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  • According to an article in the Sioux City Journal, Gerkin Window and Doors will add 73,000 square feet to its South Sioux City facility. The company, which employs over 200 people, broke ground on the addition in late 2016 and expects it to open in 2018. This is the second expansion since a new facility opened in 2004. Gerkin is uncertain if additional space will lead to additional jobs. “... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. launched the Heritage Series of fiberglass entry doors featuring Craftsman architectural details. The new three-panel exterior doors complement the Heritage Winslow interior doors. “We are excited to expand the Heritage Series to the entry door market,” says Mark Albrighton, senior director, exterior product at Masonite. “The Heritage three-panel... more »
  • The Brinks Home Security Array smart lock was awarded the 2017 National Association of Home Builders Best of IBS Award for Indoor Living Product. The smart lock from Brinks, a division of Hampton Products International, will be available for pre-orders in May 2017. Array is a cloud- and app-enabled internet of things device that homeowners can use without adding separate hubs or accessories... more »
  •          The new Masonite logo reinforces where the company is taking the door category, officials report. The bold, uppercase letters signify continued strength and leadership. The ‘M’ symbol utilizies intersecting doors to reinforce the partnership with customers. The modified crossbars of the ‘A’ and ‘E’ in Masonite’s... more »
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum received Florida Product Approval by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for the Monterey S55 and S80 Bi-Folding Doors. The approval signifies full compliance with Florida Building Codes and will make it easier for glaziers and design professionals to select the appropriate systems for their jobs, company officials report. Monterey S55 and S80 Bi-... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors is previewing a new door during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Jan. 10-12. The new Marvin Clad Ultimate Bi-Fold Door features one of the industry’s widest glass panels at 3 ½  feet in a frame up to 10 feet high. The door will be available for ordering in spring 2017. “Customers today are looking for bigger doors, cleaner lines... more »
  • Marvin Windows and Doors joined as a charter sponsor of Generation Next, a philanthropic campaign from This Old House that will encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades. Marvin will participate in a campaign kickoff reception at this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, presenting an initial donation to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship... more »
  • Apex Energy Solutions unveiled an app that allows potential franchisees, customers and employees to explore the Apex story through a digital Victorian-style pop-up book. It can be found in the iTunes app store. The Apex Pop-Up Book app tells the Apex story by reacting to users’ fingertips, allowing them to turn pages and watch pop-up features take shape. Once a page is open, the user can... more »
  • Apex Energy Solutions switched to a franchise model, offering all of its licensees the opportunity to buy franchises and also making franchises available in new markets. Apex is in 15 states, and it expects the franchise model to result in double-digit growth in the next 18 months. more »
  • Deceuninck North America reported strong sales growth through the third quarter of 2016, according to a recent company release. The company made several investments to sustain its growth in 2016, including its new $20 million, 150,000-square-foot facility in Fernley, Nevada, which can accommodate up to 24 extrusion lines. Deceuninck also invested to support growth and sustainability at its Monroe... more »