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  • Masonite International Corporation introduced a new Exterior Decorative Glass collection with designs to complement any architectural style. There are nine glass designs that are the company says are the result of research into consumer design preferences. The new line comprises Flora Crest, Chelsea, Marco, Rozet, Sonnet, Optimus, Tanglewood, Dutchess and Frontier, and uses design elements such... more »
  • William (Bill) J. Birch, former executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America, passed away Saturday, June 27, in Topeka, Kansas. He was 81. Birch was the first president of Association Services Corporation (now known as Centric Management and Consulting Inc.) starting in 1976, and retired on December 31, 2000, serving in the capacity for 43 years. Birch also served as the EVP... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council Board of Directors announced that Jim Benney, formerly NFRC Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization. Chief Operating Officer Deb Callahan will serve as interim CEO while the Board searches for Benney’s replacement. Callahan has been with NFRC since 2005, originally serving as Deputy Executive Director before assuming her current role as... more »
  • New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Crystal Window & Door Systems' Queens, N.Y. headquarters and factory on July 1. During the visit, Hochul viewed the factory floor operations, met with Crystal founder and CEO Thomas Chen, and his son Steve Chen, Crystal's COO, and greeted some of the staff. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a congratulatory letter on the 25th... more »
  • For the second consecutive time, Consumers Digest designated the Therma-Tru Classic-Craft line of energy-efficient premium entryways as a Best Buy selection in the fiberglass entry doors category. The company’s Fiber-Classic was named a Best Buy midrange selection in the same fiberglass entry doors category. Consumers Digest last reviewed fiberglass entry doors in 2011. This marks the... more »
  • In honor of its 60th anniversary, Weather Shield is hosting and participating in many events throughout Central Wisconsin, including its 60 Years Strong 5K, all-employee picnic, parades in six communities in the area, hosting free movie events and volunteering in Ladysmith, Medford and Park Falls. “Weather Shield has grown these past 60 years by always anticipating the industry’s... more »
  • Attendees of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association's Technical & Manufacturing Conference were given the opportunity to tour AmesburyTruth’s plant in Owatonna, Minnesota last week. According to Kevin Anez, AmesburyTruth director of marketing, it was the biggest tour they’ve given at the Bridge Street location. “This is our first time doing something like this,... more »
  • Anaheim Glass celebrates 70 years in Anaheim, Calif. The company opened July 5th, 1945 by entrepreneur Nick Wingert, who had a passion for sales and helping people, according to the company. The Southern California small business has been passed down to the next two generations of the Wingert family.“I’ve seen a lot of changes in Downtown Anaheim over the years. More recently, the... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announced Caldwell Manufacturing as its newest member. "Caldwell Manufacturing is honored to be recognized as the newest supplier member of the WDMA. We look forward to supporting the ongoing efforts of the organization,” says John Kessler, vice president of sales and marketing.   more »
  • Masonite International Corporation introduces its Heritage Series, interior molded doors that, according to the company, complement many types of architectural styles. Featuring a recessed panel with the classic lines of a wood Shaker door, the doors incorporate detailing on the panel inset that creates the appearance of trim and provides a shadow line. The recessed panel design of Heritage... more »