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  • 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 »
  • 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 »