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  • Two sales agencies serving the window and door industry, Velocity Marketing and Scherer Industrial Products Inc., will merge effective on July 1. Velocity Marketing, founded in 2000, represents a variety of industry suppliers throughout the Eastern United States. “The addition of Bob and Scherer Industrial Products is a natural step for our group as we strive to grow and provide superior service... more »
  • Skylight and roof window manufacturer Velux will expand its North American production operations—spending about $14 million and adding about 25 jobs, according to the Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal. The expansion will reportedly add more than 100,000 square feet for manufacturing and future product lines. "Thanks to the high quality of our products and services, the strength of our brand... more »
  • Hershey, Pa.—The American Architectural Manufacturers Association set the table for some busy months ahead as it concluded its summer conference at the Hotel Hershey here last week. The group made plans to address the side-hinged door certification issue before the next cycle of code changes, as well as develop a new format for the next edition of the AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 window and... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors will expand its window facility in Grafton, N.D., from its current 256,000-square-feet to about 470,000-square-feet. The expansion will add about 50 employees in the short term and more over the next five years, reports John Kirchner. The addition is designed to increase current production capacity and enable future growth. Construction will begin later this month,... more »
  • Northeast Building Products Corp. has acquired an equity position in Chicopee, Mass. window and door manufacturer National Vinyl Products Inc. Both companies will remain independent, Northeast president Alan Levin says. “The creation of this alliance will allow both companies to meet their common objective which is continued growth through innovation, technology, quality products and... more »
  • Hershey, Pa.—The American Architectural Manufacturers Association started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference here this week. The group also heard an update on Department of Energy initiatives in developing new window and door technologies. “We want to be the ones defining what a green product is,” said Tracy Rogers of Edgetech... more »
  • Accsys Technologies PLC, manufacturer of Accoya wood components used in the manufacture of windows and doors, has been named to The Sustainable Business 20 list of the world's top sustainable stocks, published by SustainableBusiness.com. The SB20, now in its seventh year, is designed to showcase the most innovative, model companies that, through their products or initiatives, are contributing... more »
  • All Weather Windows will soon open a new 23,000-square-foot distribution center just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia that the company says will make Canada’s largest independent window and door manufacturer a “true national supplier.” “This takes us coast to coast,” says All Weather national marketing manager Aaron Latimer. “It will allow us to serve our... more »
  • The recent earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China hit home for the employees at Crystal Window & Door in Flushing, N.Y. Together employees pooled their resources and donated several thousand dollars, and the company matched their donations for a total of $9,000. Isabella Leung, the company's manager of human resources, presented the funds to the American Red Cross of Greater New York on... more »
  • The Butler County Board of Commissioners and Department of Environmental Services honored Deceuninck North America, the extruder of vinyl window and door systems as well as siding, fencing, decking and railing, with a 2008 Excellence in Pretreatment Award during an Earth Day celebration on April 25. Award recipients are significant industrial users, as defined by the EPA, which consistently meet... more »