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  • 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 »
  • Sunrise Windows delivered eight palettes of food to Food for Thought in December to assist the Toledo, Ohio-based nonprofit organization in its efforts distributing brown bag lunches to area needy.The food was collected by the vinyl window manufacturer’s employees for the third year, with staffers turning the food drive into a fun competition amongst each other, breaking into teams and... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors has announced that despite the current downturn in the home-improvement industry, it experienced a record increase in new business last year.  The Indiana, Pa., based manufacturer reported a nearly 30 percent increase in the number of new dealers and distributors that signed on in 2008 versus 2007.   The amount of new... more »
  • Following up on their victory to receive severance and back vacation pay, members of the United Electrical Workers Local 1110 plan to file charges against Republic Windows & Doors at the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago today. According to the union Web site, www.ueunion.org,  Republic's former workers are charging the company with shutting down operations without... more »
  • The principals of ProVia Door are purchasing the assets of Heartland Building Products, the siding business that was once part of the Jancor Cos., which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.  In addition to the Booneville, Miss., based siding company, the purchase includes two separate manufacturing facilities in Mississippi. ProVia reports that the purchase has... more »