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  • The Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) named Karin Peterson, vice president of human resources at Pella Corporation, as the 2014 Iowa Lean Champion. The award was created to honor a leader who has made significant contributions to Lean practices and/or led a Lean journey for 10 or more years, according to The Pella Chronicle. Lean is a methodology focusing on the elimination of waste within a process to... more »
  • Roto Frank of America and Connecticut State Senator Art Linares worked together to develop legislation that will help ensure the safety of children throughout the state, the company reports. Sen. Linares (33rd District), was prompted to introduce SB169: An Act Concerning Public Housing and Child Safe Windows during a tour to Roto Frank of America in Chester, Conn. The tour coincided with National... more »
  • For the third consecutive year, LaCantina Doors was named a "Best of Houzz" winner in 2015 by Houzz, the global online platform for residential remodeling and design. LaCantina was awarded “Best Of Houzz” in the design and customer satisfaction categories, as chosen by the more than 25 million unique monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The design award reflects... more »
  • Andersen Corporation, Renewal by Andersen LLC and Silver Line Building Products LLC announced they have signed the Ceres Climate Declaration on behalf of its Andersen, Renewal by Andersen and Silver Line brands. The company says it is the first window and door manufacturer to sign the declaration and to declare measurable sustainability goals. In addition to signing the Climate Declaration,... more »
  • Eurotherm Doors of Croatia appointed Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc. as the exclusive distributor of its high energy efficiency aluminum exterior entry doors as well as Eurotherm’s PVC panel entry doors. The doors are available in any powder coated RAL color and dimensions up to 45-inches wide and 98-inches tall, with matching sidelites to required dimensions. Products are shipped throughout... more »
  • PGT Industries revealed its new vinyl window line at the NAHB International Builders' Show. Available in April 2015, the new product line comes in two series: WinGuard Vinyl for customers seeking an impact-resistant window and EnergyVue Vinyl, non-impact vinyl windows featuring energy-efficient insulating glass and multi-chambered frames that meet or exceed Energy Star standards in all climate... more »
  • More than 70 key decision makers from window and door manufacturer and supplier firms participated in the annual two-day Winter Meeting of the Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA). The conference was held at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. and featured informative industry speakers, tabletop supplier displays and a special "speed networking" reception event... more »
  • Dunbarton Corporation announced Chris Chiles as its new president. According to the company, the Cochener Garvey Capital Partners Board of Directors underwent an extensive selection process to find the right candidate to lead Dunbarton forward. Chiles succeeds Oscar Hughes, who assumes the role of COO until his retirement in September of 2015. Chiles is an accomplished leader with a history of... more »
  • Deceuninck North America reports that it achieved higher-than-average market growth in 2014 for the third consecutive year. As part of its success, Deceuninck grew its international presence in 2014 by acquiring Turkish PVC window profile producer Pima?, which operates under the brand name Pimapen. The Pimapen brand is distributed through a network of 1,200 points of sale throughout Turkey, with... more »
  • Joyce Mfg. Co., manufacturers of Oasis Sunrooms and Joyce Windows, announced its 60th anniversary in business.  Started by Albert and Gustav Schmidt manufacturing aluminum exterior products, the company now manufactures all vinyl sunrooms and vinyl replacement windows for the residential market. The Schmidts started the business with the intention of providing quality crafted products with... more »