Posts Tagged ‘ windows and doors ’

Analyzing the Data

Apr 14th, 2014

There are enough government and private agencies reporting key economic data that a new release comes out every few days. It can be difficult to form an accurate picture because the myriad data out there seldom point in the same direction at the same time. While this is a source of frustration for door and [...]

Passive Solar Home Heated for $2.50 a Day

Apr 14th, 2014

Seven years ago homeowner John Kosmer supervised the construction of his passive solar house in upstate New York. Since that time he’s averaged just $2.50 a day to heat his 4,000-square foot home. “Despite rising fuel costs and dropping outside temperatures, this house continues to perform remarkably,” says Kosmer. “This past winter has been especially [...]

A Discussion between a CEO and CFO, Part II

Apr 4th, 2014

After the day passed, the chief financial officer (CFO), determined to learn more about why sales training is a good thing, jumped in his car and headed home for the evening. After an uneventful dinner, he moved into his office and wanted to wrap his brain around the resistance he always had to sales training. [...]

Jeff De Lonay Promoted to Kolbe President; Joins Board

Apr 4th, 2014

Wausau, Wis.-based Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. named Jeff De Lonay as company president and appointed him to the board of directors, reporting to Judy Gorski, CEO. Michael Salsieder retired from this position at the beginning of April. De Lonay has served as executive vice president for the last four years, as president of Kolbe’s subsidiary Point Five [...]

Stephen Selkowitz Honored for Green Building Research

Apr 4th, 2014

Stephen Selkowitz of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received the 49th Award of Excellence, Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) highest honor. Selkowitz received the award in front of more than 800 industry leaders at a black-tie awards gala in New York City. He was among ENR’s 2013 Top 25 Newsmakers, who were also honored for their achievements. Selkowitz sparked [...]

Door, Window and Glazing Cos. Named Energy Star Partners of the Year

Apr 4th, 2014

Several door-, window- and glazing-related companies have been named 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Streetsboro, Ohio-based Soft-Lite Windows was recognized for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Soft-Lite officials say the company’s innovative Energy Star achievements [...]

Simonton Windows Offers New Master Consultant Sales Training

Apr 4th, 2014

Simonton Windows announced it now offers a free Master Consultant Sales Training course designed to strengthen in-home selling skills for remodelers and contractors. “This full-day course brings valuable tools and skills to anyone conducting in-home sales presentations to consumers,” says Doug DeLuca, national trainer with Simonton. “We’ll include a variety of role-playing customer scenarios plus [...]

Power Home Remodeling Group™ Earns Angie’s List Super Service Award

Apr 4th, 2014

Power Home Remodeling Group earned recognition as a 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for what the company calls its “ongoing commitment to providing customers with the highest level of service throughout each stage of the home remodeling process.” The Super Service Award is an honor given annually to the top 5 percent of [...]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Apr 3rd, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced its new leadership team. At the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., the WDMA board of directors elected Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows in Oceanside, Calif., as the association’s 2014-2015 chair. Donner replaces outgoing chair Mike Salsieder of Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork [...]

MIWD Gratz Facility Receives Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence

Apr 3rd, 2014

On March 19, the employees of MI Windows and Doors (MIWD) in Gratz, Pa., were awarded the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence (GASE). The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry presented the award to the team lead by Chris Koperna, Safety Coordinator, and Mike Troutman, Corporate Safety and Environmental Manager. “It’s a great honor [...]