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  •   As part of its succession plan, Lippert Components Inc. has hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for manufactured housing windows. Perna succeeds Jim Chamberlain, who has served Kinro, LCI’s sister company, for more than 17 years. Perna will join the team immediately, while Chamberlain stays on with the company for one year in an advisory role. Perna... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors―along with Green Builder Media, green building expert John Wesley Miller, and architect Hank Krzysik―is participating in the Vision House Tucson, a sustainable demonstration home under construction in Arizona's Armory Park del Sol neighborhood, which includes more than 90 single-family, energy-efficient homes. The project focuses on green design; advanced technologies; and... more »
  • Securistyle, the U.K. manufacturer of window hardware, has assembled a team to participate in the 2013 Trek50 Challenge: a 50-mile, 24-hour trek that supports MedEquip4Kids, a charity that aims to improve the health of children and babies by providing equipment. In the last 27 years, MedEquip4Kids has raised more than £12 million ($18 million), helping 79,000 children each year. The trek... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association launched a Facebook page for its scholarship and partner programs. The Facebook page is a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding the programs. To access the page, search “AAMA Scholarship Program” on Facebook or visit AAMAScholarshipProgram. “The Facebook page ...... more »
  • ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lee Wholesale Supply Inc., a distributor specializing in steep-slope roofing, siding and windows with four locations in the Michigan communities of Livonia, Macomb, New Hudson and Port Huron. “We are actively looking for acquisitions that will allow us to continue growing and make us an even stronger partner for our... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors announced the launch of the Marvin Finishes iPad and iPhone app, which allows homeowners and building professionals to build a window or door with a customized interior and exterior finish, and view windows featuring Marvin's new factory-applied stains. The app offers high-resolution, fullscreen stain swatches so users can view options in detail. The Marvin Finishes app... more »
  • Simonton Windows provided energy-efficient windows for the new MainStreet America park in Houston. The innovative park is on a 14-acre site and features 12 fully appointed showcase homes representing many of the home styles and architectural features found across America, including coastal homes, Spanish courtyards and Southwestern Mediterranean designs. The homes at the interactive park range in... more »
  •   The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Annual Technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel, June 4-6, 2013. The three-day event will feature sessions on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window and architectural... more »
  •   Fypon Ltd., Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru Doors joined DaVinci Roofscapes to launch the “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. Open to homeowners nationwide, the online contest includes a $5,000 grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home. Online entries will be accepted from March 18 to April 21, 2013. To enter the contest,... more »
  •   The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed a new leadership team at its spring meeting in Washington, D.C., where the WDMA board of directors elected Mike Salsieder, president and general counsel for Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, as the association's 2013-2014 chair. "Serving as WDMA's chair, I am honored to help advance the interests of a very important... more »