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  •   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 »
  • MT Group, which offers a full range of fenestration testing services for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, added the Sealed Insulated Glass Test System to its fenestration division. With the addition of the IG System, the company can provide the following test methods and standards: ASTM E2190, "Standard Specification for Insulated Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation" ASTM... more »
  • Nearly 80 executives representing window and door manufacturers and suppliers attended the recent Northeast Window & Door Association Winter Conference for two days of education, industry information, collective brainstorming and business networking. "The NWDA Board and management staff was seeking to inject some new life into the association's traditional meeting format," says... more »
  • PGT Industries hired Doug Ferrante as national account sales manager and Jamison Eige as regional sales manager. In his newly formed sales position, Ferrante is responsible for all national accounts. Ferrante's experience includes sales and business development, most recently with H.D. Smith and Cardinal Health. Eige is responsible for the southwest Florida region. His previous positions have... more »
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips. Used in aluminum-framed windows, among other applications, Technoform’s strips optimize thermal performance in residential homes, the company reports. Technoform Bautec enhanced its production flexibility by adding new equipment and reconfiguring its... more »
  • Therma-Tru Corp.'s 2014 “Unlock the Opportunities” national sweepstakes for builders, remodelers, dealers and contractors is underway. The new "Spot the Difference" online sweepstakes game allows entry door professionals to enter for a chance to win daily prizes, monthly prizes, high score prizes and the grand prize of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The new 2014 sweepstakes... more »
  • Western Window Systems received the “Best of Houzz” award in the category of Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the website and online community for home remodeling and design. The supplier  was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community, based on the number and quality of client reviews the company received in 2013, among other factors. As a... more »
  • Building Drops Inc., an engineering consulting company with a focus on residential and commercial fenestration, announced the promotion of Matthew Spahr to Project Manager. Spahr started out as an intern with the Building Drops team in 2009. “I have seen how Matt has grown from an intern from the University of Central Florida into a vital member of our business,” says Hermes F. Norero... more »
  • Window & Door, the official magazine of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance and the National Glass Association, announced the appointment of Jenni Chase as editorial director and Stacey Freed as editor. Together, they have more than 20 years’ combined editorial experience in the residential window and door, flat glass and remodeling industries. They are joined by Bethany Stough, who... more »
  • Palmas USA, a division of Palmas International, is expanding its coverage throughout the U.S. market. Palmas offers interior and exterior doors, stile-and-rail door components, and primed mouldings and jambs, among other products. “Distributors are continually looking for new products, better pricing and people they can work with directly," says James Williams, managing partner. "... more »