Latest News

  • The House of Representatives passed a bill Sept. 28 that would delay the effective start date of the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations by six months. The new rule will require employers to pay overtime to salaried workers earning less than $47,500 a year, double the current threshold of $23,660. Five House Democrats joined 241 Republicans to support moving the rule's effective date... more »
  • Madico Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings Inc., entered into an agreement to market The Total Window Solution, a new daylighting/solar-control film solution for windows, with SerraLux, a global daylighting technology company with offices in the U.S. and Europe. The Total Window Solution leverages SerraGlaze Daylight Redirecting Film, SerraLux's flagship product, with Madico's... more »
  • St. Cloud Window Inc. hired Pam Maurus as marketing manager. Maurus is responsible for all functions relating to market research and development, advertising, internet and media placement, internal and external communications, and tactical support for St. Cloud Window. Maurus brings many years of marketing and communication experience from building and architectural products at Schaefer... more »
  • Window World marked Childhood Cancer Awareness Month nationwide by participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. This event helped Window World’s charitable arm, Window World Cares, contribute to the more than $7 million in funds raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, 15 Window World teams have raised nearly $100,000 thus far. Continuing its... more »
  •     From humble beginnings in 1883 as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, PPG (now Vitro Architectural Glass) became a world leader in glass manufacturing, shipping glass to more than 80 countries and producing some of the industry’s most advanced glasses.     The Vitro Glass Technology Center in Harmar Township, Pennsylvania, formerly the PPG Glass Business... more »
  • Twenty one states and a coalition of more than 50 business groups filed separate lawsuits seeking to overturn a sweeping federal regulation designed to qualify millions more Americans for overtime pay starting in December, The Wall Street Journal reports. “Attorneys general in Texas and Nevada filed their lawsuit on behalf of their states and 19 others, arguing the Labor Department rule... more »
  • MFM Building Products released a new WindowWrap instructional video on proper installation techniques for the company’s line of window flashing tapes. The video illustrates both the proper flashing steps as well as installation tips to ensure that the window enclosure is waterproofed correctly. According to David Delcoma, product marketing manager,  MFM, “It is not uncommon for... more »
  • Pella Corp. expanded its Insynctive smart solutions by offering the option of building security sensors into Pella Designer Series windows and patio doors and Architect Series and Pella entry doors, direct from the factory. Insynctive security sensors let homeowners know if their windows and doors are secure via the status indicator, which lights up if windows, patio doors, and/or entry doors are... more »
  • Shirley Wang, PlastPro Inc. founder and CEO, was named chair of The UCLA Foundation Board and is spearheading the Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match to increase support for undergraduate scholarships in the amount of $150 million. Wang is the first Asian-American woman to lead The UCLA Foundation. Demonstrating leadership in student support objectives, Wang and her husband donated $1... more »
  • Prairie Business Magazine named Integrity Windows and Doors for the second time to its annual 50 Best Places to Work list, selected from nearly 950 submissions. The list recognizes top companies to work for in the northern Plains. An anonymous employee survey that outlines work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness is the source of nominations. “The happiness of our team... more »