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  •       Thomas Chen, chairman and founder of Queens, New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, was a featured speaker at the International Franchise Expo last month at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Organized by the International Franchise Association, nearly 350 companies exhibited franchise opportunities, and numerous workshops and seminars were part of... more »
  •       Roto North America welcomes Patrick Kampermann to its team as the director of finance. Kampermann will report to Chris Dimou, president and CEO. Previously, Mr. Kampermann started with the Roto Group in 2016 and joined Roto Frank AG as the head of controlling. He also spent six years in automotive as the head of group controlling. “Joining Roto North America... more »
  • President Trump announced on Thursday, May 30, that the U.S. will impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imported goods, starting on June 10, according to New York Times reporting. The tariff threat is part of the administration's effort to force Mexico to increase its immigration enforcement actions, according to a White House statement. "If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association represented its members, working with other industry groups and interested individuals to take positive action on behalf of the fenestration industry, during the International Code Council Committee Action Hearings last month. "AAMA was able to earn committee approval on a number of proposals which had failed to earn approval in previous... more »
  • Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) appointed Bradley P. Boone director, OEM segment, for residential glass and specialty glass markets. A 39-year company veteran, Boone spent the past seven years as market manager for Vitro Glass’s residential glass segment, where he was responsible for product and marketplace development, and marketing of the company’s proprietary... more »
  • Remodeling Magazine awarded Milgard Windows & Doors with the ‘Most Used’ and ‘Most Recognized’ window brand in the Western U.S. for its vinyl, wood and fiberglass windows. “Milgard strives to be the best window and door manufacturer in the industry,” says Jeremiah Noneman, senior marketing director at Milgard Windows & Doors. “We are honored to... more »
  •       NanaWall Systems expanded its Richmond, California, manufacturing facility from 40,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet. NanaWall anticipates capacity will increase by 125 percent thanks to a larger space, more efficient layout and spacious workflow, in addition to having reduced lead times on orders. “While many other companies are moving manufacturing... more »
  • Absent a trade war, spiraling inflation or a geo-political crisis that could shock the economy, the remodeling industry is poised for growth through the year 2021, according to Metrostudy's latest Residential Remodeling Index. Big-ticket residential remodeling activity nationwide in the first quarter of 2019 rose 4.1 percent year-over-year. The index reached a new high in the first quarter,... more »
  •       Amy Post joined ODL Inc. as national marketing manager for ODL Pro Channel. Post has more than 14 years experience in marketing in roles in higher education and technology. In her new role with ODL, Post will lead the ODL Pro Channel marketing team and oversee the transition to a new digital marketing focus. “Amy has a broad background and experience which will... more »
  • Chris Dimou, president and CEO, and Sylviana Lopez, HR manager, represented Roto Frank of America Inc. at the 44th Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. The event honored young inventors through the CT Invention Convention, gave scholarships and awarded those in STEM programs. The event's keynote speaker was Meg Urry, the Israel Munson Professor of... more »