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  • The Maine State Workforce Investment Board’s Older Workers Committee has named Mathews Brothers Co. as one of the state's three best employers for workers over the age of 50 for 2013.  Governor Paul R. LePage congratulated the window and door manufacturer, not only as an exceptional Maine company, but as a model employer for older workers. “Our state needs and values the... more »
  • MI EnergyCore Windows were recently installed in the Vision House in Tucson, Ariz.  The project is part of Green Builder Media’s Vision House Series of demonstration homes being built around the country to showcase the latest in green design, building techniques and products.     MI EnergyCore windows being installed into the Vision House “This is a... more »
  • This October, the National Association of Home Builders will launch a new economic index called the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index. This new index will replace the Improving Markets Index and will shift the focus from identifying markets that have recently begun to recover to those that are now approaching and exceeding their former normal levels of economic progress. Using the same... more »
  • PureColor Inc., an Albuquerque, N.M., based supplier of sustainable wood finishes, has developed the EvenGrain Collection for door and millwork manufacturers. The collection consists of EvenGrain Woods for solid and veneered wood doors, EvenGrain HDF for hardboard composite doors, and EvenGrain MDF for millwork and door trim packages. “The EvenGrain Collection is important for door and... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows Inc., a California-based manufacturer of sliding and folding door systems, for an undisclosed amount. Andersen intends to continue Weiland production and operations in the San Diego area with existing management in place. “Specialty doors are a growing market segment as... more »
  • Deceuninck North America’s “Gallery d” exhibit was recently named Best Tradeshow Booth in Hanley Wood’s first annual Brand Builder Awards: Honoring Excellence in Marketing. Featured at the International Builders' Show and GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, the Gallery d booth was designed to combine art and architecture by juxtaposing the paint, glaze... more »
  • As manufacturers prepare for Energy Star Version 6 implementation, Quanex Building Products has released an updated version of its Quanex Optimizer that includes new user-friendly search filters for estimating U-factors in more than 625,000 window and door configurations, the supplier reports.   “The idea behind the new filters is that you will be able to expand your search... more »
  • Ohio-based Vinylmax Windows recently reached a new safety milestone, operating for more than three years without a lost work time accident. The achievement represents more than 1,100 days safely worked by more than 200 employees since September 5, 2000, it reports.  The vinyl window manufacturer's previous streak stretched 255 days. "Every day our goal is to not have anyone get hurt... more »
  •   Global Specialty Gases added Michael Banks as its director of sales, effective September 23, 2013, according to a Sept. 26 company release. Banks will be responsible for new business development and sales in the United States, and direct the worldwide specialty gases sales efforts of The Global Gases Group. Banks has more than 27 years of specialty gases sales, marketing, plant... more »
  • According to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000 units in August, partially offsetting a dip in sales activity in July as consumers reacted to higher interest rates, according to the National Association of Home... more »