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  •     Volunteers fill backpacks for a Title I elementary schoolin Tucson, Arizona. During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2018 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Tucson, Arizona. Volunteers filled and distributed a total of 500 backpacks during the... more »
  • The National Glass Association was represented at last week’s ASHRAE 90.1 committee meeting by Urmilla Sowell, NGA’s director of technical services and advocacy; Tom Culp, NGA's technical consultant and co-vice-chair of the ASHRAE 90.1 committee; and Thom Zaremba, GICC consultant.  Culp reported three items of good news to NGA members by email regarding outcomes of the... more »
  • Andersen Corporation completed the previously announced sale of its hollow core vinyl window and patio door business, including the Silver Line and American Craftsman brands, to Ply Gem. The transaction closed on Oct. 14, 2018. As the company previously reported, the divestiture is part of Andersen's broader strategy to sharpen its focus on its Andersen, Renewal by Andersen and specialty... more »
  • BRINC Building Products Inc., maker of ThermalBuck window insulating buck, appointed Dan Edelman, a high-performance building material professional with more than two decades of experience, as director of sales, U.S. and Canada. His most recent position was northeast regional sales manager for ROCKWOOL North America. Edelman’s expertise is focused on energy-efficient and green-building... more »
  •     Pictured: a cross section of Deceuninck North America’s Revolution XL Tilt & Turn Passive House Edition window, which has earned certification as a Passive House Component.  The Passive House Institute certified Deceuninck North America’s Revolution XL Tilt & Turn window as a Passive House Component. The Passive House Institute is an independent... more »
  • Houzz Inc. released the Q4 2018 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction sector and the architectural and design services sector. The Barometer points to a strong outlook for the home renovation market in the last quarter of the year. “Home renovation professionals... more »
  • PGT Innovations appointed John Engelstad to the position of chief information officer. With more than 15 years of experience, Engelstad is a seasoned technology executive with demonstrated expertise leading all facets of information technology teams, according to PGTi. Engelstad most recently served as the chief information officer for Western Window Systems, which was acquired by PGT Innovations... more »
  • PGT Innovations recently participated in Manufacturing Day, welcoming area students inside its North Venice facility. The company hosted a total of 85 students for a three-hour field trip, where students toured the facility, participated in 3D modeling and screen building and observed a product being tested for impact resistance. “This is the fifth year that PGT Innovations has made a... more »
  • Chris Dimou, Roto Frank of America’s president and CEO, participated as a panelist in the East Coast Industry Forum in Hartford, Connecticut. The main themes of 2018’s ECIF focused on advanced manufacturing and workforce development. “Now is the right time to apply a more holistic approach in tackling the topic of shortage of skilled labor and manufacturing resources,”... more »
  •   Roto hired John Miller of Tek-Parts as part of its sales team. Miller will support Roto's customer base in a seven-state region on the West Coast. He brings over 29 years of experience in the window and door industry, with a focus on both sales and technical support. "John joins our team at a time when we are building momentum by combining quality hardware products and... more »