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  • Kolbe Windows & Doors introduced sliding windows with larger openings. Available in both Ultra Series and VistaLuxe complementary versions, the window features an extruded aluminum exterior, a wood interior and a tilt-in sash on some models to simplify cleaning. Kolbe will display the window during the International Builders’ Show. more »
  •   PGT Inc. will unveil its new brand name, PGT Innovations, at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show, Jan. 10-12, 2017. The new name evokes the future of the impact-resistant window and door industry and the next generation of products, according to company officials. Bringing together three window and door manufacturers—CGI, PGT Custom Windows & Doors and WinDoor—... more »
  • Jeld-Wen partnered with U.S. Lumber. Door dealers and lumberyards will be able to purchase Jeld-Wen products from U.S. Lumber in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, starting in mid-2016. U.S. Lumber will pre-hang and distribute the complete line of Jeld-Wen Doors. Read more... Jeld-Wen also announced its acquisition of Australia’s Trend Windows & Doors, which... more »
  • In May, Pella Corp. appointed Tim Yaggi as its new president and chief executive officer. Yaggi’s most recent position was chief operating officer and interim president and CEO at Tempur Sealy International, which is the world’s largest bedding provider. Prior to his work in bedding, Yaggi served at MASCO Corp. as group president of the North America Builder Group where he oversaw a... more »
  • Endura Products Inc. entered a definitive agreement to acquire Contact Industries Inc. Day-to-day local management of Contact Industries will remain unchanged. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close before the end of the month. Headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon, and operating from an approximately... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. launched Automated Fenestration Inc., headquartered in Hawthorne, California. According to company officials, product lines exist for residential, commercial and institutional projects. AFI is a provider of UL listed products and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Our automation solutions for the fenestration industry have become a substantial... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery Inc. of Twinsburg, Ohio, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the United States this January. This milestone follows the parent company’s 70th anniversary in 2016. After entering the North American market through distributors in the early 90s, Stürtz opened its U.S. operation on January 14, 1997. Starting with five employees in a small office, the operation expanded to a... more »
  • Simpson Door Co. has added WaterBarrier technology for flush door designs, including ones with windows, standard raised moldings and flush shaker moldings. Regardless of the wood species, size or shape of the door, the new technology provides a five-year warranty with no protective overhang required. “With the ever-increasing popularity of contemporary design and the prominent role of... more »
  • 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 »