April 8, 2013
Terry Walker and Joseph G. Fabick, Jr., recently launched WFI Global LLC, a Madison, Wis., specialty chemical coatings and foam company. WFI's initial product offering will consist of low-density polyurethane foam systems for the fenestration industry, with other chemical coating products to follow. The company plans to sell the foam systems throughout the U.S. and western Canada through... more »
April 5, 2013
Feldco Factory Direct, a Midwest window, siding and door replacement specialist, expanded operations in Central Illinois with a new location in Peoria. Feldco plans to operate a showroom, corporate office and warehouse at the location, where the company anticipates creating new job opportunities for Peoria residents over the next 24 months.
"We have been serving the Midwest for over 37... more »
April 3, 2013
Power Home Remodeling Group expanded its operations in Rosemont, Ill., ushering in hundreds of new, green jobs in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Power has hired more than 75 employees in the Chicago region and plans to create at least 150 additional jobs in 2013.
“We are thrilled to expand into the Chicagoland area and to introduce Power to the Midwest,” says Corey Schiller,... more »
April 2, 2013
Pro-Line Automation Systems recently announced its expansion into the United States with a new location in Akron, Ohio. As part of the expansion, Pro-Line is joining forces with window and door industry veterans Todd Tolson and Tom Whitehead.
“This new location is an exciting development for Pro-Line and will establish a sales and service point for our U.S.-based customers,... more »
April 1, 2013
Quanex Building Products Corp. partnered with Bostik, a provider of insulating glass sealants, to distribute four new edge-seal products, sold under the Edgetherm brand name. The product line was designed specifically to meet key requirements in insulating glass production, including low moisture vapor transmission rates, movement accommodation, low temperature flexibility and low gas... more »
March 27, 2013
MI Windows and Doors―along with Green Builder Media, green building expert John Wesley Miller, and architect Hank Krzysik―is participating in the Vision House Tucson, a sustainable demonstration home under construction in Arizona's Armory Park del Sol neighborhood, which includes more than 90 single-family, energy-efficient homes. The project focuses on green design; advanced technologies; and... more »
March 22, 2013
Marvin Windows and Doors announced the launch of the Marvin Finishes iPad and iPhone app, which allows homeowners and building professionals to build a window or door with a customized interior and exterior finish, and view windows featuring Marvin's new factory-applied stains. The app offers high-resolution, fullscreen stain swatches so users can view options in detail. The Marvin Finishes app... more »
March 20, 2013
Integrity Window and Doors' Wood-Ultrex line from Marvin Windows and Doors was named as Most Efficient in the fiberglass/composite window category by the Environmental Protection Agency for 2013. As part of the EPA’s Energy Star program, Most Efficient products are rigorously tested and achieve an independent certification above and beyond regular Energy Star certification.
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March 19, 2013
The Department of Energy recognized several MI Windows and Doors products as Energy Star's Most Efficient of 2013. Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency establishes criteria for specific product categories, which have already earned the Energy Star label, to earn the Most Efficient mark.
"We are proud that so many of our windows meet the new Most Energy Efficient 2013... more »
March 19, 2013
Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. announced net sales for 2012 were up 8.4 percent over the previous year, reflecting an improving housing market, particularly in new construction. Looking ahead to 2013, the company expects the new home construction market to show strong growth. "We ... anticipate the repair and remodeling market to demonstrate more modest growth, with big ticket... more »