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  • Roto North America is reporting positive sales growth for 2013, with its Roto brand growing 47.2 percent and its Fasco brand, 14.4 percent, in the U.S. market. Chris Dimou, president & CEO of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada, says that he is very happy with the integration of Fasco into Roto North America, which not only added a complementary product offering, but expanded the... more »
  • Menck USA Inc., operating as Menck Windows, received a $5 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts finance and development agency, to buy manufacturing equipment and renovate a 150,000-square-foot building in Chicopee, Mass., according to a report from The Republican. This will be the first U.S.-based Menck location. The company was formed through a partnership between... more »
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old. John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he... more »
  • Jerry Burris has resigned as CEO and director of Associated Materials LLC to pursue other interests, according to a company release. Dana Snyder, former CEO of Associated Materials, will serve as interim CEO while the company’s Board of Directors conducts a search for a permanent CEO. “We are thankful for Jerry’s significant contributions to AMI during his tenure," says... more »
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry reported continued fourth-quarter growth for the remodeling industry in its most recent Remodeling Business Pulse data. According to NARI, remodelers rated businesses conditions at a 6.51, on a rating scale from 1 to 9 where 1 is much worse than a year ago and 9 is much better; 5 is about the same as last year. “Many remodelers... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final Energy Star Version 6.0 Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights Specification. V6 will take effect January 1, 2015, with the exception of the Northern Zone prescriptive and equivalent energy performance criteria for windows, which will take effect January 1, 2016.  EPA revised the implementation date for... more »
  • Huttig Building Products is expanding its distribution territory to cover Long Island, N.Y., the company's sixth location within its New York-Pennsylvania territory. "Given our current coverage of the northeastern United States, we felt this was the right time for us to expand our service area to include Long Island," says Greg Gurley, Huttig vice president. Dan Vazquez will be... more »
  •   Baird Thomsen Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird was president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG Global is one of the world’s... more »
  • Interlock USA has entered into an agreement with Industrial Sales Corp., under which the sales and distribution agency will represent Interlock USA window and door hardware products throughout the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The agreement comes at a critical time, as Interlock USA moves forward with plans to expand its sales force in order to accommodate increasing demand... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has elected a new executive committee and board of directors. The NFRC Executive Committee includes: Jeff Baker, WESTLab – Chair Joe Jonely, AMSCO Windows – Vice Chair Gary Curtis, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Secretary Sneh Kumar, ALCOA/TRACO – Treasurer Jim Krahn, Marvin Windows and Doors – Ombudsman... more »