nationwide participated in the Simonton Survivor program this past spring designed to promote healthy lifestyles. Seventy-seven team members completed all six weeks of the program and six different challenges. During the first week, employees of the window manufacturing company worked on improving their overall nutrition by selecting two food goals to... more »
  • As part of “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” television show, THV Compozit Windows & Doors recently donated more than 80 windows to the Hill family in Ottawa, Kan.  Staff Sergeant Allen Hill was almost killed by a massive roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. He recovered from his physical wounds, but continued to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder episodes, often... more »
  • Amesbury, the long-time supplier to residential window and door manufacturers, has recently made a move to expand and solidify its presence in the commercial products market in North America. The manufacturer of hardware, weatherseals, extrusions and other components has added Patrick Junker to lead the initiative. "Many of Amesbury’s present product offerings and services cross... more »
  • Pella Corp., in partnership with Vermeer Manufacturing and the City of Pella, earned a Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award in the waste management category for its annual electronic recycling event held in hometown each Earth Day.   More than three semi truckloads of electronics gathered were gathered at Pella's last eCycling day. “On behalf of all Iowans, I would... more »
  • A National Window Preservation Summit was held in July in Pine Mountain, Ky., to review an initial draft set of standards for the repair, restoration, preservation and weatherization of historic wood and steel windows. The event was organized by the Window Preservations Standards Collaborative, a group started by five window restoration and repair specialists in conjunction with the Preservation... more »