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  • In May, Pella Corp. appointed Tim Yaggi as its new president and chief executive officer. Yaggi’s most recent position was chief operating officer and interim president and CEO at Tempur Sealy International, which is the world’s largest bedding provider. Prior to his work in bedding, Yaggi served at MASCO Corp. as group president of the North America Builder Group where he oversaw a... more »
  • BlueTarp Financial hired Shaun Nelson as regional sales manager in the Midwest, covering Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Nelson has over 25 years in the building supply industry. Previously, he was the regional manager at Snappy ADP where he managed a four-state territory. He has also held positions in the window and door industry with Velux, Pella and Milgard... more »
  • Congress took its recess until January 2017, unable to reach an agreement on the Energy Bill beforehand. The comprehensive energy bill reached the final stage of passage, but a final decision will have to wait until next year, according to the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. Work on a comprehensive energy bill has been going on for years, and the House and Senate were able to push a... more »
  • The Earthwise Group received the Good Housekeeping Seal for the 11th year in a row. The Good Housekeeping Seal offers buyers assurance of product quality.   The Earthwise Group is a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturers located across the United States. Over the past five years, U.S. sales of Earthwise products have more than doubled to over 1 million windows... more »
  • Endura Products Inc. entered a definitive agreement to acquire Contact Industries Inc. Day-to-day local management of Contact Industries will remain unchanged. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close before the end of the month. Headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon, and operating from an approximately... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. launched Automated Fenestration Inc., headquartered in Hawthorne, California. According to company officials, product lines exist for residential, commercial and institutional projects. AFI is a provider of UL listed products and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Our automation solutions for the fenestration industry have become a substantial... more »
  • Woodworking Network’s magazine, FDMC, named Lexington Manufacturing to their “Wood 100 Strategies for Success” report. The Wood 100 report is compiled from the fastest-growing companies in the wood products industry and qualifying companies must have generated sales of at least $250,000 for the past three years. The Wood 100 report is now in its 27th year and Lexington has been... more »
  • The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, recognized Mike Buckley, Chris Gehrking and Dan Scheckel of Pella Corp. with a Patriot Award. The award honors employers who support employees serving in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve. ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military... more »
  • The Sovereign Group donated to the Shoe Box project, created by Emanuel Whittaker to help local homeless people and animals around the Manchester, England, area by providing them with  a “shoe box” of essentials for the cold winter period. The contribution to the charity means that this year 50 boxes containing gloves, socks, toiletries, soup and chocolate will be made up for... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery Inc. of Twinsburg, Ohio, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the United States this January. This milestone follows the parent company’s 70th anniversary in 2016. After entering the North American market through distributors in the early 90s, Stürtz opened its U.S. operation on January 14, 1997. Starting with five employees in a small office, the operation expanded to a... more »