March 14, 2011
Quanex Building Products Corp. said Friday it will close its acquisition of Edgetech I.G. Inc. on or before April 1. Quanex received the applicable government approvals, and as previously announced, the $107 million purchase will be an all-cash transaction, officials report.
Edgetech is headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio, and has three manufacturing facilities that produce and market a full line of... more »
March 8, 2011
New York-based Crystal Window Crystal Window & Door Systems is introducing a new corporate logo. The new design, using large solid block font lettering stylized to represent gemstone crystal prisms, will be phased in over the coming months.
As the company completed the celebration of its 20th anniversary, Crystal considered a new logo as the perfect symbol of an innovative, modern... more »
March 7, 2011
Following the addition of siding in 2009, ProVia has expanded its portfolio of exterior products with the purchase of Heritage Stone, a manufacturer of stone products located in Zanesville, Ohio. Both companies are privately owned and terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
Known at one time as Precision Entry and Sugarcreek Windows & Doors, ProVia makes fiberglass and steel entry... more »
March 3, 2011
WTS Paradigm has announced a continued partnership with Pella Corp. The supplier of fenestration software for manufacturers, dealers, and retailers reports it has been working with the window and door manufacturer to optimize CenterPoint, its order-entry system and window and door product configurator, for several years.
“WTS Paradigm’s front end configurator and PK (product knowledge... more »
March 2, 2011
Delmac Machinery is being merged into SCM Group North America on April 4. Both suppliers of woodworking equipment are part of the Italy-based SCM Group.
By combining the two companies' service networks, product sales specialists and back office support, as well as their collective manufacturing knowledge, "we aim to build the strongest and most diverse machinery manufacturing company in... more »
March 1, 2011
Quanex Building Products Corp. has acquired the equipment and certain assets of Jeld-Wen Inc.'s vinyl extrusion plant in Yakima, Wash. With the acquisition, Quanex's Mikron Industries, based in Kent, Wash., will operate the facility, supplying vinyl components to the window and door manufacturer.
“Strategically, this allows each of our companies to focus and leverage what they do best... more »
February 28, 2011
Soft-Lite LLC has added a second line for applying interior woodgrains and external color laminates on windows at its manufacturing facility in Streetsboro, Ohio. The new line is designed to support quick changes in the manfuacturing process to enable the vinyl window manufacturer to provide a wide variety of interior and exterior finish options, it notes.
“Our dealers are telling us... more »
February 25, 2011
A. W. Hastings & Co., the New England distributor for Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, has named United Home Experts to be the first in-home focused dealer/installer in the New England service region. Based in Ashland, Mass., United Home Experts serves homeowners in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire and Connecticut.
“It was a long but worthwhile process... more »
February 25, 2011
"Around the House with Matt and Shari," a PBS home improvement show offering viewers step-by-step projects and practical advice to transform living spaces, has renewed of its partnership with ProVia, the manufacturer of residential doors, windows and Heartland brand vinyl siding.
Through its continued partnership, the TV series will feature ProVia products in three episodes designed to... more »
February 25, 2011
Royal Window & Door Profiles, a division of Royal Group Inc., has opened its first company-owned distribution center in the United States. Its new Southern patio door distribution center is co-located with a Royal Mouldings manufacturing facility in Bristol, Tenn.
“We are very pleased to announce the opening of this window and door profiles distribution center for the U.S. market,... more »