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  • Quaker Windows and Doors opened a new vinyl window and door manufacturing facility in Vienna, Missouri. The new 185,000 square foot facility will allow Quaker to significantly increase production capacity of its residential and light commercial vinyl products, the company reports, and says it has experienced considerable growth across the U.S. in all its sales divisions. “This new... more »
  • Sherwin-Williams introduced KEM Aqua 3001, a waterborne acrylic topcoat for application on vinyl windows, trim, shutters and doors that is designed to Meet AAMA 613 performance standards for weathering and film integrity.Available in satin and semi-gloss sheens, KEM Aqua 3001 can be used on heat-sensitive vinyl building products such as windows and doors in multifamily and residential new... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows introduced a high-performance double-pane glass option to ensure that all Soft-Lite windows continue to qualify for the Energy Star label. The new glass, Low-E Northern Energy Star Zone (NEZ), is available exclusively on Soft-Lite’s Barrington double-hung, two- and three-lite slider and on picture window models. Low-E NEZ incorporates double-pane glass, argon gas and a... more »
  • OpenGate Capital officially completed the acquisition of the window and door division of Royal Building Products, now renamed Energi Fenestration Solutions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Window & Door first reported news of the pending acquisition last month. Energi will be a standalone entity within the OpenGate Capital portfolio of companies and will soon release... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors’ 1675 casement window achieved an STC rating of 28 and an OITC rating of 33 in a recent acoustical performance test. The results were achieved with a standard ¾-inch dual-pane insulated glass package, utilizing ¾-inch DSB for the exterior glaze and 3/16-inch glass for the interior. Traditionally, triple-pane or laminated glass is needed to obtain the... more »
  • U.S. LBM acquired the American Lumber Corporation (ALCO Doors). Howard Farbman, one of the three fourth-generation owners of ALCO Doors, will remain with the company as president. “This partnership with U.S. LBM will allow us to provide more services to our existing customers and is a platform to reach new customers,” says Farbman.   more »
  • Pella was named a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for the ninth time and received its fifth Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pella credits the EPA award to the efforts of its internal sustainability team and to three Iowa manufacturing plants—in Carroll, Sioux Center, and Shenandoah—that reduced energy consumption by more than 10 percent... more »
  • Pro-Line Automation Systems acquired a 10,000 square foot building in the Cleveland-Akron, Ohio area which will allow for expanded spare parts inventory and the opportunity to stock complete machines. The facility will also host advanced training on complex machinery. “This expansion is an integral part of our long-term growth plan that includes providing 100 percent U.S.-based parts and... more »
  • BM Windows moved to a new facility, which will house its expanded showroom, warehouse and offices. The new space is in the same business park, but comprises two suites and roughly doubles the company’s square footage. “We are so excited about our new location. We have been looking to move for quite some time now,” says owner Michal Bohm, who reports that the new location... more »
  • Quanex Building Products will exhibit and present at Glass Performance Days on April 9, and China Glass 2016 from April 11-14 in Shanghai at the New International Expo Centre in Hall W1-491. Quanex will display its TruPlas Spacer, a rigid glass-reinforced thermoplastic spacer technology, as well as its Super Spacer, TriSeal, Duraseal and Duralite warm edge spacer systems. “We have always... more »