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  • Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered, the price range for the proposed offering and the exchange on which shares of the Company’s common stock will be listed have not yet been determined.... more »
  • Jeld-Wen of Canada was named Manufacturer of the Year in the 2016 Energy Star Canada Awards for the windows and doors category. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, presented the awards to member organizations at a ceremony in Winnipeg, hosted by Manitoba Hydro. “The Energy Star awards demonstrate how Canadian businesses and organizations across the country are driving... more »
  • Loewen, the window and door manufacturing enterprise based in Steinbach, Manitoba, has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of La Loma Windows & Doors, based in Tucson, Arizona. “The La Loma acquisition will be a complementary addition to our current portfolio of Loewen products manufactured in Steinbach," said Al Babiuk, president and CEO, Loewen. "We will be... more »
  • Midwest Wholesale Hardware announced a new website for those in the door hardware and security industry.  “Our new website puts more power in the hands of buyers to search on their own terms for products they need, using the language they use every day,” Chris Casazza, CEO of Midwest Wholesale Hardware, said. “We listened to those in the industry to create a website that... more »
  • Pleotint LLC  announced a sales and distribution partnership with NT Window Inc. that will enable the company to offer self-tinting Suntuitive Dynamic Glass with its full line of window, door and sunroom products, according to Pleotint.   “When we look to offer new products to our customers, we look for things that we know will bring increased value, enhanced safety, superior... more »
  • 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 »