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  • As previously announced with the Onex Corp. planned investment in Jeld-Wen, Philip Orsino has joined the Oregon-based window and door maker as president.  Rod Wendt, who has been Jeld-Wen's CEO and president since 1992, remains as CEO.     Orsino It was originally planned that Orsino would join Jeld-Wen upon the closing of the Onex's equity investment agreement. That is... more »
  • United Home Experts, a replacement window contractor based in Ashland, Mass., recently launched a new blog dedicated specifically to Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, it states. The company, which services Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, says it will provide information to help homeowners make educated decisions about their replacement window and door projects, but it also... more »
  • Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, manufacturer of Schlage electronic hardware, is now offering a smartphone app designed to support customers, integrators, dealers and installers at the jobsite. The app provides access to Schlage “how-to” videos from YouTube, installation and user guides, and datasheets for the company's AD-Series and CO-Series locking systems. “Having these... more »
  • Endura Products, the supplier of door components, is adding Jim Hackett, effective August 22, in the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Hackett has more than 30 years experience in the millwork business, most recently serving as vice president sales, wholesale distribution, at Jeld-Wen Inc. "As we strive to deliver to you, our customer, products and services of... more »
  • Four months after a tornado severely damaged its operations, Lincoln Wood Products has completed reconstruction activities. The Merrill, Wis., window and door manufacturer marked the occassion last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly-rebuilt final assembly plant and corporate offices.     A report from Wisconsin's WSAW The ceremony took place on the... more »
  • Pella Corp. has launched a new premium vinyl window line incorporating an enhanced corner cleaning process. Developed to offer superior energy efficiency and aesthetics, the 350 Series window line completes the manufacturer's latest vinyl offering which also includes vinyl sliding patio doors introduced in 2010.   The weld marks of the SmoothSeam welded sash corner on the new... more »
  • Stanek Windows is hosting Florida residents in the Tampa/Clearwater area at a grand reopening for its Pinellas County showroom on August 27. “The showroom has been totally remodeled, upgraded with current designs, and now offers buyers a chance to see the latest and greatest all in one place,” says John Stafford, general manager. The Clearwater showroom offers homeowners hundreds of... more »
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is adding in September the Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM) education and certification program to its member services. The program was developed by a working group of members with direct experience in project management with the goal of professionalizing the project manager role in the residential remodeling industry, the organization... more »
  • OceanView impact-resistant casement windows from Viwinco Inc. were selected for the first home to earn the Insurance Institute for Building & Home Safety Fortified for Existing Homes Gold designation. Built in Surf City, N.C., the home was equipped with windows that are hurricane-rated and meet a structural wind speed rating of 171.2 mph and can withstand flying debris such as 2x4s up to... more »
  • U.S. Senator Robert Casey recently visited Gorell Windows & Doors, which hosted a roundtable discussion that gathered representatives of several area manufacturers. The meeting, organized by the Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium, was requested by the Pennsylvania senator, who wanted to discuss these companies’ needs as an industry to help him form his policy on manufacturing.... more »