Deceuninck North America Hires Pat Dixon as Service Specialist

Aug 8th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has brought on Pat Dixon as a technical services specialist. In this role, Dixon’s primary responsibilities are with new customer start-ups, which includes the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He will also coordinate the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Pat joins [...]

Randy Nagle Joins La Loma Windows & Doors

Aug 8th, 2014

La Loma Windows and Doors has hired Randy Nagle as vice president of sales and marketing. Nagle has lead local market, regional and national companies as sales manager, regional manager, general manager and national director. Nagle’s hiring comes at a time when La Loma is expanding with new steel and wood products, exclusive metal coatings [...]

Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows

Aug 7th, 2014

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Energy Star Updates its Recognition Criteria for Windows The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Energy Star Most Efficient 2014 and the proposed Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 recognition criteria for windows. The proposed recognition criteria for 2015 was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy based on an analysis of [...]

BLOG: A Proud Pennsylvanian

Aug 7th, 2014

Two weeks ago, I visited the PPG float glass plant in Carlisle, Pa. Being new to this industry, it was only appropriate that I see how glass is actually made. I thought I had a bit of an idea about the process. After all, I’ve seen the movie Sweet Home Alabama in which lightning hits [...]

Ty Pennington to Use Viwinco Windows in New TV Show, Pays Company a Visit

Aug 7th, 2014

Ty Pennington, former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, visited Viwinco Windows’ Morgantown, Pa., plant in order to see how storm-resistant windows are manufactured and tested. Pennington will be using the windows in his TV show, NextGen Home’s First of the Future. The specific episode has him working on an energy-efficient, weather-ready home in Palm [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Hires One, Promotes Two in Windows Division

Aug 7th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has made some personnel changes this week, hiring one and promoting two in their windows division. Tom Takach has joined the company as vice president of operations for the windows division of SPI. In this newly-created position, Takach will oversee manufacturing and operations for Sierra Pacific’s Red Bluff, Ca. windows plant [...]

Sierra Pacific Industries Completes Acquisition of Hurd Windows and Doors

Aug 5th, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has completed the purchase of Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors.  SPI originally announced its intent to acquire the company on July 7th.  The purchase will add to SPI’s manufacturing capacity, trained work force, product lines and will provide exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for the window [...]

Rising Home Prices Have Prospective Buyers Wary

Aug 5th, 2014

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The number of households affected varies across states and metro areas and largely depends on their population, income distribution and new home [...]

Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

Aug 5th, 2014

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow recovery in employment,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). [...]

Window Companies Utilize 3D Printing Technology

Aug 4th, 2014

Crystal Windows' 3-D printer, shown with a finished prototype model in place, has been successfully utilized for the past three years.

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, the process has been getting more common in recent years, particularly in the architectural industry, and some window companies, including Crystal Window and Door Systems, are using this technology to their advantage. In fact, themanufacturer, based in Queens, N.Y., has been utilizing 3D printing in its [...]