May 20, 2009
May National Associates Inc., based in Lakewood, N.J., is resuming production of PRC insulating glass sealants, having acquired a license to produce the line from PPG Industries, which announced plans to exit the business at the end of last year. The former PRC line, including polyurethane and silicone polymer-based IG sealants, will be sold under the Bondaflex brand name.
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May 19, 2009
As part of its succession planning process designed to provide for smooth transitions, Pella Corp. has named Pat Meyer to succeed current President and CEO Mel Haught as the company’s top leader upon Haught’s planned retirement Nov. 30.
Meyer, who joined the privately-held, family-owned company headquartered in Pella, Iowa, in 1990, will now serve as executive vice president and COO... more »
May 15, 2009
Interlock USA, the supplier of window and door hardware based in Reno, Nev., has launched a new Web site at www.interlockna.com to refresh its brand image and showcase several new product lines.
“This economy has been extremely tough on the fenestration industry, making it critical for manufacturers to focus on creating the most sophisticated products on the market if they want to remain... more »
May 13, 2009
Stürtz Machinery is moving to a new manufacturing facility at the end of June. The new site in Twinsburg, Ohio, offers a larger manufacturing plant floor and overhead crane capacity, which was lacking in the supplier's current location in nearby Solon, Ohio.
Unlike the current Stürtz facility, the new location was built specifically as a manufacturing plant.
The new facility offers... more »
May 11, 2009
Weather Shield Windows & Doors, a Schield Family Brands Co., told employees last week that it would be closing its Greenwood, Wis., facility and moving production to its plant in Mosinee, Wis. The transition will take place in phases commencing in early July, with complete closure scheduled for the end of the third quarter of 2009.
"All affected employees will be offered... more »
May 8, 2009
At the recent American Institute for Architects exhibition in San Francisco, Guardian Industries Corp. reported it is gearing up to introduce its vacuum insulating glass, or VIG, in late 2010. It is working with a consortium of companies, including material and equipment suppliers and window manufacturers, including Jeld-Wen, to launch what Scott Thomsen, chief technology office, calls... more »
May 8, 2009
Patio Enclosures Inc., manufacturer and installer of sunrooms, has added nine new dealers to its roster. They are: Beautiful Sunrooms by Durante, Irondale, Ala.; Sunrooms of Arkansas, Van Buren, A rk.; Howe Patio and Windows, Wyoming, Mich.; BHI Construction, Harrisburg, S.D.; Sunrooms 4 U, San Antonio; ABC Seamless of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, Minn.; ABC Seamless, Fargo, N.D.; ABC Seamless of... more »
May 6, 2009
Roto Frank of America Inc., manufacturer of North American and European hardware for the window and door industry, has named Chris Dimou as its new president and chief executive officer. Dimou comes to the U.S. operation Roto Frank AG’s corporate headquarters in Germany, where he held the position of corporate strategic sales manager.
In that position, he was responsible for the... more »
May 6, 2009
Wolseley plc has entered into a joint venture with The Gores Group LLC, a Los Angeles-based privaty equity firm, to acquire a majority stake in Stock Building Supply. The transaction will take place through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 reorganization, offiicials report.
Stock, one of North America's largest suppliers of building materials to builders and contractors, was formed from Wolseley’s... more »
May 5, 2009
Milacron Inc., supplier of extrusion equipment and other plastics-processing technologies, plans to sell all of its assets to a company formed by Avenue Capital Group, DDJ Capital Management LLC and other investors for approximately $175 million. The sale follows a March Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and is subject to court approval.
Officials report that the definitive agreement reached is... more »