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  • Western Window Systems received the “Best of Houzz” award in the category of Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the website and online community for home remodeling and design. The supplier  was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, based on the number and quality of client reviews the company received in 2013, among other factors. As a... more »
  • Building Drops Inc., an engineering consulting company with a focus on residential and commercial fenestration, announced the promotion of Matthew Spahr to Project Manager. Spahr started out as an intern with the Building Drops team in 2009. “I have seen how Matt has grown from an intern from the University of Central Florida into a vital member of our business,” says Hermes F. Norero... more »
  • Window & Door, the official magazine of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance and the National Glass Association, announced the appointment of Jenni Chase as editorial director and Stacey Freed as editor. Together, they have more than 20 years’ combined editorial experience in the residential window and door, flat glass and remodeling industries. They are joined by Bethany Stough, who... more »
  • Palmas USA, a division of Palmas International, is expanding its coverage throughout the U.S. market. Palmas offers interior and exterior doors, stile-and-rail door components, and primed mouldings and jambs, among other products. “Distributors are continually looking for new products, better pricing and people they can work with directly," says James Williams, managing partner. "... more »
  •   Deceuninck North America appointed Rod Workman as technical services specialist, responsible for assisting customers in the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He also coordinates the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Rod joins Deceuninck with more than... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference will take place at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, June 17-19, 2014. The conference will cover current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window, exterior door, architectural door, and skylight... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 309, which provides a means of classifying rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles, and AAMA 311, which establishes minimum performance criteria. AAMA 309-13 spells out the nine-digit classification system that defines various ranges of properties. The resulting class designation number is easily decoded using a... more »
  •     Steve Chen     Thomas Chen Crystal Window & Door Systems announced two executive changes. Steve Chen, executive VP, will also assume the title of chief operating officer, effective Feb. 1, and Thomas Chen, founder and president, will assume the title of chief executive officer. Since joining the company's executive ranks in 2005, Steve Chen has expanded... more »
  • Jeld-Wen will close its Dubuque, Iowa, wood fiber production plant, March 28. The facility's 52 employees have been invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company's door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa, according to a Jeld-Wen release. Jeld-Wen acquired the Dubuque operation in 1978, where it produced pressed wood‐fiber material that is used in... more »
  •   Simonton Windows named Mark Clark plant manager of its Paris, Ill., manufacturing facility, effective March 1. Clark most recently served as focus factory manager for Therma-Tru Corp. "Mark has been with various Fortune Brands companies since 1995 and brings an extensive amount of experience to his new role at Simonton," says Mark Wherry, vice president of manufacturing... more »