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  • Associated Materials Group Inc. appointed Brian C. Strauss as president and chief executive officer and a member of Associated Material's board of directors. He replaces Interim CEO Dana Snyder, who will remain on the company’s board of directors. “Brian’s background in building products, his commercial and strategic skills and his ability to develop a strong team make him... more »
  • In an April 28 letter to customers, Pilkington North America Inc. announced it would increase prices as follows: 9 percent increase on clear float products, 1.8 millimeter through 12 mm thicknesses 7 percent increase on clear float products, 15 mm and 19 mm thicknesses 7 percent increase on all Pilkington Energy Advantage Low-e products 9 percent increase on all Pilkington Texture Glass products... more »
  • Ernst & Young named Thompson Creek Window Co. President and CEO Rick Wuest a finalist in the Entrepreneur of The Year Maryland Awards for the second year in a row. Thompson Creek is a family-owned company that Wuest took over from his father in 2000, simultaneously taking the company’s products directly to the consumer for the first time. “It is an honor to be included among... more »
  • TigerStop, founded in 1994, is celebrating 20 years in business in the wood, metal, fenestration and plastics industries, and more than 30,000 machines manufactured and sold. To celebrate this achievement, the company has the following events planned, which are open to the media and by invitation: TigerStop’s 20th Anniversary Open House: July 31 and August 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., to include... more »
  • Andersen Corp. plans to expand an existing building at its Bayport, Minn., manufacturing facility and purchase new machinery as part of an $18 million expansion project. The expansion will create 100 full-time jobs, the company announced in a press release.  To assist the expansion, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will award Andersen $625,000 from the... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council ANSI Standards Committee and NFRC board of directors submitted three NFRC documents referenced in the International Codes for the American National Standards Institute’s process. The public review and comment period is from May 2 to June 16, 2014.  The three documents submitted for public review, comment and the full ANSI consensus process are:... more »
  • Driven by the new construction market, total residential window volumes are expected to continue to increase at double-digit rates to 48.4 million units in 2014 and 54.6 million units in 2015, according to the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report, compiled by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, provides details for geographic... more »
  • Solid growth is expected in the home remodeling market this year, but momentum should begin to moderate in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Sluggishness in the housing market, and specifically in home sales, might result in a deceleration of... more »
  • Architectural Traditions, a door and hardware supplier based in Tuscon, Ariz., closed its doors suddenly this month due to "unforseen financial issues," leaving some customers out their deposits. According to the company website, Architectural Traditions  "will not be able to complete any outstanding orders" and will not refund customer deposits for work to be... more »
  •   Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows and Fypon, unveiled its new corporate logo. The refreshed logo supports the message that Fortune Brands is one, unified home and security company, FBHS reports. While the logo emphasizes “Fortune Brands,” because this is how many stakeholders refer to the company, its... more »