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  • Western Window Systems will release an aluminum product family designed and built for markets in the Northwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. A total of 12 new moving glass walls and windows products will be released throughout 2017, providing open floor plans and indoor-outdoor living options, while addressing the energy, structural and hurricane-impact needs critical to each area, the... more »
  • Guardian Industries Corp. and Koch Industries Inc. today announced that Guardian stockholders have approved the acquisition of the company by KGIC Merger Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5 percent outstanding shares of Guardian Industries’ common stock not already owned by affiliates of Koch. “Guardian... more »
  • Gerkin Windows and Doors unveiled a new brand identity that company officials say has a more contemporary look and feel, including a new logo and website. The site features enhanced photography and video, newly designed product literature, a more robust product features and benefits area, and easier navigation. more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. celebrated its five-year anniversary as an independent company. The Company grew incrementally by deploying $1.4 billion in cash to complete several strategic acquisitions. The Company also repurchased more than $900 million in shares, in addition to initiating and steadily increasing its dividend. During this same period of time the Company nearly doubled... more »
  • Masonite will close the Algoma Hardwoods plant in Algoma, Wisconsin, purchased in 2012, by Aug. 31, 2017, according to a report from the Milwaukee Business Journal. The door factory employed 180 workers and operated for more than 100 years. Layoffs will begin Jan. 13, 2017.  Masonite officials say the company is closing the facility “to improve its cost structure, expand operational... more »
  • North Atlantic Corp. partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to install a 1551 kilowatt solar energy system on the roof of its Somerset location. The solar array is projected to cover 90 percent of North Atlantic Corp.’s annual electricity bill and will contribute to substantial savings on the company’s energy expenditures. “NAC has been looking at solar the... more »
  • Deceuninck North America is collaborating with Owens Corning to improve thermal efficiency and performance in window and door systems, according to officials from Deceuninck. Projects may include Owens Corning Weatherstripping, Innergy Rigid Thermal Reinforcements and thermal installation. "We are excited to be a part of an industry-changing initiative," says Filip Geeraert, president... more »
  • JELD-WEN plans to build a new training center in Charlotte, North Carolina, employing 200 new and relocated company associates. “JELD-WEN is investing in Charlotte because this vibrant city has so much to offer in the way of talent and amenities. We appreciate the support provided through the state Job Development Investment Grant as well as local Charlotte Mecklenburg support and we... more »
  • Press Glass received certification from the Institute of Ceramics and Construction Materials for its bullet-proof glazing units. The certificate is a formal proof that panes produced by the manufacturer meet the requirements included in EN 1279-5:2005+A2:2010. ICiMB is a state-run R&D and implementing body operating in Poland for over 60 years.  "Bullet-proof glass provides... more »
  • Pella Corp. acquired Duratherm Windows Corp., a manufacturer and designer of customizable hardwood windows and doors located in Vassalboro, Maine. “It was a pleasant surprise to me when I received a call from Pella, especially since I wasn’t actively seeking to sell the business,” says Tim Downing, president at Duratherm. “This partnership creates exciting possibilities... more »