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  • DAPA Products Inc. mourns the loss of one of its founders, Donald Gene Morton. “Don,” as he was best known, helped start the Jasper, Alabama based company in 1995. Although retired, Morton, 82, visited the plant weekly, visiting with everyone from machine operators to office personnel. He had a great sense of humor and a knack for “telling it like it is,” according to a... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows appointed Don Fisher as its new vice president of operations. Fisher previously served as plant manager and director of lean and continuous improvement at Guardian, Knauf and Maax. “Don is a people person who thrives on getting team members to drive results by empowering them to make the improvements themselves and take ownership for their own processes and decisions,... more »
  • KP Building Products invested $3.2 million in its Farley brand window and patio door manufacturing facility. The company added manufacturing equipment to its window operation as well as a new painting facility.  more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors provided Style Line Series energy efficient vinyl windows to the newest ABC Green Home Project. The net-zero-energy usage property is the third house built in the series. It will be used to educate and train builders, students, industry groups and the public about eco-friendly home criteria, and will then be donated to a U.S. veteran.   more »
  •     Groundbreaking at the Child Care Center PGT Custom Windows + Doors, a subsidiary of PGT Innovations, broke ground on a new 8,000-plus-square-foot child care center. To be operated by the Sky Family YMCA, the center will offer child care services to PGT families and other parents in the Triple Diamond Commerce Park in North Venice, Florida. The center will have the capacity... more »
  • PGT Innovations Inc. is building a new 330,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida. The CGI brand will move its offices and manufacturing facility into the new space, which is expected to be operational by January 2018. “This move… increases our manufacturing capabilities and enhances operational efficiencies by combining parts of our production, distribution and... more »
  • Soft Tech appointed Tyron Ball as its global commercial director. Ball will be responsible for growing global revenue, client relationship management activity and marketing. He brings over 15 years of experience in Australia’s technology sector to the newly created position, including positions as general manager, Asia Pacific, for NetNames and CEO of Web IP. Ball will be based in Melbourne... more »
  • Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on government regulations that are deemed too costly or deemed to inhibit job creation, among other factors, according to a release from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The request for comment is in response to an Executive Order signed by President Trump in... more »
  •     Dan Ochstein, CEO, Earl Rahn, president, at the new factory site. Tampa-based NewSouth Window Solutions is breaking ground on a new 234,000-square-foot factory and corporate headquarters near Ft. Lauderdale. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the building site in Hillsborough County on Thursday April 20 at 1:30 pm. The new facility is expected to open in... more »
  • Panda Windows & Doors will exhibit at this year’s AIA Convention in Orlando, displaying six high-end door systems including a yet-to-be-released door model. The company will also distribute a comprehensive “library card” that contains all of the password-protected information on its website, including CAD, BIM and SPEC information. The 4GB plastic USB card offers convenient... more »