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  • Quanex Screens appointed Mark Yeandle director of operations, west. Yeandle is based in Fontana, Calif., and will oversee Quanex Screens’ West Coast operations, including plants in Sacramento, Calif., Chehalis, Wash., Denver and Phoenix. Yeandle brings more than 30 years of fenestration experience to Quanex, most recently serving as plant manager, general manager and then director for... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association hosts its WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference March 27-29 in Washington, D.C., where Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA ) is a featured speaker. Griffith is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over some of the most important issues facing the industry, according to WDMA, including energy efficiency... more »
  • Vitro Architectural Glass introduced Solarban 90 solar control low-emissivity glass to the residential window market. The product was previously available only to the commercial market. Based on proprietary multi-silver coating technology developed by Vitro Glass, Solarban 90 combines the neutral-reflectivity of conventional clear glass with exceptional solar control, according to the company.... more »
  • Therma-Tru Corp. is building a new facility based in Maumee, Ohio. The 30,000 square foot facility, scheduled for completion in late 2017, will be focused on creating innovative product solutions, according to the company. “Delivering new and impactful innovations is a key strategic initiative in support of our future growth plans,” says Brett Finley, president of Therma-Tru Corp.... more »
  • President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint, which serves as a framework for his official budget request to be released in May. The blueprint calls for the elimination of the Energy Star program as part of a cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, along with cuts in funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy within the Department of Energy,... more »
  • The National Glass Association appointed Kelly Smith as senior editor for Window & Door magazine. Prior to joining Window & Door, Smith was an editor and writer for the Colorado Association of Homebuilders. “I am happy to welcome Kelly to the Window & Door team,” says Emily Thompson, editor in chief. “She brings an abundance of editorial knowledge to the position.... more »
  • Ply Gem Building Products is a sponsor of the 2017 HGTV Smart Home and Smart Home Giveaway. The Scottsdale, Arizona home that will be awarded in the sweepstakes will feature Ply Gem’s Simonton Window and Doors line of DaylightMax and Madeira windows. “We are proud to have our windows included in the HGTV Smart Home because it is at the forefront of cutting-edge home technology and... more »
  • Ply Gem Building Products and its West Virginia manufacturing facilities received the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The award examines production facilities for eco-friendly practices, safe work environments and the energy efficiency of the products produced. Ply Gem partnered with Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, professor and director of the... more »
  • Universal Window and Door hired additional sales, customer service and manufacturing personnel, including Edmund Uzar as its new system engineer. Elan Sinai and Joseph Zaino were named estimators, and the company hired customer support specialist Carol Morrissey and sales support Claire Sacharkiewicz. The company reports it has increased its manufacturing personnel by nearly 30 percent since 2015. more »
  • North Star Windows & Doors acquired TruTech's pre-hung entry door system division, TruBilt. As part of North Star, TruBilt will continue to manufacture entry door systems at its Vaughan, Ontario location using TruTech door panels and decorative glass. The sale is said to provide TruTech the opportunity to focus on its core business, the manufacture and distribution of fiberglass and steel... more »