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  • Phantom Screens launches a restoration project of The Ford House, a neglected 1906 Arts & Crafts bungalow in Mobile, Ala. The Phantom Screens team, led by its CEO C. Esther De Wolde, will work with Mobile-based Lipford Construction to transform the house. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2015. The Phantom Screens team will journal the ups and downs of the restoration... more »
  • Steves & Sons is named The Home Depot’s Millwork Partner of the Year for 2014. This is the second time The Home Depot has recognized Steves as Partner of the Year, having also recognized the company in 2006. The Partner of the Year award was bestowed upon Steves & Sons for their commitment to quality, craftsmanship, style and service across their diverse product offering,... more »
  • Masco Corp., parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors among other building product companies, is spinning off its installation and services businesses into an independent, publicly-traded company called Services Business. The new entity will include Masco Contractor Services, which offers installation services to builders throughout the country, and WellHome, which provides energy efficiency... more »
  • Quanex Building Products receives a Platinum Award for its marketing efforts for GlassBuild America. Recognized as the "Best Integrated Marketing Campaign in Residential Construction," Quanex’s efforts for GlassBuild 2013 consisted of an integrated marketing and PR campaign, supported by extensive digital assets including an online press kit, daily photos, and recap videos.... more »
  • Alside announces the opening of a new 16,120 square foot supply center located at 502 Incentive Way in Fort Wayne, Ind. The center distributes professional-grade exterior building products including Alside custom-made vinyl windows, and Alside vinyl and metal siding products, among other products.  “Over the past 20 years, thousands of homes were built using products that no longer... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. completed the sale of Simonton Windows to Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., for approximately $130 million. "We believe the sale of Simonton will allow us to more sharply focus on our Therma-Tru entry door and Fypon trim business and position us to further increase operating results in 2015,” says Chris Klein, chief executive officer, Fortune Brands. more »
  • PGT Inc. has completed the acquisition of CGI Windows & Doors Holdings Inc. The transaction, valued at approximately $111 million, is consistent with PGT's plan to grow strategically while contributing to earnings growth through targeted acquisitions of complementary specialty products, according to a PGT release issued today. "Today we welcome the entire CGI team to our family and... more »
  • Gaulhofer, an Austrian high-end door and window manufacturer, opened its first North American location in Jacksonville, Florida. Gaulhofer partnered with Jacksonville-based importer Lee Webster to bring the products to the United States. The partnership began in 2011, and the company has spent the past three years undergoing the certification process for Florida impact specifications. The... more »
  • Unique Home Designs Inc., manufacturer of residential security doors, screen doors and window guards, has announced a comprehensive agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd. to market a new line of security products in North America. The product line will provide a whole-house solution of security screens for entry doors, patio doors and windows. UHD will market these products through major... more »
  • Jeld-Wen agreed to pay $150,000 in penalties and $444,000 to swap out smoky wood stoves to make up for smokestack pollution from a lumber mill in Klamath Falls, Ore., during 2008-2010. The settlement was reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Quality. An environmental law specialist for the state agency, Jenny Root, says there were four... more »