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  • PPG Industries is closing its PRC insulating glass sealants business. The company cites declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision. Production is expected to cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs approximately 29 people. “These decisions... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors LLC has received Green Seal certification for its five replacement double-hung products. The Indiana, Pa., based company points out it is only the second window manufacturer to gain recognition from the organization. Founded in 1989, Green Seal develops environmental certification standards for a wide variety of products. A non-profit organization, Green... more »
  • Gord Wiebe is stepping down as president of All Weather Windows, which states that it is the largest Canadian owned door and window manufacturer.   Wiebe remains in his position as CEO.  Richard Scott, currently vice president and general manager, is taking over as president with respsonsibility for day-to-day operations. Wiebe has held the position of CEO and president since... more »
  • The residential window and door industry is expected to post positive growth through 2012, according to research firm The Freedonia Group. It’s not going to be the kind of growth the industry saw pre-bubble-burst, but it will likely be modest, reasonable growth of about 3 percent annually through 2012. Demand should be worth about $40 billion in four years, analysts say—a number that... more »
  • Traco will move manufacturing operations for its impact window line from its Bainbridge, Ga. facility to its Johnson City, Tenn. facility, which will result in the layoff of approximately 100 employees. The Georgia plant will continue to produce non-impact products, with about 70 employees remaining on staff.   Robin Randall, Traco vice president of marketing, stresses... more »
  • Andersen Corp. reports its Andersen and Renewal by Andersen brands of wood and wood composite windows and doors have received Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification. This certification is among the first of its kind in the window and door industry, the manufacturer adds. FSC chain-of-custody certification is awarded to companies that meet FSC standards for... more »
  • Phoenix-area window and door dealer VanDenBosch Doors & Windows has acquired the work order backlog of competitor Vista Window & Door and has integrated the Vista sales staff into its day-to-day operations. The deal adds three employees to VanDenBosch's 16.   "While VanDenBosch is the leader in the metro Phoenix area, the Vista staff had extensive experience selling and... more »
  • The RM Group LLC, a provider of products and services related to water and air testing of fenestration products, has completed its new training facility. Located in Spring Park, Minn. the facility is deisgned for both classroom and hands-on training related to a variety of standards, including ASTM E1105-00(2008), AAMA 502-08, ASTM E331-00 and ASTM E547-00.  Trainer Mike... more »
  • 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 »