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  • At its second annual Ice Gala on Jan. 28th, the German American Chamber of Commerce Inc., Pittsburgh Chapter, recognized Veka Inc. Training Manager, Thomas Van De Bunt, for his leadership in establishing a German-style apprenticeship model at the company in Western Pennsylvania. Rachel Mauer, vice president of GACC Pittsburgh, who presented Van De Bunt with the award, says, “An expert and... more »
  • Vytex Windows opened a new facility in Cleveland, Ohio, to accommodate the company’s expansion. This 4,800-square-foot location will house deliveries, run install services for Midwest clients and offer a fully equipped showroom. February marks the company’s first full month in the space. more »
  • Keystone Certifications Inc. named Tracy Rogers to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing, and Jon Martini as the new validations manager. Rogers has 30 years of experience in the fenestration industry, and has held various positions on both the supplier and manufacturer side of the industry. Most recently, Rogers held the position of director, industry relations and... more »
  • Koch Industries Inc. completed the acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp. following the receipt of all regulatory approvals. Koch initially invested in Guardian in 2012, acquiring a 44.5 percent minority interest in the company at the time. Guardian brings new capabilities and expertise to Koch in several highly technical manufacturing and distribution industries. In addition to being one of... more »
  • Brio USA appointed Patrick Junker as national sales manager. In this newly created position, Junker will lead the sales team for the folding and sliding hardware and retractable insect screen offerings of Brio USA in both residential and commercial market segments. “With over 30 years of experience in the fenestration industry Pat brings tremendous insight, along with significant customer... more »
  • Deceuninck North America hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for its Monroe and Fernley facilities. In this role, Perna will be responsible for manufacturing activities. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the industry, including extrusion, window fabrication and all phases of operations and plant management. “Frank has the ability to deliver short-term results and... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC added three new Members to the group. In late 2016, Earthwise Windows of Los Angeles joined the alliance. This family-owned business, known locally as Dasan Windows and Doors, was founded in 1995 as a glass distributor. In 2007 they began manufacturing windows and doors in a separate facility. They currently supply Earthwise products to dealers and contractors in Southern... more »
  • Global Products International Group/GPI Millworks acquired a plant in Tucker, Georgia. "We see continued growth opportunities in our core markets,” states Ryan Chapman, GPI Group’s president. "Our investment in the new facility will allow us to expand our fabrication and production to better serve our customers.” more »
  • Jeld-Wen went public at the New York Stock Exchange Friday, January 27. Window & Door previously reported that the company filed a registration for an IPO last June. The company will trade under the ticker JELD and announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $23 per share. Of those shares, the company is... more »
  • Premier Building Solutions launched the new GenX product line. The sealant technology offers maximum durability for use in many interior or exterior conditions, according to the company. GenX addresses contractor sealant needs with aggressive adhesion to common construction substrates and  compatibility with rubberized asphalt, flashing and other building materials. “Our research and... more »