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  • Crystal Window & Door Systems earned The 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction from The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in the Film/Video-Corporate Image category and The Bronze "Stevie" Award in the Corporate Overview Video category of the 2015 American Business Awards. Both awards recognize Crystal's 25th Anniversary Corporate Video which debuted at the company's... more »
  •   AquaSurTech OEM named Maria Jasminez as director of customer relations. In this newly developed role, Jasminez will act as liaison servicing and supporting the company's existing customers. She will also be responsible for building and solidifying new relationships for Canada and communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction according... more »
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum added five new members to its North American sales force. John Herko is a veteran of the glazing industry with more than 30 years of experience. He comes to CRL-U.S. Aluminum from Banner Glass and will be serving customers in the Washington, D.C. area. Tom Klutho, formerly an architectural glass representative for a Guardian-certified fabricator in the Midwest, brings his... more »
  • C.R. Laurence completed the expansion of its U.S. Aluminum Division headquarters in Waxahachie, Texas. The renovated facility will enhance production and distribution processes resulting in greater stock inventories, reduced lead times, and improved customer support, according to the company. At 350,000 square feet, the large-scale expansion doubled the size of the previous building. The result... more »
  • 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 »