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  • Fortune Brands Windows & Doors added 470 new jobs in 2013 across its three brands—Therma-Tru Corp., Simonton Windows and Fypon—a result of increased door, window and trim product sales for both new construction and replacement markets in 2013, the company reports. "Our window and door segment sales increased 12 percent for the full year of 2013," says Mark Savan,... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council opened the spring 2014 ballot cycle for comment by current NFRC members on Feb. 7. The NFRC will present and discuss the results at the spring 2014 Committee Week meeting, March 24-26, in Memphis, Tenn. The items up for comment include: Ventilation Ratings Ballot for NFRC 401 specifies a method for calculating a Ventilation Rating for fenestration... more »
  • Jeld-Wen announced the appointment of Kirk Hachigian as president and CEO, succeeding  Philip Orsino, who has led the company since Onex Corp. invested in Jeld-Wen in October 2011.  Orsino will retire as president and CEO, as well as from the company’s board of directors, this March. He will remain with Jeld-Wen as a corporate vice-chairman. Current chairman of Jeld-Wen's board of... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows now offers its product brochures in an interactive PDF format for easy navigation on a tablet or laptop, according to a company release. The brochures provide a more professional and electronically savvy image for the company, and allow dealers to navigate through any product line brochure with a customer by utilizing menus that immediately direct them to specific pages or... more »
  • Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled "Queens Glass Maker Moving due to City's High Cost."  Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its customers in the statement, saying, "the news story...misrepresents the future plans and activities of Crystal Window & Door Systems.... more »
  • LaCantina Doors received a "Best Of Houzz 2014" award in the Design category for the second consecutive year from Houzz, an online platform for residential remodeling and design. The company was chosen by more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. LaCantina will receive a "Best of Houzz 2014” badge on its Houzz profile, identifying its commitment to... more »
  •   Andersen Corp. named Karen Richard senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She succeeds Mary Carter, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, who is retiring Feb. 14. In her new role, Richard will be responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Community Relations, and Code and Regulatory Affairs. “Karen brings a strong track... more »
  • Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America signed a Definitive Purchase Agreement with B12 Capital Partners LLC to acquire substantially all of the assets of Doors in Motion LLC. Caldwell officials did not disclose terms of the agreement, but the company anticipates the closing of the transaction to take place before the end of the month. The purchase adds depth and diversity to the Caldwell's... more »
  • VEKA Inc. named Earl Moorer general manager for VEKA South. In this newly created role, Moorer will lead VEKA's extrusion manufacturing interests in Terrell, Texas, which supplies PVC extrusion profiles to window fabricators in South Central United States, Mexico and Latin America. Moorer brings many years of manufacturing experience to his role with VEKA. Most recently, he led Georgia Pacific's... more »
  •   Rolf J. Gemmersdörfer, president and CEO of the Hornschuch Group, passed away Feb. 5, 2014 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. “The news shocked and devastated all of us," says Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kruse, chairman of the Board of Konrad Hornschuch AG. “We mourn for a man for whom closeness to the employees and Hornschuch was particularly important. This, together with his... more »