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  • TigerStop LLC hired Rakesh Sridharan, formerly of the Leatherman Tool Group, as the company’s new CEO of worldwide operations.   Sridharan comes to TigerStop from Leatherman Tool Group where initially he was vice president of operations, and most recently the president of LED LENSER out of Germany, a subsidiary of Leatherman Tool Group. Prior to joining the Leatherman Tool Group,... more »
  • On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to freeze all new federal regulations immediately and temporarily. The move effectively halts any pending policies from the Obama Administration before they can be finalized and allows President Trump to validate concerns with regulations that Republicans have viewed as burdensome to business, says the Window & Door Manufacturers... more »
  • Ventana USA celebrates its 30th year in business in 2017. From its beginnings in 1987 with three employees in a 3,000-square-foot space, Ventana has grown to more than 100 employees in two facilities totaling over 70,000 square feet. Ventana was the first commercial vinyl bending operation in the United States, according to company officials. "Our success is strongly supported and advanced... more »
  • Avid Ratings, in partnership with The Wisconsin Builders Association, released a market research study in Wisconsin for homeowner satisfaction and preferences. The survey measured customer satisfaction with products and services, and identified key areas impacting referrals and customer reviews. The study found that almost 50 percent of respondents believe that customer reviews are important in... more »
  • The American Institute of Architects changed the name of its annual meeting, beginning with the upcoming 2017 Conference in Orlando, April 27-29. The AIA Conference on Architecture, formerly the AIA Convention & Design Exposition, will continue to embrace the people and topics that influence its work, careers and communities, but with a renewed emphasis on architecture and a vision for... more »
  • Andersen Windows’ new MultiGlide patio door received a Best of IBS award at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show in January. More than 400 entries in nine categories competed for recognition from a panel of judges. The MultiGlide is the newest member of the Monumental Door product family from Andersen, emphasizing large expanses of glass that connect the indoors to the outdoors. To... more »
  • According to an article in the Sioux City Journal, Gerkin Window and Doors will add 73,000 square feet to its South Sioux City facility. The company, which employs over 200 people, broke ground on the addition in late 2016 and expects it to open in 2018. This is the second expansion since a new facility opened in 2004. Gerkin is uncertain if additional space will lead to additional jobs. “... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. launched the Heritage Series of fiberglass entry doors featuring Craftsman architectural details. The new three-panel exterior doors complement the Heritage Winslow interior doors. “We are excited to expand the Heritage Series to the entry door market,” says Mark Albrighton, senior director, exterior product at Masonite. “The Heritage three-panel... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show, which took place again in Orlando, Jan. 10-12, hosted about 80,000 home builders, remodelers, developers, designers and their trade partners. Attendees talked to suppliers and saw demonstrations during a show that spanned the West, North and South halls of the Orange County Convention Center, according to the NAHB. IBS is... more »
  • ProVia received an Energy Star Most Efficient of 2017 award for its top window brands, including Aeris, Endure and Aspect. The recognized products allow homeowners to choose a window style that meets Energy Star Certified criteria in their climate zones, or nationwide. Products recognized as Most Efficient prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels... more »