Posts Tagged ‘ windows ’

Fortune Brands Completes Sale of Simonton Windows

Sep 22nd, 2014

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. has completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc. The Simonton business was sold for approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Simonton sale is expected to reduce Fortune Brands’ second half 2014 earnings per share from [...]

JELD-WEN settles with EPA, ODEQ for Clean Air Act Violations

Sep 4th, 2014

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JELD-WEN’s lumber facility in Klamath Falls, Ore., has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) for alleged air quality violations. Ed Kowalski, director of the EPA’s enforcement program in Seattle, says, “This settlement will help improve the air people breathe in the Klamath Falls area. By [...]

Highlander Partners to Acquire Versatex Building Products

Sep 4th, 2014

Highlander Partners will acquire Versatex Building Products of Pittsburgh. Founded in 2003, Versatex is a provider of cellular PVC building products serving both the new construction and renovation/remodel markets. Versatex will continue to operate under its existing operating structure with its current management team. Current chairman and co-founder, Jim Wolf will continue with the board [...]

Deceuninck North America Appoints New Director of National Fenestration Sales

Aug 29th, 2014

Deceuninck North America has hired Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will develop and manage national accounts as well as provide direction in product research and development for new markets. Koch will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of [...]

PPG Helps Angels’ Place With Energy Saving Solution

Aug 28th, 2014

PPG Industries donated approximately $8,000 worth of glass to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility. John Arch, president of Angels’ Place board of directors, said his fellow directors and staff have been applying for grants and raising funds for several years with the goal of [...]

Integrity Announces Winners of the 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Awards

Aug 26th, 2014

Integrity Windows and Doors announced the winners of its 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Awards (RDA). The contest offers builders, remodelers and architects the opportunity to showcase innovative projects that use the company’s doors and windows. This year’s RDA program received 211 entries, and six winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts. Judged winners [...]

Window Company Develops Correction for Alcatraz

Aug 22nd, 2014

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America’s most famous former correctional facility needed a correction of its own, and a window company came to the rescue. Indow Windows (IW) has created a window solution for Alcatraz that opens up greater public access to the former federal penitentiary. The gun gallery in the New Industries Building, a part of Alcatraz previously off-limits [...]

Window World of Pittsburgh Partners with Nonprofit Volunteers of America

Aug 21st, 2014

Window World of Pittsburgh has partnered with CBS EcoMedia to support Volunteers of America Pennsylvania’s All of Us Care program. Window World’s funding will support critical program costs, such as educational materials and workshops that will enable Volunteers of America to support more youth in the community and enhance the program quality. Window World of [...]

A Minimum Wage Hike: Good or Bad Idea?

Aug 19th, 2014

President Obama remarks on the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University.

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a federal minimum wage hike of $2.85/hour to $10.10. According to whitehouse.gov, raising the minimum wage nationwide “will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country.” But not everyone in the door and window industry [...]

AAMA Releases New Voluntary Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Aug 19th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles.” This specification will establish the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “This new document [...]