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Threekit Joins Window and Door Manufacturers Association

Threekit is the newest member of the WDMA.

Winner of Clopay Contest Receives Lego Replica of Architectural Project

Founding Partner of Detroit’s McIntosh Poris Architects was the winner of Clopay's AIA '23 event, which awards a Lego replica of a personal architectural project to the winner.

Alpen High Performance Products Achieve Energy Star Ratings

Alpen High Performance Products' Fixed High and Low Profile Picture Windows and Zenith series achieved high Energy Star rating.

AmesburyTruth Facility Achieves Sustainability Certification

AmesburyTruth's facility in Monterrey, Mexico received a sustainability certification from the state for its employees work in improving the environmental footprint of the facility.

Masonite Reports Q4 2023, Full-Year Financials

Reported full year 2023 net sales of $2.8 billion and net income attributable to Masonite of $118 million.

Cornerstone Building Brands Names Country Music Trio Lady A as Home for Good project Ambassador

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. continued its commitment to build affordable housing by partnering with families across the U.S., and pledging to donate building materials valued at half a million dollars for Habitat for Humanity in 2024.

Jeld-Wen Named One Of 'America's Best Large Employers In 2024' By Forbes

Jeld-Wen has been recognized many times for workplace excellence. Now, the company has been named to Forbe's list of America's Best Employers for 2024.

WDMA Releases 2024 National Policy Agenda

The agenda, a comprehensive guide and resource for federal policymakers, identifies priorities and offers solutions to the biggest challenges impacting U.S. manufacturers in the housing and residential construction industry.

Crystal Windows Employee Demonstrates Trauma Skills in Real Life

A trauma skill training course attended by some Crystal Windows and Doors employees to create a safer workplace, came in handy for one employee outside of the workplace. 

ODL Sells Subsidiary Zabitat

ODL Inc. has sold subsidiary Zabitat to Pease Doors. 

WDMA Welcomes Opco Inc. as New Member

Pennsylvania-based Opco Inc. joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The company fabricates custom door cores and window insulation parts.

PGT Innovations Makes Forbes' America's Successful Companies List

Due to its growth and accomplishments over the last year, PGT Innovations was named to Forbes' 2024 America’s Most Successful Small-Cap Companies list for the fourth consecutive year. 

Vinylmax to Close New York Facility

Vinylmax Windows says it will close its facility in Clifton Park, New York, citing economic challenges and a decision to redistribute resources within the company.

Somfy Training Platform Wins Award

Somfy and its business partner LearnUpon were recently honored with an award for its training platform Somfy U.

Assa Abloy Plant Closing to Impact Jobs

Assa Abloy's closing of its Charlotte plant is expected to create 87 job losses.

Roto North America Selects 2024 Local Charity

For its 2024 local charity, Roto North America's employees chose the "Seniors for Seniors" Program by the Animal Welfare Society.

Corning Inc. Joins WDMA

Corning Inc. has joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association as its newest member. 

Andersen Recognized as An Eco Actions Partner by The Home Depot

Thanks to its sustainable business practices and operations, Andersen Corporation has been named an Eco Actions Partner by The Home Depot. 

Jeld-Wen Named One of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Jeld-Wen was recently named one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity for 2024 by Newsweek magazine.

Alside's Products Featured on Lifetime Show

Alside's ClimaTech PriME glass was featured in the Lifetime show "Designing Spaces."

RESNET Marks HERS-Rated Homes Milestone

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) reports that over four million homes in the United States have now been rated with a HERS Index Score, measuring a home's energy efficiency.

Pella Corporation Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

For the second year in a row, Newsweek recognizes Pella's commitment to fostering a caring and inclusive environment.

REHAU Celebrates 75th Anniversary

REHAU is celebrating 75 years in business by showing appreciation for its storied history and looking forward to the future. 

Andersen Reports Year-End Profit Sharing and 2023 Donations

Andersen Corp. announces its year-end profit sharing of $55.4 million in 2023 to eligible employees, and 2023 donations totaling $4.4 million in support of local communities.

Marvin Shares Profits at 2023 Annual Meeting

Marvin is celebrating its growth and transformation progress at the close of its first year in its current five-year business strategy.

Roto Donates to Local Charity

As part of the company's annual local outreach efforts, Roto North America has chosen to support A Little Compassion Inc., which helps young adults with disabilities develop life and job skills to make their transition into adulthood easier.

U.S. Department of Energy Selects Alpen for Negotiation of Funding

The $5.8 million in funding would help the high-performance window manufacturer add over 100 new jobs.

PGT Innovations Products to be Featured on HGTV Show

Every window and door installed in the four homes on the HGTV show Rock the Block will be from PGT Innovations’ family of brands.

NFRC Documents Open for Comment

The NFRC 7019 Extension and Waiver document as well as five other NFRC Standards Committee documents are open for public comment.

Marvin Safety Leader Awarded OSHA Special Government Employee of the Year Distinction

In recognition of his work as Enterprise Heath and Safety Manager, Marvin's Bob Simmons was given a special award by OSHA. Simmons oversees the company's South Dakota facility.

Jeld-Wen Reports Third-Quarter 2023 Results

In the third quarter, the company generated year-over-year increased profitability and strong cash flows, despite challenging macroeconomic conditions.

Cornerstone Building Brands Products to Appear on Fixer to Fabulous

Cornerstone Building Brands' products Ply Gem, Mastic and Reed’s Metals will be featured on Fixer to Fabulous as part of a multi-year, multi-brand agreement.

Centra Windows Awarded Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture

Centra Windows was recently honored with Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture, for the second time, by Waterstone Human Capital.

Aldora Launches New VistaView Website

Aldora has launched a new VistaView website for its residential line of luxury windows and doors.

Cyncly Opens AI Innovation Center

Cyncly's new AI Innovation Center aims to accelerate the development of innovative artificial intelligence capabilities that help Cyncly customers put the consumer at the heart of their business.

Western Window Systems Unveils Design Studio

Western Window Systems now has a new design studio in Santa Monica, CA, that is available to customers via appointment. 

Pella Corporation Named to Forbes' Best-In-State Employer List

Pella was listed on Forbes' 2023 Best-In-State Employers List for the second year in a row. 

PGT Innovations Wins Top 10 Executive Team Award

PGT Innovations, Inc. was recently awarded the Top 10 Executive Team Award by OnConferences during its 2023 OnCon Icon Awards. The manufacturing company was chosen from roughly 225 finalists that participated in the voting process. 

Masonite Reports Third-Quarter 2023 Results

Total company gross profit was $166 million in the third quarter of 2023, down 1% as positive contributions from price-cost management initiatives and the Endura acquisition were more than offset by impacts of lower volumes. Gross profit margin, however, increased 60 basis points to 23.6%.

PGTI Reports Third-Quarter 2023 Results

PGT Innovations delivered a record third quarter in spite of a continuing dynamic macro environment.

Deceuninck North America Earns +Vantage Vinyl Verification

Deceuninck North America's products and production processes demonstrate its commitment to the vinyl industry’s most recognized sustainability initiative, +Vantage Vinyl.

Roto’s Role in Local Manufacturing

In honor of National Manufacturing Month, Roto North America is sharing some of its efforts to support and advance manufacturing in its local community. 

The MITER Foundation Raises Millions for Charity

The MITER Foundation raised more than $4 million for a variety of charities through its annual two-part golf outing. 

Andersen Named One of America's Greatest Workplaces for Parents & Families

Andersen Corporation has been recognized as one of 2023 America's Greatest Workplaces for Parents & Families by Newsweek, in the Energy, Resources and Industrials category.

Crystal Windows Partners with JB Hunt on Deliveries

In response to increased supply chain and transportation cost, Crystal Window & Door Systems is now working with trucking company JB Hunt to provide dedicated logistics services, supplementing Crystal’s fleet.

Thermal Windows Announces New Manufacturer’s Representative

Thermal Windows, Inc. now has Hunt Dickson Group as its new manufacturer’s representative serving commercial customers in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Pella Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Events

Pella Corp. celebrates Manufacturing Day with events across its manufacturing locations, showcasing its dedication to its team members and their communities.

Cornerstone Building Brands Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2023

Exterior building solutions company celebrates team member impact and future manufacturing workforce.

All Weather Receives 2023 Workforce Heroes Award

The Solano County Workforce Development Board has recognized All Weather Architectural Aluminum for its prestigious annual awards.

ES Windows Rebrands

ES Windows is rebranding to become "ES". The company also has a new tagline: "Imagine Extraordinary".

All Weather Windows Named ENERGY STAR Canada Special Recognition Winner

Canadian company All Weather Windows received an award in recognition of its dedication to energy-efficient products.

ASSA ABLOY joins the mindful Materials Manufacturers Forum

Created to expand building industry alignment, mindful Materials' Manufacturers Forum has welcomed ASSA ABLOY as a participating company. 

FASA Creates Guide to Prepare Companies for Natural Disasters

Given the increase in climate disasters, ASA is making available a natural disaster guide created by FASA. The guide includes insights, guidance and resources for preparation and post-disaster response relevant for industry companies.

PGT Innovations celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

PGTI celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week this September by hosting events at its facilities with goodies for all the company's truck drivers. 

All Weather Architectural Aluminum Launches Apprenticeship Program

All Weather Architectural Aluminum has graduated its first five apprentices from the company’s inaugural apprenticeship program.

‘Biz Kidz’ Visit Glass Manufacturer, Learn About Entrepreneurship

Children aged 7 to 18 had the opportunity to learn about glass manufacturing and overall entrepreneurship during a tour of MY Shower Door / D3 Glass' facility in Fort Myers, Florida. 

PGTI Delivers Post-Storm Aid

Following Hurricane Idalia, PGT Innovations mobilized its team to deliver post-storm aid to Florida communities. 

Winchester Industries Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Winchester Industries of Pennsylvania is commemorating four decades of providing triple glass insulating windows and doors.

Gerkin Windows and Doors Named Nebraska Business of the Year, Announces Expansion

Gerkin Windows and Doors was named "Nebraska Business of the Year" by the Nebraska Diplomats LLC, and has plans to expand its South Sioux City campus. 

JELD-WEN Makes List of World's Most Trustworthy Companies

JELD-WEN was recently named to Newsweek's list of the World's Most Trustworthy Companies.

PGT Innovations' Apprenticeship Program Sees Success

PGT Innovations' apprenticeship program, Pathway to PGTI, is helping students build interest and awareness in manufacturing career opportunities.

PGT Innovations Joins WDMA

PGT Innovations has officially joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association.

All Weather Named One of the Best Places to Work

For the fourth consecutive year, All Weather Architectural Aluminum has been named one of the best places to work by the North Bay Business Journal.

PGT Innovations Announces Grant of Equity

PGT Innovations announces an $11 million grant of equity to more than 5,000 eligible team members based on each employee’s tenure.

Engineered Custom Coatings Joins WDMA

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association announces that Engineered Custom Coatings is the newest member of the association.

PGT Innovations Helps Forgotten Angels

PGT Innovations recently donated Eze-Breeze Horizontal Side Slider porch enclosure products to Forgotten Angels, a nonprofit organization, and installed the products to enclose the organization's 960-square-foot common area.

NFRC Approves LBNL WINDOW 7.8.71, THERM 7.8.71 Versions for Use

The National Fenestration Rating Council has approved Lawrence Berkeley National Lab WINDOW/THERM 7.8.71 version for immediate use.

Cyncly to Reveal Complete Portfolio at GlassBuild America

Access IT, FeneTech and Soft Tech will come together to present under the Cyncly banner for first time at the largest trade and networking event of the year, GlassBuild America. 

Quaker Windows & Doors Recognized in 2023 Inc. 5000 List

Quaker Windows & Doors made the Inc. 5000 list for 2023, securing its position as the 119th fastest-growing manufacturing company on the list.

Masonite Reports Solid Second-Quarter Results

Masonite International announced solid results for the three and six months ended July 2, 2023, including record cash flow performance.

WDMA Welcomes NASL As Its Newest Member

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association welcomes North American Specialty Laminations as the newest member of the association.

Veka Celebrates 40 Years in North America

Veka celebrates its 40th anniversary in North America this year. Over the past four decades, Veka has grown from a small team of a dozen individuals to a company with four locations in North America and a strong workforce of over 800 employees.

FGIA Releases Updated AAMA 506-23 Specification

FGIA has updated a specification providing a system for rating the ability of windows, doors, skylights and sliding glass doors to withstand impact and pressure cycling generally associated with hurricane conditions.

Gateway Extrusions Marks 20 Years in Business

Aluminum fabricator Gateway Extrusion's two decades of achievements have been marked with a proclamation from its home city. 

FGIA Releases Updated Fenestration Hardware Components Specification

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance recently released updated fenestration hardware components specification in AAMA 907-23 "Specification for Corrosion Resistant Coatings on Carbon Steel Components Used in Windows, Doors and Skylights."

Window + Door Magazine Announces New Residential Survey

Window + Door magazine is partnering with John Burns Research and Consulting on a new quarterly survey of the residential window and door industry that aims to gauge the pulse of the residential market and fill a needed gap in the fenestration industry.

Andersen Recognized in J.D. Power Study

Renewal by Andersen is the most awarded for customer satisfaction among window and patio door manufacturer brands, according to J.D. Power.

PGTI Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

PGT Innovations released its financial results for the second quarter. Highlights include net sales of $385 million, net income of $32 million and more. 

Andersen Named One of America's Best Employers for Women

Andersen has been named as one of the best employers for women by Forbes for the second year in a row. 

Lamatek Adds New Rotary Press to Plant Floor

Lamatek has recently invested in the Delta Crusader, a multi-head, modular style rotary press that can accommodate different substrates and perform several converting processes in one place.

FGIA Releases Updated Specifications for PVC Profiles

Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance document AAMA 308-23, Voluntary Specification for Cellular Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles, is now available. This document aims to assist producers and users to evaluate, understand and promote a minimum level of performance for PVC exterior…

PGTI University Celebrates 100th Podcast Episode

In the episode, PGT Innovations President and CEO Jeff Jackson discusses highlights from 2022, acquisitions, the company's vision and more.

Cardinal Glass Announces Consolidation and Expansion

Cardinal Glass Industries Inc. announces the consolidation and expansion of Cardinal CT Company’s Custom Tempering Operations in the Western U.S.

Andersen Named A Great Workplace by Newsweek

Andersen Corporation has been recognized as one of 2023 America's Greatest Workplaces Companies by Newsweek in the Energy, Resources and Industrials category.

PGTI Receives Workforce Development and Innovation Award

PGT Innovations received the Workforce Development and Innovation Award for the second time from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for its commitment to creating world-class career opportunities, upskilling workers, creating career pathways, and recruiting through education and outreach.

Burkle Installs Laminated Glass Line at Viwinco

Burkle completed the installation of its easy-LAM IFL laminated glass line at Viwinco Windows & Doors in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. This installation continues Burkle’s growth in the glass and fenestration space and allows Viwinco to gain capacity and efficiency.

Pella Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023

The award by Newsweek recognizes Pella’s commitment to professional development, job satisfaction and work-life balance.

Simonton Windows & Doors Redesigns Website

Simonton Windows & Doors relaunched the company website to give customers a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. 

Updated Specification for Window Systems Subject to Human Impact

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has updated a specification providing a standard laboratory procedure for the evaluation of simulated human impacts on window systems intended for installation in behavioral care hospitals and facilities.

PGT Innovations Unveils Corporate Showroom

PGT Innovation's new corporate showroom serves to provide an example of how the company's products can be used in real-life in kitchens, offices and living rooms. 

Novagard Joins WDMA

Novagard Solutions, a manufacturer of silicone sealants, joined WDMA. 

Phantom Screens Las Vegas Is New Nevada Distributor

Phantom Screens welcomes its newest authorized regional distributor, Las Vegas' Sin City Screens, which will be conducting business as Phantom Screens of Las Vegas.

VBH Issues Half Year Update

So far in 2023, VBH is meeting increased targets for sales, reduced responsibilities for the customer service team, strengthened technical and marketing teams and more. 

NGA and FGIA Jointly Publish New Glass Technical Paper

The National Glass Association and the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance released a joint publication: Compatibility Testing of Insulating Glass PIB Primary Sealant with Respect to Glazing Materials. This technical resource provides guidance on methods of compatibility testing of glazing…

Assa Abloy Closes Deal on Acquisition of HHI

After the agreement was challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Assa Abloy has now received clearance from both the U.S. and Mexican governments to acquire Spectrum Brands' Hardware and Home Improvement division.

Deceuninck North America Earns GreenCircle Recertification

Deceuninck North America has earned GreenCircle recertification for its closed-loop window extrusions and recycled content.

Window World of New Hampshire Wins First-Class Windows Award

The Good Housekeeping Seal Home Renovation Awards 2022 awarded Window World of New Hampshire a first-class window award for their 6000 Double-Hung Windows. The award honors the company for the product's ability to help homeowners improve a home's value, energy efficiency and appearance.

Deceuninck North America Hosts Belgian Ambassador to U.S.

Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Belgian ambassador to the United States, visited Deceuninck North America on May 26 for a company presentation and a tour of the Deceuninck manufacturing facility in Monroe, Ohio.

Solatube Achieves Certification from California Network

Solatube has been awarded innovator certification by the California Green Business Network for its two facilities in Vista, California. The certification reflects Solatube's commitment to environmental sustainability.

Therma-Tru Receives Recognition by Builder Study

Therma-Tru received recognition by the 2023 Builder Brand Use Study, including the awards “Brand Used Most in the Past 2 years” and first in “Brand Used at All in the Past 2 Years” in the entry doors category.

A+W Hosts May User Conference

A+W hosted its May User Conference in early May in Nashville, Tennessee, where attendees had the opportunity to learn about new innovation initiatives within the company as well as witness hands-on demonstrations. 

YKK AP and cove.tool Team Up

YKK AP will embed cove.tool's cloud-based solution, revgen.tool, into its website in an effort to help architects gain deep analysis and actionable insight around embodied carbon, cost and energy performance to better meet a project’s energy-saving goals.

Pella Rolscreen Foundation Awards Scholarships

Forty-one students received the 2023 Sons and Daughters Scholarship from Pella Corporation's philanthropic arm, the Pella Rolscreen Foundation.

Winchester Industries Celebrates 40 Years

Winchester Industries is celebrating 40 years of manufacturing triple glass replacement windows and doors for U.S. homeowners.

Pilot Program Confirms Need for Mental Health Resources

A two-year pilot program by the National Association of Home Builders, which focuses on mental health issues in the residential construction industry recently confirmed the need for a more deliberate and permanent effort to reduce the stigma of discussing mental health within the industry.

Deceuninck North America to Host Belgian Ambassador to U.S.

Deceuninck North America is hosting the Belgian ambassador to the U.S. on May 26 at the company's Monroe, Ohio, facility. 

PGTI Reports Strong Q1 2023 Results

PGT Innovations announced financial results for its first quarter for the period ended April 1, 2023. It delivered strong first quarter results in a challenging macro environment, driven by strength in the repair and remodel channels.

PGT Innovations Announces Relationship with Service Finance

PGT Innovations now has an exclusive consumer financing relationship with Service Finance, a program that will provide PGTI dealers financing solutions to support their customers.

JELD-WEN Reports Q1 2023 Results

JELD-WEN Holding announced results for the three months ended April 1, and that it is raising its full-year guidance on the remaining business to reflect its first-quarter results and ongoing cost-reduction activities.

FGIA Releases Updated Weatherstrips, Weatherseals Document

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has updated a document establishing minimum performance requirements for pile weatherstrips and replaceable weatherseals, which provides details on test methods, equipment, specimen sampling techniques, minimum performance levels, criteria for waivers…

Masonite International Corporation Reports Solid Start to 2023

Masonite released its results for the first quarter of 2023. Highlights include net sales remaining flat year over year as strong average unit price and contribution from the Endura acquisition offset softer end-market demand, positive operating cash flow of $56 million in part from working capital…

MFM Building Products Wins Small Manufacturer Excellence Award

MFM Building Products was awarded the 2023 Small Manufacturer Excellence Award by the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance.

MITER Brands Receives MAEA Award

MITER Brands’ MI Windows and Doors facilities have received the 2023 Manufacturers and Employers Commitment Award from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association.

FGIA Releases New Technical Bulletin

FGIA recently released a new technical bulletin with guidelines for testing of moisture vapor transmission rate, presenting results.

NFRC Calls for Public Review of Documents

The National Fenestration Rating Council approved four NFRC documents—NFRC 100, NFRC 200, NFRC 202 and NFRC 500—which are now open for public review and comment from May 5 to June 19, according to the American National Standards Institute’s process. 

FGIA Releases Updated Design Wind Loads Technical Information Report

FGIA recently updated the document AAMA TIR-A15-23, Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems, which is now available for purchase. 

Roto Frank Ends 2022 on Good Note

Roto ends 2022 with “good single-figure” turnover growth, a “stronger than expected” last quarter of the previous year, and Sole Director Eckhard Keill expects only slight growth in group turnover for 2023.

PGT Custom Windows and Doors Rebrands

PGT Innovations has unveiled a rebrand for its hallmark PGT Custom Windows and Doors. The rebrand is meant to deliver a new vision of freedom and peace of mind for its consumers.

Roto North America Chooses 2023 Charity

Roto North America has chosen "A Little Compassion", a local charity dedicated to meeting the needs of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as the company's 2023 charity to raise funds for. 

Masonite Releases 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Masonite released its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, highlights of which included water reduction or reuse projects estimated to save 62 million gallons of water annually, a 34-percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2019, and more.

Continental Joins Colornetwork

By joining Colornetwork, a cross-manufacturer and cross-product alliance focused on color, Continental can use its surface colors for the company’s product design and product marketing.

Vitro Enters into Agreement with First Solar

The agreement between Vitro and First Solar to manufacture glass for First Solar’s advanced thin-film photovoltaic solar panels will support its manufacturing footprint in the U.S. and generate in excess of $1 billion in sales for Vitro in the next decade.

Pella ProInstall Program Available Nationwide

With the Pella ProInstall Program, homebuilders nationwide can increase window installation profits, quality, and efficiency on the job site. The ProInstall Program manages every aspect of the window installation process for the builder, including opening verification, on-site installation,…

NGA Named 2023 Best Nonprofit to Work For

The National Glass Association was selected as one of the “2023 Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The Nonprofit Times for its excellent leadership and creation of a quality workplace.

Roto North America Joins in Connecticut Council Meeting

Chris Dimou, president and CEO, Roto North America, and his colleagues joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro at the Middlesex Chamber Manufacturing Council’s “Made in America” breakfast meeting.

Andersen Named One of 'America's Most Trustworthy Companies'

Andersen Corporation was listed as one of 'America's Most Trustworthy Companies' by Newsweek.

FGIA Releases Updated Standard for Thermal Cycling Effects Evaluation

FGIA has updated AAMA 501.5-23, Test Method for Serviceability of Exterior Fenestration After Thermal Cycling, a document providing a standard laboratory procedure for evaluation of thermal cycling effects on large exterior fenestration components and cladding.

Deceuninck Reports Third Consecutive Year of Record EBITDA

For the fiscal year 2022, the Deceuninck Group recorded strong sales in all regions totaling $1.03 billion.

RESNET Launches RESNET-Rated Home Label

RESNET's new rated home label includes information on a home’s ratings and certifications as well as its basic identifying information.

PGT Innovations Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan

The Board of Directors of PGT Innovations Inc. unanimously approved the adoption of a limited-duration shareholder rights plan. The plan will reduce the likelihood that any entity, person or group gains control of the company through open market accumulation.

Andersen Earns ENERGY STAR Award

Andersen Corp. has been awarded its ninth consecutive Energy Star Partner of The Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

I-Codes Development Process Is Changing

Changes to the code development process for the International Codes aim to improve the quality of code content by fostering a more in-depth vetting of code change proposals.

SoftLite Celebrates Energy Star Milestones

For the 10th straight year, SoftLite Windows & Doors has earned the distinguished Energy Star Partner of the Year distinction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. This also marks the company's eighth year as a Sustained Excellence Award winner.

Therma-Tru Receives Good Design Award

For its Impressions integrated storm and entry door system, Therma-Tru has received a Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design for its innovation. 

Roto Custom Metal Solution Premieres at BAU 2023

Roto Aluvision assisted Dobler Metallbau in the facades for two towers in architect Ben van Berkel’s building ensemble “FOUR Frankfurt” by developing a Turn-Only hinge side, which will be presented for the first time at BAU 2023.

REHAU Casement Window Receives Awards

REHAU's Aspet+TM 1800 casement window was recently recognized for its innovation by three separate organizations representing the window and door market. 

Quanex Names Loeffler Supply Its Exclusive Sales Agent in Texas

Loeffler Supply LLC is now Quanex's exclusive sales agent for its products throughout Texas.

Female Employment in Manufacturing Increases

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, female employment in manufacturing reached its height this year, with a total of 3.77 million workers. Women now account for 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce.

PGT Innovations Named Best Small Company

The window, door, and garage door manufacturer found itself on Forbes' 2023 list of Best Small Companies for the third year in a row.

Masonite to Close Stockton Location

Masonite's Stockton, CA location will be closing permanently as of May 5. 

NCCER Compiles Paper on Experiences of Women in Industry

The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) interviewed tradeswomen and analyzed responses to a survey directed to women in the industry for a white paper called "In Her Own Words: Improving Project Outcomes", which will assist employers with recruiting, hiring and…

Pella Named a 2023 World’s Most Innovative Company

Pella was named the 2023 World's Most Innovative Company by Fast Company.

WDMA and FenCan to Work Together to Advance Industry Interests

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and Fenestration Canada (FenCan) will cooperate to further both associations’ goal of promoting, protecting, and advancing the window, door, and skylight industry in North America.

Masonite Reports 2022 Q4, Full-Year Financial Results

Masonite announced results for the three months and full year ended Jan. 1, 2023, and provided an outlook for 2023.

JELD-WEN Reports Fourth-Quarter Results and Establishes 2023 Guidance

Jeld-Wen released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial results as well as guidance for 2023.

PGTI Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Results

PGT Innovations recently released its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022 results. In FY22, net sales totaled $1.49 billion, an increase of 28%.

NAM State of Manufacturing: Manufacturing Remains Steadfast

Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, presented its 2023 State of Manufacturing on Feb. 21, from Husco International in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as well as on a live video stream.

FHC and Prime-Line Products Partner

A strategic partnership agreement between glass and glazing manufacturer/supplier and a leading distributor for residential window and door replacement parts hopes to better service and support B2B customers.

Sarasota Architect Showcases Commercial Products in Residential Home

Florida-based architect Damien Blumetti used commercial products from Eco Window Systems in a recent design project of a residential home. 

FGIA Launches New Safety Library

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has launched a new Safety Library that will serve as a home for fenestration safety resources for FGIA members.

Window World Ranks as a Top Franchise

Window World has been listed on the prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 annual ranking, a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Window World ranked No. 439 this year for its outstanding performance in areas, including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and…

PGTI Announces $250 Million Share Repurchase Program

The board of PGT Innovations Inc. has approved a share repurchase program with authorization to purchase up to $250 million of its common stock through February 3, 2026. The share repurchase program will have a term of three years, may be suspended or discontinued at any time, and does not obligate…

Roto North America Partners with Transition Academy on Internships

Roto North America has partnered with a Connecticut-based community program that helps provide local internships to students with intellectual and developmental differences.

Roto North America Participates in Local Stars of Hope Project

Roto North America is displaying "stars of hope" outside of one of its office locations in support of a local artist raising funds for a food pantry and historical society.

Magid Glove & Safety Named to Top Workplaces USA List

Magid Glove & Safety has been named to the Top Workplaces USA list for the second consecutive year. The award celebrates companies that prioritize a people-centered culture to create an exceptional place to work.

FlexScreen Automated Manufacturing Line Wins Award

FlexScreen's Automated Manufacturing Line won a 2023 Business Intelligence Group's Innovations Awards, among 91 products in the global winners' circle.

FGIA Releases Updated Field Testing Document

AAMA 511-22, Voluntary Guide for the Forensic Evaluation of Water Intrusion at Fenestration Products, a document providing specific information to assist industry professionals in selecting the appropriate adaptations to the existing testing standards for application to field investigations of…

Marvin To Make Large Investment in Automation

Marvin has plans to make a large investment in automation to aid in the ongoing labor shortage and to cut back on "busy work" for its employees.

Vinyl Institute Forms Recycling Grant Program

The Vinyl Institute has formed a new recycling grant program called VIABILITY that aims to accelerate post-consumer PVC recycling across the U.S. 

FGIA Releases Updated Liquid Applied Flashing Standard

AAMA 714-22, Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal Around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings, is now available for purchase from FGIA.

Andersen Pays Out $41.5 Million in Profit Sharing to Employees

Andersen Windows and Doors announced it had shared $41.5 million in profits in 2022, with eligible employees receiving $4,500 apiece, $1,000 per quarter, plus a $500 bonus this week, but employees had to be fully vaccinated to qualify.

Andersen Supports Local Communities with Nearly $5 Million in 2022

Andersen Corporation donates nearly $5 million to nonprofits working to improve lives and strengthen communities as well as sharing $41.5 million in profits with employees, including a year-end bonus.

Marvin Announces Profit Sharing and Expanded Employee Benefits

Marvin announced that more than $12.5 million in profits would be shared among more than 7,000 employees across all Marvin locations this year. Over 65 years, the company has shared more than $375 million with employees. Marvin is also expanding employee benefits for a better work-life balance. 

Vinyl Sustainability Council Delivers Annual Sustainability Report

Newly released 2022 edition of its annual Sustainability Report details the ongoing adoption of the Vinyl Sustainability Council's verification process across the industry.

Andersen Windows & Doors releases 2023 Look Book

Andersen Windows & Doors has released the top six trends for home design for 2023.

Cornerstone Building Brands Honored with VSC Social Impact Award

Cornerstone's "Home for Good" project focuses on a commitment to affordable housing in local communities and to partnering with organizations that amplify such impact on those communities.

PGT Innovations Donates to Breast Cancer Non-Profits

PGT Innovations donated $9,000 to various breast cancer non-profits by making breast cancer awareness t-shirts available for purchase to its employees earlier this year.

Ubiquitous Energy Named 2022 Green Company of the Year

Ubiquitous Energy was recently recognized for progress developing and deploying impactful green energy solutions via its transparent, energy-generating solar windows.

US LBM Foundation Matching Giving Tuesday Donations to Meals on Wheels

The US LBM Foundation will match up to $100,000 of all donations made online to Meals on Wheels America on Giving Tuesday, which is Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Winco Window Company New Mural Adds Holiday Cheer

Winco's location in University City in St. Louis is the first business in the area of hopefully many to receive a custom mural as part of a city beautification effort.

ASSA ABLOY’s Climate Targets Validated as Science-Based

ASSA ABLOY has officially received validation by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for the company’s emission reduction targets, which include halving absolute emissions by 2030 and reaching net-zero no later than 2050.

Congressman Discusses Local Issues with Milgard Team

Congressman Derek Kilmer recently met up with Milgard Windows and Doors team members to learn more about issues that local businesses in his district are facing. 

NewSouth Window Solutions Celebrates Two Years in Houston Market

NewSouth Window Solutions is celebrating two years in the Houston market and 850 homes served, averaging about two homes served per day. 

Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors Receive Multiple Awards

Masonite's first powered and fully integrated residential entry doors were recently honored with four industry awards. The new entry doors are able to integrate power, lights, a video doorbell and smart lock into the door system.

PGTI Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

PGT Innovations released its results for the third quarter of 2022, as well as its fiscal year 2022 guidance. Highlights include net sales in the third quarter totaled $386 million, an increase of 28 percent, and net income in the third quarter was $30 million, compared to a net loss of $5 million.

JELD-WEN Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. announced results for the three and nine months ending September 24, 2022. Highlights include a net revenue of $1,295.8 million, which increased 13 percent for the third quarter driven by 18 percent core revenue growth. Core revenue growth included 15 percent price…

Masonite Reports Third Quarter Sales and Earnings Growth

Masonite has released its third quarter sales and earnings growth for 2022, the highlights of which include net sales being up 12 percent year over year on strong execution in North American Residential segment and net income attributable to Masonite is up 51 percent year over year.

MITER Foundation Raises Record $2.3 Million at Charity Events

The MITER Foundation raises a record $2.3 million for cancer support, veterans' affairs, children's wellbeing, and local outreach at charity golf tournaments in Prescott, Arizona, and Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Magid Wins Chicagoland Top Workplaces Award

Magid Glove & Safety wins the Chicagoland Top Workplaces honor for the second consecutive year. With nearly 100,000 licensed businesses in Chicago alone, only 194 businesses made this year's list.

Feldco Named One of the Top Workplaces for 2022

The Chicago Tribune has named Feldco Window, Siding and Doors as one of the top workplaces of 2022. This is the ninth time Feldco has been recognized as a top workplace in the Chicago area.

Andersen Named One of the World's Best Employers

Andersen Corporation has been named one of the World's Best Employers by Forbes, ranking 15th in the "Engineering and Manufacturing" category and 158 out of 800 companies overall. 

Seven Point Equity Partners Closes $120 Million Continuation Fund for RiteScreen

The continuation fund transaction provides RiteScreen with ownership continuity and an expanded investor base with significant capital resources to drive organic growth initiatives and M&A opportunities.

Quanex Launches New Website

Quanex has launched the brand new, which is designed to offer a refreshed, more user-friendly and informative experience to key customers in every market the company serves.  

MITER Foundation to Donate Over $80K to Breast Cancer Organizations

To begin, the MITER Foundation will present a $40,000 check to both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is the fifth year in a row the Foundation has partnered with these charities.

Modernize Upgrades Messaging Platform

Modernize Home Services has made improvements to its capabilities with Connect, the automated messaging platform that helps contractors follow up and engage with homeowners, which includes the ability to respond to homeowners after business hours and increase business visibility. 

LAMILUX Wins German Human Resources Award

LAMILUX won this year's German Human Resources Management Award for its EDUCATION or EXCELLENCE (E4E) training program. 

Associated Materials Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Associated Materials, the parent company of Alside, is celebrating its 75th anniversary, which began with the founding of Alside back in 1947. 

Quanex’s Rice Lake Plant Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Quanex's Rice Lake Plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this October. Opened in 1972, the plant's employees and leadership team pride themselves on decades of exemplary customer service and community involvement. 

YKK AP America Breaks Ground on New Residential Manufacturing Facility

YKK AP America, Inc. is constructing a new residential manufacturing facility in Georgia, which will bring in 100 new jobs to the region. 

Roto Frank of America Raises Money for MADD

Roto Frank of America, Inc. fundraised $2,000 to donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving in honor of former Roto employee Kyle Hermann, who was killed in a drug-impaired driving accident in 2018 at the age of 23.

Masonite Donates Over $118,000 to Community Organizations

Through Masonite's We Help People Walk Through Walls community grant program, the company has been able to grant just over $118,000 to a variety of community organizations in the U.S., Mexico, U.K., and Chile.

Andersen Windows Bright Ideas Design Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the second annual Andersen Windows Bright Ideas Design Awards have been announced, which includes a winner and a runner-up for two categories: single-family home and multi-family home. 

Marvin Joins Well Living Lab Alliance for Test Home Collaboration

Marvin is partnering up with Well Living Lab to help in developing the first Well Living Lab test home.

NCCER Launches New Podcast

The National Center for Construction Education and Research's new, and first ever, podcast "The Builder's Table" aims to educate, empower and engage listeners on the importance of the construction industry. The first episode is now available to listen on most streaming platforms. 

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. 

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

Quaker Windows & Doors has teamed up with, 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

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, 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 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 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 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: 

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 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

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.