February 23, 2012
Quanex Building Products Corp. has unveiled its Quanex Optimizer as an app for the iPad. The program, designed to provide accurate estimates of U-factors of windows based on the components used, was previously only available as a web-based program used by the company’s sales team.
“We demonstrated the Quanex Optimizer as a web-based program at GlassBuild and other... more »
February 22, 2012
Alberta-based All Weather Windows has once again been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies in an annual program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, The National Post and the Queen’s School of Business. This is the fourth year the window and door manufacturer has re-qualified for the list.
As a result, All Weather has also received the Gold Standard award this year. This... more »
February 21, 2012
MI Windows & Doors reports that the average shipped-on-time-and-complete rate for all its plants improved to 99.5 percent in 2011, up from 98.6 percent in 2010.
"Our customers have told us that when they place an order for a window and door package, one of their highest expectations is that the order will ship with all of the products in that order,"... more »
February 21, 2012
Roto Frank of America Inc. was recently recognized with a special Turnaround Performance Award from its parent company Roto Frank AG. Chris Dimou, CEO and president of the U.S-based operation accepted the award the global hardware supplier's recent leadership conference in Berlin, Germany.
Roto Frank of America's Chris Dimou, second from left, received the award from Roto... more »
February 17, 2012
In conjunction with its Pro Expo series, Pella Corp. has donated $30,000 to the non-profit organization Homes for Our Troops. It also worked to help raise additional cash, building materials and labor to support the national cause with partners and attendees at its Pro Expo events, which were held in 30 U.S. and Canadian markets in 2011.
Pella's Chris Dana, left,... more »
February 17, 2012
With 40 locations across nine Midwest states, Richards Building Supply formed a Gold Window Club to recognize outstanding sales efforts by members of outside sales force. The Chicago-based distributor recently recognized nine members of the club for 2011.
"The sales goals [were] set very high for this prestigious club," says Ray Howley, who manages corporate window sales for... more »
February 2, 2012
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has named Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors its member of the month for February 2012. The Des Plaines, Ill.-based company is a charter member of the organization.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as the second WDDA member of the month,” says Doug Cook, Feldco president. “In the past, organizations were significantly less encumbered by... more »
January 17, 2012
Western Window Systems was recently showcased as a “Manufacturing Marvel” on the Fox Business Channel. The Arizona manufacturer was highlighted in a segment that aired on the cable news network in December.
Produced by the Marvel Production Group, the Manufacturing Marvel segments appear on “Freedom Watch,” a talk show hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano. The segments... more »
January 11, 2012
Amesbury Hardware Products in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been recognized as a SHARP work site by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
The safety team at Amesbury Door Hardware's Sioux Falls plant.
SHARP, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, recognizes work sites that show an exemplary safety and health management program.... more »
January 5, 2012
ABE Doors & Windows, a dealer based in Allentown, Pa., has been named the first member of the month by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance. The new program highlights the WDDA's members, recognizing their contributions to the organization and the industry as a whole.
“It’s a special honor to be chosen WDDA member of the month,” says Jim Lett Sr., ABE president.... more »