Posts Tagged ‘ Pella ’

Pella Corporation to Acquire Luxury Fenestration Fabricator

Apr 20th, 2015

Grabill's doors and windows are on the high-end side, a market sector Pella wants to penetrate more.

*+-After being family-owned for almost 30 years, Grabill Windows and Doors now has a new owner. Pella Corp., a major manufacturer of doors and windows, has announced its plan to acquire the Almont, Mich.-based company, which manufactures designer and custom luxury fenestration. Formerly known as Grabill Inc., the company will now be known as Grabill […]

Pella Shenandoah Operations Achieves Energy Star® Challenge for Industry

Oct 9th, 2014

*+-Pella Corp.’s manufacturing plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, has achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Challenge for Industry. To earn the honor, the facility reduced its energy intensity by 12.4 percent in one year, saving 4,600 British thermal units in 2013. The facility reduced its energy intensity by improving lighting, building and system […]

Window World Ranks Highest in Overall Satisfaction in J.D. Power Study

Jun 11th, 2014

*+-For a second consecutive year, Window World has ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction with patio doors and windows, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudySM released today. Now in its eighth year, the study measures satisfaction among customers who purchased windows or patio doors based on performance in five […]

J.D. Power Window Survey: Customers Hold the Brand Responsible

Jun 12th, 2013

*+-Whether manufacturers have direct interactions with their customers or whether they depend on a dealer base, customers ultimately hold the brand responsible for their satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study released today. Now in its seventh year, the study measures satisfaction among customers who purchased new […]

“Innovative” Thoughts from AAMA

Feb 26th, 2013

*+-This week I am attending the annual meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and one of the key themes was innovation. For the full presentations on this topic click here but here are some additional observations.When Robert Tucker encouraged companies to focus on innovative products and systems he reminded them to not stop […]

Holiday “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to feature Pella® Products

Dec 7th, 2012

*+-On Monday, Dec. 10, a special Christmas episode of ABC television network’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (EMHE) includes energy-efficient products Pella Windows and Doors donated for the project. The two-hour holiday episode will air at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC-TV. The makeover of a home in Lincolnton, N.C., features 32 Pella wood windows […]

Windows and Patio Doors Study Says Satisfied Customers Less Influenced by Price

Jun 13th, 2012

*+-Window and patio door customers of brands with high levels of customer satisfaction most frequently cite professional recommendations, quality and their own past experience with purchasing windows as the key drivers in their purchase decision, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study. This is in contrast to brands […]

Pella Windows & Doors Expands Presence in the Gulf States

Aug 23rd, 2011

*+-The Pella® Windows & Doors distributorship located in Birmingham, Ala., is now under new management. Stan Stokes, president of K.C. Company, a member of the Pella® Windows and Doors Direct Sales Network in Beltsville, Md., will head up this operation. Plans for reviving the Pella distributorship in key Gulf Coast states include a new showroom […]

Pella to Close Ohio Door Plant in 2011

Oct 25th, 2010

*+-Pella Corp. announced today that it plans to close its Fairfield, Ohio, manufacturing facility, which employs 198 people, as a result of the housing market plunge. Based on current projections, the door manufacturing plant is expected to close sometime in mid-to-late 2011. “New home construction has dropped as much as 60 to 70 percent in […]