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  • WTS Paradigm, a supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, reports it has  completed the first implementation for its new dealer software product, DealerPoint, with Westside Door & Moulding of Los Angeles. “In the past we’ve used standard ERP software, and even have had other customized systems," reports Howard Wizenberg, Westside president... more »
  • G-U Hardware Inc. plans to consolidate its United States distribution operation in Newport News, Va., into its Canadian division located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The supplier of door and window hardware will maintain sales offices in both Newport News as well as in Medford, Wis. “Our Newport News facility has worked out very nicely for us since we opened here in 1987," says... more »
  • Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, the companies report. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window, door and industrial markets. Its products include aluminum and vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products and screen cloth for use... more »
  • About 180 workers are returning to work at Andesen Windows' plants in Bayport and Cottage Grove, Minn. The move comes in response to rising demand, which the company attributes to the Federal tax credit for energy efficient windows, its own "stimulus" marketing efforts, and the usual upturn in business that comes with warmer spring weather. "It's hard to judge if there's... more »
  • U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state.  U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The... more »
  • Biesse America and Stiles Machinery Inc. will conduct a combined event in June to showcase the breadth of machines the two companies offer. The equipment suppliers are hosting concurrent open houses at their North Carolina facilities to display approximately 70 machines. The inaugural NexGen event will be held June 8-13 in three North Carolina showrooms—Biesse in Charlotte... more »
  • Simonton Windows has recalled 110 employees at its manufacturing facilities in West Virginia and Illinois. In addition, the company is actively hiring employees at its Oklahoma facility. “We’re hopeful that the increased product demand we’re now seeing will help us return more employees back to work in the coming weeks,” says Mark Wherry, vice president of... more »
  • While many window and door manufacturers are considering the addition of triple-pane windows to their line, Northerm Windows recently introduced a quad-pane product line to meet the needs of its customers in Northern Canada and Alaska. Northerm is based out of a 54,000 square foot facility in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, with an additional 30,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Anchorage, Alaska... more »
  • Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell toured Accu-Weld Window & Door Co., yesterday and used the stop to highlight the impact of the stimulus funding to create green collar jobs in his state.  Based in Bensalem, Pa., the manufacturer produces vinyl replacement windows and has already experienced an increase in demand because of the federal stimulus package, because... more »
  • Weeke North America has opened a new facility in Michigan to produce an entry level series of CNC routers. A joint venture between Stiles Machinery, Weeke Maschinenbau and Weeke's parent company, the Homag Group,occupies a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility located near Stiles’ headquarters in Grand Rapids. Based in Northern Germany, Weeke is one of the world’s... more »