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PGT Innovations Provides Relief to Employees During Hurricane Ian

PGT Innovations helped rescue its stranded employees and their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida. The company also  distributed supplies to its staff in need, as well as provided an update on their facilities located in Florida. 

Masonite Invests $4.8 Million for Sustainability Innovations

As part of its sustainability efforts, Masonite recently invested about $4.8 million in the Circular Innovation Fund. CIF is a venture capital fund dedicated to advancing the circular economy by investing in growth-stage companies which have the potential to solve complex supply chain problems and…

Magid Leadership Pitches in Over $100,000 to Help Employees Cover Rising Gas Costs

When gas prices started skyrocketing over the summer, the Magid leadership team implemented a $50,000 gas subsidy program to help its employees. After receiving positive feedback and seeing that gas prices had not dropped, the company continued this program and has now pitched in over $100,000.

Milgard Team Members Install Vinyl Windows at Habitat Build Day

Milgard Windows and Doors employees had the amazing opportunity to help their local community, while also learning how to install the company's vinyl windows. 

PFCI Appointed Exclusive Distributor of CoolVu Window Film Products

FutureVu Brands Inc. and Coating Solutions Group LLC invest in a new joint venture company, creating Performance Films and Coatings International LLC (PFCI).

FenBC Will Become First Canadian Region of FGIA

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance's first Canadian region has officially been created through the integration of the Fenestration Association of British Columbia.

PGT Innovations Offers Employees Tuition Reimbursement, Scholarship Program

PGT Innovations is aiming to help their employees and their dependents pursue their educational goals through a tuition reimbursement program, a scholarship program, as well as multiple training and leadership courses within the company.

All Weather Named One of the Best Places to Work in 2022

All Weather Architectural Aluminum was selected as one of Best Places to Work in 2022 by the North Bay Business Journal. The award recognizes outstanding organizations for their support, respect and commitment to their greatest asset; their employees and highlights best practices.   

Magid Makes 2022 Top Distributors List

Magid Glove & Safety has been named to Modern Distribution Management's 2022 Top Distributors list for the safety segment. Magid Glove & Safety was named to the list alongside 13 other leading companies in the safety category. Since 1946, Magid has offered a unique and full-service approach…

PGT Innovations Makes Top Spot on Forbes' Best in State Employers List

PGT Innovations recently ranked number one in the engineering and manufacturing category on Forbes’ America’s Best-in-State Employers list for this year. For the state of Florida, PGT Innovations was one of only 33 companies to make the list.

NCCER Expands Career Exploration Tool

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), through its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative, announced that it is expanding its career exploration tool, CareerStarter, nationwide. This new program is intended to provide direct connections between entry-level job seekers,…

REHAU Receives Great Place to Work Certification

REHAU announced that seven countries operating within its Americas region individually achieved Great Place to Work Certification. This award is based entirely on what current employees say about their workplace experience in the Great Place to Work global employee survey platform.

Western Window Systems Launches New Website

Western Window Systems launched a new website recently. The new site is designed to have easy to navigate links to technical and product information, as well as industry insights and guidance, with a focus on an improved customer experience.

Giroux Glass Named a 2022 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles

Giroux Glass, Inc. was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Workforce Research Group.

Woodcraft Industries Becomes Quanex Custom Components

Quanex announced that its Woodcraft Industries brand will be known as Quanex Custom Components, effective Aug. 1, 2022.

Flexscreen Partners With Erdman Automation Corp., Offers Manufacturing Licensing Option

FlexScreen is partnering with Erdman Automation Corp. Erdman created an exclusive, automated, high-efficiency line that allows window manufacturers to produce FlexScreen for less than they can make standard aluminum window screens.

The House Designers Partner with Pella Windows

The House Designers announced a new product partnership with Pella Windows & Doors.

REHAU Achieves Sustainability Goals

Rehau published its sustainability report for 2021, which shows Rehau achieved its targets for both circular economy and climate protection. 

Masonite Opens New Exterior Door Manufacturing Facility in United Kingdom

Masonite International Corporation announces the opening of a new plant in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Newsweek Names Jeld-Wen One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. has been named one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies by Newsweek. Jeld-Wen was the only window or door manufacturer to make the list.

PGT Innovations Acknowledged with Large Business Award

PGT Innovations recently received the Large Business Award from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce during its 32nd annual Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards.

MI Windows and Doors Named a Top 10 Company

Best Company, a website powered by real consumer reviews, names MI Windows and Doors a top 10 company.

Vitrum Glass Group Celebrates 25 Years of Glass Fabrication

Vitrum Glass Group, western Canada’s largest glass fabricator, celebrated its 25th anniversary on June 16. The event was held at Vitrum’s new head office and fabrication facility in Langley, BC, and was attended by close to two hundred architects, glaziers and industry partners, attending both in-…

PGT Innovations Welcomes Visitors to Grand Opening Event for Skye Walls Showroom

The new showroom will serve as a flagship Skye Walls location and feature bi-fold doors, multi-slide doors, and hinged glass doors from Western Window Systems.

Therma-Tru Named "Brand Used Most" in Builder Brand Use Study

Therma-Tru has been named the “Brand Used Most” and first in “Highest Quality” by building professionals in the entry doors category in the annual Builder Brand Use Study conducted by Zonda.

MI Charitable Foundation Awards $50K in Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors

Each of the 50 students will receive $1,000 to offset the cost of their postsecondary education. Winners were selected based on a variety of criteria, including an essay outlining how they can make an impact in their community.

ProVia Launches New Website

ProVia announces the launch of a new website that is designed to empower dealers and homeowners with free interactive tools and resources to create a distinctive "Home Exterior Design."

Jeld-Wen of Canada Awarded Energy Star 2022 Manufacturer of the Year

Jeld-Wen of Canada, a subsidiary of Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. has again been named the Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year in the Windows and Doors category for 2022.

Seventeen Companies Complete +Vantage Vinyl Verified Program Through the Vinyl Sustainability Council

The Vinyl Sustainability Council names 17 companies that are now +Vantage Vinyl verified, including Cornerstone Building Brands.

Andersen, Dwell Magazine Open Submissions for Bright Ideas Design Awards

In collaboration with Dwell Magazine, Andersen invites architects to submit entries for its second annual Bright Ideas Design Awards. The contest recognizes outstanding architectural projects showcasing fenestration in transformational design with solar-oriented configurations.

Worker Shortage Continues to Weaken Housing Supply, Affordability

The Spring 2022 HBI Construction Labor Market Report finds the estimated worker growth required for the construction sector is approximately 740,000 per year. Meanwhile, the demand for construction workers remains strong, with 103,000 net residential construction jobs added over the past 12 months…

PGTI University Releases 50th Podcast Episode

To date, series topics have included Intro to PGTI, Windows and Doors 101, Running a Successful Business, and Workforce of Tomorrow.

NAHB Urges Lawmakers to Implement Policy to Address Housing Affordability

As the National Association of Home Builders celebrates National Homeownership Month in June, builders are urging lawmakers to implement policies that will help address housing affordability, calling for a resolution on supply chain disruptions and the ending of Canadian lumber tariffs. 

FGIA to Hold In-person InstallationMasters Instructor Training Sessions this Summer

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will hold in-person instructor training sessions at FGIA Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, this summer.

FGIA Updates Two Side-Hinged Door Standards

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released two updated specifications for the testing side-hinged doors: AAMA 920-22, "Specification for Operating Cycle Performance of Active Side-Hinged Exterior Door Slabs," and AAMA 925-22, "Specification for Determining the Vertical Loading…

REHAU Sells its Business in Russia

The REHAU Group will sell its business in Russia to the local management and will withdraw completely from the country. A corresponding preliminary agreement has now been signed by both parties. 

MI Foundation and Penn State Raise $33K for Children’s Pediatric Cancer Support

The MI Foundation donated $100 for every point that the Penn State football and men’s hockey teams scored at home this year, and added $1,000 for every team win and $100 for every pin that the wrestling team recorded at home.

GED Debuts Intelligent Automation Blog, FAQs Page

GED Integrated Solutions introduces a comprehensive knowledgebase for window and door manufacturers looking for answers to insulating glass (IG), vinyl window fabrication systems or software questions.

Weather Shield Launches Redesigned Website

The new site is designed to provide an elevated user experience that’s highly visual with images and videos of projects featuring Weather Shield windows and doors.

ProVia Safety Staff Receives Special Government Employee Certification from OSHA

Five ProVia employees were sworn in on May 5 as Special Government Employees for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program.

Andersen Corp. Earns Eighth Consecutive Energy Star Partner of The Year Sustained Excellence Award

Andersen Corp. and its subsidiaries have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with the 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award.

ProVia Earns 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

ProVia received the 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the 15th year ProVia has been recognized for protecting the environment through energy efficiency. 

SoftLite Earns 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Awards

SoftLite Windows & Doors has been named a 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year and earned the Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. 

VEKA Group engages in Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Campaign

VEKA Group announced its support for mental health and suicide prevention, which is part of its vision of "We Care. We Act. We Grow." VEKA Group will engage in targeted events for its employees around mental health and suicide prevention.

FEMA Issues Building Code Strategy for Improved Resilience

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released a new building codes strategy, defining the goals and objectives it will pursue to promote the application, adoption and enforcement of hazard-resistant building codes across the U.S. This strategy focuses on three core goals: integrating building…

Fortune Brands to Separate Into Two Publicly Traded Companies

Fortune Brands’ Board of Directors authorized the Company to pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Cabinets business into a standalone publicly traded company. Upon closing of the proposed separation, shareholders would hold interests in two companies.

Andersen Again Named One of America's Best Employers for Diversity

"We are deeply committed to being an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees feel respected, valued and driven to reach their full potential," says Tracey Gibson, vice president and chief diversity officer at Andersen.

Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems Marks 10 Years of Growth

Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the west coast affiliate of national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, marks its 10th year of operation and growth since opening its doors in May of 2012.

Prime Window Demand Growth to Continue Through This Year Before Flattening, says FGIA Report

The demand for prime windows grew by 8.8 percent in 2021, while windows in new housing increased by 13 percent in 2021, with an increase of 5 percent forecasted for 2022 before flattening in 2023 and declining by 5 percent in 2024.

Guardian Glass to Close Russian Float Plants

Guardian Glass will close its two glass plants in Russia, affecting 600 employees, according to a statement from Dave Robertson, president and chief operating officer of Koch Industries, the parent company of Guardian.

Magid Launches $50K Gas Subsidy Program for Employees

Magid Glove & Safety has been offering its employees a gas subsidy program to aid employees as gas prices continue to rise. The $50,000 program offers approximately $1.00 per gallon subsidy for every employee’s commute to Magid and/or to on-site customer visits.

Fortune Brands Announces Flagship Partnership with Yellowstone Forever

In celebration of its 150-year anniversary, Yellowstone is revitalizing employee housing and enhancing sustainability efforts. Fortune Brands is making monetary contributions toward the preservation of Yellowstone National Park and donating products from each of its business units to help update…

MI Windows and Doors Parent Company Becomes MITER Brands

The nationwide company will retain two regional product brands – MI Windows and Doors in the East and Milgard Windows and Doors in the West.

Ubiquitous Energy Demonstrates First Large-Area Coating of Transparent Solar Technology

Ubiquitous Energy, a technology company developing transparent solar technology for architectural glass, demonstrated 1.5-meter-wide glass coated uniformly with the company’s UE Power transparent solar materials.

Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer visits Roto

Chris Dimou, Roto’s president & CEO, told Lavoie about the investments the company has been making in Connecticut and shared the progress the South-Central Manufacturing Partnership is making in the areas of talent management, promoting manufacturing and cost topography.

Roto Helps Launch South-Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership to Address Industry Issues

"This collaboration is an exciting opportunity to address holistically the challenges manufacturers are facing in Connecticut. Especially when it comes to attracting and retaining talent, making manufacturing jobs more desirable and change the perception, manufacturers should pair their strategies…

Crystal Windows Installs Rooftop Solar Panel System at New York Factory

Crystal Window & Door Systems has completed installation of an almost 1 MW solar electricity generation system on the rooftop of its headquarters and main production facility in Queens, New York.

Grant Money Awarded to Help Educate Youth on Career Opportunities in the Housing Trades

The National Housing Endowment’s Skilled Labor Fund has awarded funding to 59 home builder associations across the U.S.

Window World Sells, Installs 21 Million Units

Window World announced in March 2022 that it has sold and installed more than one million residential replacement windows each year for the last 12 years, topping 21 million windows sold. 

Crystal Window & Door Systems Expands YouTube Channel to Include Installation Tutorials

Crystal Window & Door Systems’ NYC YouTube channel now offers step-by-step video guides to guide customers through common situations such as installing window hardware, adjusting sliding window rollers and swing-door hinges, and adding window opening control devices.

Milgard Windows & Doors Earns Spot on Best of Houzz Design List for 8th Straight Year

“This year Milgard had four winning photos, all featuring black frames,” says Joann Whetstine, senior brand manager at Milgard and parent company MI Windows and Doors.

Pella Corporation Ranked No. 8 by Fast Company for Most Innovative Design Companies of 2022

Pella Corporation joined the ranks of Fast Company’s list of World’s Most Innovative Design Companies for 2022. As the first window and door manufacturer to make the cut, Pella landed the No. 8 spot for its Easy-Slide Operator hardware solution.  

West Africa Native Finds Stability, Meaning at MI Windows and Doors

Farid Igue celebrates 17 years working for the Harrisburg, Pa.-based MI Windows and Doors.

Building Talent Foundation, StrataTech Partner to Fill Skilled-Worker Shortages

Nonprofit organization Building Talent Foundation has announced a partnership with StrataTech Education Group, a skilled trade schools operator. The partnership is intended to leverage StrataTech and BTF's networks in Arizona, Florida and Texas to bolster the residential construction talent pool.

REHAU Group Suspends Operations in Russia

The REHAU Group issued the following statement about suspending its operations in Russia.

Window World Ranks as a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

Window World ranked No. 384 this year for its performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Renewal by Andersen Wins Twin Cities Business Manufacturing Excellence Award

Specifically, Renewal by Andersen was honored for its investment in creating a program for emerging, diverse leaders.

Weather Shield to Discontinue Vinyl Windows and Doors

This change is part of a corporate initiative to focus Weather Shield’s attention on the luxury window and door markets.

FGIA Updates Specification Around Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Exterior Profiles

AAMA 305-22, Voluntary Specification for Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. This 12-section document was last updated in 2018.

PGT Innovations Secures Spot on Forbes’ America’s Best Midsize Employers List

PGT Innovations has approximately 5,500 team members across the U.S. to support its 29 facilities, which include manufacturing plants, glass plants, brand retail stores, warehouses and install offices. 

Quanex Places Fifth in Go365 National Step Challenge

Quanex team members placed fifth in the large companies division for the Go365 National Step Challenge, securing 30,000 meals to be donated to a food bank in St. Cloud, Minnesota, home to one of Quanex’s manufacturing facilities. 

WDMA Opens Nominations for James Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award

The Board of Directors established the award in 2016 to honor individuals who exemplify the exceptional energy, passion and selflessness that Jim brought to WDMA and the industry during his 50-plus years of dedicated service.

Viwinco Launches New Website

The site, which began conceptualization in 2020, is designed to incorporate information and educational content like what was included on the old site. Viwinco designed its content to provider value to homeowners and industry experts.

Florida Technical College Names Building Talent Foundation as Construction Trades Program Partner of the Year

Florida Technical College has named Building Talent Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to building a sustainable residential construction workforce, as its 2021 Construction Trades Partner of the Year.

ProVia Debuts “Quick Start” Video Series to Aid Training

Each Quick Start video provides a brief, basic instructional format for the installation of a particular exterior building product.

Upskilling Workers and Career Pathways Increase Worker Retention, Study Finds

The top reason survey respondents gave for staying in their jobs was that they had opportunities for career advancement, training and learning new skills. The next most cited reason was their boss treating them well and feeling valued and respected at work.

Endura Wins Best Window and Door Product at 2022 IBS

Awards were given to exhibitors with a product or line that shows the best combination of design, functionality and innovation, as well as its usefulness to consumers and/or home builders.

Forbes Names Andersen One of 'America's Best Large Employers' for the Third Consecutive Year

"With over 11,000 employees across the U.S., we are honored to once again be recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers," says Karen Richard, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Andersen.

PGT Innovations Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Onsite Training Center

The Venice, Florida-based company named the center after the late George Coopey, a longtime leader and team member who started the organization’s first hands-on training program back in the 1990s.

Magid Receives National Top Workplaces Award

Magid Glove & Safety received a Top Workplaces USA 2022 award for its people-centered culture, strong values, employee engagement, operational innovation, and diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a news release.

Palmer-Donavin Announces Vendor Representative and Vendor of the Year Awards

Palmer-Donavin awarded Mark McNabb and CertainTeed with the Vendor Representative and Vendor of the Year awards for 2021. 

Therma-Tru Launches Thrive Sustainability Initiative

Therma-Tru Thrive, the brand’s new social responsibility initiative, that features three key pillars: making life better at home; helping take care of our planet; and being a good neighbor.

Andersen Designated as ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

This is Andersen’s second year participating in the CEI and the first year the company earned the top score of 100 percent. Andersen joins more than 840 major U.S. businesses with the 2022 designation.

PGT Innovations Launches New Training Program for Sarasota County Students

The students spend two hours of each school day at PGT Innovations, with part of that time dedicated to classroom training at PGTI’s new onsite training center and the rest of the time working alongside a skilled mentor.

Soft Tech Launches Second Level of Academy

The lessons are available to view for free, with the aim of helping users upskill knowledge around V6 functionality and to work to best practice.

PGT Innovations Named a Best Small-Cap Company by Forbes

This year, PGT Innovations improved its ranking from No. 87 to No. 79. It was one of only two Florida corporations on the list and one of nine firms in the construction classification.

Magid Releases Safety Matters Guide About Mask Efficacy Against COVID-19

The ‘Safety Matters’ installment cites a 2020 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which concluded N95 respirators are almost twice as effective as commercial three-ply cloth masks in blocking particulates that could…

Andersen Corp. Invests in Ubiquitous Energy

Andersen Corp. announced a strategic investment in Ubiquitous Energy, a company in transparent photovoltaic technology that converts light into electricity using semiconductor materials while maintaining visible transparency. 

Andersen Corp. Distributes $31.6 Million in 2021 Employee Profit Sharing

Andersen Corp. will pay out $31.6 million in 2021 to eligible employees as part of the company's annual profit sharing program. The company also announced its 2022 profit sharing program will increase to $4,000 per eligible employee and will require employees to be fully vaccinated to qualify.

FGIA Updates Certification Document Around Minimum QMS Requirements

AAMA QMSUG-1-21, Recommendations for Compliance with Minimum Quality Management System Requirements for AAMA Certification Programs Licensees, walks licensees through the creation of a QMS, a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies…

Quanex Cambridge Facility Earns ISO 45001-2018 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management

The goal of ISO 45001-2018 is to enable organizations to provide a safe and healthy workplace by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as proactively improving OH&S performance.

FGIA Releases Updated Anodizing Specification

AAMA 611, Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural Aluminum, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase.

Roto North America Introduces New Laser Machine

This laser brings an expansion of capacity, new technology and faster production time to Roto North America’s manufacturing line, according to the company. 

Architectural Record Names Milgard AX550 Moving Glass Walls Product of the Year

The AX550 is available in sizes up to 10 feet high and 23 feet, 6 inches wide, depending on the operating style selected. It’s available in stacking, pocket, and bi-fold configurations, and is suitable for new construction or replacement applications.

Harvey Windows + Doors Featured in Home Remodeling TV Show ‘Renovation Rekindle’

Lansing Building Products, a Platinum distributor of Harvey products, worked with Harvey Windows + Doors to provide Kadilak Homes with various window styles, sliding patio doors and Therma-Tru entry doors for the series’ first season.

Halio Announces $100M Financing Led by SK and Capricorn

Funding enables increased production capability to service orders and to further advance Halio’s electrochromic technology for commercial buildings, residential homes and vehicles.

Crain’s New York Business Names Crystal Windows a Top New York Area Private Firm

Crystal is the only manufacturer on the list in New York and one of only five companies on the list that are headquartered in Queens, New York.

Andersen Publishes Environmental Product Declaration for E-Series Windows

Andersen's E-Series EPD helps designers and architects achieve their green building goals, including materials and resources credits for customers pursuing LEED certification and by providing data for embodied carbon calculations without compromising design aesthetics. 

Roto North America Attends the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce 125th Annual Awards Dinner

Chris Dimou, president and CEO, and Mayela Vela, human resources manager, represented Roto North America.

Crystal Windows Chairman Donates $1.1 Million for Queens College School of the Arts

The Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment will promote contemporary visual Asian art at Queens College through exhibitions, student scholarships, and a visiting artist program.

PGT Innovations Supports Veterans With Donation of Over $9,000 Between Two Nonprofits

PGT Innovations recently donated $9,580 between two nonprofit organizations, Operation Warrior Resolution and Wounded Warrior Project.

FGIA Technical Information Report Establishes Criteria for Window Gauge Device Locations

AAMA TIR-A18-21, Structural Test Deflection and Permanent Deformation Gauge Placement for Fixed and Compression Seal Windows, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase.

Magid Wins Two Business Awards

Magid recently won two business awards: the Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2021 and the Family Business Magazine CEOs to Watch 2021. 

Magid Cooling Neck Gaiter Places in the Top Three for Best in Show 2021 New Product Showcase at NSC

Magid Cool Powered by Mission HydroActive Cooling products include cooling bandanas, cooling neck gaiters, cooling towels and cooling skull caps, all of which are designed to combat industrial heat illness in the workplace and the financial ramifications it has on businesses worldwide.

Port of LA to Operate 24/7 to Ease Cargo Congestion, Spur Economy

The Port of Los Angeles is beginning around-the-clock operations as part of an effort to move stranded container ships and relieve the supply chain bottlenecks that are driving up U.S. prices and slowing the country’s economic recovery from the pandemic, according to a release from the ReBuild…

MI Charitable Foundation Raises a Record $2.2M for Charity at Annual Golf Outing

The MI Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pennsylvania-based manufacturer MI Windows and Doors, set a new fundraising record for the fourth straight year at its annual charity golf outing, held Oct. 4-6 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

FGIA Releases Updated Document Covering Methods of Test for Multi-bar Hinges in Windows

AAMA 904-21, Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. It was last updated in 2014.

Crystal Windows Executives Unveil Statue of Claire Shulman, Former Queens Borough President

Thomas Chen, founder and chairman of Queens-based national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, and Steve Chen, Crystal president, on Oct. 7 unveiled a six-foot bronze statue honoring former Queens Borough President the late Claire Shulman. 

Vinyl Sustainability Council Report Details Industry Progress on Sustainability

The report documents updates to the +Vantage Vinyl program, advancements in the three impact categories, and VSC's global collaboration efforts, as well as spotlighting the sustainability stories of 10 member companies that are demonstrating leadership in the industry by verifying to +Vantage Vinyl…

Jeld-Wen Recognized With Corporate Cultural Impact Award

"They have recognized how we have used compliance training and software to establish a consistent corporate culture for our 23,000 employees in 21 languages across the globe," according to a statement from Jeld-Wen.

Awake Window & Door Opens for Business

Awake was co-founded in late 2020 by Scott Gates, John Engelstad, Andrew Darr and Maria Gates with the dream to create a business focused on second chance employment for the formerly incarcerated. 

Roto North America Introduces New Zinc Die-Cast Machines

National Manufacturing Day 2021 coincides with the launch of Roto North America’s two new fully automated Frech Die-Cast machines. These machines were planned as investments for the 2021 calendar year and are now running with minimal maintenance required.

Paradigm Vendo Adds Bosch Power Tools Laser Measurement Compatibility

The integration of Bosch's Bluetooth-enabled laser measuring tools allows contractors to accurately measure construction features, such as doors, window openings and siding area, and automatically transfer the dimensions to Paradigm Vendo.

Windsor Eyes Expansion in Monroe, N.C.

Windsor Windows and Doors has proposed building a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Monroe, North Carolina, where it currently operates a 200,000-square-foot factory with a staff of 330 workers.

PGTI Tackles Driving Shortage with In-house Certification Training

PGT Innovations celebrated its first class of graduates from its new Commercial Driver's License (CDL) driver certification training program.

Vitro Architectural Glass Updates Glass Education Center Website

Developed as an educational tool for the building products industry, the redesigned version of the site features a restructured homepage, re-organized content categories and an updated article tagging system

Report: Despite High Job Satisfaction, Skilled Trades Face Worsening Labor Shortage

Despite high job satisfaction, high pay and high levels of entrepreneurship, the skilled trades face a worsening labor shortage, and over three-quarters of tradespeople (77 percent) view it as a problem that has gotten worse over the last year.

Aldora Announces VistaView Subsidiary

Officials from Coral Springs, Florida-based glass and aluminum systems fabricator, Aldora, announced a new subsidiary of the company, VistaView by Aldora. VistaView offers impact glass doors and windows, specifically designed for luxury residential applications.

Six NFRC Documents Return to Public Review Prior to ANSI Approval

The National Fenestration Rating Council's ANS Standards Committee and NFRC Board of Directors approved a plan to submit the six NFRC documents for public review  in accordance with the American National Standards Institute’s process.

Simonton Reflections 5500 with SafePoint Glass Meets Missile C Impact-Resistant Certification

Reflections 5500 windows and patio doors with SafePoint impact-resistant laminated glass deliver Missile C level certification for homes in inland coastal areas where Missile D certification is not required and wind speed is less than 140 mph.

Marvin Reimagines Swinging Doors to Add More Glass

The reimagined Marvin Ultimate Swinging door and Ultimate Swinging French door G2 are available in inswing and outswing configurations and feature a contemporary aesthetic and more expansive glass. 

Weather Shield Expands Product Lines With New Multi-Slide Door Systems

Weather Shield has expanded its Contemporary Collection and Premium Series aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors with its newly redesigned multi-slide door systems.

GED Introduces Three New Products at GlassBuild America

GED Integrated Solutions introduced three new innovations for residential glass manufacturing the first day of GlassBuild America in Atlanta. 

Roto North America Introduces Multi-point Lock

Roto North America introduced its multi-point lock and new adjustable strikers for a 4-point locking system, which offers hook-style locking points with two opposing primary hooks and an additional outward facing hook 28 inches from each side of the center line. 

FGIA Launches IG Fabricators Workshop Video Series

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance launched an online video series documenting the association's in-person Insulating Glass Fabricators Workshop. This series has been under development throughout 2021 and offers a condensed version of the workshop in ten 20- to 30-minute segments.

Paradigm Introduces Payment Services

Paradigm introduced Paradigm Payments, a payment processing service designed to help building professionals eliminate the unnecessary costs and complexity associated with payment processing.

Deceuninck North America Showcases New Products, Technologies at GlassBuild America

Deceuninck’s 2,000-square-foot booth (#1603) features interactive product displays, video content and other resources to highlight the company’s newest products and innovations for partners and customers.

HiMark Windows Receives PIDA Low-interest Loan

HiMark Windows, through Bucks County Economic Development Corp., was approved for a 10-year, $1 million loan at a 2.5 percent fixed rate to acquire machinery and equipment, including specialized glass production machines, welding equipment and lift trucks.

YKK AP America Inc. Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

YKK AP America Inc. will raise its minimum starting wage to $15 an hour, effective Sept. 6.

iNOEX to Deliver Two Presentations During Extrusion 2021 Conference

Two iNOEX LLC team members will deliver presentations during the Extrusion 2021 conference in Rosemont, Illinois, Sept. 21-23.

Paradigm Estimate Now Compatible with SaberisConnect

Paradigm's material takeoff service is now compatible with SaberisConnect, a cloud-based technology-integration system for the lumber yard industry. The combination intends to further streamline the takeoff and estimating process for building products.  

Harvey Building Products Corp. Celebrates 60-Year Anniversary

To commemorate the milestone and pay homage to its heritage, Harvey Building Products and all of its business units, including Harvey Windows + Doors, SoftLite Windows & Doors, Thermo-Tech Premium Windows and Doors and Northeast Building Products, participated in ‘Summer Celebrations’…

The Onex Group Completes Final Sale of Jeld-Wen

With this sale, the Onex Group no longer holds any shares of Jeld-Wen. Jeld-Wen chose to purchase $200 million, approximately half of the shares, Onex sold.

ODL Expands Blink Blinds-Between-Glass Line

Blink 7/8 Custom is designed to provide a slim option for light and privacy control to patio doors up to 18 square feet and windows up to 12 square feet with a 7/8-inch IG pocket.

Thompson Creek Window Company Expands to Raleigh

Thompson Creek Window Co. is expanding southward with a new location in Morrisville, North Carolina, near Raleigh. This is the third recent expansion market for the company, in addition to Hampton Roads and Richmond in Virginia.

Quaker Windows & Doors Now on HistoricPreservation.com

Quaker Windows & Doors has teamed up with HistoricPreservation.com, an invitation-only, human-curated, online marketplace and specification platform comprised of and developed for buyers, sellers and specifiers of high-quality historic preservation and restoration related products and services.

Simpson Door Launches "Find A Door" Online Door Selection Tool

Simpson Door Co. launched its new "Find A Door" interactive door selection tool designed with a user-friendly interface to enable homeowners and builders to search for and purchase a door.

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Revises Nine Product Standards

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association revised nine product standards, all of which have been approved by the American National Standards Institute. 

YKK AP Opens New Showroom in Downtown Atlanta

YKK AP America Inc. opened a new showroom in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Milgard Windows & Doors Recognized as Platinum Business Partner of the Year

Milgard Windows & Doors was recognized as the 2020 Platinum Business of the Year by Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala this month.

Roto Introduces FS Kempton Range Stainless Steel 4-Bar Hinges

Roto introduces the new Roto FS Kempton range. The stainless steel 4-bar hinges are used for top-hung and side-hung applications, are suitable for all frame materials, and can be used up to a 180kg (396 lb) sash weight.

Solar Innovations Raises Over $5,500 for Three Local Nonprofits

Solar Innovations Architectural Glazing Systems team donated over $5,500, to be split between three organizations, during its 2021 second quarter Solar Cares campaign.

Paradigm Adds Exterior Siding to its Digital Selling Solution

Paradigm Vendo, a digital selling solution from Paradigm that helps contractors configure, quote, and sell windows, entry doors and patio doors, now supports siding.

Solar Innovations Launches Skylights Design Tool

Skylights 101 is the third in a series of tools Solar Innovations is releasing designed to help consumers learn as they design Solar Innovations products into their next project.

Winco Window Co. Introduces Thermally Advanced Window Series

Winco Window Company has introduced the 8325 series, a thermally advanced window series.

WeatherBarr Windows & Doors Prepares to Expand

Harry G. Barr Company is beginning a three-stage process as part of a planned $10 million expansion of its office and manufacturing space that it anticipates will result in 100 more jobs for the window and door manufacturer. 

Veka Plans for Continued Growth

Veka is expanding extrusion capacity at its four North American plant locations. The company has committed to investing over $48 million in extrusion infrastructure throughout 2021 and 2022.

Milgard Education Assistance Program Helps Team Member Earn Two Degrees

Using the Milgard Windows & Doors education assistance program, team member Katie Crittenden graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Washington State University. 

GlassCraft Introduces 3D Laminated Barn Doors

GlassCraft Door Co. released its 2021 BarnCraft catalog, featuring a new 3D laminated product incorporated into its MDF barn door collection. The BarnCraft product series offers a range of sliding barn door products.

FGIA Releases New Technical Manual for IG Units

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has released new technical manual providing generic design considerations for cavity compensation for insulating glass units and determining conditions which impact the pressure in the IG unit cavity.

Quanex Building Products Awards Two Students with Annual McHattie Scholarship

Quanex Building Products has named the recipients of its annual McHattie Scholarship, a program sponsored by the Quanex Foundation and named in honor of Quanex’s former president, William A. McHattie.  

Roto North America Expands Warehouse Capacity

Roto North America expanded its warehouse capacity in Connecticut, where it acquired an 18,000-square-foot facility that the company will add it to its current configuration.

United Window & Door Expands Product Offerings

United Window & Door has introduced its Distinct double-hung window, which was created using composite materials and a hybrid design with cellular material the company says outperforms other foam-filled windows.

All Weather Architectural Aluminum Launches Redesigned Website

All Weather Architectural Aluminum launched its newly redesigned website www.allweatheraa.com.

Masonite Plans New Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

Masonite International Corp. announced plans to invest in a new door manufacturing facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The 370,000-square-foot facility will produce doors for the North American residential housing market and is expected to employ more than 220 people beginning in early 2022.

MI Windows and Doors Makes FlexScreen Standard on its 1556 Product Line

FlexScreen will be standard on all MI Windows and Doors' 1556 double-hung windows, as of July 5. With this change, roll-form and extruded screens will no longer be available for this product.

SoftLite Windows & Doors Launches Black Interior/Exterior Laminate Window Frames

SoftLite Windows & Doors now offers black window frames in select designs for a home's exterior and interior. The black laminate color combination option is currently available on the Elements and Imperial Elite window lines and select Kingsroyal Glide sliding patio door designs. 

Rehau Reorganizes Structure, Changes Leadership

The Rehau Group is setting up Rehau Automotive and Rehau Industries as separate companies within the Group, dividing the company currently known as Rehau AG + Co.

ProVia’s New Solar Array Reduces Electrical Power Consumption by 60% Annually

ProVia’s new 1.792 MW solar array at its Cherry Ridge manufacturing facility in Ohio is now fully online and operational.

MI Charitable Foundation Provides Scholarships to 40 New Graduates

The MI Charitable Foundation is honoring 40 graduates of the class of 2021 with $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary education, including college, trade school or apprenticeship.

Harvey Windows + Doors Unveils Upgraded Website

Harvey Windows + Doors has launched a new online platform aimed to enhance support for its distributor partners and increase product knowledge for homeowners.

New Training Materials, Classes Available for FGIA InstallationMasters Combined Program

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announces the availability of new training materials and classes for the InstallationMasters Combined Training and Certification Program, which addresses proper installation of windows and doors for both new construction and replacement/remodeling.

Viwinco Windows Unveils New Company Logo

Viwinco Windows unveiled its new logo to coincide with upcoming large-scale projects and the recent transition to Viwinco’s 2nd generation of leadership. 

The Home Depot Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA Partner to Launch Skilled Trades Training Program

The Home Depot Foundation announced a new strategic partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA to provide introductory trades training experience and career education for young women. 

ProVia Creates Presentation Kits for Sales and Demos

ProVia created two presentation kits that can be used for in-home sales appointments or demos in a showroom.

CGI Windows & Doors Awards Four Florida Heroes With $6,000 Each

Hialeah, Florida-based CGI Windows & Doors, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, is recognizing four Florida residents as heroes through its “CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength” initiative.

Pella Introduces Online Pricing Transparency

Pella Corp. launched its e-commerce capabilities on Pella.com, which offers the ability to customize product, see price and purchase windows and patio doors completely online.

MI Windows Honors Manufacturing Team With Founder's Award

MI honored the manufacturing team members who produce its Milgard, Sunrise and MI Windows and Doors-branded products with its annual Founder's Award.

The Home Depot Foundation, Home Builders Institute Partner with 100 Black Men of America to Provide Skilled Trades Training

The Home Depot Foundation and its trades training nonprofit partner, Home Builders Institute, are launching a strategic partnership with 100 Black Men of America Inc. intended to increase skilled trades training and career opportunities for Black youth. 

Andersen Joins Human Rights Campaign's Business Coalition for the Equality Act

Andersen joins a growing coalition of companies calling for the urgent passage of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would address the country's civil rights laws by including explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, as well as improve…

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors Opens Wausau, Wisconsin, Location

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors opened its newest location in Wausau, Wisconsin, bringing the company's total showrooms up to 11.

Viwinco Windows Breaks Ground on 70,000-Square-Foot Glass Facility

Viwinco Windows has broken ground on a 70,000-square-foot glass processing facility located directly across the street from Viwinco’s Morgantown, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant, adjacent to its research and development building. 

Simonton Windows & Doors Launches Black Interior Option

Cornerstone Building Brands launched Simonton DaylightMax in a black interior option. The slim frame design, designed to maximize window area, now has three interior color options: black, white and tan.

Utah Home Highlights Women in All Stages of the Construction Project

The Utah chapter of the National Home Builders Association Professional Women in Building Council is designing and constructing a home led by a female skilled labor team in Saratoga Springs, Utah. The 3,200-square-foot home, "The House That SHE Built," is slated to be unveiled at the 2021 Utah…

MI Windows and Doors Expands Operations

MI Windows and Doors is expanding manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Gratz Borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, by constructing a 90,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility, adding two production lines and a glass room.

United Window and Door Adds Capacity

United Window and Door added 156,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity in Wayne, New Jersey.

Crystal Windows Ranked 9th Largest New York City Area Minority Firm

Crain’s New York Business ranked Crystal Window & Door Systems ninth on its list of the New York area’s largest minority-owned companies.

PGT Innovations Expands to Fort Myers

PGT Innovations is expanding with the addition of a 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Fort Myers, Florida. 

QūB Introduces Smart Technology for Windows

QūB is introducing smart hardware designed to easily and invisibly fit in most casement windows. Standard QūB Smart Technology includes both operators and locks. 

Jeld-Wen Plans $8M Investment in VPI Quality Windows Facility

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. will open a new manufacturing facility in Statesville, North Carolina, to grow its VPI Quality Windows brand, which provides custom windows for multi-family and commercial applications.

Cornerstone Building Brands Supports Habitat for Humanity; Names Luke Bryan Celebrity Ambasssador

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc.'s Home for Good project will provide $525,000 in product and financial support to Habitat for Humanity International through 2021.

Forbes Names Andersen a Best Employer for Diversity 2021

Forbes recognized Andersen Corp. as a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity 2021. The honorees were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista Inc. in which respondents answered questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity…

Weather Shield Introduces Aluminum Collection

Weather Shield introduces the Vue Collection, a collection of all-aluminum windows and patio doors designed with ultra-narrow profiles and large spans of glass. 

Roto Implements New Corporate Design

Roto has created a new global implementation of a new corporate design across all Roto companies and Roto divisions. The three divisions (Window and Door Technology, Roof Window, RPS/Maintenance) will now have a corporate identity as one.  

Lowe's Launches Pro Shopping Experience

Lowe’s launched a tailored store shopping experience created for Pros. 

Andersen Earns 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

Andersen Corp. and its subsidiaries have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award.

SoftLite Earns 2021 Energy Star Awards

SoftLite Windows & Doors has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award and the Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the eighth and sixth consecutive year, respectively.

ProVia earns 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

ProVia received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the 14th year.

Marvin, Halio Enter Agreement to Bring Smart Glass to Residential Market

Marvin has partnered with Halio Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Halio smart-tinting glass, to allow Marvin and Halio to bring smart glass to the residential construction market. 

ProVia Expands Entry Door Production Facility

ProVia is expanding its entry door manufacturing facility located near Walnut Creek, Ohio. The three-part, 150,000-square-foot expansion will enable ProVia to meet the growing demand for its professional-class entry doors.

Jeld-Wen Plans for Continued Growth in North Carolina

Gary S. Michel, Jeld-Wen Holding Inc.'s president and CEO, cited plans for continued growth in North Wilkesboro during a March 23 groundbreaking ceremony for a new water tank near the company's plant on River Road-Liberty Grove Road, as reported by the Wilkes Journal Patriot.

WDMA Launches New Website

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association launched its redesigned website. 

MFM Building Products Expansion to Add Nearly 50,000 Square Feet

MFM Building Products announced an expansion project for 2021, which coincides with the company’s 60th anniversary in 2021. 

FGIA Specification Sets Requirements for Synthetic Laminates for all Substrates

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has released a new specification establishing minimum requirements for in-process quality control requirements for applicators of synthetic laminates to substrates used in windows, doors and skylights.

Roto CEO Co-Chairs South Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership in Connecticut

The South-Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership, an industry-led regional sector partnership focused on growing and supporting the manufacturing industry in the South-Central region of Connecticut, officially launched on March 24.

Marvin Introduces Signature Coastline Impact-resistant Windows and Doors

SIW impact-resistant products are now officially Marvin Signature Coastline windows and doors, following Marvin's 2018 acquisition of the Palm Beach County-based company.

CGI Windows & Doors Launches Statewide Florida Heroes Contest

CGI Windows & Doors, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, is expanding its “CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength” initiative into a statewide contest to recognize heroes across Florida who go above and beyond to help others.

Nominate a Frontline Worker for a Free Door Through Palmer-Donavin Contest

Palmer-Donavin opened its PD Cares Contest for a second year. Participants are invited to enter to reward a frontline worker with a new Therma-Tru entryway.

Pella Implements Software to Automate Order Distribution, Management

Cilio Technologies LLC, a developer of order management and field service software for home improvement manufacturers, retailers, and installers, will work with Pella Corp. to enhance visibility, clarity and accuracy of customer orders and project status.

Glo European Windows Expands Dealer Network

“We are excited about our expansion and adding a strong team of professionals,” says vice president, Mark Wells. “Our dealer expansion is focused at serving a wider region of clientele who have shown strong interest in our high-performance windows and doors.” 

FGIA Updates Specification for Sliding Door, Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released an updated version of a document pertaining to roller assemblies, with or without height adjustment features, for use in sliding doors and lift and slide doors. AAMA 906-21, "Specification for Sliding Door and Lift and Slide Roller Assemblies…

Masonite Launches DuraStyle Wood Doors with AquaSeal Technology

Masonite International Corp. launched DuraStyle exterior wood doors with AquaSeal technology, engineered to protect wood doors. 

Window Companies Hire Workers Amid Housing Construction Boom

Andersen Windows and Doors, Marvin Cos., Pella plan to hire workers nationwide to keep up with housing and home improvement growth.

Anthony Innovations Celebrates 70 Years

Anthony Innovations is celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2021.

Masonite to Introduce Power and Connectivity to Residential Doors

Masonite International Corp. announced patent-pending technology to integrate power and internet connectivity into residential doors, which it plans to leverage through relationships with Ring and Yale Home.

NFRC Looks to Fill Seat on ANS Committee Overseeing Fenestration Issues

The National Fenestration Rating Council is opening an additional general interest user position on its American National Standards Committee.

Asite Launches Referral Program

Asite launched its new Referral Program, which will allow Asite clients to refer the Asite Platform to their business contacts. Asite will pay a Referral Fee to clients if a recommendation or referral results in a new Asite user.

Building Drops Rebrands with New Logo and Website

Building Drops, a turn-key civil and structural engineering consulting company serving the fenestration industry, announced a major rebranding to reflect its global reach and offering of new services. The rebrand includes a new logo and an updated website.

Crystal Windows Offers Free On-Site COVID Testing for Employees

Crystal Window & Door Systems’ New York City headquarters and production facility continued its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing weekly employee testing. The voluntary, no-cost testing will be available to all 370 Crystal New York employees during work hours on Tuesdays for the…

AmesburyTruth Introduces Pinnacle Block and Tackle Balance

AmesburyTruth launched the new Pinnacle block and tackle balance. For use in hung windows, this design offers a modern approach to sash weight management that is both universal in fit and function, according to the company. 

NAHB Forms Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

The National Association of Home Builders formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force to review and establish best practices for developing and sustaining policies designed to enhance a diverse and inclusive membership that is representative and reflective of all communities that seek the…

AERC Certifies Commercial Secondary Window Systems

The Attachments Energy Rating Council certified six new commercial secondary window systems: four interior storm window products from Larson Manufacturing, two interior and two exterior products from Quanta, and two window insert products from Indow Windows. 

Jeld-Wen Door Designed to Reduce Noise

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc.'s solid doors, such as its ProCore doors may help with noise abatement, according to a statement from Jeld-Wen.

2021 ANSI/WDMA Industry Standards for Architectural Wood Doors Available

The 2021 editions of the ANSI/WDMA I.S.1A-21, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and ANSI/ WDMA I.S.6A-21, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Doors, have received their recognition from the American National Standards Institute Board of…

Pella Product Wins Best in Show at the International Builders' Show

The Easy-Slide Operator, Pella Corp.’s new hardware solution, was named winner of the Best of Show at the 2021 International Builders’ Show.

By the Numbers: Women in Construction

For this Women in Construction week, check out the latest stats on the state of women in the construction industry.

International Code Council Releases New Framework to Address Energy Efficiency Needs

The International Code Council released a new framework to assist governments and building industry stakeholders in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals.  

NYC Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Tours Crystal Window Factory

Andrew Yang, New York City mayoral candidate and former presidential candidate, visited and toured the headquarters and main production facility of Crystal Window & Door Systems in Queens, New York, last month.

USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities and Cities

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities. 

FEN-BC, FGIA Finalize Collaboration Agreement

An official agreement for collaboration between the Fenestration Association of British Columbia and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance was finalized on Feb. 9, developing mutual synergies that will allow both organizations to best support their respective members.

Window Nation Expands Its New England Footprint

Driven by the boost in home improvement, Window Nation opened its second location in the New England Area in Hartford, Connecticut. The company will service the Hartford/New Haven areas as well as southwestern Massachusetts. 

Kömmerling USA Increases Production on KomaDoor

Kömmerling USA is increasing production to meet demand for its lift and slide KomaDoor, which is capable of a 21 ½-foot-wide span with two sashes.

Quanex Adds Screens Facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Quanex Building Products recently announced the addition of a 60,000-square-foot screens facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

VPI Quality Windows Achieves PHIUS Certification

VPI Quality Windows, a division of Jeld-Wen Holding Inc., announced that its Endurance and Envision Series products have been verified by Passive House Institute US Inc.to be included in its PHIUS Verified Window Performance database. 

Oakland Heat Transfer Joins WDMA

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association announced Oakland Heat Transfer Inc. as the newest member of the association.

Window World Earns Ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List

Window World ranked number 268 in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 this year for its performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability and brand power, according to the company.

Flexscreen Welcomes Two Local Mayors to Manufacturing Facility

Flexscreen welcomed two local mayors--Joe Zaccagnini, mayor of Export, Pennsylvania, and Regis Synan, mayor of Murrysville,  Pennsylvania--at its Export, Pennsylvania, manufacturing facility on Feb. 3.

Pella Wins Best Window and Door Product at IBSx

The National Association of Home Builders named the winning products in its inaugural Best of IBSxT Awards for the 2021 NAHB International Builders' Show virtual experience. 

Kolbe Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Founded in 1946, Kolbe is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Therma-Tru Introduces New Products, Trends at 2021 Virtual Experience for IBSx

Therma-Tru's 2021 Therma-Tru Virtual Experience is designed to allow building professionals to explore a collection of new products.

Window Nation Opens Fourth Ohio Location

Window Nation opened its latest showroom in Sharonville, Ohio, in the greater Cincinnati area. Services will extend to Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.

PGT Innovations Chosen for Forbes’ Best Small-Cap Companies List

PGT Innovations was recently added to Forbes' latest list of America’s Best Small-Cap Companies.

Paradigm Introduces New In-Home Sales Technology

Paradigm introduced Paradigm Vendo, a digital selling solution specifically designed to help residential renovation sales professionals manage in-home and virtual selling, from appointment creation to signed contract.   

Fenetech Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Aurora, Ohio-based Fenetech Inc. is celebrating 25 years of providing ERP software solutions to the glass fabrication and window and door manufacturing industries.

Therma-Tru Launches New Products

Therma-Tru will launch a variety of premium products in 2021, including new Classic Craft Visionary Collection Walnut-grained doors, direct set sidelites and a new PrismaGuard stain color, Acorn.

PGT to Acquire 75 Percent Ownership Stake in Eco Window Systems

PGT retains an exclusive option to buy the remaining 25 percent of Eco beginning on the second anniversary of the closing of its purchase of the 75 percent ownership stake in Eco. During a limited window after the third anniversary of the closing date, Eco has the right to require PGT to purchase…

TruStile Gets New Headquarters in Denver

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, completed construction on the new headquarters of TruStile in Denver.

Katerra Shareholders Vote to Recapitalize

Katerra, a technology-enabled construction company, announced that its shareholders have approved a recapitalization of the business that will enable Katerra to move forward with a financial foundation of renewed strength, according to officials.

Flexscreen Exceeds Profit Expectations for 2020

Flexscreen experienced a record-breaking quarter of revenue growth. The company is projected to triple in earnings by the end of 2021.

Crystal California Receives Inner City 100 Award for 2020

Crystal California, also known as Crystal Pacific, the West Coast affiliate of national window and door manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, was honored on Dec. 8 as one of the fastest-growing urban companies in the country.

Pella Designs New Way to Open and Close Windows

Pella Corp. unveiled the new Easy-Slide Operator, launching a new way to open and close casement and awning windows.

Crystal’s Social Media Presence Expands

This year, with pandemic shutdowns and reductions of in-person meetings, Crystal has found that its efforts with social media platforms have paid off greatly to keep trade customers, design and construction professionals, and suppliers up to date with the latest company developments at this…

Hope's Expands One55 Series

The now-complete product line includes doors and operable windows with Thermal Evolution technology

Deceuninck’s Revolution XL Achieves NAFS AW100 Rating

Deceuninck North America's Revolution XL Picture Window achieved the North American Fenestration Standard / Specification's AW100 rating, the most stringent requirements established for the AW Performance Class commonly used in high-rise and mid-rise buildings.

Roto Hosts International Trade Press Day

Roto reports increasing sales and income; hopes to achieve ambitious aims in 2021

TruStile Launches Wood Entry Door Systems

TruStile announced its new Wood Entry Door Systems, the company’s first entry door collection.

FGIA Updates Flashing Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has updated AAMA 711-20, Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products.

Solar Innovations Announces Continuous Sill Patent

Solar Innovations recently announced a new patent for a Continuous Sill for Doors with Sidelites.

Kitchens, Baths to Move Toward Natural, Organic Design in 2021

The National Kitchen & Bath Association 2021 Design Trends Research reveals the COVID-19 pandemic will have a substantial lasting impact on kitchen and bath design.

Veteran Wins Home Makeover as Part of Window World Giveaway

Window World recognized the winner of the "Views with Vets Giveaway," in partnership with country music star Lee Brice. Tim Simon, a veteran of the United States Army, will receive a houseful of new replacement windows that are energy-efficient and produced in the U.S.

Cornerstone Building Brands Helps Build Affordable Housing during COVID-19

Cornerstone Building Brands extended its Connecting Communities initiative, which helps build affordable housing with families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MI Foundation Raises Nearly $80K in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Through the MI Charitable Foundation, MI Windows and Doors, Milgard Windows & Doors, and their business partners raised nearly $80,000 in October to support breast cancer awareness month. 

FlexScreen Named 2020 Winner in the BIG Award for Business

FlexScreen received the Business Intelligence Group's BIG Award for Business and was named 2020 Product of the Year in the Small Business category. The organization's annual program rewards companies, products and people leading their respective industries. 

Sparklike Partners with GED Integrated Solutions as North American Reseller

Sparklike announced that as of Jan. 1, 2021, the company’s new reseller for North America will be GED Integrated Solutions. GED will also perform the calibration and maintenance services to Sparklike Handheld devices.

Marvin Survey: Homeowners Value Natural Light, Fresh Air

The well-being movement continues to grow and spark new ways homeowners think about and incorporate wellness into their spaces, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Marvin. 

MI Foundation Raises Over $1M for Charity at Annual Golf Outing

With the support of suppliers, customers, team members, and additional business partners, MI and Milgard Windows & Doors raised a record $1.4 million for charity at this year's annual MI Foundation Charity Golf Outing.

R2P Innovations Joins WDMA

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association welcomes R2P Innovations as the newest member of the association.

Soft Tech Introduces Updated Logo

Earlier this year, Soft Tech announced its acquisition by European software company Compusoft. To amalgamate the relationship between the two organizations, Soft Tech launches an updated logo designed to bring the business into alignment with the Compusoft umbrella of companies.

Roto Offers New Antiviral Technology Coating

Roto’s European hardware products are now able to order “Roto Line” window handles and geared-handles with an antiviral and UV-resistant coating. “Roto AVT” (antiviral technology) is reported to be effective against viruses, bacteria and fungal infections that could stick to a handle. 

Solar Innovations Adds 1,600 Solar Panels to its Facility

In October, Solar Innovations began Phase 3 of its solar panel installation project by preparing to add 1,600 new panels to the more than 2,000 panels already on the roof of the company's primary office and manufacturing building.

Roto Releases New Inowa SPD Open/Close Technologies

Roto is aiming to offer greater benefits for customers and users of “Roto Patio Inowa” by updating its product series with new functions for more operating convenience and safety, further simplified installation and reduced complexity.

Hope’s Windows Provides Timeless Steel Windows and Doors to National Comedy Center

The National Comedy Center, which opened in Jamestown, New York, in 2018, is home to the country’s foremost archive of the history and art form of comedy.

FlexScreen Completes Distribution Partnership with Saint-Gobain ADFORS

FlexScreen, manufacturer of the flexible window screen, partnered with Saint-Gobain ADFORS, manufacturer of high-performance construction and industrial materials.

Haeco Receives Patent for Sense of Touch Technology

Haeco received a U.S. Patent on its “Sense of Touch” technology for automatically dispensing sealant on the glazing ledge of sashes and frames in the window and door manufacturing process without using laser sensors.

PGT Custom Windows + Doors Unveils New Website

PGT Custom Windows + Doors, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, unveiled a new website. The revamped PGTWindows.com welcomes a consumer audience with features like immersive 3D, interactive experiences and a focus on the company’s impact-resistant WinGuard line.

FlexScreen Finalizes Equity Partnership with Shark Tank's Lori Greiner

Joe Altieri, founder and CEO of FlexScreen, finalized his equity partnership with 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur and Investor, Lori Greiner. Altieri appeared on Shark Tank in January, where his pitch secured interest from three Shark investors and resulted in a funding deal with Greiner.

WDMA’s Safety and Risk Management Committee Begins Work

WDMA’s new Safety and Risk Management Committee, created by the WDMA Board of Directors in June, is now up and running and putting a work plan in place. The Board established the committee to provide WDMA members with information, guidance and other resources related to workplace safety and health…

Asite Earns ISO 27001 Security Certification

Asite received the International Standards Organization 27001 security certification across all its products, services, offices, and operations globally.

WDMA, FMA, FGIA Release New Guidelines for Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer

WDMA, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released a new document focused on replacement windows, FMA/AAMA/WDMA 2710-20, Guidelines for the Full Frame Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer.

MI Windows and Milgard Raise Awareness, Funds for Breast Cancer Research

MI Windows and Milgard Windows & Doors will donate more than $50,000 towards breast cancer research in October, according to a press release. The companies' nonprofit affiliate, the MI Charitable Foundation is committed to donating $25,000 to both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the…

Window World Partners With Country Star Lee Brice for Charitable Concerts and Contests

Window World announced a partnership with country music star Lee Brice. The singer will team up with Window World for charitable projects to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, military veterans and deserving individuals. 

FGIA Updates Two Anchorage Technical Documents

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance updated two documents addressing fenestration anchorage. This is the first update to AAMA 2501-20, "Voluntary Guide for Engineering Analysis of Anchorage Systems for Fenestration Products," originally written in 2006. Its companion document, AAMA TIR-…

Veka to Host Virtual Manufacturing Day

Veka Inc. will host a Manufacturing Day experience on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. as part of Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of the manufacturing industry organized by the National Association of Manufacturers.

NFRC Introduces Through the Glass Podcast

The National Fenestration Rating Council recently introduced a podcast, "Through the Glass: Conversations with leaders in windows, doors and skylights." 

PGT Innovations Acknowledged with Workforce Innovation Award

PGT Innovations recently received the Workforce Innovation Award from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce during its annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Foundation Small Business Awards.

NGA Partners with NAWIC to Support Women in Construction

The National Glass Association announced its partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction to host a joint roundtable discussion during GlassBuild Connect. 

Milgard Windows & Doors Participates in Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Milgard Windows & Doors team members volunteered their time and labored alongside the future homeowner of a Tyler Court home in support of Tacoma/Pierce County Washington Habitat for Humanity build day. The Habitat for Humanity house features energy efficient Milgard Style Line Series vinyl…

Pella Releases Free "Building for Success" E-Book

Pella Corp. released a new, free e-book, “Building For Success: A plan for continued growth in building and remodeling.” Featuring insights and recommendations from more than a dozen industry experts, the e-book provides actionable ways for builders and contractors to fine-tune their business…

FGIA Updates Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has updated a document intended to help one understand the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in a building design as well as the features and benefits of different plastic glazing materials.

PGT Innovations Delivers Post-Storm Aid to Louisiana

PGT Innovations held a drive-thru Hurricane Laura Relief Supplies Distribution Event in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Sept. 2, where the Florida-based company provided emergency supplies to those affected by the recent Category 4 hurricane. 

Caldwell Launches Product Innovations Website

Caldwellinnovation.com has launched in conjunction with GlassBuild Connect. Along with Caldwell’s product content on GlassBuild Connect, additional new products are being promoted on Caldwell’s new product innovations website: Caldwellinnovation.com 

Compusoft Group to Acquire Soft Tech

Soft Tech entered into an agreement to be acquired by global software company Compusoft Group for an undisclosed amount.

Bellari Celebrates 70 Years in Business

Bellari, a third-generation family-owned business in Branchburg, New Jersey, celebrates 70 years in business. It was founded as Somerville Aluminum in 1950 and renamed Bellari in late 2018. 

Velux Group Commits to become Lifetime Carbon Neutral

The Velux Group announced its new commitment to become Lifetime Carbon Neutral by its 100th anniversary in 2041. This commitment will see the manufacturer's historical carbon footprint – 5.6 million tons of CO2 emitted since it was founded in 1941 – captured in forest conservation projects run by…

Deceuninck Presents High-performance Systems at GlassBuild Connect

Deceuninck North America will present its latest innovations at North America's premier glass and fenestration trade show in a new “virtual” setting. GlassBuild America moves online for the first time as GlassBuild Connect with more than 330 exhibiting manufacturers and suppliers, educational…

Veka Launches Site to Discover Products, Resources

ExperienceVEKA.com launches Sept. 1, along with GlassBuild Connect. Throughout the month, new materials and content will be added to enhance the show experience, according to Veka.

Skilled Labor Fund Receives Grant to Educate 1,400 New Skilled Laborers

The National Housing Endowment's Skilled Labor Fund received a new grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the National Association of Home Builders that will enable the Skilled Labor Fund and the Home Builders Institute to help ensure the next generation of skilled workers in the building and…

Jeld-Wen Expands Production at Alabama Facility

Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to expand production at its plant in Randolph County, Alabama, creating up to 40 new jobs at the facility, officials announced this week.

Window Nation Recognized on Top Lists

Window Nation earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for 2020. Each year, Inc. Magazine honors the top private companies in the U.S. according to percentage of revenue growth. In addition, the company, owned by brothers Harley and Aaron Magden, was named the 7th largest company in the country in the…

MI Charitable Foundation Summer Concert Raises $440K

The MI Charitable Foundation raised more than $440,000 during last Saturday’s Summer Concert – the most in the six-year history of the event. Musical artists Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten headlined the event.

GED Goes Virtual at 2020 Tradeshows

GED Integrated Solutions has been a major player at GlassBuild America, the annual glass, window, and door expo, for many years in September in Las Vegas and Atlanta. As the world faces a global pandemic, tradeshows transition to a new venue, and GED will participate in these new events, including…

FGIA updates Fenestration Sealants Guide

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance updated AAMA 851, "Fenestration Sealants Guide for Windows, Window Walls and Curtain Walls." The FGIA standard is a technical document intended to aid in the selection, use and application of sealants commonly used in fenestration systems.

Laurier Architectural Personalizes Communication with Chatbox on Website

Laurier Architectural, a Novatech Group company, has implemented a Chatbox system accessible to all from its website. The Chatbox allows visitors to communicate immediately with an expert from the group and have personalized conversations.

Kolbe's Online Gallery Features Filter, Search Capabilities

Kolbe Windows & Doors' online "Gallery" now offers filters and search capabilities, along with a refined user experience on desktop and mobile devices, says the company.

MI Windows and Doors Utilizing AI-Driven Smart Manufacturing Platform

MI Windows and Doors is partnering with Rheo, an industrial AI platform company, to incorporate artificial intelligence that will help reduce manufacturing bottlenecks and improve throughput, say officials.

ODL Introduces New Contemporary Style Decorative Doorglass

ODL Inc. introduces Salix, the latest addition of contemporary style doorglass. Salix, which is the Latin or botanical name for willow, has clear single-faceted jewels along the sides of the doorlight and the streamed glass gives Salix its high privacy rating.

Jason Derulo, Rachel Platten to Headline the MI Charitable Foundation’s Annual Summer Concert

The MI Charitable Foundation’s sixth annual summer concert will be streamed online Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8-10 p.m. EST, and will feature singer-songwriters Jason Derulo and Rachel Platten

Pella to Award One Organization with $50K through Hope at Work Contest

Pella Corp. and The Rolscreen Foundation are awarding one organization with $50,000 through the Hope at Work contest. Public voting is open now. 

Marvin Halts Furloughs, Restores Employee Pay

The Marvin Companies ended factory-worker furloughs and restored salaries to pre-pandemic levels, effective Aug. 1, due to resilience in the U.S. housing market, reports Twin Cities Business.

PGT Innovations’ Executive Participates on Florida Chamber Foundation Prosperity Initiative Panel

Debbie LaPinska, senior vice president of human resources at PGT Innovations, is presenting as part of a panel on child care and families for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Prosperity Initiative’s virtual event series.

Pella Expands with Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

Pella Corp. selected Troy, Ohio as the location for its new manufacturing facility. Pella will occupy an existing 324,000-square-foot space where it will house the production of vinyl windows and doors.

Hope’s Windows Pivot Doors Earn Hurricane and Impact Certification

Hope’s Windows Inc. announces that its Jamestown175 Series hurricane pivot doors have passed wind tests and are certified for use within hurricane and impact zones. The doors adhere to Miami-Dade County, Florida Building Code and High Velocity Hurricane Zone standards.

Builder Magazine Survey Names Trustile, Marvin Best in Quality

In a survey by Builder Magazine, the majority of more than 1,000 builders agreed that TruStile and Marvin lead the industry in quality. The annual survey is conducted by Builder Magazine to find out which brands professional builders use most across 70 product categories, and how they rank in…

PGT Innovations Hires More than 100 New Employees

PGT Innovations recently hired more than 100 new employees at its North Venice, Florida-based headquarters. Positions that were filled include manufacturing technicians, fabricators, material handling technicians and drivers.

Rehau Introduces Hardware Line in North America

Rehau launches its Rehau Attivo hardware program, which includes the European-made Kovinoplastika Lož Hardware ARXspin line throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This window and door hardware range, manufactured using the ARXCoat hot-dip galvanizing process is designed to add elegance and…

SoftLite Introduces New Look for Brand

SoftLite introduced a new take on its classic logo that is designed to celebrate its legacy and signify the company’s commitment to future growth. 

Roto’s President Re-elected on Two Leadership Positions

Chris Dimou, Roto North America’s president and CEO, was re-elected to two leadership positions on the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Invention Convention.  

Window World Tops Remodeling 550 List for 12th Year

Window World was named as the top replacement contractor in Remodeling magazine's 2020 Remodeling 550 list of top remodelers for the 12th consecutive year.

PGT Custom Windows + Doors Introduces All-Black Window and Door Frames

PGT Custom Windows + Doors, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, launched Modern Edge all-black window and door frames. The company is offering the new frame color option on windows and doors from its impact-resistant, non-impact, and energy-efficient product lines. 

Elipticon Wood Products Joins WDMA

Elipticon Wood Products Inc., an architectural millwork company that manufactures straight, curved and custom millwork, is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association.

Crystal Windows’ New York Facility at Full Operation

As the New York metropolitan region recovers and reopens after the coronavirus pandemic, national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems' flagship production facility in New York City is fully operational and able to provide all services, according to the company.

US LBM Foundation Donates $100,000 to Meals on Wheels' COVID-19 Response

The US LBM Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by specialty building materials distributor US LBM, donated $100,000 to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund, managed by Meals on Wheels America.

Roto Participates in Invention Convention

Chris Dimou, Roto Frank of America's president and CEO, and Adam Bristol, Roto Frank of America’s Manufacturing Engineer, recently judged the 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention, of which Roto Frank of America was a contributing sponsor.

NAHB Safety Handbook Addresses New OSHA Regulations

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders recently released the fourth edition of its Jobsite Safety Handbook, to help builders navigate and comply with the latest OSHA requirements.

Marvin Pivots to Address Needs During COVID-19

Marvin is making a specialized ventilator box for use in ICUs and surgery, reports the Star Tribune. It worked with the University of Minnesota to develop it and Polaris, which has a nearby plant, is also helping with bending the polycarbonate plastic.

North Star Windows Manufactures PPE for Frontline Workers

North Star Windows & Doors shifted production processes so that it can manufacture up to 3,000 face shields per week.

Pella Simplifies Front Door Design with Curated Collection

Pella revamped its entry door collection by curating its most popular fiberglass and steel front door styles into a single portfolio: Pella Entry Doors. 

Kova Launches Line of High-performance Windows

Kova, the building products brand of Katerra, launched a new line of high-performance windows available to trade professionals. Kova Windows are designed for new builds or retrofits in both residential and light commercial projects. 

Cardinal Glass Launches Glass Coating for High-performance, Cleaner Glass

Cardinal Glass Industries launched Quad LoE-452+, a true four-layer silver coating with solar control and the lowest emissivity within the Cardinal Glass family of low-E coatings.

Click Materials, Cardinal Glass Partner on Residential Smart Window Technology

Click Materials (Click), maker of a next-generation electrochromic glass technology, formed a development partnership with Cardinal Glass Industries for Click's smart window solution.

Cornerstone Building Brands Campaign Connects People During Pandemic

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc.'s Connecting Communities campaign aims to help people safely connect and communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release. 

Window World Sells 18 Millionth Window

Window World recently sold its 18 millionth window and has sold and installed more than one million residential replacement windows each year of the past decade. 

Profine Acquires Assets from Aperture

Profine purchased extrusion and finished products assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.

Vancouver-based Startup Partners with Cardinal Glass to Bring Smart Window Tech to Residential Market

Click Materials announced a development partnership with Cardinal Glass Industries aimed at bringing Click’s smart window solution to the homes of millions across North America

Yawal S.A. Launches New United States-based Operation

Yawal USA will offer high performing windows and doors for the residential and light commercial markets.

Two Renewal by Andersen Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Renewal by Andersen’s Cottage Grove temporarily closed after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Marvin Avoids Layoffs, Plans Temporary Furloughs

In a published interview, Marvin CEO Paul Marvin reports avoiding layoffs despite a “sales downturn.” The company began furloughing employees the week of April 20 at plants in North Dakota and Virginia and reports it is "very likely" that it will furlough employees at the Warroad plant sometime in…

FGIA Offers Member Rate for Fenestrationmasters through June 30

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is offering the discounted member rate for its FenestrationMasters professional certification courses and exam through June 30, available to all in the industry, regardless of FGIA member status.

GED Introduces GED Software

GED Integrated Solutions made revisions to the look and feel of its software offering to highlight the functions and benefits of each product.

Inox Introduces Antimicrobial Hardware

Inox MicroArmor Antimicrobial Coating is a powder coating infused with antimicrobial technology that is applied during the hardware’s manufacturing process.

Hope’s Windows Celebrates SWI Membership as Organization Celebrates 100 Years

Hope’s Windows Inc. celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Steel Window Institute, of which it is a member.

MI Windows Closes Two Milgard Production Facilities

MI Windows and Doors plans to close the Milgard manufacturing facilities in Aurora, Colorado, and Grand Prairie, Texas, over the next few weeks in response to the weakened economic conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a release from the company.

PGT Innovations to Hire Over 150 New Employees Across Florida Facilities

PGT Innovations is seeking to fill over 150 positions throughout its manufacturing plants in North Venice, Hialeah, Miami, and Tampa, Florida.

PGT Innovations to Consolidate Florida Manufacturing Facilities

PGT Innovations Inc. plans to consolidate its Florida manufacturing facilities to optimize operations and reduce fixed costs, according to the company.

Soft-Lite Earns 2020 Energy Star Award

Soft-Lite Windows & Doors received the 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to Energy Star. 

Rehau Launches New North American Website

Rehau launched its new North America website, which features an entirely rebuilt interface designed to offer visual appeal, easy navigation and educational content for consumers and suppliers of the company’s polymer-based solutions.

Veka Recognized with FGIA 35-Year Distinguished Member Award

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference held Feb. 10 -13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Wrights Impact Windows & Door Moves Headquarters

Wrights Impact Windows & Door, a retailer and installer of hurricane-resistant products, is moving its headquarters to a new location in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Gilkey Windows Responds to Coronavirus

Mike Gilkey, president of Gilkey Windows, issued the following statement on its website regarding COVID-19:

Soft Tech Implements Response to COVID-19

Soft Tech leadership has implemented precautionary measures in response to COVID-19, including asking staff to work from home.

C.R. Laurence Alters Will Call Service Practices Until March 30

C.R. Laurence altered its Will Call service practices until March 30, according to a statement released by the company. The statement cited concern for the health and welfare of employees, and the guidance on the enhanced guidance from authorities on social distancing.

Vytex Windows Expands Sales Territory Into St. Louis

Vytex Windows opened a new location in St. Louis as part of the company’s continuous efforts to expand its sales territory further west.

ProVia President Responds to Coronavirus

Brian Miller, president and CEO of ProVia, issued an email to ProVia customers about the coronavirus. He assured customers that ProVia is monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and taking steps to protect the health and safety of its customers, employees and families. 

Wojan Window & Door Honored at Michigan Works! Impact Awards Ceremony

Wojan Window & Door of Charlevoix, Michigan, and employee Sandra Zeinog were honored with an Impact Award from the Michigan Works! Association. The award is a result of the company’s involvement in the Business Resource Network, which was established in 2018 by Northwest Michigan Works! with…

FGIA Recognizes Deceuninck North America with 50-Year Distinguished Member Award

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance recognized the contributions and achievements of its long-term members at the FGIA Annual Conference Awards Banquet held in February in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During the inaugural event, Deceuninck North America was recognized for its contributions…

Pella Receives Quiet Mark Certification for Noise Reduction

Pella Corp. recently was awarded Quiet Mark certification, an international award program that recognizes excellence in low-noise products, technology and solutions to unwanted noise.

CGI Commercial Unveils Revamped Website

CGI Commercial, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, recently launched a new website designed specifically with industry professionals in mind.

Milgard Recognized for Sixth Consecutive Year Best of Houzz Design

Milgard Windows & Doors received the Best of Houzz Design accolade for the sixth straight year. Best of Houzz Design is an annual people's choice award determined by over 40 million users of the Houzz community. It highlights home remodeling and design professionals with the most popular photos…

ProVia Receives Award for Healthy Worksite Practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio recognized ProVia with a Gold Award for healthy worksite practices during its 2019 Healthy Worksite awards presentation. This is the second consecutive year that ProVia has been honored as a healthy worksite, having won a Silver award for 2018.

Modernize Surpasses 2 Million Inquiries in One Year

For the 2019 calendar year, Modernize helped more than two million homeowners across the U.S. search for contractors. This is the first time Modernize had two million inquiries, each being a separate project where Modernize was asked to connect homeowners with qualified local contractors for major…

Lifetime Windows & Siding Recognized as the No. 1 US Infinity From Marvin Dealer

Lifetime Windows & Siding has been recognized as the no. 1 dealer of Infinity from Marvin window and door products in the U.S. 

PGT Innovations Celebrates 40 Years

PGT Innovations is celebrating 40 years this year of manufacturing, innovation and growth with its team members, customers and local communities.

2020 Edison Awards Names FlexScreen as Finalist

Recently featured on Shark Tank where they hooked a deal with Lori Greiner, FlexScreen is a top three finalist for the 2020 Edison Awards.

Andersen Windows Introduces New Look, Launches National Marketing Campaign

Andersen refreshed its branding, including a new logo, tagline and national marketing campaign set to launch this spring.

Deceuninck Hosts Fifth Future Fabricators Event

During the two-day workshop, attendees representing more than a dozen different companies learned about Deceuninck North America operations and the state of the fenestration industry, product innovations and advanced material science solutions for next-gen applications.

Roto North America Wins Market Performance Award

Roto North America won the 2019 Best Market Performance from Roto Frank Window and Door Technology.

Hunter Douglas Earns AERC Energy Rating for Window Shades

Hunter Douglas earned an energy performance rating for window coverings from the Attachments Energy Rating Council and the U.S. Department of Energy on their lines of cellular shades and cellular roller shades.

Low-E Windows Among Top Design Trends for 2020

Walk-in master bedroom closets, low-emissivity (low-e) windows and laundry rooms are the most likely features in typical new homes in 2020, based on a survey of single-family home builders.

Marvin Previews Two New Products at IBS

Marvin is previewing two new products at the 2020 International Builders’ Show: Marvin Skycove and the Marvin Awaken Skylight. 

Andersen Showcases its Designs at IBS 2020

Andersen Windows is showcasing its product portfolio at the National Association of Homebuilders' 2019 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 21-23.

Simonton Windows & Doors Sponsors Maddie & Tae Tour

Simonton Windows & Doors, part of Cornerstone Building Brands Inc., is sponsoring the platinum-selling duo Maddie & Tae’s headlining Tourist in This Town Tour.

NFRC’s FenStar Program Awarded ANSI Certification

The National Fenestration Rating Council's FenStar Certification Program, which ensures windows, doors and skylights meet Energy Star specifications, received the American National Standards Institute Accreditation.

Soft-Lite Launches New Website

Soft-Lite Windows launched its new website at soft-lite.com.

iGlass Selects FeneTech as its Long-term Software Partner

iGLASS SA, based in Thessaloniki, Greece, selected FeneTech as its long-term software partner and will implement the fully integrated FeneVision ERP software solution.

Kolbe expands VistaLuxe Collection to Include All-aluminum Windows and Doors

Kolbe introduces the VistaLuxe Collection AL Line, which includes a full selection of thermally broken all-aluminum windows and doors, according to the company.

Arborview Capital Invests in Alpen High-performance Products

Arborview Capital completed an investment in Alpen High Performance Products Inc., a partnership Alpen believes will allow it to capitalize on the compelling growth opportunities in its core markets.

Window + Door’s Most-clicked News Stories of 2019

The many industry acquisitions in 2019 piqued interest of Window + Door readers, based on the results of the magazine’s most-clicked news. Read on for a summary of and link to the top 10 most-clicked news items of the year. 

Crystal Windows Celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2020

Crystal Window & Door Systems will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020 and plans to celebrate with events with its employees, customers and business affiliates, and with marketing promotions, enhanced advertising in publications and across social media platforms, and special customer…

FeneTech and Siemens Announce Partnership

Officials from Siemens Vertical Glass and FeneTech announced a collaboration for fully automated and digitalized glass processing.

Velux Group Implements New Organizational Structure, Names CEO

The Velux Group announces Group North America, a new organizational structure for the United States and Canada, naming Timothy B. Miller as CEO.

Palmer-Donavin Announces Corporate Rebrand

Palmer-Donavin, a building materials distributor and door fabricator in the Midwest, is changing the name of its Seal-Rite Door Division and rebranding its corporate identity.