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  • Endura Products Inc. entered a definitive agreement to acquire Contact Industries Inc. Day-to-day local management of Contact Industries will remain unchanged. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close before the end of the month. Headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon, and operating from an approximately... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. launched Automated Fenestration Inc., headquartered in Hawthorne, California. According to company officials, product lines exist for residential, commercial and institutional projects. AFI is a provider of UL listed products and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Our automation solutions for the fenestration industry have become a substantial... more »
  • Woodworking Network’s magazine, FDMC, named Lexington Manufacturing to their “Wood 100 Strategies for Success” report. The Wood 100 report is compiled from the fastest-growing companies in the wood products industry and qualifying companies must have generated sales of at least $250,000 for the past three years. The Wood 100 report is now in its 27th year and Lexington has been... more »
  • The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, recognized Mike Buckley, Chris Gehrking and Dan Scheckel of Pella Corp. with a Patriot Award. The award honors employers who support employees serving in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve. ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military... more »
  • The Sovereign Group donated to the Shoe Box project, created by Emanuel Whittaker to help local homeless people and animals around the Manchester, England, area by providing them with  a “shoe box” of essentials for the cold winter period. The contribution to the charity means that this year 50 boxes containing gloves, socks, toiletries, soup and chocolate will be made up for... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery Inc. of Twinsburg, Ohio, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the United States this January. This milestone follows the parent company’s 70th anniversary in 2016. After entering the North American market through distributors in the early 90s, Stürtz opened its U.S. operation on January 14, 1997. Starting with five employees in a small office, the operation expanded to a... more »
  • The Marvin Cos. appointed Krischelle Tennessen to the newly created position of chief human resources officer. In her new role, Tennessen is responsible for driving the company’s long-term human resources vision and strategy. She will be based at the company’s Warroad headquarters and will report to Paul Marvin, president. Most recently, Tennessen was senior vice president of grow... more »
  • Ventana USA promoted Anne Wittman to customer support supervisor. Wittman has worked as a customer support representative with Ventana for over 15 years in both fence and window sales. In her new position, Wittman will focus on interaction with production and developing customer relationships to advance the company's service and sales goals. more »
  • Registration is now open for the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, which will take place March 27-29, 2017, at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. This conference is an opportunity to remind leaders of the importance of the industry and advance the advocacy agenda of WDMA, association officials report.   more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors promoted Dave Koester to the newly created position of corporate training manager. Koester will lead the company’s sales training initiatives and develop a comprehensive sales training program for employees and dealers. Koester has worked at Weather Shield for 28 years in a variety of positions, most recently as brand manager. He has also held positions... more »