April 12, 2011
Four of North America's five flat glass makers are named in a price-fixing suit filed by Jeld-Wen Inc. at the end of March. The Oregon-based window and door manufacturer's complaint alleges that AGC America Inc., Guardian Industries Corp., Pilkington North America and PPG Industries "contracted, conspired or combined to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of, and allocate business... more »
April 12, 2011
Phantom Screens and Breezy Living Screen Solutions have partnered to offer Breezy Living Garage Door Screen System equipped with Phantom's retractable screen. The combination provides an affordable, vertically-retractable and easy-to-operate garage screen door system, Phantom officials report.
“The garage is not just for storage or parking the family sedan," notes Ron Somers,... more »
April 8, 2011
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver has set a May 2 deadline for bids to acquire Accent Windows. The Colorado replacement window manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in March, and with that filing, it signed an asset purchase agreement with P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl profiles.
That agreement, however, allowed competing bidders to submit better offers, with the final... more »
April 6, 2011
Through an asset acquisition in the Georgia division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Clear Choice USA, the replacement window retail franchiser, is under new ownership and management. Corporate offices for the company, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, have also moved to Canfield, Ohio.
“Just as world-renowned brands like General Motors and Delta Airlines have... more »
April 5, 2011
With its official opening on Monday, Affinity Windows Inc. has kicked off production, serving dealers and distributors in the Northeast. Based in Bensalem, Pa., the replacement window maker is being started by industry veterans Craig Seller and John Pieczkolon.
Housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility, Affinity operates a modern fabrication site with mostly all new equipment, Seller... more »
April 1, 2011
Edgetech IG became part of Quanex Building Products Corp., as the two companies closed the previously-announced sale today in a transaction valued at $107 million.
"I am pleased to announce our completed acquisition of Edgetech, a leading manufacturer of warm-edge insulating glass spacer systems for U.S. and internationally based window and door customers," says David Petratis, Quanex... more »
March 31, 2011
New Energy Technologies Inc. has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help advance the commercial development of SolarWindow technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass.
“The addition of NREL’s world-class solar research group to our ongoing efforts at the... more »
March 30, 2011
Veka Inc. has launched Veka Essentials, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app, available for free download on the Apple iTunes Store.
Said to be the first app from a vinyl window and door extrusion company, it lets users watch videos through its YouTube feed, and provides updates on current events and recent news, as well as technical articles, a photo gallery and a Twitter feed. In addition, it provides... more »
March 28, 2011
Colorado-based Accent Windows filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in early March, with plans for the replacement window maker to be acquired by P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl extrusions.
Company officials explain that Accent entered into an asset purchase agreement with its largest creditor, which is P.H. Tech, according to court papers. Under the Chapter 11 process, the purchase... more »
March 24, 2011
Nebula Glass International, which operates under the Glasslam name, reports it has filed a lawsuit against Edgetech IG Inc. in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida, alleging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, Florida anti-trust statutory provisions, defamation, violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and breach... more »