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Window & Door Magazine Features Loewen’s Timber Curtain Wall

Window & Door, the publication serving the entire fenestration industry, recently featured the launch of Loewen’s Timber Curtain Wall. The article cites the energy efficiency of the wood frame that comes with the beautiful, expansive views that it offers.

The full article can be viewed at this link:


Photo Gallery Shows Completion of The New American Remodel 2018

The New American Remodel™ 2018  is a project that aimed to transform an 80-year old residence using all new products and building technologies while maintaining some of its original architectural qualities. The renovated home was revealed at the 2018 International Builders’ Show and exclusively uses Loewen windows and doors.

Making up the 2018 Project Team are Farina & Sons (remodeler), Nasrallah Architectural Group, Gribble Interior Group and Redmond Design Company (landscape architecture). The construction photo gallery can be viewed at this link on the project website. The site also offers a 3D Virtual Tour of the home.

The New American Remodeled Home Fitted With Loewen Windows

The 2018 New American Remodel™ is a project that will transform an 80-year old residence using all new products and building technologies, while maintaining some of its original architectural qualities.

Built in 1937 and located just outside of downtown Orlando, FL, the home is now in Phase 2 of the project and Loewen windows have been specified by the builder on account of their high quality and energy efficiency.

For more information about the 2018 New American Remodel™, their website is at

Loewen Dealers Glass Concepts and Windows, Doors & More Share Tips for a Great Showroom

Rick Locke of Windows, Doors & More (right) and Jeff Wilcox of Glass Concepts (2nd from right) on the discussion panel at Window & Door Dealer Days, October 2016
Photo credit: Robb Cohen Photography & Video LLC,

The Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Window & Door Magazine features an article on how to create a dream showroom. Based on a panel discussion at the 2016 Window & Door Dealer Days, Loewen dealers Jeff Wilcox of Glass Concepts and Rick Locke of Windows, Doors & More were among the resource persons.

Details of this article can be found on pages 18 and 20 in this online PDF courtesy of Window & Door Magazine:

NWDA to Merge Operations with WDMA

The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) has agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

“WDMA is excited that NWDA will be joined with WDMA to better serve window, door and skylight manufacturers and their suppliers,” said Al Babiuk, WDMA Chairman and CEO of Loewen Windows. “By merging associations we will have a stronger voice to promote, protect and advance the interests of the industry at the national level and in the Northeast.”

More details can be found in WDMA’s full press release here:

Loewen Honors Intek Plastics as 2016 Supplier of the Year

from left: Rick Zeien-Plant Manager (Intek), Kevin Holcomb-Quality Manager (Intek), Claude Turenne-Quality Assurance Manager (Loewen), Tim McLeod-Purchasing Manager (Loewen), Tim Elsner-Account Development Manager (Intek) & Mike Kinning-President (Intek) 

Loewen is pleased to announce that Intek Plastics of Hastings, MN has been selected as our Supplier of the Year for 2016.

In a challenging and uncertain economic climate; having a reliable, dependable, agile and innovative supply chain is both a competitive advantage and a commercial necessity in serving our customers’ needs. The Loewen Supplier of the Year Award aims to recognize outstanding performance and best practices by a supplier over the past year.

Loewen’s suppliers are evaluated in key performance categories including on time delivery, quality performance, best value with cost reduction initiatives and customer service and responsiveness.


In addition to excelling at these performance measures, during the course of 2016, Intek Plastics has displayed innovation and service excellence and has embraced the spirit and principles of “partnership” that Loewen values. We appreciate the effort required to achieve this level of performance.

Intek Plastics Profile
Intek Plastics is a premiere custom plastic extruder that specializes in providing high quality, precisely engineered, customer-specific plastic extrusion products for a variety of different markets. Loewen utilizes Intek Plastics products in numerous applications for weather seals, thermal breaks and other critical components.

Loewen has been using Intek products in our windows and doors for over 20 years.

2016 Window & Door Dealer Days and The Dream Showroom

GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the second annual Window & Door Dealer Days featured more than 430 of the industry’s leading suppliers and drew nearly 9,000 visitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the three-day event in late October.

“It’s important to come to these types of events because when we get together [with dealers] here, we can talk about things that matter to their business,” says Al Babiuk, president and CEO of Loewen.

The full article can be seen in the Window and Door Magazine’s website via this link:

photo credit: GlassBuild America 2016

Glass Concepts Wins Dealer of the Year for Best Showroom Design

Glass Concepts, a Loewen Window Center located in San Rafael, California was honored as Window & Door Magazine’s Dealer of the Year for Best Showroom Design. Loewen congratulates Glass Concepts on this outstanding achievement!

The Dealers of the Year award recognizes window and door retailers and distributors that demonstrate excellence in the areas of marketing, customer service, showroom design and contributions to the community and/or industry. This is the second year in a row that a Loewen Dealer has been one a Dealer of the Year award, after Loewen Window Center of Seattle won in 2015.

For the full article about this, please visit the Window and Door Magazine website via this link:

feature photo credit: Window and Door Magazine


Loewen Window Center Owner Elected to WDDA Board

Rick Locke, owner/operator of Windows, Doors and More in Seattle, Wa, a Platinum Loewen Window Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA) / National Glass Association.

Rick (photo above) acquired Windows, Doors & More in 2013 after a career that included ten years in the technology industry as a Director of Sales at Microsoft and twenty three years of sales, marketing and management experience in the glass and window industry with companies including Milgard Mfg., Northwestern Industries, Viracon, SAGE Electrochromics, DeaMor Associates and RGA Architectural.

Rick will be serving a 3 year term in his NGA / WDDA position. Congratulations Rick!

An initiative of the National Glass Association, the WDDA is the only national business organization advancing the interests of independent window and door dealers. More information about the WDDA can be found on their website at