December 13, 2010
Veka Inc. recently organized four charity events for its employees in Fombell, Pa.; Reno, Nev.; and Terrell, Texas. With the Veka Gives Back program, the extruder set aside one week for voluntary collections of donations for three charities, and also hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive for one day at its facilities.
As a result of the efforts, Veka collected over 3,000 items for... more »
December 7, 2010
Eager to assist a good cause, employees from Edgetech I.G. and its and sister company LMI Custom Mixing recently held a drive that resulted in the collection of 5,000 books, along with additional supplies, for children on the Caribbean island of Grenada. The drive was spurred by a relative of an Edgetech employee living in the area, who recognized a need to provide books and supplies to the... more »
November 2, 2010
Jeld-Wen Inc. has been honored with The Home Depot’s annual “Partner of the Year” award for the retailer’s millwork division. The window and door manufacturer has been a supplier to the building products giant for more than seven years.
“The Home Depot is one of the most recognized brands in the world and it’s an honor to be selected Partner of the Year,... more »
October 20, 2010
The employees of Sunrise Windows in Temperance, Mich., recently joined together to make a significant donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, “the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists,” according to the organization’s Web site. The effort was held on October 8 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Passionately Pink... more »
October 18, 2010
The Asian Pacific American Legal Center recently presented its 2010 Public Service Award to Walter and Shirley Wang in honor of their efforts to support and promote the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in China, Africa and the U.S.
Shirley Wang is CEO of Plastpro Inc., the fiberglass door manufacturer. Walter Wang, her husband, is CEO of JM Eagle, the producer of plastic... more »
October 18, 2010
More than 300 Simonton Windows employees collectively lost 1,470 pounds during the six-week Simonton Summer Challenge. More than 150 teams of two employees each from the manufacturer's facilities in West Virginia, Illinois, Oklahoma and California competed, with the winning team, “Tons of Fun,” losing a combined 49 pounds by cutting out cheeseburgers, embracing exercising and... more »
October 18, 2010
The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver recently presented Superior Products Home Improvements, a Colorado-based exterior residential products dealer and installer, with two 2010 CARE (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) Awards.
Superior, previously recognized as one of Window & Door's 2009 Dealers of the Year, won a first place award in the green remodel category for a... more »
October 12, 2010
J. Sussman Inc., a manufacturer of custom windows in Jamaica, N.Y., is installing more than 550 solar panels, spreading across approximately 15,000 square feet, on its roof. The 125-kilowatt project will handle a substantial part of the company's electric needs and is said to be one of the largest solar panel projects in New York.
Sussman officials on manufacturing facility roof... more »
October 7, 2010
Royal Group’s Window and Door Profiles Division hosted an open house September 30 to mark the progress made in reducing the carbon footprint of its Thermoplast manufacturing facility in Laval, Que. With suppliers, elected officials and community representatives on hand, Thermoplast announced it is now recycling 100 percent of the residues from extrusion by putting them back into the... more »
September 14, 2010
Friends and colleagues gathered yesterday in Las Vegas at GlassBuild America to honor long-time Window & Door salesman Don Johnson, who is retiring. An industry veteran, Johnson attended his first glass show in 1969.
"The first time I saw Don in action was at the interGLASSmetal/Fenestration show in 1991," recalls Nicole Harris, publisher of Window & Door and Glass... more »