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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.
June 2, 2015 - Spectrum HHI Canada, makers of Weiser residential locksets, and JELD-WEN, Spectrum HHI’s distributor in western Canada, have announced the conclusion of their distribution partnership.
May 27, 2015 - The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is set to release a bulleting that will recommend that bid calling authorities require the listing of major trades, critical subcontractors and subcontractors with a significant value to the contract price in bids. This is a positive and necessary change that increases transparency and accountability in Canada's construction industry while creating greater stability in the work environment for trade contractors. The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) supports the move and is encouraging CCA to continue its productive and balanced review of standard practices.
May 26, 2015 - Some who have attended Windoor in the past are receiving emails like the one pictured claiming to offer accommodation on behalf of Windoor. The emails come from "CBS International." Show organizers wish to inform the industry that they have no arrangement with CBS or any other organization to offer hotel reservation services and that these emails are likely fraudulent. Windoor attendees are strongly encouraged to deal directly with their hotel of choice to make reservations.
Quanex Building Products has announced the promotion of Sean Hummel to director of research and development. In his new role, he will oversee R&D for the Quanex IG Systems business unit.
May  6, 2015 - The Marvin Companies is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100 percent ownership of TruStile Doors, LLC.  TruStile, headquartered in Denver, CO, is a leading manufacturer of high quality made-to-order architectural stile and rail doors, servicing the high-end residential and commercial construction markets.  Much like Marvin has done in the window and patio door industry, TruStile has established itself as a leader in the architectural door industry by providing a very high quality product with a wide variety of material and design options.
April 30, 2015 - Scottish power couple Colin & Justin have quite the following as successful designers, celebrity elitists and social media gurus. They have recently left the city life behind and overhauled a ‘slanty shanty’ into a modern cottage on their Cottage Life show ‘Cabin Pressure’ – season two.
April 13, 2015 - Fenzi North America has announced that Bob Lalonde, based in Montreal, has taken on the position of national sales manager. Fenzi general manager, David Devenish, announced “Bob joined Fenzi North America last spring and has showed a strong commitment to his customer’s throughout all of Canada, ensuring Fenzi’s place in the marketplace is well represented."

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