2012 Marks 50 Years for Milgard Windows & Doors

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TACOMA, Wash. (February 16, 2012) - This year, Milgard Windows & Doors is celebrating 50 years of quality, ease of use, durability, energy efficiency and value.

In 1958, Maurice Milgard, Jr. and his son Gary started Milgard Glass Company in a small building in Tacoma, Washington. Gary's brother, Jim, joined the company in 1961. Within a short time, the Milgards diversified into aluminum windows.

In 1962, Gary Milgard left the glass company to start an aluminum window fabricating company called Milgard Manufacturing. The company's objective was to provide a reliable source of quality aluminum windows styled and crafted to meet the unique architectural requirements of the western United States.

Since then, Milgard Windows & Doors has been committed to innovation in manufacturing windows and doors and providing the best products and service possible. Milgard has grown their product lines to include fiberglass, vinyl, and wood windows and doors. They have also made advancements in hardware such as the SmartTouch® lock that has been awarded the Ease-of-Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation. Milgard has also been named "Best Quality in the Nation" seven times by Builder Magazine. Essence™ Series was recognized with a Crystal Achievement Award as the most innovative window by a large manufacturer by Window & Door magazine, a publication of the National Glass Association.

"Milgard Windows & Doors has had one unwavering goal over the past 50 years, and that's to be the best window and door manufacturer." said Jeremiah Noneman, Consumer Brand Manager for Milgard. "It's our consumers, dealers and employees that have made this all possible."

To help celebrate their 50 years, Milgard Windows & Doors is planning a company-wide, multi-community event through their MG/CAT (Matching Gift/Community Action Team) volunteer program. This "Day of Caring" will be in honor of Carol Milgard and her dedication to community service. Plans are underway for later in the year.

As a thank you to our Certified Dealers and customers, Milgard is also offering a limited time rebate. The "Get $50" event will offer a $50 rebate on every Tuscany®, Montecito®, Ultra™ and WoodClad™ Series window purchased between January 9th and March 31st, 2012. More information on the rebate can be found at milgard.com.

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About Milgard Windows & Doors

Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Wash., offers a full line of aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners. The company has been recognized for manufacturing the nation's highest quality vinyl windows six times in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of Builder magazine. Milgard employs approximately 3,500 people nationwide. For more information, visit www.milgard.com or call 1-800-MILGARD.

About Masco Corporation

Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products. For more information, visit www.masco.com or call 313-274-7400.

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