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  • Gaulhofer, an Austrian high-end door and window manufacturer, opened its first North American location in Jacksonville, Florida. Gaulhofer partnered with Jacksonville-based importer Lee Webster to bring the products to the United States. The partnership began in 2011, and the company has spent the past three years undergoing the certification process for Florida impact specifications. The... more »
  • Unique Home Designs Inc., manufacturer of residential security doors, screen doors and window guards, has announced a comprehensive agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd. to market a new line of security products in North America. The product line will provide a whole-house solution of security screens for entry doors, patio doors and windows. UHD will market these products through major... more »
  • Jeld-Wen agreed to pay $150,000 in penalties and $444,000 to swap out smoky wood stoves to make up for smokestack pollution from a lumber mill in Klamath Falls, Ore., during 2008-2010. The settlement was reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Quality. An environmental law specialist for the state agency, Jenny Root, says there were four... more »
  • Deceuninck NV, global manufacturer of PVC and composite window and door systems, acquired the leading Turkish PVC window profile producer, Pimas Plastik Insaat Malzemeleri A.S (Pimas). The acquisition makes Deceuninck the largest PVC window systems company in Turkey, the second largest PVC window market in Europe. “Today we announce the acquisition of Pimas, the pioneer window systems... more »
  • Universal Windows Direct Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its brand-new showroom in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio in August. Over five hundred  people attended the grand opening event, complete with food trucks, appearances  from former Cleveland Browns players, and a silent-auction which benefitted “A Kid Again,” a local non-profit organization. Filled with displays of... more »
  • Western Window Systems is included in Inc. magazine’s 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The designer and manufacturer of door and window systems made the list with a three-year sales growth of 236 percent. “Our phenomenal growth comes from having the best products, the best processes, and the best... more »
  • Vi-Lux Building Products Inc. announced that it has become the first company to be certified under the new performance standard for plastic moulding and trim under the MMPA/NAMI Plastic Moulding and Trim Certification Program, through the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association and National Accreditation & Management Institute. The MMPA/NAMI Plastic Moulding and Trim Certification... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced the rebranding of its Comfort E-PS, bringing the high-demand pyrolytic glass into alignment with the two new product families of low-emissivity coated glass products launched early last year: Energy Select for architectural applications and Comfort Select for residential applications. Comfort E-PS in 2.5mm, 3.0m, 4.0mm and 5.0mm is now Comfort Select 73.... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Simonton, Fypon and Therma-Tru, has signed an agreement to sell Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings Inc., according to an FBHS press release issued today. The Simonton transaction is valued at approximately $130 million, or roughly 10 times 2014 EBITDA. The transaction’s closing is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to... more »
  •  C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast. The Super Center... more »