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  • While many window and door manufacturers are considering the addition of triple-pane windows to their line, Northerm Windows recently introduced a quad-pane product line to meet the needs of its customers in Northern Canada and Alaska. Northerm is based out of a 54,000 square foot facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, with an additional 30,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Anchorage, Alaska... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell toured Accu-Weld Window & Door Co., yesterday and used the stop to highlight the impact of the stimulus funding to create green collar jobs in his state.  Based in Bensalem, Pa., the manufacturer produces vinyl replacement windows and has already experienced an increase in demand because of the federal stimulus package, because... more »
  • Paul Holland, a venture capitalist backer of Serious Materials, joined President Barack Obama today for a White House press briefing to support government budget proposals encouraging more investment in clean energy research and development. In outlining the potential benefits of such programs, the President highlighted Serious' re-opening of the former Kensington Windows plant in... more »
  • Weeke North America has opened a new facility in Michigan to produce an entry level series of CNC routers. A joint venture between Stiles Machinery, Weeke Maschinenbau and Weeke's parent company, the Homag Group,occupies a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility located near Stiles’ headquarters in Grand Rapids. Based in Northern Germany, Weeke is one of the world’s... more »
  • The window tax credit requirements established as part of the stimulus package remain at the top of the agenda, but leaders from the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association both report their organizations are now looking closely at the latest Energy Star criteria issued by the Department of... more »
  • It's time to nominate your company for Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards. The industry peer-judged program honors outstanding achievements in window and door product technology, manufacturing and marketing. "Despite the current state of the market, innovation continues within our industry," says John G. Swanson, associate publisher/editor of Window & Door... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors will lay off about 50 people from its corporate administrative staff, according to an Associated Press report. The Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Ore., where the manufacturer is headquartered, reported that the decision to its staff came in response to the recession and declining housing starts.  Jeld-Wen spokeswoman Teri Cline told the... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer has let go about 100 employees “from across all sectors and levels of the company,” in another round of lay-offs, the company reports. “The further restructuring of our workforce was necessary given the continuing downturn in the economy and the severe housing crisis,” says Rod Hershberger, president and CEO of... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell (left) and Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to re-open the former Kensington Windows plant in Vandergrift, Pa. Re-hired workers and members of the media looked on. With state and local officials on hand to mark the occasion, Serious Materials, the California-based sustainable building... more »
  • Simonton Windows has opened its new product development center in Westerville, Ohio. The vinyl window manufacturer named Cristen Baca, new vice president of new product development, to run the facility, which will operate as a sister site to Simonton’s original new product development center located in Parkersburg, W. Va. “Throughout this difficult economic situation... more »