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  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2017, which outlines important policy priorities for the window, door and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector. "Window, door and skylight manufacturers are vital to the residential housing sector... more »
  • Haogenplast Ltd. and Pixiu Solutions Inc. announced a joint venture in North America to distribute  vinyl products currently manufactured by Haogenplast in Israel. Each company will own 50 percent of pH plastics inc., based in Brantford, Ontario. Product lines include lamination foils for interior and exterior windows and doors. more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors added 20 new colors to its exterior color palette, offering more choices for different aesthetics. The new palette features grays and blacks ranging from warm to cool, along with attention-grabbing radiant hues. Classic tints match the style and era of historical projects. Colors are available in Mica or anodized finishes. more »
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations. The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This... more »
  • Pella Windows and Doors awarded Magnolia Home Remodeling Group in Union, New Jersey, a new 10-foot utility trailer and $1,500 gift card to purchase tools, as well as a $500 donation to the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to support future builders and contractors. Magnolia Home Remodeling was drawn at random from more than 1,200 entries in a fall campaign by Pella. more »
  • At its second annual Ice Gala on Jan. 28th, the German American Chamber of Commerce Inc., Pittsburgh Chapter, recognized Veka Inc. Training Manager, Thomas Van De Bunt, for his leadership in establishing a German-style apprenticeship model at the company in Western Pennsylvania. Rachel Mauer, vice president of GACC Pittsburgh, who presented Van De Bunt with the award, says, “An expert and... more »
  • Vytex Windows opened a new facility in Cleveland, Ohio, to accommodate the company’s expansion. This 4,800-square-foot location will house deliveries, run install services for Midwest clients and offer a fully equipped showroom. February marks the company’s first full month in the space. more »
  • Keystone Certifications Inc. named Tracy Rogers to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing, and Jon Martini as the new validations manager. Rogers has 30 years of experience in the fenestration industry, and has held various positions on both the supplier and manufacturer side of the industry. Most recently, Rogers held the position of director, industry relations and... more »
  • Koch Industries Inc. completed the acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp. following the receipt of all regulatory approvals. Koch initially invested in Guardian in 2012, acquiring a 44.5 percent minority interest in the company at the time. Guardian brings new capabilities and expertise to Koch in several highly technical manufacturing and distribution industries. In addition to being one of... more »
  • Brio USA appointed Patrick Junker as national sales manager. In this newly created position, Junker will lead the sales team for the folding and sliding hardware and retractable insect screen offerings of Brio USA in both residential and commercial market segments. “With over 30 years of experience in the fenestration industry Pat brings tremendous insight, along with significant customer... more »