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  • Therma-Tru Doors is planning $20 million in improvements to its Butler, Ind., location in the next three years, The Journal Gazette reports, creating an additional 105 jobs at the plant. The Butler Therma-Tru plant currently employs 720 people, according to the article. The investment will be in the form of new machinery that will be installed over the next three years: one-third in 2015, one-... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC. AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies, according to the company. In addition, the company will continue to invest... more »
  • Registration is now available for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A discounted registration rate is available for those who register by Wednesday, January 21. The Southeast Region Winter Meeting will be held immediately following the Annual Conference, Feb. 18-19. more »
  • Roto North America expanded its management team as part of concluding the integration process of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. Gordon Mitchell is now director of operations, responsible for the supervision of supply chain management for the Connecticut, USA and Ontario, Canada, manufacturing plants. Mitchell joins the existing management team of Chris Dimou, president and CEO,... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors has more than doubled the number of its products tested for Sound Transmission Class and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class ratings. The Kolbe products tested for sound transmission include the VistaLuxe Collection, Ultra Series, Heritage Series, Latitude Series and Windquest Series windows and doors. Kolbe products’ STC and OITC ratings, glass options and... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products, Inc. hired Janet Moreland as customer service/product manager. As part of Chelsea’s sales and marketing department, Moreland will focus on interfacing with logistics, manufacturing, sales, and product design as it relates to improving service to customers. She will also be involved in developing a product management function at Chelsea.   Moreland has more... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows announced a new program where dealers can become actively involved as National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) sponsors. Soft-Lite dealers can sign a one-year agreement with the NCPC to become the window and door dealer sponsor for their area. Dealers who choose to join the sponsorship program will work with NCPC and Soft-Lite to educate consumers about home crime prevention... more »
  • News regarding Energy Star, the acquisitions of Simonton Windows and Hurd Windows and Doors, and new executive appointments topped the list of most-clicked stories on WindowandDoor.com in 2014. Among the Talk topics garnering the most discussion this year were the buying mentality among consumers, product performance and labor issues.  Noteworthy news Energy Star continued to be a hot topic... more »
  • Alside opened a 30,000-square-foot branch of Alside Supply Center in Fayetteville, N.C. David Wise, the regional sales vice president, says the new branch is strategically located in Fayetteville for proximity to Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte. more »
  • The Earthwise Group, comprised of a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturing companies across the U.S., reports it experienced a 21 percent increase in overall sales in 2014. The company says this growth is partially due to the addition of two new members in the western U.S.; Earthwise of Salt Lake City (Advanced Window Products) began manufacturing Earthwise... more »