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  • Fortune Brands is making "excellent progress" towards a tax-free spin-off of the home and security business, a potential sale or spin-off of the golf business, and the establishment of the company as a pure-play spirits business, according to Bruce Carbonari, chairman and CEO, speaking today at the company's annual shareholders meeting.  In his update on the previously announced... more »
  • A composite window profile combining thermoset resins and flax fibers is being developed by Innobat, a French research and development company working in the green building arena. The technology was recently recognized with an Innovation Award in the bio-based materials category at the JEC Composites Show, an international event for the composites industry held in Paris in March.... more »
  • Philadelphia-based Northeast Building Products has redesigned its website with a contemporary look and feel to better reflect the manufacturer's commitment to innovation, energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art technology. Rather than a traditional corporate layout, the new site was developed with a “techie” feel, officials state. By keeping the menus simple and intuitive, the site... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc., based in York, Pa., has acquired substantially all assets from Effect Technologies Corp., better known as ETC Laboratories. ETC's operations in Rochester, N.Y., will be evaluated for continued operations at this location, but customers will now have the ability to be serviced from ATI's multiple locations around the country with many more disciplines than previously... more »
  • Sage Electrochromics is crediting Minnesota legislators in Washington for their efforts in recent budget negotiations to keep a 300,000-square-foot  plant construction project underway despite cuts in funding for energy efficiency programs. The company recently broke ground on what is said to be the world’s largest and most advanced electrochromic “dynamic glass”... more »
  • Designed to bring all its divisions' window and door component products and services together online for the first time, Amesbury has launched a new Web site. "Our Web site reflects Amesbury's commitment to growth-oriented manufacturers that desire easy access to a world-class product portfolio," says Jonathan Petromelis, president/CEO. "Now customers can locate a wide array of... more »
  • The corporate offices and final assembly plant of Lincoln Wood Products were severely damaged by a category F3 tornado that hit Merrill, Wis., April 10. Officials report the company is currently repositioning departments that were affected and plans to resume production within three weeks.       Tornado damage at Lincoln Wood Products' final assembly plant. Contrary... more »
  • Two-step door and millwork wholesaler Alliance Door Products is adding the Simpson Door Co. line of wood stile-and-rail doors to its product line. "Simpson Door supports the Alliance Door Products objective of connecting customers to suppliers who are market leaders in door and millwork solutions," says Ian Mackintosh, senior VP of distribution. Based in Lynden, Wash., Alliance has U.S... more »
  • Four of North America's five flat glass makers are named in a price-fixing suit filed by Jeld-Wen Inc. at the end of March. The Oregon-based window and door manufacturer's complaint alleges that AGC America Inc., Guardian Industries Corp., Pilkington North America and PPG Industries "contracted, conspired or combined to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of, and allocate business... more »
  • Phantom Screens and Breezy Living Screen Solutions have partnered to offer Breezy Living Garage Door Screen System equipped with Phantom's retractable screen. The combination provides an affordable, vertically-retractable and easy-to-operate garage screen door system, Phantom officials report. “The garage is not just for storage or parking the family sedan," notes Ron Somers,... more »