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  • North Atlantic Corp. partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to install a 1551 kilowatt solar energy system on the roof of its Somerset location. The solar array is projected to cover 90 percent of North Atlantic Corp.’s annual electricity bill and will contribute to substantial savings on the company’s energy expenditures. “NAC has been looking at solar the... more »
  • Republicans negotiating the first major update to the nation’s energy policy in close to a decade appeared to waver in their commitment to finalize a bill in the lame duck session after their party's electoral victories, according to a report from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. Aides in the House and Senate close to committee work on the final bill have indicated that... more »
  • Smith Douglas Homes welcomed Jeff Jackson to its board of directors. Jackson is the president and COO of PGT Industries. “Mr. Jackson brings a wealth of executive management experience from important industries which will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” says Charles Schetter, Smith Douglas Homes’ CEO. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a... more »
  • In celebration of Veterans Day, Window World announced the completion of its 100th Veterans Airlift Command mission. The VAC provides free air transportation to wounded soldiers and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners. Window World volunteers transported World War II veteran Army Air Corp Staff Sergeant Karnig Thomasian and his daughter for a visit to Dallas,... more »
  • BlueTarp Financial hired Bill Spencer as regional sales manager in southern California, southern Nevada and Arizona, where he will focus on creating meaningful relationships with suppliers. Spencer brings over 25 years of sales and leadership expertise in the building supply industry. Starting his career as a sales representative selling windows, Spencer grew his role to sales manager and general... more »
  • Deceuninck North America is collaborating with Owens Corning to improve thermal efficiency and performance in window and door systems, according to officials from Deceuninck. Projects may include Owens Corning Weatherstripping, Innergy Rigid Thermal Reinforcements and thermal installation. "We are excited to be a part of an industry-changing initiative," says Filip Geeraert, president... more »
  • JELD-WEN plans to build a new training center in Charlotte, North Carolina, employing 200 new and relocated company associates. “JELD-WEN is investing in Charlotte because this vibrant city has so much to offer in the way of talent and amenities. We appreciate the support provided through the state Job Development Investment Grant as well as local Charlotte Mecklenburg support and we... more »
  • Press Glass received certification from the Institute of Ceramics and Construction Materials for its bullet-proof glazing units. The certificate is a formal proof that panes produced by the manufacturer meet the requirements included in EN 1279-5:2005+A2:2010. ICiMB is a state-run R&D and implementing body operating in Poland for over 60 years.  "Bullet-proof glass provides... more »
  • Roto North America highlighted its new products at GlassBuild America 2016 in Las Vegas, including the 9900 sliding patio door handle, as well as a variety of products from the North American and European product lines. “This is a great event for us and another opportunity to showcase some of our new products,” says Chris Dimou, president & CEO of Roto North America. “... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association updated its members on the current status of its proposals for the 2018 International Code Council Building and Energy Codes. Among the most significant proposals impacting the fenestration industry under the IECC supported by WDMA and receiving preliminary approval are proposed amendments to the fenestration thermal performance requirements which... more »