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  • Hurricane Test Laboratories celebrated its 15-year anniversary with an open house for customers and vendors at its Florida location in June.“When HTL opened its doors in 1993, hurricane building codes were in their infancy, we weren’t sure what would happen,” says Vinu Abraham, CEO of HTL. “Today, that initial risk has paid off and we’ve been able grow to a full... more »
  • More than 280 employees from Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. took part in the Wausau Start! Heart Walk in Wausau, Wis. The employees raised $24,000 for heart disease research, including improved protocols for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The company has its own first responder program, which was formalized after an employee suffered a heart attack in 2000. A quick-thinking colleague began... more »
  • Market Resource Associates Inc. is presenting Marvin Windows & Doors with two “best in class” awards as the overall top rated patio and entry door brand in its latest study. Simonton Windows and Taylor Door are also award winners this year. The Minneapolis-based market research firm developed the BICAs to recognize outstanding performance in its studies. Winners are selected for... more »
  • The Summit County Safety Council in Macedonia, Ohio honored Patio Enclosures Inc. at an informal employee meeting and cookout celebrating the company’s second year in a row without a recorded injury in its sunroom manufacturing operations. The company received four awards, including having the lowest incident rate of companies that provide the same or similar services and no lost time from... more »
  • Joan Gates achieved a “once in a lifetime goal” of running in the 2008 Boston Marathon on April 21. Along the way she gained the support of her fellow Simonton Windows workers and more than $12,000 in contributions to support the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops.Gates completed the 112th Boston Marathon in 5 hours and 23 minutes. The 26.1-mile marathon, started in 1896,... more »
  • Although it can trace its history back to the 1950s, Solar Innovations, Inc. celebrated 10 years in the business in April. The company’s roots go back to Everlite Greenhouses, which was purchased in the 1980s by a Maryland sunroom manufacturer and divided and sold to several different entities that began manufacturing sunrooms. One of the new manufacturers moved to York, Pa. , where it made... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. is closing its Jacksonville, Fla. aluminum window and door manufacturing facility, moving that production to its north Texas plant. Atrium will continue to operate its Davie, Fla. Facility, where it produces shutters, the company points out. “More than ever, current market trends require highly productive supply, and we continue to evaluate and make strategic adjustments... more »
  • Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window & Door Systems entered into a licensing agreement with Sashlite LLC for the use of its patented vinyl window insulating glass technology. In a separate move, Crystal has also acquired Sashlite-specific tooling and equipment and established agreements with Sashlite strategic partners H.B. Fuller and Sash Systems, the manufacturer reports. “... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will shut down manufacturing operations at its Gainesville, Ga., facility. The company said the change was necessary due to a downturn in the housing industry, according to an Associated Press report. The facility will continue to be used as a sales and distribution office. Jeld-Wen expects to lay off about 40 employees as a result of the change. Company spokeswoman Teri Cline told... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has released its Energy Star Windows, Doors, and Skylights Draft Criteria and Analysis, which outlines a two phase approach to tighten requirements to carry the label. Pending a stakeholder meeting scheduled for August 13th and one additional month to accept further public comment, the final numbers will be determined this fall with August 3, 2009 said to be the... more »