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  • Royal Building Products has named Chris Bitsakakis vice president and general manager of its window and door profiles business.     “We are excited to have a leader of Chris’ caliber join our business,” says Mark Orcutt, executive vice president, building products. “Chris brings a solid combination of sales, manufacturing and financial experience to... more »
  • Window and door industry software provider FeneTech Inc. has relocated to a new 16,000-square-foot facility. Growth over the last several years has fueled the need for a larger space, according to company officials.     FeneTech employees gathered for a flag-raising ceremony at the new facility. "FeneTech’s growth has been energized by FeneVision’s acceptance... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its 76th Annual Conference, February 24-27, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The event will feature keynote speaker, Robert Tucker, author of "Innovation is Everybody's Business," who will discuss tools and strategies to help managers and their employees identify opportunities for success, take the... more »
  • Frequent industry event speaker Michael Collins, an investment banker with a practice focused on the building products industry, has joined Building Industry Advisors LLC as a partner and managing director.  BIA was recently formed by its affiliate, Building Industry Partners LLC, a Texas-based private equity fund. Building Industry Advisors provides a range of investment banking services to... more »
  • HomeSphere Inc., a provider of digital marketing services, reports that Masonite has joined its network of more than 70 manufacturers using the lead generation and customer loyalty platform to connect with builders.  Nearly 9,600 privately owned, mid-tier builders use HomeSphere BRI to gain product knowledge and manage their cash-producing rebates, helping them to improve their bottom line... more »
  • When the new MainStreet America park in Houston opens its doors this month, visitors will walk through Therma-Tru fiberglass entry doors in some of the 12 show homes on display. The manufacturer has partnered with MainStreet America to showcase its fiberglass doors in four of the park’s show homes.     The entry to the Centennial Home at MainStreet America Located on a 14... more »
  • Employees and retirees gathered at Andersen Corp.'s Bayport, Minn., manufacturing plant, January 31, to see the last Andersen Narroline double-hung window roll off the production line, marking an end to 50 years of history.  More than 50 million of the window units have been installed in homes across the United States and abroad, the manufacturer reports.     One of the last... more »
  • AGC Glass Co. North America is launching two families of low-emissivity coated glass products: Comfort Select for residential applications and Energy Select for architectural applications. The Comfort Select product family provides an array of new passive solar and solar control low-E coated glass, allowing window manufacturers to choose the product that best meets or exceeds the Energy Star... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned manufacturers of windows and doors, reports that the organization has recently been recognized as “Made in USA Certified.”  To earn the certification, the group went through a rigorous supply chain audit to ensure that at least 75 percent of its products and processes originate and are completed in the United States... more »
  • Continuing its advocacy efforts to engage lawmakers and support policies that are in the best interest of the window and door industry, as well as its local communities, Quanex Building Products recently hosted U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, representing Ohio’s Sixth District, at its Cambridge, Ohio, facility.  The company’s facility in Yakima, Wash., also welcomed U.S.... more »