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  • Chris Dimou, president and CEO, and Sue Lemire, HR/general accounting manager, presented a check for $2,111 to the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter on behalf of the Roto Frank of America employees. The funds were raised during an employee campaign that ran from March to December 2014. After identifying five local charities, employees voted to select the Red Cross as the recipient of their... more »
  • Therma-Tru Corp. introduced its 2015 “Unlock the Opportunities” national sweepstakes for builders, remodelers, dealers, contractors, fabricators and distributors. Grand prize offerings include a 2015 TRACKER Pro 160 fishing boat with trailer and a Hawaiian vacation for two including airfare, hotel and a $1,000 Visa gift card. The new "Puzzle Perfect" online sweepstakes game... more »
  • ABBA Roofing & Windows, a Rice, Minn.-based exterior replacement window dealer and remodeling and general construction company, filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The Star Tribune reported the company’s assets were $11,169 and liabilities, $1,037,753. When Window & Door attempted to reach the company for comment, the company's primary phone number had been disconnected.  more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Tony Thiret to territory sales manager in the Southwest region in addition to his role as commercial sales specialist in the West. “Tony has nearly 20 years of experience, including four years as a Quanex commercial sales specialist,” said George Wilson, general manager of Quanex’s insulating glass spacer operations. “He’s an... more »
  • Steves & Sons sold its 60,000-square-foot 5325 Glen Alden Drive facility near Richmond International Airport in Texas and set up shop in a 250,000-square-foot building, Richmond BizSense reported. With the extra square footage, the company increased its staff by about 30 employees, bringing the total number up to 120. The company put $7 million worth of infrastructure into the new facility at... more »
  • Steve Chen, COO for Crystal Window & Door Systems will continue as President of the Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) through 2015, as requested by the Association’s board of directors. Chen has led the NWDA since January 2013. "I am honored to be asked to continue in a leadership role with NWDA," said Steve Chen.  "The Association accomplished a great... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors took home the award for "Best Window and Door Product" at last week's International Builders' Show. The prize was awarded to Marvin's Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung, which features state-of-the-art technology, including an automatic locking system and a special Vent Mode. The window's hardware also allows the bottom and top sashes to tilt in for washing.... more »
  • As millennials begin to enter the home-buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent, said panelists during an International Builders' Show press conference on home trends and millennials' home preferences. NAHB Assistant Vice President of Research Rose Quint predicted that the growing... more »
  • Therma-Tru introduced a variety of decorative new door glass options and door styles for 2015. New decorative glass products for 2015 include Borrassa, a wrought iron design available in the Classic-Craft Mahogany, Rustic and Canvas Collections, and a high-energy design of Zaha decorative glass (shown at right) that includes four different glasses joined together with right angles... more »
  • BM Windows was named "Top Performer" by window manufacturer Anlin Window Systems. The award, the second for BM Windows in as many years, recognizes the replacement window and door installer’s “dedication in the product sales, marketing and education of Anlin Window Systems products.”   To earn the award, BM Windows showed “excellent representation of Anlin... more »