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March 24, 2015 - The Small Business Challenge is back, shining a spotlight on Canada’s brightest entrepreneurs and the challenges they face. The annual contest is an opportunity for Canadian small business owners to showcase their unique business ideas to a nationwide audience and get help overcoming the barriers standing in their way.
March 5, 2015 - AmesburyTruth has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business based in Ontario, California to VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as the Bandlock Couplers business.
Feb. 27, 2015 - At a press conference held Thursday at the headquarters of ATIS Group, the company's management, together with representatives of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) and Fondaction CSN announced that they have acquired the Québec door and window manufacturer. ATIS Group was founded in 2004 with the acquisition of Laflamme Doors and Windows and Solarcan Doors and Windows.
Feb. 12, 2015 - Started by Albert Spanier in 1936, Calgary Sash and Door has made high-end wood windows and doors in Alberta for 79 years. Now, Ralph Spanier, Gord Spanier and Lorie Gibson have announced the company will exit the window and door business, citing difficulty finding workers with the woodcrafting skills necessary to maintain their standards.
Feb. 4, 2015 - Barry Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), has announced the appointment of Diane Lee as communications coordinator.
Jan. 21, 2015 - Centennial Windows and Doors took the wraps off its new manufacturing plant Friday with a grand opening. The manufacturer officially celebrated its new, 4,645 sq. m. addition, added on to its existing 2,800 sq. m. plant, doubling production, said marketing manager Bill Rockwood. The London Free Press reports. 
Here for your consideration are some of Fenestration Review's top news stories of 2014. Here's wishing everyone in Canada's window and door industry a safe and prosperous 2015.
Dec. 10, 2014 - Clearview Industries has announced the appointment of John Campacci as its business development manager. Campacci brings 25 years of experience as a sales manager and business development manager in the window and door industry, primarily in the patio door market.
Dec. 9, 2014 - About every five years or so the VEKA Marketing department gets the urge to develop a new website. "VEKA as a company is constantly evolving in order to best serve our customers." States Steve Dillon, Marketing Director for VEKA.
Nov. 7, 2014 - AmesburyTruth has announced the hiring of its new Director of Marketing, Kevin Anez. With more than 21 years of experience in the building materials industry, Anez comes to AmesburyTruth from Viracon, where he was Director of Marketing and Product Management for the architectural commercial glass business.
One of the goals of trade magazines is to act as a kind of internal conversation within a national industry. Since an industry is not one entity but rather a conglomerate of companies, individuals and other organizations, all the “bits” need to talk to each other if there is to be any hope of forming a common culture. Forming a common culture in the window and door industry is probably not something you budget for each year. But without one, business sectors lack identity and are easily ignored by suppliers, governments and the public. They miss opportunities for shared learning, networking, and developing shared practices that reassure the consumer and help everyone to make money.
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Sept. 17, 2014 - The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) launched its Women's Advancement Project in Calgary, Alberta today. CAWIC continues to call on the industry to join forces with CAWIC to address the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of women into leadership roles within the construction industry.
Sept. 9, 2014 - Amesbury Truth, a division of Tyman PLC, has unveiled a new brand identity and tag line unifying the former Amesbury and Truth Hardware brands. This is a significant step in the integration of the two businesses which came together in 2013. Commenting on the significance of the new brand, Jeff Graby, president and CEO, said, “Amesbury Truth offers best-in-class engineering resources with the broadest portfolio of innovative solutions that drive our customers’ success. We are proud to share our new brand with the fenestration community. This new brand honors our rich history of innovation, trusted results and engineering excellence we bring to our customers.”
Aug. 21, 2014 - Alair Homes, a company focused on new home construction and home renovation experiences, has announced the opening of a new Victoria, B.C. location, Alair Homes Victora.

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