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  • Eric Mertz has been appointed president and CEO of Caldwell Manufacturing, effective October 27. As part of a planned succession, Ted Boucher, current president and CEO, will continue with the company in the new position of chief business development officer and vice chair of the board.“Eric is the right person to lead Caldwell Manufacturing into its next era and set the company on a path... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc., the supplier of window manufacturing equipment and systems, has appointed Bill Weaver to the role of president and CEO, effective October 31.  Weaver, currently  the company’s vice president of sales & marketing, has more than 23 years experience in the window and door industry and has been an integral part of the GED team for the... more »
  • Fiberglass window manufacturer Inline Fiberglass Ltd., has signed an agreement with Zoom Developers of India to create a joint venture to manufacture and distribute fiberglass windows and doors in India. The venture will be based in Mumbai. Mike Levine, Inline's international sales manager says the deal "underlines our commitment to become a major international... more »
  • Silver Line Building Products has filed notice that it will close its Durham, N.C., manufacturing facility before the end of 2008, leaving more than 400 employees laid off. The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reports today that the company filed paperwork with the North Carolina Commerce Department, giving the required 60 days' notice required by the federal Worker Adjustment and... more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has shut down manufacturing operations at its Marysville, Wash. facility.  The change results in the layoff of 80 employees, starting on Oct. 24. The company will maintain a sales and service presence at the Marysville site.  “As a result of the challenging economic times, including an unprecedented downturn in the U.S. housing market and... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc., reports it has restructured its debt with each of its major creditor groups. With a capital infusion to reduce overall debt, the actions improve Atrium’s liquidity and will enable management to effectively guide operations through the slowing economy, the company reports. As part of the restructuring, each of Atrium’s creditor groups has agreed to eliminate... more »
  • Builders FirstSource is exiting the New Jersey market, closing five locations including a millwork fabrication facility in Monroe Township. Other facilities set to be shuttered include three cabinet showrooms and a lumberyard. The supplier of building products to the residential construction market currently operates 65 distribution centers and 61 manufacturing facilities primarily in the... more »
  • Patio Enclosures Inc. reports its intends to merge with Branstrator Sunrooms, which is owned by Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.  Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Patio Enclosures reports it is the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, with 30 branches, 11 franchises, and 10 dealers across the United States... more »
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, announced yesterday that it is pursing legal action, including a request for emergency relief, against a Chinese manufacturer of spacer systems. The action has been brought to protect Truseal’s intellectual property and to safeguard the quality of IG units produced in the marketplace,... more »
  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., manufacturer of Oasis brand sunrooms, has purchased the assets of Graef Window Co., a vinyl replacement window maker based in Boardman, Ohio.  Details of the transaction were not disclosed.Based in Berea, Ohio, Joyce will maintain Graef window manufacturing operations in Boardman, which will become a new division known as Joyce Window Co. “The acquisition of... more »