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  •   LaCantina Doors has launched a Builder's Program, designed to meet the needs of developers and production home builders.  The Builder’s Program provides a tailored product and service package, expedited lead times, corporate sales and marketing support, and volume discount pricing backed by an industry-leading warranty, LaCantina reports. The new Builder’s... more »
  • Ken Hall, co-founder and owner of Windows, Doors & More, will transition ownership of the business to new owner/operator Rick Locke, effective immediately. Hall will remain with the company in an advisory role during the transition and will continue in a sales capacity for the foreseeable future. Locke started his career in manufacturing at Central Glass and then as a glazier with Perfection... more »
  • Cleveland-based Gunton Corp., which sells Pella windows and doors from locations throughout Ohio, and the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, will build a new showroom and light manufacturing facility in Cranberry Township, Pa., according to an August 12 Pittsburgh Business Times report. Rick Hangliter, regional manager for Gunton, said the new facility “will help us continue to provide... more »
  • J-Channel Industries Corp. has filed eight patent infringement lawsuits in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, in connection with its patented J-Channel Window Frame Construction technology. Defendants in the lawsuits consist of retailers, window manufacturers and home builders, including Lowe’s Cos., Inc.; Clayton Homes, Inc.; Pella Corp.; Jeld-Wen, Inc.;... more »
  • Masonite reported a net loss of $1.2 million for the second quarter ending June 30, 2013, compared to a $3.9 million loss a year earlier, according to an Aug. 12 Building Online report, with net sales up $20.3 million, or 4.7 percent, over second quarter 2012. Net sales in the North American segment increased 9.4 percent to $346.7 million in second quarter 2013, from $317.0 million in second... more »
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its hardware business, which includes the Ashland, Amerock, Bulldog and Shur-Line brands, to Nova Capital, a specialist acquirer of corporate and private equity portfolios. The transaction is expected to close within the third calendar quarter, with gross proceeds of $214 million, according to a release. “The... more »
  • The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports PGT Industries, the Venice, Fla., manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has the approval of a group of banks to spend up to $14 million to expand and operate its glass processing business. In an Aug. 2 report filed with the SEC, PGT said it expected to spend nearly $7.3 million for the full 2013 calendar year, including... more »
  • Kwikset, part of the Hardware & Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, has partnered with UniKey Technologies Inc. to transform the smartphone into a key. The Kwikset Kevo deadbolt communicates with a smartphone and unlocks with a simple touch without the user even removing the smartphone from his or her pocket or purse when unlocking their door.   The deadbolt... more »
  • Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of American Wholesale Building Supply Co., a distributor of siding and windows located in Nashville, Tenn. The branch will operate as a satellite location of ABC Supply’s existing Nashville branch, situated less than one mile away. It will continue selling siding, windows and related products, while the existing... more »
  • Vinyl extruder Veka Inc.is expanding its operations. The company was recently awarded nearly $200,000 in grants from the state of Pennsylvania to support expansion plans at its headquarters facility in Fombell, Pa.  In addition, Veka has invested in new equipment to expand capacity at its Texas plant. The Pennsylvania state funding will be used to help supplement costs for additional... more »