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Nov. 16, 2018 - WTS Paradigm has announced a name change as part of a branding initiative that emphasizes the software company's high standards of leadership, expertise, and innovation in the building products industry. Beginning November 16, WTS Paradigm will be branded as Paradigm.
Oct. 16, 2018 -  This year, Pollard Windows Incorporated is marking its 70th year in business. Since our beginning, Pollard has seized every change and major shift in the window and door manufacturing industry as an opportunity to evolve and remain an active and innovative company. It is in thanks to our customers for their business and trust in us over our long history. Their loyalty has helped us achieve this incredible milestone.
After many years of shipping product to Thunder Bay, Ont., from its Etobicoke facility and supporting the community from afar, Everlast has decide to take up residence in this lovely town to the north. After months of careful consideration and scouting the company turned to a long-standing and established window and door company in town, A & R Ross, and made a offer to purchase them. The offer was accepted and closed Oct. 1. Everlast’s history in the window and door business spans over six decades and acquiring another historic mainstay in the industry just seemed a logical step.
Window and Door magazine is reporting a mass shooting at fenestration software manufacturer, WTS Paradigm, on Sept. 19. Several employees of WTS Paradigm were shot on Sept. 19 after a gunman opened fire at the company’s Middleton, Wis., offices. According to Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke, the shooting began at about 10:25 a.m.
Effective today, Brian Hermiston will be stepping back as general manager of the Fenestra Purchasing Co-operative. He has served as the only GM since the co-op's inception in 2011. Hermiston will remain to complete supplier partner negotiations for the next year.
July 12, 2018 - RegaLead, the Canadian subsidiary of UK-based global supplier RegaLead, has announced that it has appointed StoreTek Sales to handle the sales of its range of European-inspired design-led door lites range in Eastern Canada and the U.S.
CBC Radio's Ontario Today program took a full hour to discuss the demise of the GreenON home renovation rebate program, taking calls from consumers and fenestration contractors and fabricators. The conversation creates a fascinating snapshot of the confusion and chaos caused by the program.
Fenestration Canada has released a statement criticizing the Canadian government for retaliatory tariffs imposed on U.S. imports of aluminum windw and door products. The federal government announced charges of 10 per cent on these products entering the country in response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum announced in May.
Fenestration Canada is seeking testimonials from members to add to its communications to the Ontario government regarding the cancellation of the GreenON window rebate program. The association released the following message:
The federal government has announced retaliatory tariffs on imports from the U.S. of many steel and aluminum products, including "doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors." The tariffs are in response to American tarrifs announced in May on steel and aluminum entering the U.S. from Canada. The tariff on fenestration products will be 10 per cent.
June 29, 2018 - The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is pleased with the Canadian government's decision to refuse the sale of Aecon Group Inc. to Chinese government-controlled CCC Holding Limited (CCCI). "CCA wishes to express its satisfaction with the government's confidence in the Canadian construction industry," said Mary Van Buren, CCA president. "We are happy that the government recognizes the fact that government-owned or controlled entities have no place to compete against private and publicly-traded companies in the Canadian construction industry."
The GreenON rebate program has been cancelled, according to the program's website. GreenON's sudden launch made waves last December by promising buyers of replacement windows up to $5,000 in rebates when they purchased Energy Star Most Efficient windows from WindowWise-accredited dealers. The program came under fire from industry critics for its haphazard rollout, poor communication, conflicting rules and unclear procedures and requirements.
George Warren, owner of Centennial Windows and Doors in London, Ont., was presented with Fenestration Canada's C.P. Loewen award recognizing lifetime contributions to the Canadian window and door industry. The presentation was made at the Fenestration Canada Spring Conference's President's Dinner, June 5 in Calgary.
June 4, 2018 - VELUX Canada, the Canadian sales company of the VELUX Group, has announced that its sister company, VELUX America has acquired Wasco Products Inc. This purchase will broaden the VELUX commercial daylighting capabilities in the Canadian market.
May 9, 2018 - Richelieu Hardware has announced the closing of the acquisition of the principal net assets of Weston Premium Woods Inc., an Ontario based distributor located in Brampton, on the outskirts of Toronto. A leader in its field, Weston distributes a diverse range of materials, decorative products and hardwoods targeted to an extensive customer base of kitchen and bathroom cabinet, storage and closet, home furnishing and office furniture manufacturers, as well as residential and commercial woodworkers. This acquisition, the first in 2017 for Richelieu, represents additional sales of approximately $60 million on an annual basis.
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