Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door Wins PCBC Award

May 12th, 2015

-+*Marvin Windows and Doors’ new Ultimate Multi-Slide Door has been honored as a 2015 Parade of Products Awards (POP @ PCBC) winner for the upcoming PCBC homebuilding trade show, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center June 24-25. The POP @ PCBC Awards honors outstanding achievements in innovation and new product development. Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door was […]

WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference Extends Early Registration

May 12th, 2015

-+*The early-bird hotel and registration deadline has been extended until May 22 for the 2015 Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical & Manufacturing Conference, scheduled for June 16-18 at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Minneapolis. For the first time, this conference includes sessions on plant safety, risk management, ergonomics, lean and sustainable manufacturing processes, and […]

PGT Industries to Hold Shareholder Meeting

May 12th, 2015

-+*PGT Industries’ annual shareholder meeting is scheduled for May 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Featured speakers will include CEO Rod Hershberger and COO Jeff Jackson. The focus of the meeting will be a review of the company’s performance during the past year, a vote on proposals […]

Republic Windows & Doors Sit-In Leader Ricky Maclin Dies

May 12th, 2015

Melvin “Ricky” Maclin (Screengrab via YouTube; scene from “Four Days in Chicago.”)

-+*Labor activist Melvin “Ricky” Maclin, who led a six-day sit-in at Chicago’s Republic Windows & Doors factory in December 2008 that grabbed international headlines, died on May 5, weeks after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He was 61. “This is a huge loss for me and for our movement,” United Electrical Workers (UE) Local […]

Erceg Exits Masonite

May 11th, 2015

-+*Mark J. Erceg, Masonite International Corporation’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will leave the company on May 18 for a similar position with Canadian Pacific Railway. “I am proud of the work done over the past five years to strengthen Masonite operationally and financially, and I believe Masonite is well positioned for the […]

Vista Window Expands Georgia Operations

May 11th, 2015


-+*Vista Window Company has expanded its operations in Swainsboro, Ga., and plans to create 50 jobs and invest $2 million in the project during 2015. The 57,000-square-foot facility, which went into operation in March, produces the company’s primary line of vinyl replacement windows. Vista Window is also moving its insulating glass line to the plant. […]

MIWD Reaches Out Regarding Class Action Lawsuit

May 8th, 2015

MI Windows Ad

-+*Did you see that advertisement in last month’s Sports Illustrated about MI Windows? That may seem like an odd statement to make about a window manufacturer—but it’s relevant. The company took out a half-page advertisement in the April 13, 2015 issue letting consumers know they may be owed money. “If you own or owned property […]

Frank Lowe Passes ISO 9001 Renewal Audit

May 8th, 2015

-+*Shirley, N.Y.-based Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. Inc. successfully passed a renewal audit for its ISO 9001:2008 standard certification. ISO 9001 is a standard defining corporate Quality Management System requirements. “Consistently meeting industry highest quality requirements and passing ISO 9001:2008 certifications reconfirms Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket’s relentless dedication to quality and customer satisfaction,” a release from the […]

Head of Green Building Initiative to Speak at WDMA Conference

May 8th, 2015


-+*The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has announced that that Vicki Worden, the new executive director of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), will speak at the 2015 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference. Worden has more than 20 years of experience working with industries, government and non-profit organizations in the advancement of broad sustainability objectives. As president […]

AAMA Summer Conference Registration Open

May 8th, 2015

-+*Registration for the upcoming American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2015 National Summer Conference is now open. The conference will be held June 28-July 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The AAMA Western Region Summit will immediately follow, from July 1-2, in the same location. “Seattle is a beautiful city full of unique architecture and impressive natural […]