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  •   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 »
  •     Steve Chen     Thomas Chen Crystal Window & Door Systems announced two executive changes. Steve Chen, executive VP, will also assume the title of chief operating officer, effective Feb. 1, and Thomas Chen, founder and president, will assume the title of chief executive officer. Since joining the company's executive ranks in 2005, Steve Chen has expanded... more »
  • Jeld-Wen will close its Dubuque, Iowa, wood fiber production plant, March 28. The facility's 52 employees have been invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company's door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa, according to a Jeld-Wen release. Jeld-Wen acquired the Dubuque operation in 1978, where it produced pressed wood‐fiber material that is used in... more »
  •   Simonton Windows named Mark Clark plant manager of its Paris, Ill., manufacturing facility, effective March 1. Clark most recently served as focus factory manager for Therma-Tru Corp. "Mark has been with various Fortune Brands companies since 1995 and brings an extensive amount of experience to his new role at Simonton," says Mark Wherry, vice president of manufacturing... more »
  • Roto North America is reporting positive sales growth for 2013, with its Roto brand growing 47.2 percent and its Fasco brand, 14.4 percent, in the U.S. market. Chris Dimou, president & CEO of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada, says that he is very happy with the integration of Fasco into Roto North America, which not only added a complementary product offering, but expanded the... more »
  • Menck USA Inc., operating as Menck Windows, received a $5 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts finance and development agency, to buy manufacturing equipment and renovate a 150,000-square-foot building in Chicopee, Mass., according to a report from The Republican. This will be the first U.S.-based Menck location. The company was formed through a partnership between... more »
  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old. John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he... more »
  • Jerry Burris has resigned as CEO and director of Associated Materials LLC to pursue other interests, according to a company release. Dana Snyder, former CEO of Associated Materials, will serve as interim CEO while the company’s Board of Directors conducts a search for a permanent CEO. “We are thankful for Jerry’s significant contributions to AMI during his tenure," says... more »