Industry News
Feb. 4, 2016 - Jim Krahn, longtime fixture of the window and door industry in both the U.S. and Canada, will be moving into a part-time role at Marvin Windows this year. Krahn has filled a variety of senior positions at the company over his long tenure.
Dec. 18, 2015 - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Raymond Dallaire on the afternoon of December 9.
Dec. 9, 2015 - Tru Tech Doors is pleased to announce two new additions to its Ontario, Canada management team, Kevin Keddy - Sales Manager and Jon Watson - Branch Manager.
Nov. 12, 2015 - Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area needs 2,200 volunteers to help build Habitat homes across five build sites this holiday season to ensure that 13 Habitat Partner Families can come home in time for the holidays, followed by another 13 families by Spring, 2016.
Nov. 6, 2015 - Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. has announced the addition of several key hires on their sales, support and engineering teams. These newly created roles will help Sunview service its market demand more effectively, and also add significant strength to its product development and support teams.
Oct. 29, 2015 - On October 27, 2015, Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) had its consultation with the Ontario Construction Lien Act (CLA) Review. According to Sandra Skivsky representing PPO, “We had a 4 hour meeting with Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel to discuss the key issues they identified in the Information Package, and some identified by PPO, such as the impact on Benefit/Pension Plans. It was an informal and free ranging discussion on how the various elements for Payment Security would work with Prompt Payment principles.”
Oct. 20, 2015 - Roto Frank AG, the parent company of Roto Frank of America, Inc. and Roto Fasco Canada, has taken another step forward in its expansion of its global window and door technology market with the acquisition of the Deventer Group, a global building materials supplier, effective January 2016.
For almost 30 years, Vinyl Window Designs (VWD) has been a leader in the development and promotion of high-efficiency window products, utilizing foam insulation, triple glazing, warm edge spacers, and offering a variety of low-E models. One of the few window manufacturers in North America to have a research and development department, VWD continually works at improving existing products and developing new ones. Available across Canada through VWD’s dealers, flagship distributors and directly from the company, virtually every high efficiency window sold for a residential property is Energy Star certified, including nine products that now meet the 2014 Most Efficient specification.
Aug. 6, 2015 - AmesburyTruth has announced it has named Steve Klein U.S. Western Region Solutions Sales Manager for Balance Systems.
For the fourth time in six years, All Weather Windows has been named the ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of The Year in the fenestration products category - further cementing the company's status as industry leaders in energy efficiency. The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, announced the ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards on July 29 in Kenora, Ontario. The awards are to recognize outstanding utility providers, manufacturers, retailers, advocates and home builders who have led their respective industries in the pursuit of energy efficient products and processes.
July 30, 2015 - The Partners Promoting Window and Balconey Safety have released updated screen safety stickers. The new stickers feature an improved design and are available through screen component distributors or can be ordered on the PPWBS website. The PPWBS has also sent thousands of them to EMS groups, property managers and home owners in hopes they will affix them to existing screens. "With several falls from second- and third-floor windows and highrises, there is an obvious need to educate parents and care givers," said Jim Parker, PPWBS chair.
July 8, 2015 - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce an agreement with the Government of Canada to renew its successful public information program, Get it in Writing!, for the next three years. This industry-lead initiative provides homeowners with advice on how to hire a contractor, and the dangers of dealing with illegal ‘cash’ operators.
June 11, 2015 - CSA Group says it will be expanding its presence in Alberta by opening a branch in Calgary to serve industries that require testing, inspection and certification services.
June 3, 2015 - Registration for the next American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) webinar is now open. On June 16, Dean Lewis, AAMA’s educational and technical information manager, will provide a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. Anyone in the industry can participate in this free #AAMAwebinar from the comfort of their own office or home.

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