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Court Denies Pella Corporation’s Motion for Summary Judgment

May 17th, 2022

A motion for summary judgment from Pella Corporation, named by plaintiff Sophia Suleiman in a 2018 civil suit alleging a lack of safety features on its windows, has been denied by the Northern District of Indiana. The plaintiff alleges that windows installed at her Indiana residence did not have safety locks to prevent children from […]

Power Home Remodeling Hosts Fifth Annual Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Summit

May 17th, 2022

Power Home Remodeling (Power) hosted its fifth annual Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Summit in Atlanta, Ga., spearheaded by the company’s Cultural Diversity & Inclusion (CD&I) initiative. A post-event press release indicates more than 350 employees from 18 different territories across the country attended. This year’s Summit theme focused on both individual and collective identity. The […]

Manufacturers Weigh In On Why Windows Matter

May 16th, 2022

The Why Windows Matter campaign sees involvement from numerous organizations such as the National Fenestration Rating Council, the Efficient Windows Collaborative, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Partnership for Advanced Window Solutions (PAWS). Manufacturers are on board, too, and are spreading the message that from financial and health perspectives, windows matter. Unlike in decades […]

PPI: Prices Steady or Rising in April

May 13th, 2022

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing mostly increased from March 2022 to April 2022, while rising on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In April, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category went up—slightly, at 0.6% […]

New Facility, New Goals for Western Window Systems

May 12th, 2022

The acquisition of more than 78,000-square feet of additional space has Western Window Systems of Phoenix excited for the future. The development will result in better customer service and increased capacity at both facilities, serving to reduce the lead times plaguing much of the industry. Production in the new building could begin as soon as […]

Amicus Brief in Steves v. Jeld-Wen Finds Special Master’s Recommendations Correct

May 10th, 2022

Responding to Judge Robert E. Payne’s request for a Department of Jusice (DOJ) amicus curiae, or impartial opinion, in the Steves and Sons v. Jeld-Wen court case, the attorneys who weighed in found the Special Master correctly assessed the situation. The amicus curiae brief reads, in part, “Because the purpose of the divestiture is to […]

Andersen, SoftLite and ProVia Land ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award

May 10th, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. Andersen Corporation of Minnesota, and SoftLite LLC and ProVia LLC, both of Ohio, received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award. A joint news release from the EPA and DOE noted there […]

PGT Poised to Meet Impact-Resistant Window Demand in Florida

May 9th, 2022

Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGT Innovations in Florida, says the Sunshine State’s new tax exemption for impact-resistant windows has numerous benefits for Floridians, from safety to cost savings. Jackson says the timing of the legislation is perfect for both homeowners and manufacturers, as it comes with the onset of hurricane season while also […]

PPI: Prices Remain Slowly Positive in March

May 6th, 2022

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing mostly increased from February 2022 to March 2022, while rising on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was split, dropping 1.4% […]

Home Depot Announces $150 Million Venture Capital Fund

May 5th, 2022

The Home Depot Inc. announced a $150 million venture capital fund, dubbed Home Depot Ventures, earlier this week. The fund will target and see partnerships with early-stage companies to accelerate emerging technologies and foster innovation. According to a company news release, the fund will invest in companies that advance Home Depot’s ability to provide a […]

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