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  • WinDoor Inc. recently reached 1,000 days with no lost time from injury at its 320,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Orlando Fl. The company hit the milestone while it was growing. It currently has more than 150 employees, up from about 100 in 2012. “We are very proud of this achievement, as it comes as result of the commitment and a lot of hard work from our entire staff," says... more »
  • Greater Seattle-based window dealer, Puget Sound Window & Door, was recently selected by Milgard Windows as a shining service example during the manufacturer's recent annual dealer conference in San Diego. Puget Sound Window's customer ratings were highlighted during conference presentations reviewing Milgard’s online dealer network tools. One such program is the web-based, consumer... more »
  • When the doorbell rings, 30 percent of consumers would like X-ray vision to be able to see who on the other side of the door, according to new nationwide survey.  Sponsored by VTech Communications Inc., a manufacturer of a new line of video doorbell phone systems, the 2,000-person survey found that 22 percent of respondents wanted an intercom to engage with the visitor and wanted to continue... more »
  • Alside Window Systems parent Associated Materials Group Inc. has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The company intends to use proceeds from the offering to pay off certain debts. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined, but an... more »
  • Simonton Windows has once again joined efforts as a major contest sponsor with This Old House Ventures on The Great TOH Giveaway. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors will contribute $50,000 in retail products–broken into a total of three separate prize packages–offered as part of the giveaway in the August 2013 issue of This Old House magazine. “We’re excited... more »
  • The board of directors of Quanex Building Products Corp. has elected William C. Griffiths, 61, to serve as chairman, president and CEO. Having served on the board of the window and door industry supplier since 2009, he succeeds David D. Petratis, who resigned to accept a position with another company.   "Bill is a seasoned executive with experience in a wide range of industries,... more »
  • Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, RSL Inc. has introduced a redesigned website.  Highlights include new graphics and a new Design Center, where homeowners and customers can view a wide range of decorative doorlite designs in four popular sizes, eight home styles, and in steel or fiberglass doors. They can then print the page. The website also includes a "Locate a... more »
  • Tyman plc, the British parent of Amesbury, has completed the previously announced acquisition of Truth Hardware from Melrose Industries plc. The transaction brings together Truth, a leading supplier of hardware to the North American window and door market, with Amesbury, an international supplier to the fenestration market, producing hardware, weatherseals and extruded products. "Combining... more »
  • Architectural wood door supplier VT Industries is adding exterior stile-and-rail wood doors to its line of interior doors.  All doors are manufactured to match, providing a cohesive look throughout a project, officials note. The new line from the Holstein, Iowa-based manufacturer includes standard and custom elevations featuring floating panel construction with internal dampening to... more »
  • To obtain a broader and deeper participation of window and door fabricators at all Fenestration Canada events, the organization once known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association is launching a Fabricators Council.  The group will be spearheaded initially by Lisa Bergeron, government relations manager for Jeld-Wen of Canada, who serves as chair. "It is our... more »