Volume 33, Number 6, June 1998


USGOpenings NEWS

Litton Moves SNE Mainframe Operations

Litton Enterprise Solutions of McLean, VA, has completed the migration of Mosinee, WI-based SNE Enterprises’ mainframe operations to Litton’s Woodland Hills, CA, data center. According to Litton, the move was completed in just four weeks due to time constraints imposed by the expiration of SNE’s previous lease.

Andersen Wins EPA Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Andersen Corporation of Bayport, MN, its 1998 Outstanding ENERGY STAR® Homes Manufacturer Ally. Andersen, which is the first window and patio door company to win the award, was recognized by the EPA for the positive impact its windows have on a home’s energy efficiency.

NFRC Adopts New Label

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has adopted a new label for windows that it hopes will be more consumer friendly. The organization changed the labels in response to results of a market research survey that collected consumers’ concerns when buying windows. According to the NFRC, the new labels will contain information such as the U-factor and solar heat gain.

GED Service Center Celebrates Milestone

Glass Equipment Development, Inc. (GED) of Twinsburg, OH, reached a major milestone on March 30 when it held its 100th Intercept® Training Class. According to GED, 655 students from more than 132 different customer sites have been trained at GED’s training center since its first class in 1994.

Windsor Window Adds Six Western States

Windsor Window Company of West Des Moines, IA, has added six western states to its nationwide distribution system. The company appointed Wayne Rice, a ten-year industry veteran, to lead its efforts in these states. The new markets include California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Idaho.

In addition, the company says it is rapidly expanding its national distribution network, adding more than 20 distributors and dealers during the past 18 months. The company says that it continues to hire additional sales representatives to serve its growing distributor network. Windsor Window says it has also achieved a 21-percent growth in sales and added 20 new distributors for its door and window products during 1997. The company has added a number of new sales representatives and targeted expansion in the Northeast and West markets.


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