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  • Mercer Industries, the Oregon-based manufacturer of Mercer Windows, is decreasing its manufacturing operations, citing the lingering effects of the recent recession. Once all existing orders are fulfilled, the company plans to close, affecting approximately 70 employees at its Beaverton, Ore., facility. The company reports that shareholders, including the Mercer family, "have gone to... more »
  •   MFM Building Products, manufacturer of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, hired SMS Group LLC to represent the company in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia in addition to its current representation in the Carolinas, MFM reports. SMS Group, originally Tom Flowe & Associates, has more than 75 years experience serving the building products... more »
  • Dunbarton Corp. extended its sales and customer service department operating hours. As of March 31, all sales and customer service managers and agents will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, the company reports.    “Our relationship with customers is based on our ability to provide exceptional customer service...,... more »
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC sold the assets of AWP Windows and Doors to Deerpath Holdings, a private equity firm that invests in the manufacturing and distribution space. Located in Medley, Fla., AWP services the south and central Florida window market with residential aluminum and vinyl impact windows and sliding doors. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for architectural, automotive, and protective applications. The acquisition will include Commonwealth... more »
  • VEKA Group will acquire GEALAN Holding GmbH, the European manufacturer of smart window systems, from Halder Beratungsbeteiligung, including all of GEALAN's European subsidiaries and activities. With the takeover still pending approval, both companies have agreed to keep details of the deal confidential.  By acquiring its competitor, the VEKA Group is strengthening its... more »
  • Tyman plc, the British parent of Amesbury and Truth Hardware, reports it is "pleased with the progress made towards the integration of the two businesses" and cites a key priority in 2014 as completing the "integration of Amesbury and Truth into a single customer-facing organization." Earlier this year, the company appointed new leadership to oversee the combined organizations... more »
  • CopyTele, Inc., a company that protects the rights of inventors through patent monetization and patent assertion, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, J-Channel Industries Corp., has entered into a license and settlement agreement with PGT Industries, Inc., in connection with CTI's patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. The license is the fifth license for the J-Channel... more »
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. partnered with sales and distribution company Quincaillerie Rabel Inc. to reach the Quebec, Canada, window and door market. The collaboration builds upon Quincaillerie Rabel’s existing sales and distribution of Technoform Glass Insulation and expands Technoform Bautec’s sales representation throughout one of Canada’s largest provinces, the... more »
  • Window and door dealers and manufacturers say one of their biggest challenges this year will be adapting to how the Internet is continuously changing the way they do business: from managing their online reputations to dealing with customers armed with information gleaned from the web.  Social media can build or tarnish a company’s social reputation, and help or hinder it from closing... more »