Gateway Extrusions Plans to Expand

Jun 9th, 2015

Gateway Extrusions has embarked on a significant expansion of its Union, Mo., facility. The company recently purchased its 129,000-square-foot production plant it had been leasing, as well as adjacent properties, and is completing renovations to accommodate additional equipment coming online this year, including a new aluminum billet extrusion press. “Gateway Extrusions has seen considerable growth […]

Canadian Fenestration Minds Meet in Vancouver

Jun 9th, 2015


The fenestration industry in British Columbia has experienced a turbulent implementation of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) portion of the building code, said Al Dueck, president of Duxton Window and Doors and a member of Fenestration Canada. Codes were among the topics of discussion at Fenestration Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held last week. Fenestration Canada’s Vancouver […]

TruForm Expands with Canadian Acquisition

Jun 8th, 2015


TruForm Building Products’ operations have been primarily in the Ontario region, says Dale Rivers, marketing director. With a recent acquisition, however, he hopes to change that. The manufacturer and distributor of door and window products has acquired Screens R US’s Calgary division in an effort to take its customer base westward. “We’re very active in […]

Soft-Lite Windows Appoints Harrington as Regional Sales Manager

Jun 8th, 2015

Streetsboro, Ohio-based Soft-Lite Windows has a new regional sales manager for five states. Robb Harrington will oversee sales to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Tyson Schwartz, soft-lite vice president of sales and marketing says Soft-Lite dealers will take to Robb quickly. “I think our dealers will find Robb to be very knowledgeable not only about […]

This Remodeler Empowers Children Battling Cancer

Jun 8th, 2015

Chester, Pa.-based Power Home Remodeling Group kicked off its fourth annual company-wide “Power Month”  initiative today to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for kids with cancer. Throughout June, Power will host a series of events and fundraisers within each of the ten markets it offers home improvement services. To […]

Are You Ready for Increasingly Stringent Codes? CGA Presentation Provides Education and Awareness

Jun 5th, 2015


Something code, something new and what can we do? That’s how Stanley Yee of Dow Corning opened his keynote discussion yesterday during the Canadian Glass Association’s (CGA) Glass Connections Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He provided an overview of the various codes that relate to the glass and window industries and why it’s important to be aware […]

Harden Joins Deceuninck North America

Jun 5th, 2015

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Deceuninck North America has appointed Doug Harden product engineering manager. Harden will manage and participate in the design and development of fenestration and building product systems. He will also work with sales and technical services, offering engineering support and technical expertise to customers. “With more than three decades of experience, Doug joins us with a […]

Western Window Systems to be Part of Prize-Winning Home

Jun 4th, 2015

Western Window Systems will be featured in the 2015 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Prize Home. PNE is a nonprofit organization in British Columbia that operates the annual Fair at the PNE as well as the PNE Prize Home Lottery, now in its 81st year. Built by designer prefab homebuilder Karoleena, the 3,080-square-foot, LEED-certified residence was […]

Pleotint to Partner with CrystaLite

Jun 4th, 2015

Pleotint has entered into a distribution partnership with CrystaLite, Inc., that enables company to offer Suntuitive glass with its skylights and sunrooms. John Westerfield, marketing manager at CrystaLite, said the Everett, Wash.-based company has been seeing increased demand for dynamic glass from customers who are looking to block excessive heat and reduce glare from the […]

VEKA Academy Takes Aim at Workforce Development

Jun 4th, 2015

After almost six months in development, VEKA officially launched a new educational initiative, VEKA Academy, on May 19. It was held at VEKA’s corporate headquarters in Fombell, Pa. A limited number of invitations were sent to local fabricators and VEKA employees to participate. VEKA Academy: Windows and Doors – Foundation for Success was developed to […]