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  • FP2D, LLC, an Arizona-based construction services company, acquired Architectural Elements, LLC, a leading supplier and manufacturer of high quality doors and accessories for the domestic U.S. market. The company currently employees 25 people at its headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. “We are excited to have the addition of FP2D’s management team and expertise to assist in strategically... more »
  • Global Products introduced its new subsidiary, GPI Millworks, at the recent AMD Show in Tampa, Fla. The new company specializes in door components, PVC and pultruded fiberglass door panels, as well as PVC sliding doors. “The objective of the company is to work closely with the industry to design and supply key components to improve the efficiency, performance and ease of assembly of doors... more »
  • Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors announces that its child safety and fall prevention solution is now available for its Wood-Ultrex and All Ultrex Glider windows. The new, factory-applied Window Opening Control Devices limit the window opening to less than 4 inches and require two distinct actions to disengage. The devices automatically reset when the window is returned to the closed... more »
  • Roto North America was honored with a plaque of recognition plaque from PRYSM Marketing, commemorating Roto’s 35th year in North America. The two companies share a productive partnership that focuses on the sales expansion of Roto Fasco products in the market. more »
  • AmesburyTruth hired a new director of marketing, Kevin Anez. With more than 21 years of experience in the building materials industry, Anez comes to AmesburyTruth from Viracon, where he was director of marketing and product management for the architectural commercial glass business. Prior to working for Viracon, Anez spent nearly 19 years with Andersen Corporation. more »
  • Peter Dixen has been named CEO of A+W Software GmbH. Dixen brings more than 20 years of glass and fenestration IT industry experience to his new role and is highly focused upon customer satisfaction and long-lasting partnerships with A+W customers. His previous experience includes 13 years as IT application and internal software development director for an international glass company, A+W support... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is set to release AAMA 103-14a, Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, on Dec. 1, 2014. This document has been completely re-written and re-formatted to comply with new ANSI accreditation requirements. A new feature of this document is the enlargement of the initial certification period from four to... more »
  • Fry Consultants Incorporated published an update for its ongoing United States Residential Window and Patio Door Multi-Client Study. The study provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2014 through 2016, alternative (e.g. composites, fiberglass) windows, sales channel changes, regional differences, emerging trends and threats, and other market information. To purchase a... more »
  • A trade coalition of 14 vinyl extruders and window manufacturers reached a settlement with J-Channel Industries, bringing the patent challenge with the ITUS Corp. subsidiary to a conclusion. The coalition said it was able to negotiate an out-of-court monetary settlement, the terms of which were not disclosed. The dispute was regarding the “J-rail” channel design that has long been in... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association released the semi-annual WDMA 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report, covering both U.S. construction and topline product shipment activity. The report projects 2014 residential new construction starts will be slightly lower than originally anticipated, coming in at 985,000 starts vs. 1.1 million starts. Residential remodeling activity, however,... more »