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  • 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 »
  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. announced planson Nov. 20 to close its Lebanon, Indiana, window fabrication facility.  Originally built by CertainTeed Corp., the plant was acquired by MI in 2006. “Our decision to close the Lebanon facility has been extremely difficult," says Matt DeSoto, president of MI's Eastern Division. "Anytime we affect team members and their families... more »
  • Facing a weakened market, Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November.  The move is merely a reorganization, according to a company spokesman, who adds that "nothing has changed." “Due to the down-turn in the economy in 2008 we’ve seen a decrease of 35 percent in revenue compared to the previous 2007 year," says... more »
  • With a missed interest payment to bondholders in October threatening its future, Masonite International Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a forbearance agreement that will buy the door maker additional time to address its financial obligations. Under terms of the agreement, Masonite's creditors will not “exercise rights and remedies against the company... more »