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  • The robust pace of spending on home renovations and repairs is expected to stay strong over the coming quarters, according to the most recently released Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity. The LIRA, published by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects that annual growth in homeowner remodeling expenditure will remain above 7... more »
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is now open.  Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. It will take place Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas. The show is presented by the National Glass Association, now combined with the... more »
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas, held Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas. Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return of the... more »
  • Pella Corp. awarded Jim Walker the first-ever Joan Kuyper Farver Spirit Award for his "caring spirit and enthusiasm for community service," according to a company release. A Pella employee for 42 years, Walker is a maintenance technician in the Pella door plant and has had perfect attendance for 35 of his years. He was nominated by fellow Pella team members for his work with many... more »
  • American Renolit Corp. held its first-ever laminated window repair class, hosting more than 20 attendees from over a dozen companies. The training class included discussion and theory for the first part of the one-day event, and particpants also performed hands-on repairs. At the end of the class, everyone received a tool kit to use on field repairs and access to the specialty repair... more »
  • Pella Corp.’s manufacturing plants in Pella, Iowa and Wylie, Texas achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry, a call-to-action to improve the energy efficiency of America’s manufacturers by 10 percent or more. This is the second year in a row that Pella’s Wylie plant has achieved this goal and the seventh time Pella and its... more »
  • Orgadata AG acquired the North American LogiKal business unit from Best Inc. Orgadata reports that it is well positioned for continuing North America’s modernization of operations for glaziers, fabricators and manufacturers by pairing unparalleled database development with estimating and fabrications tools. “Expanding our business is always exciting. Working directly with... more »
  • Andersen Corporation appointed Annie Zipfel senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Zipfel is responsible for building Andersen’s brands, expanding the company’s customer base and strengthening the loyalty of existing customers. She will lead Andersen’s product management strategy focused on bringing consumer and channel partner insights into product development and... more »
  • Andersen Windows Inc.partnered with Houzz to offer its committed authorized dealers access to the Houzz Pro+ marketing program. This new co-op relationship offers authorized Andersen dealers access to a “unique suite of marketing services designed to heighten awareness and generate project leads,” according to an Andersen release.   Dealers participating in the program receive... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made a settlement with Maryland-based Advanced Windows Inc. to address alleged violations of the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule and the Toxic Substances Control Act during window replacement work at a development in Alexandria, Virginia.   Under the terms of the settlement, Advanced Windows Inc. will pay a $67,180 penalty and... more »