Latest News

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Association of Women in Construction recently renewed their alliance to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers. The five-year alliance will focus on hazards of particular concern to women in the construction industry, including personal protective equipment selection, sanitation... more »
  • Among the 20 most popular news items in 2017—determined by number of clicks*—were stories of acquisitions, accolades and events. Merger and acquisition activity continues to be as constant of a news story in the fenestration industry as it is interesting to readers. In our top 20 most clicked, readers took note of strategic acquisitions made by Andersen, Pella, Jeld-Wen and NorthStar... more »
  • Loewen began a partnership with Arrowhead Roofing and Construction to market its window and door products to the state of Oklahoma. Arrowhead is a full-service window dealer, with headquarters in Tulsa. Spencer Haines, Arrowhead director of business development, says “We are very excited to partner with Loewen; adding windows and doors to our existing offerings was the next step for... more »
  • Steve Chen, COO for Crystal Window & Door Systems, has been recognized by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of the 2017 Top 20 Under 40 young executives in the region. Winners were selected for their contributions to their companies and their impact on the economic vitality of the area. Crystal Windows reports that under Chen’s direction, the company has launched and... more »
  • Florida Window & Door acquired Indian River Glass. Based in New Smyrna Beach, Indian River Glass provides windows and doors for residential and commercial properties for both new construction and replacement applications. The company services Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, and Seminole Counties. “Indian River Glass provides us the opportunity to acquire a business that has been in... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association opened registration for its 81st Annual Conference at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The conference will run from Feb. 19-22, 2018. Following the Annual Conference, from Feb. 22-23, AAMA will hold its Southeast Region Winter Meeting. Early-bird registration for both events is available until January 26, and spouses are... more »
  • Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC sold American Builders Supply to Kodiak Finance Inc., a subsidiary of Kodiak Building Partners. Blue Wolf acquired ABS in early 2011. Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, American Builders Supply is reportedly the largest independent distributor and installer of doors, millwork, windows and trusses in Florida. Following the acquisition, Blue Wolf recruited a new... more »
  • Quanex Building Products hired Brian Ludwig as Northeast sales manager. Based in New York, Ludwig will be tasked with growing and expanding Quanex’s business in the territory, keeping a strong focus on customer service excellence. A 23-year industry veteran, Ludwig has experience through all parts of fenestration operations, including product design, manufacturing, sales and end-user... more »
  • Roto Frank of America sponsored Region 4 Education Foundation's Jingle Bell 5k Run for Education, a community event that was attended by 137 runners. Based in Deep River, Connecticut, the foundation was established in 1998 to aid school districts with programs and projects that don’t fall within the confines of a traditional education budget.  “Roto Frank has recently become a... more »
  •     Druschel     Resek James Druschel, vice president of finance, CFO, North American board member and 28-year employee at VEKA Inc. retired from the company. Druschel started with VEKA in 1990. The company reports that he has been one of the most respected and trusted colleagues within the VEKA group and throughout the industry, and that Druschel was... more »