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  • Registration is now available for the AAMA 78th Annual Conference, to be held February 15-18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A discounted registration rate is available for those who register by Wednesday, January 21. The Southeast Region Winter Meeting will be held immediately following the Annual Conference, Feb. 18-19. more »
  • Roto North America expanded its management team as part of concluding the integration process of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. Gordon Mitchell is now director of operations, responsible for the supervision of supply chain management for the Connecticut, USA and Ontario, Canada, manufacturing plants. Mitchell joins the existing management team of Chris Dimou, president and CEO,... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors has more than doubled the number of its products tested for Sound Transmission Class and Outdoor-Indoor Transmission Class ratings. The Kolbe products tested for sound transmission include the VistaLuxe Collection, Ultra Series, Heritage Series, Latitude Series and Windquest Series windows and doors. Kolbe products’ STC and OITC ratings, glass options and... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products, Inc. hired Janet Moreland as customer service/product manager. As part of Chelsea’s sales and marketing department, Moreland will focus on interfacing with logistics, manufacturing, sales, and product design as it relates to improving service to customers. She will also be involved in developing a product management function at Chelsea.   Moreland has more... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows announced a new program where dealers can become actively involved as National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) sponsors. Soft-Lite dealers can sign a one-year agreement with the NCPC to become the window and door dealer sponsor for their area. Dealers who choose to join the sponsorship program will work with NCPC and Soft-Lite to educate consumers about home crime prevention... more »
  • News regarding Energy Star, the acquisitions of Simonton Windows and Hurd Windows and Doors, and new executive appointments topped the list of most-clicked stories on WindowandDoor.com in 2014. Among the Talk topics garnering the most discussion this year were the buying mentality among consumers, product performance and labor issues.  Noteworthy news Energy Star continued to be a hot topic... more »
  • Alside opened a 30,000-square-foot branch of Alside Supply Center in Fayetteville, N.C. David Wise, the regional sales vice president, says the new branch is strategically located in Fayetteville for proximity to Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte. more »
  • The Earthwise Group, comprised of a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturing companies across the U.S., reports it experienced a 21 percent increase in overall sales in 2014. The company says this growth is partially due to the addition of two new members in the western U.S.; Earthwise of Salt Lake City (Advanced Window Products) began manufacturing Earthwise... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.” Important changes to the previous specification include a change to the title to indicate performance of laminate is in combination with an AAMA certified profile and the... more »
  • Window World recently celebrated the fifth annual “Window World Day” with patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The “Jingle Bell Jamboree” themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. There, Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth presented the hospital with a check for $4.7 million in honor of the company’s total... more »