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  • 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 »
  • Western Window partnered with the Earthwise Group LLC to manufacture Earthwise window products, continuing the westward expansion of the national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors. Western's manufacturing plant in Nampa, Idaho, will be the 18th Earthwise manufacturing facility in the United States and will serve customers in Idaho, Utah, Nevada and eastern... more »
  • Pleotint, LLC has entered into a distribution partnership with H Window Company of Ashland, Wis., that enables H Window to incorporate Suntuitive glass into its full window and door product lines. H Window manufactures new and replacement windows for residential, commercial, institutional and government projects across the country. The manufacturer's aluminum/wood composite... more »
  • Builders FirstSource purchased Groveland, Fla.-based West Orange Lumber Co., which supplies lumber, roof and floor trusses, custom windows and doors, as well as installation services, to residential home builders and commercial contractors in the Central Florida region. Sales were about $15 million for fiscal 2013. The deal closed July 31, 2014.  "The acquisition of West... more »
  • Sierra Pacific Industries completed its purchase of Hurd and Superseal Windows and Doors on Aug. 5, 2014. Sierra Pacific announced its intent to purchase Wisconsin-based Hurd and Superseal on July 7th. This purchase will add manufacturing capacity, a skilled work force, additional product lines and immediate exposure to Central and Eastern U.S. and international markets for the window... more »
  • Nautic Partners LLC has partnered with management to acquire Custom Window Systems Inc., headquartered in Ocala, Fla. Custom, one of Window & Door's Top 100 Manufacturers, sells windows and doors to building product distributors, independent dealers, builders and contractors across Florida and the Southeastern United States. “We believe that Custom has developed into one of the largest... more »
  • Jeld-Wen finalized two new exclusive partnerships in the United Kingdom, with glass and glazing company Pilkington and hardware specialist ERA. Jeld-Wen’s range of U.K.-manufactured casement windows, patio and exterior doorsets now come factory fitted with Pilkington glass as standard, while all hardware for windows and U.K.-manufactured external doorsets will be supplied by ERA. The new... more »
  • Masco Corp. announced that adjusted operating profit grew by 21 percent in its second quarter. Net sales from continuing operations rose 5 percent to $2.3 billion, up from $2.1 billion for the second quarter of 2013.  North American sales increased 4 percent, and international sales increased 9 percent in U.S. dollars. "We delivered a solid second quarter marked by revenue growth and... more »
  • PGT Inc. will join forces with another major player in the impact-resistant window and door market, as it has entered into a definitive agreement with CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc., whereby CGI will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT. The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT's plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth... more »