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  • Mergers and acquisitions were widespread in 2015, as two dozen window and door companies made investments or sold assets. This followed the national trend of massive corporate mergers across a variety of industries—i.e. Marriott (Starwood), Walgreens (Rite Aid), Anheuser-Bush (SABMiller), Dell (EMC), Anthem (Cigna) and AT&T (DirecTV), to name a few. “Participants are seeking... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association revised and updated the procedural guide for certification of manufactured home fenestration products. AAMA 104-15, Procedural Guide for Certification of Manufactured Home Fenestration Products: Windows/Sliding Doors, Emergency Exit Windows and Devices, Swinging Exterior Passage Doors, lays out the process for certifying these products through... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association elected Dan Picard, director of innovation at Assa Abloy Americas, as its new president for the upcoming year. All newly-elected officers will begin their term during the 2016 BHMA Spring Committee Week. more »
  • The California Energy Commission announced that the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Documents are now available online. California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. According to the CEC website, the 2016 Standards will improve upon the current 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems was honored for its dedication to the construction industry by the Queens & Bronx Building Association. "The QBBA honor for Crystal Windows caps what has been a momentous 25th Anniversary year for the company," says Steve Chen, COO.  "During 2015, Crystal hosted several major gala Anniversary celebrations for its employees and top... more »
  • P.H. Tech regrets to report that Raymond Dallaire, co-founder, passed away on the afternoon of December 9. Dallaire struggled with illness following his retirement from day-to-day management of the company in 2002. Raymond Dallaire and his brother Dominic founded the company more than 53 years ago. “Throughout his career, Raymond helped move the industry forward by sharing his expertise and... more »
  • Officials from PPG Industries announced that a joint wastewater-reuse project with the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, has cut fresh water consumption by as much as 50 percent per day at the company’s glass manufacturing plant located there. The $1.9 million project, which diverts treated wastewater to the plant’s glass-cooling towers, came online in February in the midst of a historic... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors appointed Ignacio Escobedo as vice president of manufacturing and engineering. “AWP is honored to have Ignacio leading our manufacturing and engineering efforts. His experience leading lean manufacturing transformations and managing operations through periods of high growth are perfectly suited for the transformation currently underway at AWP,” says Craig Speed... more »
  • Linetec opened a third anodize line at its facility in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 180,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements expand its existing capacity and capabilities by more than 50 percent. Linetec’s Wausau campus now spans more than 750,000 square feet and provides room to further enhance production flow throughout the facilities. The estimated $15 million investment in... more »
  • PGT Inc. appointed two new members to the executive team. Danielle Mikesell is appointed as vice president of PGT, Industries with the responsibility of marketing, R&D, and customer service. “I’m excited to have Danielle become a member of our executive team. She has extensive experience and a dynamic leadership style that makes her the ideal person to lead the marketing, product... more »