Posts Tagged ‘ Quaker Windows and Doors ’

At IBS, Masks Have Been Replaced by Innovation

Feb 28th, 2024

After some rocky years through Covid, it appears the International Builders’ Show (IBS) can finally exhale without a mask. As new home starts have broken the ceiling of a million-home-pace, the event rightfully opened on a jubilant note. Ring-tossers, stilt walkers and celebrity impersonators greeted attendees at the show’s opening ceremonies, where National Association of […]

FGIA Honors Industry Leaders at Annual Conference

Feb 22nd, 2024

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recognized member contributions and achievements at its awards ceremony during the 2024 Annual Conference this week, held at the Omni Amelia Island Resort near Jacksonville, Florida. Awards were presented by the previous year’s winners, who honored recipients for their efforts toward progressing the work of FGIA and the […]

Quaker Announces Scholarship Award Recipients

Jun 1st, 2023

Quaker Windows and Doors announced the recipients of its 2023 Thomas M. Knoll Memorial Scholarship awards. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have a parent or legal guardian working at Quaker, or they must be an employee themselves. The scholarship fund was created in 2004. More than $150,000 has been awarded to local high school […]

Quaker, Pella and M&M Announce Expansions

May 10th, 2023

The door and window industry saw a number of expansions announced last week, including two leading manufacturers and an Illinois-based dealer. Quaker Windows and Doors is set to invest $10 million to boost production capabilities and add to its facility in Missouri. Pella Corp. is acquiring Lawson Industries Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of aluminum doors […]

IBS Makes a Small[er] But Mighty Comeback

Feb 10th, 2022

“Enough is enough. Let’s go.” After sitting out a year due to COVID-19, that’s what Brian Whalen, vice president of sales for Hope’s Windows, had to say about the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Whalen said Orlando was the perfect venue for a comeback, where—in his opinion, at least—the state is “more open to business as […]

Quaker Windows & Doors Opens New Location in Missouri

May 19th, 2020

Quaker Windows & Doors opened the doors to its new Eldon, Mo., location on Monday, May 18. The new location expands Quaker’s commercial window and door division’s manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for Quaker’s products, according to the company. The first set of new Eldon employees have been training for the opening at Quaker’s […]

Zuern Building Products Acquires Window Design Center

Apr 8th, 2020

Wisconsin’s Zuern Building Products acquired Window Design Center earlier this month, as the company expands into the Madison market. Zuern continues its business in the Delafield area and will have a showroom at each location. “Delafield is a well-established market for Zuern and there has been a desire from our team and customers to have […]

Two Window Companies Cut Back While Another Sees Progress

Oct 30th, 2019

There are signs of thinning among some door and window companies these days, as Jeld-Wen makes plans to close a facility in North Carolina and PGT Innovations cuts employees from several of its Florida operations. At the same time, one manufacturer, Quaker Windows and Doors, celebrates progress on a $63 million expansion. Jeld-Wen filed a […]

What Machines Must Do to Fill Manufacturing Gaps

Oct 15th, 2019

Between labor shortages, tightening performance requirements and a trend toward larger (and larger) products—to suggest that the climate has changed for door and window manufacturers is an understatement. Meanwhile, with advancements in automation, machinery companies have looked to help out with those and other issues (or to capitalize on them, depending on how you choose […]