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  • YKK AP America expanded its residential sales and customer service team with three new hires. Michael West and Kyle Peterson, both 20-year industry veterans, will assume residential sales responsibilities for the state of North Carolina and Florida, respectively. Additionally, Shurnell James is now the customer service manager for the residential division, where she will be tasked with... more »
  •   The Combi-PPT powered pallet truck Combilift was nominated as a finalist in the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award, an annual international awards program in the materials handling industry. The Combi-PPT powered pallet truck has an 8.8-ton capacity and is one of three products shortlisted in the Warehouse Truck category. The high-performance... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research and development of innovative residential and commercial building technologies for energy efficiency. Buildings use 75 percent of U.S. electricity and account for 40 percent of U.S. overall energy use. Energy efficiency is a key driver of overall economic efficiency and part... more »
  • The Organizing Committee is currently building up the program for the 18th Glass Performance Days, June 26-29 in Finland. The organizers received a record number of 180 proposed abstracts, an approximate 30 percent increase from 2017’s event. All together, there will be between 220 and 230 presentations. Future trends, research and a development focus, new product innovations and... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors will showcase entrance door systems next week at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in booth #C2519. Such products will include a 3 ½ - by 10-foot reclaimed outswing barnwood door with an onyx extruded aluminum exterior and a mahogany wood pivot door with a Rockwood GeoMetek locking pull handle in a satin stainless finish... more »
  •     Crystal Window & Door Systems, sponsored the modern art exhibit The Tree of Hope. The Crystal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Crystal Window & Door Systems, sponsored the modern art exhibit The Tree of Hope. The 25-foot-tall structure has an 8-foot diameter base comprising 25,000 baseballs contributed from more than 30 countries. Most have been used in games... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released its 2019 WDMA National Policy Agenda. The comprehensive advocacy agenda for year outlines policy priorities for the window, door and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector. "The 116th Congress has an opportunity to advance pro-growth... more »
  •   AmesburyTruth hired Michelle Nissen as the vice president of product management role, which was newly created to advance the engineering and product teams. Jeff Graby, AmesburyTruth CEO, says, “Michelle's leadership and Six Sigma Black Belt certification will help facilitate the ongoing improvement to our innovation and product development processes. As our organization... more »
  • Charlotte, North Carolina-based Jeld-Wen will close its Yakima, Washington, plant in April to “build efficiencies under a revised business plan,” as reported by the Yakima Herald. The company reportedly has a plan in place to move the 179 employees to other facilities or provide outplacement services for those who will need to seek new employment. Jeld-Wen has had a presence in Yakima... more »
  •   Biesse promoted Randy Jamison to executive vice president of sales and marketing in North America. He previously held positions in the company as vice president of sales for the wood division and as brand manager for Selco panel saws, Biesse America and Canada.  “Randy’s well-deserved promotion comes at a particularly exciting time in the history of our... more »