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  • Through the first quarter of 2019, Modernize achieved an annualized rate of over $1 billion in gross merchandise value across the U.S. This measurement represents the sales between Modernize’s homeowners and its contractor partners for home improvement projects. Modernize says it achieved this milestone through innovation and continuous optimization in forming connections between homeowners... more »
  • Pella Corp. selected Reidsville, North Carolina, for its new manufacturing facility. Pella will occupy an existing 150,000-square-foot space, where it will produce and distribute vinyl windows and doors. Pella expects to begin hiring in the fourth quarter of 2019 and estimates that 125 jobs will be created by the time the facility is fully staffed. The new manufacturing facility will be a... more »
  •     Anders     Fowler ODL Inc. reorganized its western U.S. sales territories for its ODL Pro Channel. Sandra Anders and Amanda Fowler now have sales responsibilities for ODL doorglass and Western Reflections doorglass brands. Sandra Anders joins ODL as a territory sales manager. She brings more than 25 years of building industry sales experience including nine... more »
  • On Sunday, President Donald Trump renewed his call for 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Trump initially announced the tariffs in September, beginning with an immediate 10 percent hike. The tariffs were set to rise to 25 percent in January, but the administration halted the increase due to ongoing trade talks. Trump put the 25 percent hike back on the table in a... more »
  •     Chris Dimou, Roto North America’s president and CEO; David Souder, UCONN’s Dean School of Business; and Adam Bristol, Roto Frank of America’s Manufacturing Engineer     Chris Dimou, Roto North America’s president and CEO, and Adam Bristol, Roto Frank of America’s manufacturing engineer, recently attended and judged the Connecticut... more »
  •     Beaufort     Davidson Western Reflections, an ODL company, introduced two new decorative doorglass styles: Beaufort and Davidson. A member of the Traditional Style of products, Beaufort's wide, flat caming simulates traditional grille patterns. Beaufort offers medium privacy in a combination of square and rectangular shapes in three textures of glass... more »
  • Technology company Katerra Inc. selected Deceuninck North America as its window and patio door systems supply partner. Founded in 2015, Katerra applies tested systems approaches of industrialized global industries. Katerra combines expertise in architecture, engineering, design, material sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, technology and construction to provide a panelized, efficient approach to... more »
  •       Western Window Systems, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, chief financial officer Heather Zorge was recognized by Financial Executives International as a recipient of the 2019 FEI Financial Executive of the Year Award in the private company category. The FEI Financial Executive of the Year Award honors financial executives who have made exceptional... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. named Howard C. Heckes president and CEO, effective June 3. He will also join Masonite’s board of directors at that time. Heckes succeeds Fred Lynch, who previously announced his intention to retire. Heckes brings more than three decades of leadership, operational, sales and marketing expertise to Masonite. He currently serves as CEO of Energy Management... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released the "AAMA 2018/2019 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast." This report delivers information about window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2010 through 2018 and forecast data for 2019 through 2021 are also included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of... more »