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  • The union representing workers at the Republic Windows & Doors plant in Chicago reports that Serious Materials, a manufacturer of high-performance windows and doors, is in the final stages of working out an agreement to purchase the assets of the manufacturer, which closed down operations late last year. Members of UE Local 1110 staged a sit-in at the Chicago plant last month, attracting... more »
  • While many window and door manufacturers are just looking to survive the coming year, Vista Window Co. LLC is looking for growth. The replacement window manufacturer expects to be up 25 to 30 percent over last year, when it also saw gains, according to CEO Dan McCarthy. The Warren, Ohio, based company joined the INC Magazine list of the Top 5,000 fastest growing companies in America in... more »
  • The full report on Window & Door’s annual survey of manufacturers, distributors and dealers is now available online for purchase. The $39.95 report offers a detailed look at expectations for the coming year, as well as plans for capital spending and employment. The study, sponsored by Truth Hardware, is highlighted in this article.   more »
  • MyGlassClass.com, the National Glass Association's online training program, will introduce its new program for online window installation training at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.  NGA also publishes Window & Door, and information on the new training program, developed in conjunction with Architectural Testing Inc., will be featured in the magazine booth (#N2934).... more »
  • PGT Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, is decreasing its workforce by 10 percent today as part of a restructuring. The company said today the restructuring comes as a result of continued analysis of its target markets, internal structure, projected run-rate, and efficiency.   "These actions were necessary given the continuing... more »
  • BFRich Windows & Doors, based in Newark, Del., has achieved Certified Green Dealer status after its staff participated in voluntary educational training and testing on good green building techniques and green product choices for windows and building materials. The Certified Green Dealer program was created under the auspices of LBM Journal, a national trade magazine serving the lumber... more »
  • More details on news briefs included in the January/February issue White House Sees More Jobs in Windows Industry Expresses Hope for New Government Energy Programs Denmark's VKR Acquires Gienow Operations in Alberta Harvey Closing One Plant, Expanding at Others MI to Idle North Carolina Plant Seeing Continued Growth, Inline Adds Facility Kolbe to Lay Off 300 Production and Office Workers... more »
  • Andersen Windows will lay off 50 employees and conduct a seasonal layoff of 400 employees, the company confirmed on Jan. 8. “These decisions are not easy, and we don’t make them lightly,” said Maureen McDonough, director of corporate communications with the company. “We recognize the impact on employees and their families and we intend to provide assistance to the affected... more »
  • Edgetech IG Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Started in 1989, the company is planning special edition newsletters, ads and case studies that focus on the many Super Spacer projects that have stood the test of time. Customers are encouraged to submit their stories and successes with Super Spacer at www.edgetech360.com. “We are enjoying the opportunity to reflect on the... more »
  • Simonton Windows is donating a house full of energy-efficient, low-maintenance windows to the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway in Morgantown, W. Va. Representatives from A&A Homes broke ground in November for the 1,682 square foot, single story home, which will be given away during the summer of 2009 to a raffle winner. Raffle tickets are priced at $100 each and will be available starting April 3... more »