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  • The Atis Group Inc.*   Product lines: Clad wood, wood, PVC and aluminum windows; steel and wood doorsBrands: LaFlamme, Solarcan, Melco, Vimat, Allsco, VinylbiltHeadquarters: Longueuil, Quebec, CanadaManufacturing locations: 10 plants across Canada with 800,000 square feet of production, warehouse and retail space   Window manufacturing operations at Vinylbilt, an Atis Group... more »
  • Associated Materials Inc.*     Product lines: Vinyl windows and doors; vinyl siding, fencing and other productsBrands: Alside, Alpine, Gentek and RevereHeadquarters: Cuyahoga Falls, OhioManufacturing locations: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Bothell, Wash.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kinston, N.C.; London, Ontario; Yuma, Ariz.; West Salem, OhioEmployees: 3,100Websites: www.associatedmaterials... more »
  • AMSCO Windows*   Product lines: Vinyl and composite windows and doorsHeadquarters: Salt Lake CityEmployees: 300Website: www.amscowindows.comGeneral information: Founded as Aluminum Manufacturing and Supply Co., Amsco Windows celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. The manufacturer operates out of a 500,000-square-foot plant in Salt Lake City. In recent years, it has expanded its... more »
  •       Fortune Brands Home & Security Product lines: Fiberglass and steel entry doors and patio doors; vinyl windows and patio doors; synthetic trim and millwork componentsBrands: Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows, FyponHeadquarters: Deerfield, Ill.Manufacturing locations: Simonton Windows—Vacaville, Calif.; Paris, Ill.; Pennsboro, St. Mary’s, and... more »
  • Andersen Corp.*   Product lines: Clad, wood, vinyl, and composite windows and patio doors; storm doorsBrands: Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, SilverLine by Andersen, American Craftsman by AndersenHeadquarters: Bayport, Minn.Manufacturing locations: 15 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey, and OntarioEmployees: Approximately 9,... more »
  • Uptick in IBS attendance, new product introductions reflect strengthening industry
    “The market will probably be up for all home products by 10 or 11 percent for the year. Right now it's kind of quiet, but if you look at order patterns and activity in the first six weeks of the year, we see very strong trends in the South, Southeast, West and Southwest," said Chris Klein, CEO, Fortune Brands Home & Security, parent company of Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors... more »
  • The 2014 fensterbau/frontale trade show took place in Nuremberg, Germany, March 26-29. Nearly 800 exhibitors, 40 percent of which were international, gathered to show their products and machinery for windows, doors and facades. Following are snapshots from the show floor. Machinery, equipment and software Windows, doors and skylights Colors and cladding  Machinery, equipment and software... more »
  • In response to improving business conditions, window manufacturers promoted existing product lines alongside new ones at IBS 2014 to meet the needs of both the new construction and replacement markets. “The bulk of our business and the basis of our reputation have traditionally been on the remodel/replace side,” said Mark Savan, president of Simonton Windows, which returned to IBS... more »
  • Uptick in IBS attendance reflects strengthening industry
    “The market will probably be up for all home products by 10 or 11 percent for the year. Right now it's kind of quiet, but if you look at order patterns and activity in the first six weeks of the year, we see very strong trends in the South, Southeast, West and Southwest," said Chris Klein, CEO, Fortune Brands Home & Security, parent company of Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors... more »
  • The 2014 International Builders' Show took place Feb. 4-6 in Las Vegas, where a number of window and door companies introduced new products. For additional information on the products on display, please also see the IBS 2014 Product Showcase.      Royal Building Products introduced the Slide and Stack Patio Door System at IBS 2014. Glass panels slide on a single track... more »