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  • 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 »
  • Phantom Screens has signed agreements with four representative agencies to promote and expand the availability of its retractable screen products in the commercial construction market throughout the United States. Jesko Associates represents the company in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania; Scales Consulting covers Kentucky, southern Indiana and northern Tennessee; Burns Architectural... more »
  • PPG industries will realign its performance glazing business, ceasing production at one facility and shutting down one other float glass line while investing $100 million in its remaining glass-making facilities in a move that the company attributes to the ongoing decline in demand for automotive and residential window glass.The Pittsburgh-based company will allow shipping and distribution of... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. has acquired Point Five Windows Inc. of Fort Collins, Colo., a manufacturer of custom, wood windows and doors for the ultra high end residential market and light commercial projects. Terms were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Point Five is a continuation of our strategy to advance our nationwide leadership position in the high-end window and door... more »
  • Harvey Industries hosted an open house last week to celebrate the opening of its 60,000-square-foot branch warehouse in Rockaway, N.J. New Jersey represents the ninth Northeast state in which the window and door manufacturer and building products distributor has a presence.The move also follows up on the opening of a new 73,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom facility in Waterford, Conn., last... more »
  • Veka Inc., will close its Veka Innovations facility in Youngstown, Ohio facility on Sept. 25. Closure of the plant, which manufactured fence, deck and rail products, will not impact Veka’s extrusion business in the window and door market, the company reports. “The most unfortunate thing about the closure is the loss of jobs for some quality people,” says Chuck Spaulding,... more »
  • Monarch Holdings Inc. and its operating affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code earlier this week. Officials of Hurd Windows & Doors, part of Monarch, report that operations will continue as normal through the reorganization process.  In a letter to customers, Dominic Truniger, Hurd president stated, “Our plan is to... more »