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  • Andersen Corp. reports its Andersen and Renewal by Andersen brands of wood and wood composite windows and doors have received Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification. This certification is among the first of its kind in the window and door industry, the manufacturer adds. FSC chain-of-custody certification is awarded to companies that meet FSC standards for... more »
  • Phoenix-area window and door dealer VanDenBosch Doors & Windows has acquired the work order backlog of competitor Vista Window & Door and has integrated the Vista sales staff into its day-to-day operations. The deal adds three employees to VanDenBosch's 16.   "While VanDenBosch is the leader in the metro Phoenix area, the Vista staff had extensive experience selling and... more »
  • The RM Group LLC, a provider of products and services related to water and air testing of fenestration products, has completed its new training facility. Located in Spring Park, Minn. the facility is deisgned for both classroom and hands-on training related to a variety of standards, including ASTM E1105-00(2008), AAMA 502-08, ASTM E331-00 and ASTM E547-00.  Trainer Mike... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council presented its Member of the Year award to Roland Temple during its annual fall meeting early in November. Temple is the first recipient of the new award, which recognizes a member's contributions to the fenestration industry through actions that support NFRC's mission. Temple is codes and standards manager for AZS Consulting Inc., based in Florida. He... more »
  • Doug Johnson, vice president for continuous improvement with Truth Hardware, was recently elected to a third term 2nd District Steele County Commissioner in Minnesota. Johnson is one of five county commissioners.  more »
  • Win-Dor Inc. is donated 88 windows for four residential homes in a new Coachella Valley facility designed for abused and at-risk teensr. The vinyl windows supplied for the new Olive Crest Homes & Services for Abused Children facilities are valued at more than $56,000, according to the company. “Over the past 10 years, we have supported Olive Crest and have been... more »
  • After extensive meetings with members and industry affiliates, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association have issued a letter providing additional feedback on the most recent proposed Energy Star program criteria as they relate to fenestration products. "It is our intention to collaborate with the Department of Energy to... more »
  • Ply Gem Industries Inc. says it intends to close its Hammonton, N.J., and Phoenix, Ariz., window and door manufacturing facilities. The two facilities combined employ approximately 306 employees. “Decisions of this kind are always difficult.” says Lynn Morstad, president of Ply Gem’s U.S. window group. “We must address this issue due to excess... more »
  • A private equity restructuring firm has received court approval to purchase Hurd Windows & Doors.Connecticut based Longroad Asset Management LLC expected to close the deal in December, says Rich Latto, managing director with the firm. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re very excited to turn around this company,” Latto says. “It’s a great... more »
  • Allied Building Products Corp. , a distributor of roofing, siding, windows and other building products with over 200 locations in North America, opened two new locations in South Windsor and Bridgeport, Conn., earlier this month. The new Allied branches are located in buildings formerly occupied by C&S Distributors, which has ceased operations.  Donald Toth... more »