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  • Recently, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that significantly increases the number of employees eligible for overtime pay.  The final rule states that the salary level under which employees qualify for overtime pay will increase from $455 per week ($23,360 annually) to an estimated $913 per week ($47,476 annually). The rule is effective December 1, 2016. The salary threshold will... more »
  • Ply Gem opened the Insight Center, a dedicated research and applied science center in Durham, capitalizing on the Cary-based headquarters' proximity to the Research Triangle Region, one of the most advanced research areas in North America. The nearly 60,000-square-foot center of excellence was designed to increase the potential for research, testing and innovation for Ply Gem’s... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is excited to announce the launch of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Webinar Series. The first free, on-demand webinar in the series,Understanding Window, Door & Skylight Certification, is designed to help architects and specifiers understand the benefits of certification and how certified products can enhance their projects. In this first... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released the AAMA 2015/2016 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as... more »
  • Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent in April from an upwardly revised March reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since January 2008.  “Builders remain optimistic about the housing market,... more »
  • North Star Windows & Doors will invest $10 million in a plant expansion and new equipment, adding 140 new jobs in the process to its existing 184 positions. With the help of a $1.2 million conditional grant from the Ontario government, the project will come close to doubling the company’s workforce. North Star plans to complete the project by the end of 2019.   “The... more »
  • FeneTech Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary with a combination open house and art show featuring Cleveland artist Brian Jones, whose unique brand of software and engineer-themed glass artwork adorns FeneTech’s Campus Drive facility. FeneTech opened for business in 1996 designing software for the fenestration industry.  FeneTech President and CEO Ron Crowl noted that,... more »
  • PGT Inc.  appointed Bob Keller vice president and general manager of PGT Custom Doors & Windows. Keller will report to Jeff Jackson, the company’s president and COO. He previously served as vice president of global operations for Moen and as a board member for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association.   more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is excited to announce the launch of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Webinar Series. The first free, on-demand webinar in the series, Understanding Window, Door & Skylight Certification, is designed to help architects and specifiers understand the benefits of certification and how certified products can enhance their projects... more »
  • United Window & Door welcomes Dominick Benevenga as its new operations manager. Benevenga brings a wealth of technical knowledge and many years of industry skills and expertise.    more »