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  • On March 27, Oasis Sunrooms LLC received the Professional Remodeler of the Year, First Place award for residential exterior under $100,000 from the Professional Remodelers of Ohio. The winning construction, the company's Leisure Room 3000, was showcased at the organization's annual Evening of Excellence in Cleveland. The sunroom is designed to compliment a ranch style home in Valley View, Ohio.... more »
  • Building products dealer Plymart will shut down about 75 percent of its business, including its window and door operations and lumber business. The 40-year-old Norcross, Ga.-based company will retain its specialty products divisions, including stairs, wire shelving, garage doors, mirrors, locks, shower doors and shutters. Company officials note that window and door operations are not part of the... more »
  • Founded in 1978 to provide design and tooling to window and door manufacturers, Product Design & Development Inc. celebrates 30 years in business this year. Over the years, PDDI has expanded and acquired other companies, including an injection molding company and more recently Lowell Manufacturing. The company now provides custom machining, window and door hardware, metal stampings and... more »
  • Beginning this year, ProVia Door will award two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to eligible seniors from local high schools. Upon meeting continuing requirements, these scholarships can be renewed for one year, totaling $5,000 for each student. The Hiland Academic Boosters and the Garaway Education Foundation will be utilized to qualify and award these scholarships. Qualifying factors... more »
  • The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's "The Glass Experience" special exhibit features Chihuly, Tiffany, Botti, Corning, Pilkington and electronically tintable glass products from Sage Electrochromics. Visitors to the museum will travel through a timeline of glass as they learn about the material's science, artistry and applications. The Sage products, made with Pilkington TEC... more »
  • The U.S. Local Business Association selected Amesbury Locca for the 2008 Best of Sioux Falls Award in the doors category. Amber Grayson, director of sales and marketing, received the award on behalf of the company. The USLBA Best of Local Business Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies they believe have achieved... more »
  • Marv Doering, Weather Shield Windows & Doors territory manager for eastern and north central Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan, has received a Life Spike Award from the National Association of Home Builders. He received the award for helping to recruit new members to the association. NAHB members earn spike credits for each new member they sponsor, and continue to earn retention... more »
  • The Department of Energy has released its preliminary U-factor and SHGC requirements for swinging doors and skylights to qualify for the Energy Star label. The proposed numbers, including new requirements for 2009, 2013 and 2016, are based on DOE’s initial analysis of technical and cost information. DOE has also set August 13th as the new date for its Stakeholder Meeting in Washington, D.C... more »
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  • Indian Wells, Calif.-Recognizing but not being deterred by the economic challenges that lie ahead in the coming year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association jumped right into its 2008 game plan during its annual meeting, held here at the end of February. Attendance was down as some companies are scaling back travel budgets, but the contingent present was ready to roll up its sleeves... more »