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  • Oregon OSHA recently named Milgard Windows & Doors'  Tualatin plant as the latest employer in its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. The program provides incentives for Oregon employers to work with their employees to find and correct hazards, develop and implement effective safety and health programs, and continuously improve. “The SHARP program allowed Milgard... more »
  • Surplus windows donated by PGT Industries to World Vision Storehouse were used recently to rebuild the home of a West Virginia family after it was destroyed by fire. “PGT is a wonderfully engaged donor; they take an active role in ensuring that families like the Boylards receive what they need,” says Mary Garcia, World Vision’s corporate relations director. “Partnerships... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors, a Schield Family Brands Co., told employees last week that it would be closing its Greenwood, Wis., facility and moving production to its plant in Mosinee, Wis.  The transition will take place in phases commencing in early July, with complete closure scheduled for the end of the third quarter of 2009.  "All affected employees will be offered... more »
  • At the recent American Institute for Architects exhibition in San Francisco, Guardian Industries Corp. reported it is gearing up to introduce its vacuum insulating glass, or VIG, in late 2010.  It is working with a consortium of companies, including material and equipment suppliers and window manufacturers, including Jeld-Wen, to launch what Scott Thomsen, chief technology office, calls... more »
  • Patio Enclosures Inc., manufacturer and installer of sunrooms, has added nine new dealers to its roster. They are: Beautiful Sunrooms by Durante, Irondale, Ala.; Sunrooms of Arkansas, Van Buren, A rk.; Howe Patio and Windows, Wyoming, Mich.; BHI Construction, Harrisburg, S.D.; Sunrooms 4 U, San Antonio; ABC Seamless of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, Minn.; ABC Seamless, Fargo, N.D.; ABC Seamless of... more »
  • Adams & Reese law firm and Boyken International, a construction management consulting firm, will host on May 21 a presentation entitled, "Green Building: Unique Opportunities and Interesting Challenges." The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Adams & Reese offices in Houston, Texas. A reception and discussion will follow at 4:30 p.m.. With the increasing interest... more »
  • The 11th annual Glass Performance Days, to run June 12-15, in Tampere, Finland, will gather specialists from around the world to examine new glass and solar technologies and trends related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event will feature more than 300 presentations from researchers and industry experts from Europe, Asia, North America and beyond. Organized by Glaston Corp., a... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc., manufacturer of North American and European hardware for the window and door industry, has named Chris Dimou as its new president and chief executive officer.  Dimou comes to the U.S. operation Roto Frank AG’s corporate headquarters in Germany, where he held the position of corporate strategic sales manager. In that position, he was responsible for the... more »
  • Wolseley plc has entered into a joint venture with The Gores Group LLC, a Los Angeles-based privaty equity firm, to acquire a majority stake in Stock Building Supply. The transaction will take place through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 reorganization, offiicials report. Stock, one of North America's largest suppliers of building materials to builders and contractors, was formed from Wolseley’s... more »
  • Milacron Inc., supplier of extrusion equipment and other plastics-processing technologies, plans to sell all of its assets to a company formed by Avenue Capital Group, DDJ Capital Management LLC and other investors for approximately $175 million. The sale follows a March Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and is subject to court approval. Officials report that the definitive agreement reached is... more »