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  • This year marks the 120th anniversary of Caldwell Manufacturing Co. serving the fenestration industry. The Rochester, N.Y.-based company is currently managed by the fourth generation of the Boucher family-brothers Ted and Jim Boucher are president/CEO and chief business development officer, respectively. With the backing of investor William Caldwell, the company was founded in 1888 to produce... more »
  • The National Minority Business Council recognized Crystal Window & Door Systems as a 2007 Outstanding Minority Business at a luncheon in February. The council cited Crystal's demonstration of strong revenue growth and profitability as a manufacturer, as well as its customer service and relationships. In his acceptance remarks, Thomas Chen noted, "as an Asian-American immigrant... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy have named Gorell Windows & Doors, Pella Corp. and ProVia Door as Energy Star Partners of the Year for 2008. The awards recognize manufacturers and retailers for their efforts promoting and delivering Energy Star labeled products. Pella is being recognized for the second year in a row as Partner of the Year in the window... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently started a yearlong review process to evaluate AAMA 520, a new specification designed for rating the severe wind-driven rain resistance of windows and doors. The new test protocols were developed at the urging of the Florida Building Commission following the unusually strong 2004 hurricane season, explains Rich Walker, AAMA president... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently started a yearlong review process to evaluate AAMA 520, a new specification designed for rating the severe wind-driven rain resistance of windows and doors. The new test protocols were developed at the urging of the Florida Building Commission following the unusually strong 2004 hurricane season, explains Rich Walker, AAMA president... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. production operations have been certified to the ISO 9001:2000 International Quality Standard, the company reports. ISO 9001:2000 is a set of standardized, globally-recognized requirements that take a systematic approach to managing an organization's processes so that they consistently manufacture products that satisfy customer expectations. Edgetech was assessed and approved by... more »
  • Specialty vinyl window and door supplier Fen-Tech Inc. has signed up with Cleveland-based Stern & Co. to represent its line in the Midwest and New York. “We’re pleased to bring this well established team into our business group,” says Mike Mirau, Fen-Tech president. “They are a top-selling sales agency for some of the leading window-and-door component suppliers in the... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council plans to add a requirement for IG certification to its rating and labeling program, but just how that will be done was still up for discussion at its summer membership meeting held this week in Chicago. The event also featured a forum designed to guide development of rating programs for various window attachments and the unveiling of software designed for... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council plans to add a requirement for IG certification to its rating and labeling program, but just how that will be done was still up for discussion at its summer membership meeting held this week in Chicago. The event also featured a forum designed to guide development of rating programs for various window attachments and the unveiling of software designed for... more »
  • Following a downturn in 2007 that exceeded many expectations, the German window market is expected to see about 1 percent growth in 2008, according to a new study by Interconnection Consulting. Italy saw a slight decline in 2007 and is expected to slip again in 2008. Following a short-lived boom that increased window sales 6.4 percent in 2006, the German market declined 7.4 percent in 2007.... more »