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  • Donald Lahanky, former president, CEO and founder of Allsco Windows & Doors Ltd., died last week after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away at home on February 14 with his family at his side. He was 88. Started in Moncton, New Brunswick, in 1976, Allsco grew to become a leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of windows, doors, shutters and siding serving Atlantic Canada.... more »
  • Isabella Leung, Crystal Window & Door Systems' human resources department manager, was recently honored with a Queens “Rising Star” Award. Presented by the Queens Courier and Queens Business publications, the award recognizes leaders from the business, non-profit and government sectors under 40 years of age whose efforts are positively impacting the economy and quality of... more »
  • Decorative doorlite manufacturer RSL Inc. is marking its 50th year in business with the release of its 2013 Decorative Entryways catalog in March. Since opening its doors in 1963, the company has expanded distribution to all 50 states, in addition to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Based in Egg Harbor, N.J., RSL operates production facilities in New Jersey and Ohio, and warehouses in... more »
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored Solar Innovations Inc. as one of 100  Blue Ribbon Award Winners representing the best in American small business. The company manufactures residential and commercial windows and doors; conservatories and sunrooms; and folding, sliding and stacking walls. “The Blue Ribbon Award winners show that, even facing uncertainty and economic challenges,... more »
  • About 100 glass industry representatives gathered in New Orleans last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, where life cycle assessment and IG certification inspired much discussion. The meeting kicked off with the organization's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Committee, covering topics from gas permeability to vacuum insulating glazing to life cycle... more »
  • The NAHB Research Center, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, has changed its name to Home Innovation Research Labs. The move is designed "to enhance the value its brand and certification mark provides clients in the increasingly competitive residential marketplace." Nothing in this name change alters the company’s relationship with NAHB;... more »
  • Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal Window & Door Systems, has become the new president of the Northeast Window & Door Association. Elected by the association’s board of directors, Chen took over the reins of the regional trade group at the organization’s winter meeting in Mt. Laurel, N.J. on January 29, 2013.     Crystal's Chen with Chuck Scalzott... more »
  • Ply Gem is expanding its line of exterior home products with the addition of cellular PVC trim and mouldings. The introduction adds to the manufacturer's existing line of more than 20 exterior home product categories, including siding, windows, patio doors, stone veneer, fence, rail, rainware, designer accents, and accessories, officials report.  “We have developed the trim and... more »
  • Window World Inc., which bills itself as America's largest replacement window company, has launched the "$1 Million in One Year" challenge, a national fundraising campaign dedicated to raising $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during 2013. Overseeing the initiative is Window World Cares, the company's charitable foundation. The company, with locations and offices in... more »
  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has unveiled a new state-of–the-art website to support its distributors and consumers. The website, www.pgtindustries.com, features several new innovative and interactive features, as well as a password-protected section for distributors.   “As the market for windows and doors increases... more »