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  • Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel at The Marvin Cos., has been appointed chairman of the board of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. The organization has also named Rob Jablonski, vice president of engineering and quality at Pella Corp., as vice chairman of its window division. In addition to the officer appointments, WDMA has added two new members to its ... more »
  • Wincore Windows & Doors celebrates breast cancer awareness every month, not just in October. As part of its their ongoing effort to support charitable organizations, the vinyl window manufacturer has supported Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and fundraising for breast cancer research, since it opened its manufacturing plant in 2007.... more »
  • Pella Corp. halted production at its Tucson, Ariz., window plant in November due to the continuing housing market downturn and a decline in renovation spending. The company has not ruled out the possibility of reopening the plant when the housing market rebounds, reports spokeswoman Kathy Krafka Harkema. The Tucson facility is the company’s smallest vinyl window manufacturing site. “... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has announced plans to eliminate 52 positions at its Menomonie, Wis., window assembly plant. The facility makes windows that are specifically designed for large production builders who build new, mid-range priced homes, says Maureen McDonough, Andersen director for corporate communications. “This is the segment of the home construction marketplace that’s been... more »
  • Interlock USA has announced a strategic partnership with the Siegenia-Aubi KG to handle distribution for a range of hardware products in the United States and Canada. Under the agreement, Interlock will serve as the exclusive distributor for the Siegenia-Aubi group, which consists of two Germany-based hardware producers Siegenia-Aubi KB amd KFV Karl Fliether GmbH & Co.... more »
  • With the reinstatement of tax credits for energy efficient home improvements for 2009, AWDI LLC, previously known as the Association of Window & Door Installers, is promoting the ability of its certified installers to enable homeowners to get more than the $200 tax credit allowable for energy efficient replacement windows. Because AWDI certified installation processes include... more »
  • ICC Evaluation Service has introduced the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation program, designed to provide independent confirmation to manufacturers that building products are sustainable and could qualify for points under green building rating systems. “SAVE brings great benefit to manufacturers, specifiers, designers and code officials because it’s designed... more »
  • Window Enterprises LLC has been placed into receivership in a ruling by the District Court of Dallas County, Texas as of Oct. 28.  The manufacturer's Web site has been replaced by a simple screen indicating receivership status and directing visitors to the court documents. No details are available about plans for the Carrollton, Texas-based company.  Neither Window... more »
  • At its fall membership meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. yesterday, the National Fenestration Rating Council announced the election of five new members to its 12-member board of directors, with 54 percent of eligible voters participating.  The organization also honored Roland Temple as its first member of the year. "We are pleased to see a greater participation rate for this year'... more »
  • Canadian window and door manufacturers, and at least a few from south of the border, will make their way to Toronto next week for Win-Door North America. The annual trade show sponsored by the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association opens next Tuesday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Last year’s event attracted over 3,600 attendees, an increase from 2006. With the... more »