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FlexScreen Inventor and CEO Joe Altieri Accepted into Forbes Business Council

Jan 19th, 2023

Joe Altieri, owner of FlexScreen, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, a growth and networking organization for business owners. Altieri was selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience, officials for FlexScreen say. Criteria for acceptance included a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as […]

Marvin Appoints Johnson as First-Ever Chief Digital Officer

Jan 19th, 2023

Marvin recently announced Rick Johnson as its first-ever chief digital officer (CDO). Johnson joins the company’s senior leadership team and will oversee the design of its future state enterprise technology and digital strategy, as well as its data and analytics initiatives, officials said. “Leveraging the power of technology remains central to our growth strategy at […]

Andersen to Manufacture in Georgia, Expects Demand for Replacement and Impact Products

Jan 18th, 2023

Andersen Corp. announced plans to develop a new facility in Henry County, Ga., where officials say the company will produce its Renewal by Andersen line of replacement products. The new location marks Andersen’s first manufacturing site in Georgia, alongside a distribution center in Douglasville and an Andersen Windows and Doors office in Marietta. According to […]

Koopman Lumber Recognized as ‘Best Family-Owned Business’

Jan 18th, 2023

Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) recently appointed Koopman Lumber as the “Best Family-Owned Business” in its 2023 Best of Business Awards. The Whitinsville, Mass.-based company is now under third-generation co-ownership, with 11 locations across Massachusetts. In addition to Dirk Koopman, CEO, Dirk’s sister, Denise Brookhouse, is the company’s chief financial officer. Her husband, Tony Brookhouse, serves […]

Palmer-Donavin Announces New Management Updates

Jan 18th, 2023

Palmer-Donavin announced two new roles to support its sales and operations teams. On January 1, 2023, Caleb Grothaus assumed the role of director of business development. At the same time, Dave Wall was promoted to regional director of distribution. “The Director of Business Development is a role we developed during our strategic planning process and […]

CPSC Issues Recall on MI 1620 Impact Windows

Jan 13th, 2023

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall alert Thursday for products produced by MI Windows and Doors, warning that some of the company’s 1620 vinyl single-hung impact windows with window opening control devices (WOCDs) present fall and serious injury hazards. According to CPSC officials, the product’s tilt latches can cause its WOCD […]

Elevate Halts Purchase of Kentucky Facility but Maintains Strategic Direction

Jan 12th, 2023

While inflation and associated market conditions have thrown a wrench into the company’s plan to purchase a building in Hopkinsville, Ky., Elevate Windows and Doors remains “100% committed” to entering the Kentucky-Tennessee corridor, says CEO James Gresham. Gresham says Elevate is currently pursuing other options, such as leasing space—a move that would still give the […]

Vitro Architectural Glass Reorganizes

Jan 12th, 2023

Vitro Architectural Glass, formerly PPG Glass, announced organizational updates to its marketing and innovation division. Those moving to new or expanded roles include Wendy Carroll, Fernando Diez, Emily Losego and Robert Struble. “It’s my honor to announce these well-deserved promotions,” says Martin Bracamonte, vice president of marketing and innovation. “Led by this dream team of […]

YKK AP Technologies Lab to Research Feasibility of a ‘Virtual Factory’

Jan 11th, 2023

YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. aims to develop a “virtual factory” to simulate engineering and supply chains. The research and development group, a spinoff of Atlanta-based YKK AP Inc., says a new virtual environment will help to alleviate workforce shortages and “aging installation technicians” in the design and development fields. To achieve this goal, […]

Joseph Hardy, Founder of 84 Lumber, Dies on 100th Birthday

Jan 11th, 2023

Joseph Hardy, founder and CEO of 84 Lumber, died Saturday, January 7, passing on his 100th birthday. Hardy’s career began in 1946, when he worked at his father’s jewelry store while studying at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a degree in industrial engineering. It was then he discovered his ability as a salesperson, […]

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