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    Germany-based aluplast acquired Chelsea Building Products. Chelsea Building Products will continue to operate independently in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and will maintain its identity in the marketplace. “Everyone at Chelsea is looking forward to the partnership with this successful global company,” says Peter Dewil, president and CEO of Chelsea Building Products. “It will bring...
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    CGI Windows & Doors made an in-kind donation of windows to the foster care organization 4KIDS of South Florida. The company donated Sentinel Series 110 single-hung windows, Series 120 2-panel horizontal rollers with screens, and Series 150 2-panel sliding glass doors. The products will be installed by CGI dealer Palm Beach Window and Door Design Center. “The donation of our impact-...

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Trust is Where the Transaction Happens

By Madeleine MacRae

We all know that people like to do business with people they know, like and trust. Notice, I didn’t say with businesses, but people. All the brand credibility in the world won’t open wallets. Personal trust is ... more »

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