March 20, 2012
Started in 2002 targeting builders, GuildQuality serves a network of about 700 construction industry companies, surveying their customers and providing feedback on their operations. The Atlanta-based company has diversified over the past five years, and now counts a growing number of remodelers, replacement contractors and window manufacturers among its clientele.
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March 19, 2012
Rovereto, Italy—More European window makers are moving to triple glazing to meet new “passive house” standards in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, according to Cristian Zuani, export manager of Zuani S.r.l. The strict whole house standards, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption, are being driven by government incentives and are enjoying increasing popularity among... more »
March 16, 2012
Severe weather caused a section of the roof at Truseal Technologies' facility to in Barbourville, Ky., to collapse. Seven employees were taken to the hospital and have been released with only minor injuries, according to Quanex Building Products, Truseal's parent.
“Employees and local emergency personnel deserve considerable credit for the way they managed the situation,” says... more »
March 15, 2012
In advance of next week's National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), Simonton Windows is encouraging homeowners to educate themselves about possible poison exposure from lead-based paints and products used in the original construction of older homes. The company is also noting the importance of hiring contractors certified in lead safe practices who can analyze and safely remove older windows... more »
March 12, 2012
The Lisec Group, the manufacturer of glass fabricating and insulating glass equipment lines, achieved a 25 percent increase in sales for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011. “All regions worldwide saw improvements to their business and the company was able to achieve their targeted goals for the year," officials report.
The Austria-based company attributes much of its success to... more »
March 7, 2012
Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta-based market research and consulting firm, plans to conduct a multi-client study focusing on the Canadian residential window and exterior door industry. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, looking at different materials, sales channel changes and provincial/regional differences, the company reports.... more »
March 7, 2012
Cilio Technologies LLC, a supplier of automated order distribution and management systems for installed sales in the building materials industry, has launched a new web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers. The Cilio Partners Portal is said to transform the way manufacturers and retailers distribute and manage their orders for installed sales among complex trading... more »
March 5, 2012
Atrium Cos. Inc., which says it the largest manufacturer of residential vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors in North America, has changed its name to Atrium Corp.
“Atrium Cos. Inc. was created as a group of independently operating enterprises acquired over many years,” states Kevin O’Meara, Atrium chairman and CEO. “This name change to Atrium Corp.... more »
March 4, 2012
With new investors acquiring the assets of Wellington Window & Door in February, the Minnesota-based manufacturer and installer has been re-opened as Wellington Home Improvements. The owners of the new venture include Brent Woods, son of Wellington's founders, according to an article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
"Wellington Home Improvements will continue to... more »
March 1, 2012
Andersen Corp. is marking the beginning of an effort to convert its transportation fleet to compressed natural gas with the opening of a fueling station today near its Menomonie, Wis., plant. The conversion to CNG is designed to reduce both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions for the window and door manufacturer.
The conversion of the first seven trucks to CNG will reduce their... more »