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  • SAGE Electrochromics announced that Alan McLenaghan has been named CEO, succeeding company founder John Van Dine. McLenaghan joined SAGE as vice president of operations in July 2012 and led the opening of the company's new 320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn. Prior to joining SAGE, McLenaghan worked at Saint-Gobain, most recently as senior vice president of... more »
  • Last Wednesday in Cambridge, Mass., CEOs from the major window and door manufacturing companies got statistical confirmation that new construction is back in double-digit growth for the first time since 2005.   The WDMA Executive Management Conference executives gathered on Harvard’s doorstep for the second year to hear experts on a range of business-focused topics.  Keynote... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows' Ronwyn Anderson, director of human resources, has been named president of Executive Women International for the 2013-2014 year. Executive Women International brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement. Anderson has been a member of EWI's... more »
  •   Brent Fox  has been named chief executive officer of Hendricks Holding Co. and appointed to the board of directors of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. A 30-year veteran of ABC Supply, Fox has served as the company’s vice president of national business development since 2011. He succeeds Diane Hendricks, chairman and co-founder of ABC Supply, as CEO of HHC... more »
  • Deceuninck North America contributed several new window and door designs and decking material to West Virginia University as part of the university’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, held Oct. 3 to 13, 2013 in Irvine, Calif., according to an Oct. 3 Deceuninck release. The competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-... more »
  •   WTS Paradigm held its fourth annual Madison City Scour event for employees on Sept. 19, according to an Oct. 3 press release. City Scour sends small teams across downtown Madison, Wis., in a competition to solve clues and take photos at different locations. A mix of trivia, photo clues, videos and road block tasks combine to make the City Scour a dynamic and unique team-building... more »
  • With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year, even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders Fall 2013 Construction Forecast Webinar. "The cards are in play for a decent and fairly strong recovery in 2014 and... more »
  • A student team from Missouri University of Science & Technology will feature vinyl windows fabricated with PPG Industries' Solarban 70XL glass in the “Chameleon House” they are constructing for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon, according to an Oct. 2 PPG press release. The windows, supplied by Crystal Window and Door Systems, are 7/8-inch insulating glass... more »
  • California-based window manufacturers Casagrande Woodworks and Wooden Window are the first U.S. companies to certify windows through the Passive House Institute, based in Germany, according to a press release from PHI. Casagrande began production of its PHI-certified Synergist model, a wood casement window, this summer. The Synergist window is certified with a whole-window U-value of 0.... more »
  • Following third party testing of Accoya, the modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, its expected service life has been extended to 70 years when used for window joinery in the UK and Europe, the company reports.  The independent tests were performed by Trada Technology, with its findings covering both windows and glazed doors made with Accoya, if used in Europe.  “... more »