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  • Soft‐Lite Windows has been named a 2017 Evolution of Manufacturing Award honoree by Smart Business. The Evolution of Manufacturing awards program recognizes manufacturers that are evolving to adapt in a global economy. Soft‐Lite was recognized on Feb. 23, 2017, at the Evolution of Manufacturing Conference, held at Cuyahoga Community College. This year’s conference focused on emerging risks... more »
  • TigerStop opened a new office in Mexico City, to better serve the “promising market,” according to Jack Ragan, VP of sales and service. “We are gaining traction in Mexico and, to serve this promising market, we decided to open an office in one of the most cosmopolitan and bustling cities in the world, Mexico City,” he says.Gregorio Aspeitia is the new national sales... more »
  • Wincore Windows and Doors added automated welding and corner cleaning machines to its vinyl window production lines, allowing them to significantly increase output capacity without compromising quality control, according to a company release. The automated high-heat parallel welder and dual-head corner cleaning machine are both operated by a computerized control panel for precision and... more »
  •          Dr. Dirk Leiß, Chairman of the Executive Board of Benecke-Kaliko AG, und Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kruse, Chairman of the Executive Board of Konrad Hornschuch AG. International technology company Continental completed the purchase of the Hornschuch Group, on March 1, 2017. Antitrust authorities previously approved the merger of the two companies, enabling the... more »
  • Deceuninck North America welcomed more than a dozen fabricators for its Future Fabricators workshop. Current and future leaders of companies from Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Pennsylvania attended the event, now in its second year. During the two-day workshop, Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert and other Deceuninck leadership provided insights into the state... more »
  • More than 50 industry professionals met in High Point, N.C. Feb 20-23 for a training symposium focusing on profile wrapping and flat lamination suited to all levels of experience. Put together as a joint effort, the symposium was organized and hosted by TreCo Tech/Barberan machinery, American Renolit films, Kleiberit Adhesives and Nordson equipment. The event was held at the TreCo Tech facility... more »
  • Lamatek expanded its manufacturing facility from 49,000 to 92,000 square feet. The leading supplier of foam tapes, seals, gaskets and custom fabricated parts says the expansion will significantly increase production capacity. “We’re thrilled about the expansion because it will allow us to accommodate new opportunities,” says President Bob Carlson. “We’re upgrading... more »
  • Pella Corp. Chair Emerita Mary Joan Kuyper Farver passed away peacefully early Monday morning at her home in Pella, Iowa, with her family. She was 97 years old. Farver was born in Pella, Iowa, on Nov. 17, 1919, to Pete and Lucille Kuyper, who purchased what was then known as the Rolscreen Company in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1925. A year later, they moved the business to Pete’s hometown of Pella... more »
  • Ron Wooten, director of product testing and certification, CRL-U.S. Aluminum, earned his FenestrationMaster certification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a national education and certification program for professionals in the fenestration industry. Wooten has been in the fenestration industry for over three decades. In his position at CRL, Wooten plans and directs... more »
  • John Heinaman was named managing principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, California. He has over four decades of career experience working with companies in the glass industry including sales and management positions with PPG Industries, executive positions with Model Glass Co. and president and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing with facilities in Lake Forest... more »