Posts Tagged ‘ Andersen ’

Amid a Renewed Focus on Climate, Companies Say the Earth is Worth More Than a Day’s Celebration

Apr 22nd, 2021

More than 50 years ago today, 20 million Americans took to the streets, across college campuses and hundreds of cities, “to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward,” say officials for earthday.org. The activities of that day helped to spur the passage of new environmental laws in the U.S., they say, including the […]

Jim McCord Joins Soft Tech as Business Development Manager

Dec 10th, 2020

Soft Tech has named Jim McCord its business development manager, based in Pennsylvania. McCord began his career in the building materials industry right after graduating college. During this time, he gravitated toward the fenestration industry, selling industry names such as Andersen, Marvin and Loewen. In 2007, McCord made the switch to manufacturing when he accepted […]

The Big Guys Introduce Big Products at Builders’ Show

Jan 23rd, 2020

Most of the largest door and window manufacturers participate in the International Builders’ Show (IBS) each year to introduce their latest products. This year was no different. Among those introductions, several themes emerged—from doors and windows getting bigger (even bigger than in the past, if you can believe it) to a focus on making things […]

Grassroots Trade Program Has Big Aspirations

Dec 3rd, 2019

As a shortage of skilled labor reinforces the need for early development through career and technical education, a Texas-based grassroots program is adding its contributions. Richard Laughlin, president and owner of Laughlin Home and Restoration, started Casa Über Alles, a program that aims to help worker deficits—including in door and window manufacturing and installation. The […]

Renewal by Andersen Announces Plans to Expand Cottage Grove Facility

Jun 6th, 2019

Officials from Renewal by Andersen (a subsidiary of Andersen Corp.) are seeking support from government leaders in Cottage Grove, Minn., as they look to expand the company’s existing manufacturing operation by 350,000 square feet, adding 125 new jobs in the process. The three-year plan includes the potential for yet another expansion in the near future, […]

Coalition of Manufacturers and Advocates Petition for Energy Efficient Tax Incentives

May 15th, 2019

In a letter addressed to Congress, a coalition of manufacturers, advocacy groups and trade associations petitioned national leaders recently, urging them to update and reinstate energy efficiency-based tax incentives. The group, which includes window, air conditioner and insulation manufacturers, presented Congress with a proposed list of incentives it said would both modernize and improve those […]

International Builders’ Show: Day 3

Feb 22nd, 2019

As door and window companies face labor shortages, DWM’s editors set out to find the products that help. Meanwhile, we stumbled across plenty of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” around this year’s steel doors, as they look to make a comeback. Youtube Link

IBS 2019: Everyday Doors and Windows Fought for the Spotlight

Feb 22nd, 2019

Standard window and entry door products may have been dwarfed in size by oversized sliders and pivot doors at this year’s International Builders’ Show, but in the end they found ways to compete. Thermally-broken steel doors sported new, eye-catching designs and finishes, and yesterday’s fiberglass doors glowed with newer, brighter colors. Meanwhile, Andersen’s A-Series and […]

Andersen Breaks Ground in Arizona

Jan 15th, 2019

In September 2018, Andersen Corp. announced that it would build a new, 500,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Goodyear, Ariz., where the company plans to expand support for its 100 Series products. Officials now report breaking ground, as the company proceeds on its $105 million investment. Local officials praise the development for its ability to […]

Why a Safety Culture Makes for a Safer Workplace

Jul 9th, 2018

Safety in the workplace was a major focus at the recent Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Technical and Manufacturing Conference in Minneapolis. Two educational sessions touched on the topic and provided attendees with practical information to take back to their companies. Chuck LeRoux,  the director of corporate safety, security and disability services management at […]

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