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  • Leaders of four European fenestration and facade associations signed a cooperative agreement in June to continue collaborative activities covering all materials under the EuroWindoor umbrella. Originally formed in 1999, EuroWindoor represents 30 national associations in Europe involved in metal, wood, PVC and glass products.     From left to right, Frank Koos, EuroWindoor... more »
  • The Industrial Designer Society of America has recognized Milgard Windows & Doors with an International Design Excellence Award for the SmartTouch patio door handle. Available on the manufacturer's Tuscany and Montecito Series vinyl sliding doors, the SmartTouch handle was designed to engage with one-touch operation when unlocking, opening and closing. The simple operation makes the door... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. has completed its previously announced $4.8 billlion acquisition of Solutia Inc. “We are pleased to complete this transaction and welcome Solutia to the global Eastman team,” says Jim Rogers, Eastman chairman and CEO. “The addition of these strong businesses, unique technologies, and highly differentiated products is expected to contribute strong cash... more »
  • MI Windows & Door has started manufacturing Designer Series vinyl replacement windows at its Southern division plant in Carrollton, Texas. The two vinyl product lines have proven themselves as the premium platform for the manufacturer's Eastern division, officials report. The Designer 1555 series meets Energy Star ratings in all zones and provides great value, while the Designer 1650 offers... more »
  •   Evan Rittgers has joined ViWinTech Windows & Doors Inc., the Paducah, Ky.-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors as its president. He brings nearly nine years of experience in operations management, product development, and distribution to his new position, most recently serving as plant manager for a major window manufacturer. “I am very excited to have Evan... more »
  • The House Appropriations Committee has once again voted to adopt an amendment to the Environmental Protection Agency's 2013 budget which would prohibit the agency from enforcing its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule until the agency approves a reliable lead test kit as mandated by the agency's own rule. The bill, supported by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, the... more »
  • Rugby Architectural Building Products, a New Hampshire-based distributor of architectural wood products and decorative surfacing, is expanding with the addition of Lumber Products, an Oregon-based distributor of doors and industrial building products. A portfolio company of Leading Ridge Capital Partners, Rugby acquired substantially all of the assets of Lumber Products through a stalking horse... more »
  • The Phoenix Business Journal has named Jason Funk, president of Western Window Systems, to its 2012 Forty under 40 list, which recognizes the top young leaders in the Phoenix metro area. Selected out of a list of well over 300 applicants, he was recognized for helping transform the manufacturer from a regional to an international business, officials note.  Funk joined Western as human... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has issued its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report, a first for the company.  Prepared with reference to the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines, the document summarizes the window and door manufacturer's approach to sustainable business practices in the areas of corporate citizenship, environmental stewardship and product development. “The CSR is about... more »
  • Code activity and internet marketing were major topics at the annual meeting of Fenestration Canada, held earlier in June at the Fairmont Château Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. The event also saw the election of new board members and the naming of the former Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association's annual C.P. Loewen Award. Jeff Baker, Fenestration Canada’s technical... more »