Strawn, Rygg, Larsen Receive NFRC Service Award

Oct 9th, 2014

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) recently recognized Steve Strawn of Jeld-Wen Inc., Tony Rygg of William Rygg Consulting, and Jim Larsen of Cardinal Glass Industries with its Board of Directors’ Service Award. The award recognizes the time, experience and integrity that NFRC’s members have given the organization through their contribution on the board. “Their [...]

Acme Tools Opens New Distribution Center in North Dakota

Oct 6th, 2014

Acme Tools has begun operation at its new distribution center in Grand Forks, N. D., in support of its growing Internet sales division. Acme Tools built the new 40,000-square-foot facility on a 9-acre site in the Grand Forks Business Park located adjacent to and west of Interstate 29. The new distribution center opened with 20 [...]

Huttig Announces Management Changes in the Northeast

Oct 6th, 2014

Jon Vrabely, president and CEO of Huttig Building Products Inc., has named Ken Schmitt as regional vice president of the Northeast. In his new role, Schmitt will be responsible for the following Huttig locations: Augusta and Saco, Maine; Newington, Conn.; Taunton, Mass.; Hooksett, N.H.; and Selkirk, N.Y. Schmitt began his career with Huttig as a [...]

Chad Simkins Appointed Pleotint’s New Vice President

Oct 6th, 2014

Pleotint LLC, a manufacturer of self-tinting dynamic glass, announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology. “This is an exciting day for our company,” says Dr. Harlan Byker, chief executive officer of [...]

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September; 230,000 for the Year

Oct 6th, 2014

The construction sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials also reported that construction employers added 16,000 jobs for the month. According to the AGC, the gains come as more firms report having a hard [...]

Industry-Related Code Proposals See Mixed Results at ICC Hearings

Oct 6th, 2014

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Group C Public Comment Hearings wrapped up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend. The hearings, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday, saw the approval and disapproval of a few industry-related code proposals. Code proposal GEW66-14 passed as submitted. GEW66-14 altered section 605.1.1 “Insulation and fenestration criteria” by increasing thermal [...]

Bavarian Polymers Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Oct 6th, 2014

Bavarian Polymers Inc. added three new extrusion lines to its operating extrusion facility. The company also added a material handling system, new compound storage and cooling water supply as part of a recent upgrade. The company’s plant and headquarters office is located 30 miles west of Nashville, Tenn., and is 65,000 square feet.

Thompson Creek Windows Receives Numerous Awards

Oct 3rd, 2014

Thompson Creek Window Company has been honored with “Best Windows and Doors”, “Best Home Improvement” and “Best Gutter Services” awards in the Maryland Gazette’s fifth Annual Readers Choice Awards. The Maryland Gazette’s Readers Choice Awards poll the publication’s readers to give them the opportunity to vote for local businesses in a variety of categories. Winners and finalists [...]

Masco to Spin Off Installation and Services Division, Restructure Company

Oct 2nd, 2014


After a two-decade-long investment in its “Installation and Other Services” division, Masco Corp., parent company of Millgard Windows and Doors, announced it will spin 100 percent of the division off to another company. The board of directors approved the decision, recommended by president and CEO Keith Allman. “Today’s transformative actions reflect our continued commitment to [...]

ITUS Corp. and Quaker Windows Reach Settlement

Oct 2nd, 2014

Quaker Windows and ITUS Corp. have avoided a court-administered ruling, as the two companies have reached a settlement agreement. The agreement is related to J-Channel Industries Corp.’s patented window frame technology and effectively resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Quaker, which will be dismissed. “This is the 6th J-Channel agreement that we have entered [...]