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  • Entering the U.S. fiberglass entry door market at the beginning of this year, Ontario-based MasterGrain has steadily expanded its product line and sales force, and has added a U.S. distribution center in Ohio, reports Ken Kussen, business manager for the unit of Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. It is now focusing on extending its cherry door line due to its initial success in the market... more »
  • The AWFS Fair 2009 exceeded expectations, with exhibitors reporting strong buyer interest, especially from international delegations, according to organizers.The woodworking industry event, held in July in Las Vegas, gathered 9,000 attendees and close to 600 exhibiting companies. “The show was much better than we expected. We came in hopes of gaining market share so that when things turn... more »
  • On August 6, Edgetech I.G. hosted more than 1,000 motorcyclists as they began a 40-mile journey from Cambridge to Dennison, Ohio, transporting the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to its next destination. Edgetech’s facility and maintenance manager Doug Ford helped to organize the "Rolling Thunder" bike run, which attracted motorcyclists, veterans, local supporters and media.... more »
  • The leadership at Marling Lumber, a 105-year-old company with several locations in Wisconsin, believes in investment for the future, despite the economy. Marling Lumber completed a $2 million renovation of a former lumber yard in Janesville, Wis., into an elaborate showroom concept called HomeWorks in July. The 17,000 square foot facility took 18 months to complete and includes both the... more »
  • After announcing that more than 400 full-time and seasonal employees laid off since 2008 had been asked to rejoin its workforce last week, Simonton Windows was featured today on Good Morning America in a report on the improving jobs picture. The segment, which included interviews with a rehired West Virginia Simonton employee along with company president, Mark Savan, was taped August 6th at... more »
  • In an effort to help provide some relief to homeowners and prove the difference that improving energy efficiency can make, Jeld-Wen Inc. is kicking off a search to find the worst monthly utility bill in the nation.  In a contest entitled, the Jeld-Wen Utility Bill Bailout, the company will award a homeowner who has the highest bill has an opportunity to receive a complete window and door... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, the supplier of software for window and door dealers and manufacturers, recently helped out on a new home constructed by its local Madison, Wis., Habitat for Humanity chapter. The company paid for the cost of the windows, and many of its employees volunteered for a day to go on-site and install the windows themselves. WTS employees at the Habitat for Humanity project. “... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance has announced it is continuing its research into gas retention of IG units, thanks in part to support it will receive from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Fenestration Council. The multi‐phase project is currently in the second phase, focusing on the gas permeability of edge seal assemblies, which will result in a... more »
  • A group of investors has invested $2.85 million in Research Frontiers Inc., the developer and licensor of suspended particle device/light-control film technology. The company plans to use the investment to expand its operations, including increasing marketing activities for products using its switchable film technology, and for working capital and general corporate purposes, officials state.... more »
  • More than 400 full-time and seasonal employees laid off since 2008 have been asked to rejoin  Simonton Windows at its manufacturing locations in West Virginia and Illinois. Given the current high unemployment rate, that news is attracting the attention of elected officials, who are pointing to the window maker's success as a sign of the effectiveness of the American Recovery and Reinvestment... more »