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  • More than 800 Simonton Windows employees nationwide participated in the Simonton Survivor program this past spring designed to promote healthy lifestyles. Seventy-seven team members completed all six weeks of the program and six different challenges. During the first week, employees of the window manufacturing company worked on improving their overall nutrition by selecting two food goals to... more »
  • As part of “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” television show, THV Compozit Windows & Doors recently donated more than 80 windows to the Hill family in Ottawa, Kan.  Staff Sergeant Allen Hill was almost killed by a massive roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. He recovered from his physical wounds, but continued to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder episodes, often... more »
  • Amesbury, the long-time supplier to residential window and door manufacturers, has recently made a move to expand and solidify its presence in the commercial products market in North America. The manufacturer of hardware, weatherseals, extrusions and other components has added Patrick Junker to lead the initiative. "Many of Amesbury’s present product offerings and services cross... more »
  • Pella Corp., in partnership with Vermeer Manufacturing and the City of Pella, earned a Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award in the waste management category for its annual electronic recycling event held in hometown each Earth Day.   More than three semi truckloads of electronics gathered were gathered at Pella's last eCycling day. “On behalf of all Iowans, I would... more »
  • A National Window Preservation Summit was held in July in Pine Mountain, Ky., to review an initial draft set of standards for the repair, restoration, preservation and weatherization of historic wood and steel windows. The event was organized by the Window Preservations Standards Collaborative, a group started by five window restoration and repair specialists in conjunction with the Preservation... more »
  • The vinyl industry has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting proposed Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) regulations for PVC manufacturing, but urging the agency to ensure the final rule better reflects the diversity and variability of the industry that makes a broad range of products, the Vinyl Institute reports. MACT rules are written under the Clean Air... more »
  • With the advance of green buildings and a broader shift toward more energy efficient construction, a handful of emerging technologies–including dynamic smart windows and advanced insulation–will build from a negligible commercial market today into an $829 million market in 2020, according to a new report from Lux Research. “Dynamic windows, for instance, will gain footing now... more »
  •     Spaulding     Shay A 25-year veteran with the company, Chuck Spaulding, Veka Inc.'s vice president and COO, is retiring at the end of August.  He will be succeeded by Erik Shay. "During his tenure, Chuck has been one of the most respected and trusted colleagues within the group and carries that same respect and admiration throughout the industry,... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC, manufacturer of Patio Enclosures sunrooms and solariums, has renewed its partnership with Alside to offer that manufacturer's vinyl replacement windows through its retail locations. “With its strong, durable, energy-efficient windows, Alside delivers the high quality our customers have come to expect from Patio Enclosures,” says Steven White, Great Day... more »
  • Amending its May agreement to invest in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc., Onex Corp. now plans to take a majority stake in the Oregon-based door and window manufacturer.  When the transaction is complete, Philip Orsino will also step in as Jeld-Wen president, the Toronto-based investment firm reports. Under the new agreement, Onex and its affiliates will invest $864 million in Jeld-Wen, compared to the... more »