May 21, 2013
Buffelen Woodworking, a manufacturer of wood doors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Operating on the same site in Tacoma, Wash., since 1913, the company has evolved to become one of the industryʼs most technologically advanced manufacturers, supplying doors to distributors and builders throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan, it reports.
Since its founding by Dutch immigrant... more »
May 16, 2013
Windowmaker Software’s 60 employees around the world recently celebrated with simultaneous parties to mark the 30th anniversary of the company. In an online video address to all employees, Goronwy Jones, founder and managing director of the UK-based company, recalled the early days of software development work using punched cards, with additional remarks offered by several long-time... more »
May 14, 2013
Made in USA Certified Inc., a provider of independent certification services, has named the Earthwise Group LLC its Made in USA Certified Manufacturing Company of the Year in the large company category. Earthwise, the network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, was honored as part of the inaugural awards program at a luncheon, May 14, at the Breakers in Palm... more »
May 7, 2013
Local Window World store owners recently sponsored a mission for the Veterans Airlift Command, enabling three wounded veterans to travel from Washington, D.C., to Destin, Fla., for the EOD Memorial Weekend. The soldiers attended fundraisers as they honored fallen EOD (explosive ordinance detonation) comrades.
The event was created by the EOD Warrior Foundation to pay homage to... more »
April 23, 2013
To celebrate five years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Quanex Building Products, the supplier of components and systems for window and door manufacturers, rang the closing bell on Monday, April 22. David Petratis, president and CEO, did the honors on behalf of the company.
From left to right, executives on hand for the ringing of the closing bell included Brent Korb, Quanex... more »
April 12, 2013
Tony Giannopolous is rebuilding thanks to the efforts of the Yuma (Ariz.) South West Contractors Association, Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co., and MI Windows & Doors. His home was destroyed in an electrical fire last December.
A well-known and well-liked member of the Yuma community, Giannopolous works part time at the local Sam’s Club, where he has become known for the smiley... more »
March 27, 2013
Securistyle, the U.K. manufacturer of window hardware, has assembled a team to participate in the 2013 Trek50 Challenge: a 50-mile, 24-hour trek that supports MedEquip4Kids, a charity that aims to improve the health of children and babies by providing equipment. In the last 27 years, MedEquip4Kids has raised more than £12 million ($18 million), helping 79,000 children each year. The trek... more »
March 21, 2013
Simonton Windows provided energy-efficient windows for the new MainStreet America park in Houston. The innovative park is on a 14-acre site and features 12 fully appointed showcase homes representing many of the home styles and architectural features found across America, including coastal homes, Spanish courtyards and Southwestern Mediterranean designs.
The homes at the interactive park range in... more »
March 20, 2013
Fypon Ltd., Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru Doors joined DaVinci Roofscapes to launch the “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. Open to homeowners nationwide, the online contest includes a $5,000 grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home. Online entries will be accepted from March 18 to April 21, 2013.
To enter the contest,... more »
March 19, 2013
Army SSG Hughes and his family
Window World Inc. recently sponsored a mission through the Veterans Airlift Command to bring injured Army Staff Sergeant Oliver Hughes and his family from San Antonio to Asheville, N.C. Hughes, 37, was injured in Afghanistan on April 11, 2011, when an IED detonated. As a result, he lost his left leg and suffered severe damage to his... more »