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  • Tyman plc, the British parent of Amesbury and Truth Hardware, reports it is "pleased with the progress made towards the integration of the two businesses" and cites a key priority in 2014 as completing the "integration of Amesbury and Truth into a single customer-facing organization." Earlier this year, the company appointed new leadership to oversee the combined organizations... more »
  • CopyTele, Inc., a company that protects the rights of inventors through patent monetization and patent assertion, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp., has entered into a license and settlement agreement with PGT Industries, Inc., in connection with CTI's patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The license is the fifth license for the J-Channel... more »
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. partnered with sales and distribution company Quincaillerie Rabel Inc. to reach the Quebec, Canada, window and door market. The collaboration builds upon Quincaillerie Rabel’s existing sales and distribution of Technoform Glass Insulation and expands Technoform Bautec’s sales representation throughout one of Canada’s largest provinces, the... more »
  •   Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. named Ernie Catalano as its first U.S. sales manager. Catalano will be based in Bloomfield, N.J., and will cover the Northeast and Midwest.    “Sunview has been successfully working with Ernie Catalano in his previous position as director of sales and marketing at Ideal Window Manufacturing in New Jersey,” Tony Margiotta, Sunview... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta, Ga.-based market research and consulting firm, is updating its ongoing United States Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative—hybrid/composite—windows, sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats,... more »
  •   The Window & Door Dealers Alliance unveiled its new logo designed to resonate with window and door dealers as well as consumers, and reflect its growing membership, according to the WDDA.   The window and door depicted in the logo represent the primary focus of WDDA members in both the replacement and new construction markets. The green swoosh reflects specialty exterior... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently became accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer. This accreditation includes review and approval of AAMA’s document creation and maintenance program, notably AAMA balloting procedures. “AAMA has been developing technical standards since its inception in 1936," says... more »
  • For the sixth consecutive year, Andersen Corp. recognized five companies for transportation/logistics excellence, based on a combination of corporate and customer feedback as well as a company's contributions to specific program goals, Andersen reports. “Transportation and logistics are as much a reflection of our company as the quality of our products, so it’s only natural that we... more »
  • Window and door dealers and manufacturers say one of their biggest challenges this year will be adapting to how the Internet is continuously changing the way they do business: from managing their online reputations to dealing with customers armed with information gleaned from the web.  Social media can build or tarnish a company’s social reputation, and help or hinder it from closing... more »
  • Bill Rau, manager of quality assurance for Crystal Windows and Door Systems, passed away recently from ongoing health issues. "Bill was a tremendous asset for Crystal," says Steve Chen, Crystal's CEO. "He brought a very professional discipline as well as over 30 years of experience in fenestration product design, production and quality to his work at Crystal. He built a great... more »