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  •   Army SSG Hughes and his family   Window World Inc. recently sponsored a mission through the Veterans Airlift Command to bring injured Army Staff Sergeant Oliver Hughes and his family from San Antonio to Asheville, N.C. Hughes, 37, was injured in Afghanistan on April 11, 2011, when an IED detonated. As a result, he lost his left leg and suffered severe damage to his... more »
  • Global Gases America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, is nearing completion of its specialty gas fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa. The 12,000-square-foot plant, expected to begin operation June 1, 2013, is Global Gases’ first specialty gas production facility and its first location in the United States. Initially, the Bethlehem facility will focus its... more »
  •   Kensington Windows announced that an ownership group led by its local management team has purchased the company back from Serious Energy, which acquired Kensington in 2009. The window manufacturer will resume business as Kensington High Performance Products Inc., emphasizing its core business of vinyl replacement windows for residential customers.   The new... more »
  • Richards Building Supply celebrated its 35th anniversary this March at its annual meeting in Chicago, where the wholesale distributor of building materials also recognized 10 elite window sales people with the 2012 Gold Window Club award. Salesman Ray Howley founded the club in 2011 as a sales goal intitiative for Richards' outside sales force. Pictured from left to right, this... more »
  •   Vinylmax LLC announced its intent to acquire the assets of Thermolock Mfg. LLC. Both companies are members of the Window Solutions Group. "We are very excited about this acquisition and what it means for Thermolock’s customers," says Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax. "They will enjoy many of the benefits of Vinylmax’s philosophies, our... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it needs additional time to review and respond to the comments received on the Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0 Draft 2 specification and revised skylight criteria. A revised timeline is not yet available, but EPA plans to keep stakeholders informed of its process on the criteria revision, according to a letter from Doug... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors announced that Mike Ohlin has been promoted to director of operations. Ohlin joined MIWD in 2002 as corporate purchasing manager and has since held numerous roles of increasing responsibility that include overseeing inventory management, business integration, cost standardization and communications. "Mike exemplifies the core values of MI Windows and Doors,"... more »
  • U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013, aimed at reducing the burdens placed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on homebuilders and remodelers. “Currently, the EPA requires contractors to follow extensive safety... more »
  • Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH has been acquired by a private investment firm and will now operate under the name Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH. The company filed preliminary insolvency proceedings in December 2012. The purchase includes all physical and intellectual property at the Stürtz headquarters in Neustadt/Wied-Rott, Germany, as well as the physical assets of the Stürtz Machinery Inc.... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Andersen Corp. with a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The distinction recognizes Andersen’s family of brands including Andersen windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, E-... more »