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  • 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 »
  •   Deceuninck North America appointed Rod Workman as technical services specialist, responsible for assisting customers in the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He also coordinates the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Rod joins Deceuninck with more than... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical Conference will take place at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, June 17-19, 2014. The conference will cover current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window, exterior door, architectural door, and skylight... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 309, which provides a means of classifying rigid thermoplastic cellulosic composite profiles, and AAMA 311, which establishes minimum performance criteria. AAMA 309-13 spells out the nine-digit classification system that defines various ranges of properties. The resulting class designation number is easily decoded using a... more »