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  • Builders FirstSource achieved its highest sales level since 2006 as it swung to a profit in the second quarter ended June 30, the company reported in its second quarter results released July 24. Second quarter highlights include:   Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, when compared to the second quarter of 2013.  Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0... more »
  • FlexScreen partnered with Ventana USA to open its first manufacturing facility in the Pittsburgh area. The 44,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will operate under the name FlexScreen Pittsburgh LLC and will supply fabricated FlexScreen window screens to the Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Eastern Michigan markets. With the new facility, customers will be able to order... more »
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Solar Innovations Inc., enabling Solar Innovations to incorporate Suntuitive glass in its full product line. “Although we also work with other dynamic glass suppliers, Suntuitive glass by Pleotint offers expansive opportunities for residential and commercial projects," says Melissa Reinhart, marketing manager for Solar Innovations... more »
  • Simpson Door Co. designed its new website, simpsondoor.com, to make it easier for customers to find exterior and interior doors to fit their personal tastes, it reports. With the theme “DoorDiscovery: Follow the path to your door,” the new Simpson website provides a clear and simple set of steps, and consolidated online tools to aid in door selection, under the “... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors partnered with Midwest supplier Building Products Inc. for the sale and distribution of its entire product line. As a Jeld-Wen full-line distributor, BPI will offer the broadest selection of window and door products made available in the Midwest by one manufacturer and one distributor in the millwork industry, according to Jeld-Wen. “Jeld-Wen customers... more »
  • LaCantina Doors was selected to the annual list of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is LaCantina Doors' second consecutive appearance on the annual list of local businesses. For the past 11 years, the Journal’s list highlights 100 organizations whose aspirations have taken them to a level of success that put them in... more »
  •   YKK AP America plans to expand its residential window plant in Macon, Ga., to keep up with increasing customer demand, it reports. Slated to begin production in January 2015, the expansion will allow YKK AP to double the plant’s production capacity. YKK AP will relocate its production lines into a larger building on its Macon campus and add two new production lines... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc. designed, manufactured, and shipped a straight eave, double pitch skylight with conservatory nose and attached curtain wall to Saudi Arabia for the largest project the company has shipped to the Middle East to date. The skylight project is currently being installed. The skylight measures over 35 feet wide and 61 feet long, with a 35-foot tall curtain wall. The project is... more »
  • ABC Supply acquired Dealers Service & Supply, distributor of windows, doors, roofing and siding from locations in St. Louis, Kirkwood, Mo., and Belleville, Ill. ABC Supply operates six other branches in the St. Louis metro area. “We are very happy to welcome the members of the Dealers Service & Supply team to our ABC family,” says Keith Rozolis, president and CEO of ABC Supply... more »
  • Top 100 Manufacturer Builders FirstSource completed its acquisition of Houston-based Slone Lumber Co. Netting sales of about $17 million in 2013, Slone supplies lumber, engineered beams, interior and exterior door units, moulding, trim and cabinets. It also offers installation services for exterior doors, shutters and cabinets. "The Slone purchase adds to our presence and gives us a solid... more »