October 18, 2010
Window manufacturers need to pay attention to a recent Texas Supreme Court ruling. Its decision in the case of Fresh Coat Inc. v. K-2 Inc. makes it more important than ever to establish clear, bright lines of roles and responsibilities between manufacturers and re-sellers.
The State of Texas has a statute providing that a “manufacturer shall indemnify and hold harmless a seller against a... more »
October 15, 2010
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to hear an appeal filed by the Pella Corp. over a class action case involving one of its window products.
Pella's appeal challenges a decision made earlier by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court in the case of Pella Corp. v. Saltzman. That decision significantly loosens the criteria that must... more »
October 14, 2010
Andy Jensen has joined the Schield Family Cos. as corporate general manager. In the newly created position, he is responsible for the financial, operational and competitive success of the company's Weather Shield, Peachtree and Visions windows and doors brands.
Most recently, Jensen served as VP of sales, marketing, & business development/start up leader for Cardinal Solar... more »
October 12, 2010
In letters of support for new tax credits for energy efficient home upgrades sent to Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jeff Bingamon (D-N.M.) last week, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance offered several "suggestions for improvement" to the proposed legislation. In particular, the letter points to a $200 credit for Energy Star-qualified windows in the draft bill as "an... more »
October 12, 2010
Masonite featured several new interior doors with unique decorative glass designs.
Charlotte, N.C.—The Association of Millwork Distributors’ annual convention and exhibition, which kicked off here on Monday, appears to be regaining momentum with busy educational sessions and a trade show floor that looks to be larger than last year. The trade show, which closes today, also... more »
October 12, 2010
J. Sussman Inc., a manufacturer of custom windows in Jamaica, N.Y., is installing more than 550 solar panels, spreading across approximately 15,000 square feet, on its roof. The 125-kilowatt project will handle a substantial part of the company's electric needs and is said to be one of the largest solar panel projects in New York.
Sussman officials on manufacturing facility roof... more »
October 8, 2010
Masonite Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lifetime Doors Inc., a manufacturer of interior flush doors, including molded, veneer, prefinished, and bifold products. Based in Farmington Hills, Mich., Lifetime was founded in 1947 by William Gilbert. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
"Lifetime is a natural fit for Masonite," states Larry Repar, Masonite's... more »
October 7, 2010
Royal Group’s Window and Door Profiles Division hosted an open house September 30 to mark the progress made in reducing the carbon footprint of its Thermoplast manufacturing facility in Laval, Que. With suppliers, elected officials and community representatives on hand, Thermoplast announced it is now recycling 100 percent of the residues from extrusion by putting them back into the... more »
October 6, 2010
Currently based in Parkersburg, W.Va., Simonton Windows plans to transition various corporate functions to Columbus, Ohio, where it already operates a new product development center. The Columbus location will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters beginning in 2011.
The vinyl window and door manufacturer will retain its corporate location in Parkersburg, where the company... more »
October 5, 2010
Targeting growing demand for green, Bonneville Windows & Doors is now offering Accoya wood as an option on all its products. "Set to revolutionize home building and change the face of window design, Accoya is the world’s leading high technology wood that exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of premium tropical hardwoods," states François Chevarie, vice... more »