Latest News

  • The window industry needs to be aware of growing demand for Health Product Declarations, according to officials at the recent AAMA Annual Conference. The architectural community is beginning to request HPDs from building product suppliers and manufacturers, and some architects are sending letters to manufacturers indicating that “if you don’t have [HPDs] by the end of 2014, they won... more »
  • Menck USA's senior management team clockwise from left: Alan Wall, Nate Campbell, John Benjamin, Michael Pusch, and Todd Bacheldor. (Photo: Business Wire) Menck USA has appointed a senior executive and production team to lead its Menck Windows operation in Chicopee, Mass., scheduled to begin production this fall. Menck Windows is a new joint venture between Menck USA and Menck-... more »
  • Masonite International Corporation completed the acquisition of Door-Stop International Limited, the United Kingdom’s largest pre-hanger and distributor of composite exterior residential doors and door sets, for approximately $50 million.  Door-Stop, with one facility in Nottinghamshire, England, employs approximately 200 people. Its 2013 revenue exceeded $38 million.  "... more »
  •     Marg Webb     Kevin Gaul     Sid Spear During its 77th Annual Conference, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association membership ratified the 2014 board of directors, including Marg Webb of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance as affiliated association seat, and Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear as... more »
  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep. to support its customer base. Rodriguez has over 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team. “Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside... more »
  • 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 »