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  • Tru Tech Doors, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, recently announced a strategic distribution agreement with Weston Wood Solutions of Mississauga, Ontario, to provide pre-hung entry systems and door products to the South American market. Under the agreement, Tru Tech Doors has shared energy efficient fabrication and manufacturing techniques with Weston Wood Solutions, which recently established a... more »
  • TigerStop, founded in 1994, is celebrating 20 years in business in the wood, metal, fenestration and plastics industries, and more than 30,000 machines manufactured and sold. To celebrate this achievement, the company has the following events planned, which are open to the media and by invitation: TigerStop’s 20th Anniversary Open House: July 31 and August 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., to include... more »
  • Andersen Corp. plans to expand an existing building at its Bayport, Minn., manufacturing facility and purchase new machinery as part of an $18 million expansion project. The expansion will create 100 full-time jobs, the company announced in a press release.  To assist the expansion, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will award Andersen $625,000 from the... more »
  • Architectural Traditions, a door and hardware supplier based in Tuscon, Ariz., closed its doors suddenly this month due to "unforseen financial issues," leaving some customers out their deposits. According to the company website, Architectural Traditions  "will not be able to complete any outstanding orders" and will not refund customer deposits for work to be... more »
  •   Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows and Fypon, unveiled its new corporate logo. The refreshed logo supports the message that Fortune Brands is one, unified home and security company, FBHS reports. While the logo emphasizes “Fortune Brands,” because this is how many stakeholders refer to the company, its... more »
  •  In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014.  In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives."... more »
  • Cardinal LG Co., a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries, has acquired Northeast Laminated Glass Corp., based in Jessup, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cardinal LG will continue serving customers’ product needs from the Jessup facility.  “Founders Tom Zaccone and Larry Tumminia, and the employees of Northeast Laminated, have done an excellent job building... more »
  • Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. The company... more »
  • In an April 17 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices, effective with shipments beginning May 19, 2014. The price increases are as follows: 15 percent on clear glass from 1 millimeter to 2.2 mm in thickness 9 percent on clear glass from 6 mm to 19 mm in thickness 7 percent on clear glass from 2.3 mm to 5 mm in thickness 9 percent on all tinted... more »
  • Integrity Windows and Doors, part of The Marvin Cos., has gone from 400 employees 15 months ago to more than 700 now, and hopes to add 100 to 125 more employees, according to a local news report from the Prairie Business. The company  has reorganized its West Fargo, N.D., plant, to create space so it can quickly respond to future growth, according to Brian Johnson, vice president of... more »