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  • Rather than extending layoffs at its Hawkins, Wis., window plant, as suggested by a number of local media reports, Jeld-Wen Inc. hopes to bring "as many of those employees back as soon as possible," says Teri Cline, director of corporate communications for the window and door maker.  Due to the weak housing market, Jeld-Wen Inc. had temporarily laid off more than 200 workers at... more »
  • Silver Line Windows, an Andersen Co., is closing its vinyl window plant in Fall River, Mass., in July.  "Unfortunately, due to the continuing economic crisis and its impact on housing as well as our own business, we still have more manufacturing capacity than we need for the foreseeable future," states Maureen McDonough, director of corporate communications for Andersen Corp.... more »
  • The deadline for nominations for the Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year has been extended until June 8. The annual program, honoring “excellence in the middle,” will once again recognize today’s leaders within the industry's channels of distribution in the October issue of the magazine. "The past few years have been difficult for many dealers and distributors, but... more »
  • Full House Co., the supplier of equipment and tooling to door and millwork companies, has launched a new Web site, featuring more than 2,000 products. The new site provides online shopping capabilities, enabling customers to shop any time for door machinery, repair parts, tools, cutters, bits, material handling equipment and more, the company reports. The site features "all the necessary... more »
  • Seeing new demand and a "huge opportunity" resulting from the stimulus package tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors, Andersen Corp. is launching the new EcoExcel brand for products in its line that meet the criteria.  To be supported by a "huge integrated campaign," the new brand also looks beyond the tax credit to position Andersen at the forefront of... more »
  • May National Associates Inc., based in Lakewood, N.J., is resuming production of PRC insulating glass sealants, having acquired a license to produce the line from PPG Industries, which announced plans to exit the business at the end of last year. The former PRC line, including polyurethane and silicone polymer-based IG sealants, will be sold under the Bondaflex brand name. “The addition of... more »
  • Architects say durability is the most important attribute for a green building product, according to a recent survey commissioned by PPG Industries. In the rankings, durability was followed by Energy Star compliance, life-cycle assessment, no- or low-volatile organic compound content and the ability to source products regionally. Durability also is the most important attribute among building... more »
  • As part of its succession planning process designed to provide for smooth transitions, Pella Corp. has named Pat Meyer to succeed current President and CEO Mel Haught as the company’s top leader upon Haught’s planned retirement Nov. 30. Meyer, who joined the privately-held, family-owned company headquartered in Pella, Iowa, in 1990, will now serve as executive vice president and COO... more »
  • Interlock USA, the supplier of window and door hardware based in Reno, Nev., has launched a new Web site at www.interlockna.com to refresh its brand image and showcase several new product lines. “This economy has been extremely tough on the fenestration industry, making it critical for manufacturers to focus on creating the most sophisticated products on the market if they want to remain... more »
  • The New York State Small Business Development Center has named Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. its 2009 Manufacturer of the Year, as well as recognizing the supplier of weatherseals and related products as "an outstanding small business." Accepting the award, Ira M. Warren, president and CEO, was cited for his vision, confidence, hard work, dedication, creativity, drive,... more »