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  • Apex Energy Solutions switched to a franchise model, offering all of its licensees the opportunity to buy franchises and also making franchises available in new markets. Apex is in 15 states, and it expects the franchise model to result in double-digit growth in the next 18 months. more »
  • Deceuninck North America reported strong sales growth through the third quarter of 2016, according to a recent company release. The company made several investments to sustain its growth in 2016, including its new $20 million, 150,000-square-foot facility in Fernley, Nevada, which can accommodate up to 24 extrusion lines. Deceuninck also invested to support growth and sustainability at its Monroe... more »
  • Ross Adler, Adler Windows’ president/CEO, was named a 2017 Future 50 Award Winner by New York SmartCEO. This program recognizes the region’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies. These companies have demonstrated significant growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth. The 2017 Future 50 winners collectively generate more than $3.51 billion in annual... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors introduced sliding windows with larger openings. Available in both Ultra Series and VistaLuxe complementary versions, the window features an extruded aluminum exterior, a wood interior and a tilt-in sash on some models to simplify cleaning. Kolbe will display the window during the International Builders’ Show. more »
  •   PGT Inc. will unveil its new brand name, PGT Innovations, at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show, Jan. 10-12, 2017. The new name evokes the future of the impact-resistant window and door industry and the next generation of products, according to company officials. Bringing together three window and door manufacturers—CGI, PGT Custom Windows & Doors and WinDoor—... more »
  • Jeld-Wen partnered with U.S. Lumber. Door dealers and lumberyards will be able to purchase Jeld-Wen products from U.S. Lumber in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, starting in mid-2016. U.S. Lumber will pre-hang and distribute the complete line of Jeld-Wen Doors. Read more... Jeld-Wen also announced its acquisition of Australia’s Trend Windows & Doors, which... more »
  • In May, Pella Corp. appointed Tim Yaggi as its new president and chief executive officer. Yaggi’s most recent position was chief operating officer and interim president and CEO at Tempur Sealy International, which is the world’s largest bedding provider. Prior to his work in bedding, Yaggi served at MASCO Corp. as group president of the North America Builder Group where he oversaw a... more »
  • BlueTarp Financial hired Shaun Nelson as regional sales manager in the Midwest, covering Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Nelson has over 25 years in the building supply industry. Previously, he was the regional manager at Snappy ADP where he managed a four-state territory. He has also held positions in the window and door industry with Velux, Pella and Milgard... more »
  • Congress took its recess until January 2017, unable to reach an agreement on the Energy Bill beforehand. The comprehensive energy bill reached the final stage of passage, but a final decision will have to wait until next year, according to the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. Work on a comprehensive energy bill has been going on for years, and the House and Senate were able to push a... more »
  • The Earthwise Group received the Good Housekeeping Seal for the 11th year in a row. The Good Housekeeping Seal offers buyers assurance of product quality.   The Earthwise Group is a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturers located across the United States. Over the past five years, U.S. sales of Earthwise products have more than doubled to over 1 million windows... more »