October 6, 2011
Following up on a visit from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon earlier this week, Quaker Window Products has provided more detail on its previously-announced expansion plans. With an estimated cost of about $11 million, the projects will be spread out over a five-year period.
Phase one of the plan includes replacing Quaker’s current paint area with a state-of-the-art paint facility housed... more »
October 5, 2011
Fortune Brands Home & Security, parent company of Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, began its first full day as an independent home and security products company yesterday following its spin-off from Fortune Brands on Monday, October 3. The new company’s stock started trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FBHS.”
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October 4, 2011
Toronto-based Onex Corp. and its affiliates completed its previously-announced $871 million investment in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. yesterday, acquiring a 58 percent ownership stake in the Oregon-based window and door manufacaturer. In connection with the acquisition, Jeld-Wen completed a $460 million bond offering, the proceeds of which in combination with the Onex Group’s investment, were... more »
October 4, 2011
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Quaker Window Products today, as the company announced plans to invest $11.4 million to expand its operations significantly. The company is planning a new building to house a state-of-the-art paint facility, which will open up an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in its existing facilities.
Based in Freeburg, Mo., Quaker manufactures... more »
October 3, 2011
Mathews Brothers Co., the manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Belfast, Maine, has created a video designed to explain interior window condensation to the public.
The video features Robert Maynes, the company's director of marketing and international sales. more »
September 29, 2011
Balance producer Caldwell Manufacturing Co. reports that Caldwell Hardware Co. LLC has acquired and will be producing, selling and servicing product lines that were previously sold under the Unique Balance name. With the court-approved purchase, Rochester, N.Y.-based Caldwell plans to re-start production at Unique's West Virginia location.
"The acquisition will enable us to expand our... more »
September 29, 2011
UL Environment Inc. has released UL ISR 102, a new set of standards designed to help gauge the environmental and human health impacts of door slabs. The company also reports that the Trio-E door from Assa Abloy is the first to be certified to the new sustainability requirements.
The new standard covers both interior and exterior products, including commerical and residential products, UL ... more »
September 26, 2011
Gorell Windows & Doors has launched its first mobile application, Gorell Glass Plus, designed to allow dealers to show homeowners the U-value and solar heat gain coefficient performance ratings for Gorell vinyl windows and patio doors.
The free app provides detailed information about Gorell’s high-performance glass options. It also estimates the monthly payment for a typical fixed... more »
September 23, 2011
A Sydney, Australia-based manufacturer of hardware for sliding and folding doors is expanding its operations in the United States. The Brio Group has launched Brio USA Inc., naming Kevin O’Connor as president to manage U.S. operations.
“In May this year, we took the next exciting step in our growth, registering the subsidiary Brio USA Inc., located in Rochester, N.Y.," reports... more »
September 22, 2011
Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for its newly-expanded operations in Marlborough, Mass. The company, which says it is the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 positions in 2012.
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