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  • Pella Corp. is welcoming two local high school students—Caleb Blom and Easton Stelter—into an apprenticeship program as engineering assistants, reported local news station KNIA-KRLS. Pella High School's apprenticeship program allows students to be hired by local businesses and industry and take specialized courses through Des Moines Area Community College to earn as they learn, with... more »
  •   The Roto Group reports concrete steps in the implementation of the new structure announced at the end of 2018. According to CEO Dr. Eckhard Keill, the wholly family-owned construction supplier is setting the course for continued growth. The resulting separation into a non-operative holding company and three independent divisions will be complete by May 1. As announced, the Group has... more »
  • Sierra Pacific Windows named Fargo Glass and Paint Co., Fargo, North Dakota, as a distributor-of-record. Under the terms of the agreement, Fargo Glass & Paint will represent Sierra Pacific’s full line of residential and light commercial products and services using its distribution paths to market; giving dealers, builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners throughout the Dakotas and... more »
  • US LBM Holdings LLC, a distributor of specialty building materials in the U.S., acquired BM Windows of Las Vegas, which provides distribution, sales and installation services for windows and doors to customers in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. US LBM purchased BM Windows from owners Jim and Rich Urello, who will remain with the company as president and vice president, respectively. BM Windows will... more »
  • The National Glass Association and FeneTech jointly announced at the closing of the Glass Processing Automation Days 2019 conference that NGA will take over as organizer and host of future GPAD events. GPAD was founded in 2014 by FeneTech Inc. as a unique two-day opportunity to investigate new and innovative technologies in the glass fabrication industry and discover the additional... more »
  • Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is dedicated to celebrating the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges and build a stronger, more resilient community. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance takes a moment to thank its volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to WDDA's initiatives. Cori Brown, Franklin... more »
  • ProVia received the 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to Energy Star, according to the company. “Energy Star has been a driving force, inspiring ProVia to diligently work on bringing energy-efficient products to market,” says Brian Miller, ProVia president and CEO . “As a result, our products save... more »
  • A recent video from ProVia titled "Door Measuring: The Key to Installation Success" features Todd Gibson, installer certification program manager, providing a step-by-step demonstration of how to accurately measure for a replacement door. Watch the video here. The video is appropriate for salespeople and measuring technicians, according to the company, and will teach viewers how to make... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance released its Benchmarking Report, based on results from WDDA’s annual attitude and usage research among window and door dealers and retailers conducted by The Farnsworth Group. The report offers a peek into the window and door industry including trends and statistics, market analysis, and financial information, including detailed data about the... more »
  • New York-based window and door contractor Adler Windows co-hosted an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Lunch & Learn event with AKRF Inc., a consulting firm in environmental planning and engineering. The lunch was held at Adler Windows' Manhattan showroom, and was one of the most recent in a series of AIA events hosted by Adler Windows. These events consist of Lunch &... more »