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  • Western Window Systems will be featured in the 2015 Pacific National Exhibition Prize Home. Built by modular homebuilder Karoleena, the 3,080-square-foot, LEED-certified residence was inspired by the lake view lot in Naramata, British Columbia where it will be relocated after the Fair. “We’re excited to be a part of the PNE Prize Home legacy,” says Ty Cranford, business... more »
  • Gateway Extrusions is expanding its Union, Missouri, facility. The company recently purchased the 129,000-square-foot production plant that it had been leasing, as well as adjacent properties, and is nearing completion of renovations to accommodate additional equipment coming online this year. The company so far has purchased the plant, renovated the space and acquired the first of several new... more »
  • Deceuninck North America appointed Doug Harden as product engineering manager. In this role, Harden will manage and participate in the design and development of fenestration and building product systems, as well as offer engineering support and technical expertise to customers. “With more than three decades of experience, Doug joins us with a high level of expertise in the fenestration... more »
  • After almost six months in development, Veka officially launched its new educational initiative, Veka Academy. The pilot launch was held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Fombell, Pa. and a limited number of local fabricators and Veka employees were invited to participate. Veka Academy: Windows and Doors - Foundation for Success was developed to cover key aspects of the... more »
  • Early bird registration for the upcoming AAMA 2015 National Summer Conference will close on June 4, but those interested may still plan to participate. The conference will be held June 28 through July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The AAMA Western Region Summer Summit will follow immediately after July 1 and 2 in the same location. Mic Patterson, author of “Structural Glass Facades and... more »
  • Pleotint LLC formed a distribution partnership with CrystaLite Inc. wherein the Everett, Washington-based company will offer Suntuitive glass with its skylight and sunroom solutions. John Westerfield, marketing manager at CrystaLite, says his company has been seeing increased demand for dynamic glass from customers who are looking to block excessive heat and reduce glare from the sun without the... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc. recently completed air, water, structural, and impact testing for the G3 Multi-Track 90° “No Post” Sliding Glass Door system. The system recently received a Florida Approval Product Number FL#17268.3 and can be found on the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website. The tested units were glazed with 1 1/4" IGUs containing... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., maker of Therma-Tru entry door systems, announced its intention to give $400,000 over three years to The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. The company’s Fortunate Giving contributions program already donated $245,000 to the Conservancy. Fortune Brands employees have also volunteered to protect designated Conservancy grasslands... more »
  • Italian manufacturer Piva Group will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The global manufacturer of vinyl windows, doors, panels and other construction products is expected to create 122 new jobs over time thanks to this $6.47 million expansion. “It is rewarding to bring jobs to Missouri and specifically to Ste. Genevieve, where the workforce has... more »
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance released a new Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin on its webstore. Written by several of its members, including many experts in vacuum insulating glazing (VIG), the bulletin is intended to assist residential or commercial insulating glass and window manufacturers on the topic of VIG, which offers performance approaching a well-insulated wall,... more »