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  • Rangate will host the fifth annual Euro Tour, where more than 20 North American solid wood window and door makers will travel to more than 10 European production factories in four countries. Attendees are invited to examine areas of interest including machines, tools, joinery skills, techniques and material flows. "Our tour is about combining the best of both worlds between North America... more »
  • Christopher Seebode is the new vice president of sales at RiteScreen, and will be responsible for sales, marketing and customer service. Seebode joined RiteScreen as sales director in March 2015 and has over 30 years’ experience in the window and patio door industry. “Chris Seebode’s career began with the assembly of window screens,” says RiteScreen CEO Randy Iles.... more »
  • Western Window Systems launched its new website, featuring technical data, videos, and product news, as well as customized pages for dealers, architects and designers, builders, and remodelers. “The new website brings a lot of things together to make a very big difference,” says Scott Gates, president and CEO of Western Window Systems. “Initial feedback has been incredibly... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation to help business owners better understand the concept of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. In July 2015, the National Labor Relations Board significantly expanded risk for companies that subcontract employees to be considered a “... more »
  • PGT Inc. acquired WinDoor, which introduces a third brand to the PGTI portfolio to include PGT, CGI and WinDoor. All three business units serve the impact-resistant window and door market. Among many benefits, the company says the acquisitions stand to diversify and broaden PGTI’s brand and product portfolio, including the addition of thermally-broken products and more comprehensive... more »
  • Production is underway at Crystal Window & Door Systems’ new facility in northeastern Pennsylvania. Crystal acquired the 336,500-square-foot facility in Benton Township in October, where it is producing aluminum windows and sliding patio doors. "Bringing this factory online so quickly is an amazing feat and a tremendous benefit for all involved," says Crystal's COO Steve Chen... more »
  • ProVia’s Embarq fiberglass entry doors, previously available only to Platinum dealers, are now available to all customers. Introduced in 2014, Embarq doors feature a U-factor of 0.10, a dual-perimeter seal, and are 2 1/2 inches thick. The doors are available in six styles and four wood grains, and come with a limited lifetime warranty on the door structure and a 10-year finish warranty.... more »
  • Renolit will show decorative and performance films for window and door applications at booth #231, Hall 6 during Fensterbau Frontale, held March 16-19 in Nuremburg, Germany. Renolit’s displays will include the acrylic-based film solution Exofol FX, featuring new colors for residential windows; Exofol IN, a soft interior film featuring a scratch-resistant coating and woodgrain designs; and... more »
  • Roto Frank of America presented a check for $2,867 to Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries of Essex, Connecticut. The funds were raised through an employee campaign and fundraising efforts and will provide enough food for more than 7,350 meals, according to the company. Roto Frank employees also collected and donated more than 300 pounds of canned food and pasta. “We’re pleased to be... more »
  • Western Window Systems’ Series 3600 vinyl multi-slide door was given an air, water and structural performance rating of DP40 by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Fenestration Rating Council. The door also features a water-barrier sill, a U-factor of 0.30 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.20. The company will begin taking orders for the Series 3600... more »