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  • William S. “Bill” Marvin, who led the growth of Marvin Windows & Doors from a regional lumber company to a leading manufacturer, died August 31, 2009, at his home in Warroad, Minn., surrounded by his family. Most recently serving as honorary chairman of the company, he was 92 years old. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Marvin worked briefly for General Mills... more »
  • In a move designed to reinforce Truseal Technologies' efforts to develop and support innovative IG equipment, Besten Equipment Co. and Billco Manufacturing have signed an expanded cooperation agreement, Truseal officials state.  Under the agreement, Besten plans to continue to design, develop and service equipment, but will outsource manufacturing to Billco, explains Gus Coppola, president... more »
  • At its recent Select Dealer Meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunrise Windows honored two of its dealers for making it onto Remodeling Magazine's  2009 Big50 list. The August event, which gathered a number of the vinyl window maker's dealers  for discussions on a variety of crucial topics, also featured  an address from Roger O’Shaughnessy, president of Cardinal Glass, who... more »
  • After completing the acquisition of the assets of Composite Technologies of America Inc. at the end of June, Andersen Corp. has established Custom Pultruders Inc. as a standalone subsidiary. Composite Technologies, based in Aurora, Ohio, was a long-time supplier to Andersen of window and patio door parts made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic pultrusions. It also supplied specialty shape, thin-... more »
  • With plans to target the clad-wood window market, MGM Industries recently installed an automated vacuum coater/paint line for its vinyl profiles.  Unlike other paint lines used by vinyl extruders, the new line automatically transfers profiles between the cleaning, painting and backing process, eliminating the handling that can sometimes create adhesion problems, as well as speeding the... more »
  •   Screen shots from one of the courses available on MyWindowClass.com. MyWindowClass.com, an online training Web site developed by the National Glass Association in partnership with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Architectural Testing Inc., goes live today. Providing InstallationMasters training, as well other online courses designed for employees of... more »
  • More detailed reports on news briefs appearing in the September issue of Window & Door: Solar Innovations Moves into New Green Facility Andersen Cutting Management and Office Positions Simonton Dealers Say Window Tax Credits Working Senators Applaud Return of Workers at Simonton Growing Demand Pushes Inline to Add Second Shift Stock Emerges from Chapter 11 with Focus on 19 Markets Cardinal... more »
  • Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, recently posted a blog on the White House Web site, highlighting how the Weatherization Assistance Program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is creating new jobs and improving the lives of people in low-income households.  In the blog, she reports, "A... more »
  • Several North American window and door manufacturers customers have begun utilizing Contact Industries to supply veneer profile wrapped components in a wide range of species, the supplier reports.  Based in Clackamas, Ore., the company sees OEMs moving to wrapped components as a way to expand their product lines without having to deal with the headaches involved with purchasing and... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has named Jay Lund as president and chief operating officer, as of September 1. Lund reports to Jim Humphrey, who remains chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Lund, who becomes the 10th president in the company’s history, joined the window and door manufacturer in 1985. Over the years, he has held a number of leadership positions in sales and marketing... more »