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  • Fenestration Manitoba developed a manufacturing-focused conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba March 5-7. The third annual FenCon program will continue its focus on manufacturing, automation, continuous improvement, as well as cover topics such as materials and finishes.   FenCon 19 is re-located to the RBC Convention Center and will feature an opening keynote by an economist from... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, among others, partnered with City Colleges of Chicago to create a new Skilled Trades Scholarship. The first group of 14 recipients are pursuing degrees or certificates across construction management and carpentry, plumbing and HVAC.   “As labor constraints continue in the construction market, we hope to... more »
  • WSS, a Düsseldorf-based hardware specialist for aluminum and steel doors and windows, appointed Antonios Bountzouklis as its new head of international sales, affirming its strategic heading to international markets.   With almost 25 years in the window and door industry, Antonios Bountzouklis gained 12 years of international sales experience and is a great addendum to the team, says Robin... more »
  •   Kim Flanary, industry member and dedicated American Architectural Manufacturers Association volunteer, passed away Nov. 10. Flanary started working at Milgard Windows in 1993 and continued until his partial retirement this past year. A long-time AAMA member, Flanary attended his first AAMA event in 2004 and was recognized with the Outstanding Member award in 2014. This award is... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc. sponsored and attended the third annual A Starry Night Gala, a benefit for Camp Hazen YMCA located in Chester, Connecticut. Gina Lorenzetti, Roto Frank of America’s Marketing Communications Specialist, attended the event.   This is the Hazen’s only fundraising event and all proceeds directly help to keep the camp affordable for 900 children and teens... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows launched a new website dedicated to educating consumers about Energy Star-certified windows and doors. The new site focuses exclusively on the Energy Star Windows & Doors program, and is designed to be an informative, educational center for consumers instead of a sales-oriented website.   The site encompasses an overview of the Energy Star program, explains the benefits... more »
  • View Inc. is developing several smart building solutions to further its vision of creating environments that are more intelligent, connected and personalized, including its recent release, View SmartProtect. In addition, View entered into a partnership with Microsoft to leverage Azure IoT services. View SmartProtect smart window-based building security solution automatically and instantaneously... more »
  • WTS Paradigm changed its name as part of a branding initiative that “emphasizes the software company’s high standards of leadership, expertise and innovation in the building products industry,” according to a company release. WTS Paradigm is now branded as Paradigm.   “The word ‘paradigm’ is defined as a model,” says Nathan Herbst, Paradigm CEO.... more »
  • A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.  In all, 56.4 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $71,900... more »
  • Quanex Building Products named David Hill eastern territory sales manager, machinery and screens.“David has made outstanding contributions to our business during his time with Quanex, and has helped countless customers succeed,” says Larry Johnson, vice president of IG sales, Quanex Building Products. “We’re confident he’ll flourish in this new role.”Hill has... more »