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  • Gorell Windows & Doors has announced that despite the current downturn in the home-improvement industry, it experienced a record increase in new business last year.  The Indiana, Pa., based manufacturer reported a nearly 30 percent increase in the number of new dealers and distributors that signed on in 2008 versus 2007.   The amount of new... more »
  • Following up on their victory to receive severance and back vacation pay, members of the United Electrical Workers Local 1110 plan to file charges against Republic Windows & Doors at the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago today. According to the union Web site, www.ueunion.org,  Republic's former workers are charging the company with shutting down operations without... more »
  • The principals of ProVia Door are purchasing the assets of Heartland Building Products, the siding business that was once part of the Jancor Cos., which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.  In addition to the Booneville, Miss., based siding company, the purchase includes two separate manufacturing facilities in Mississippi. ProVia reports that the purchase has... more »
  • Ultrafab Inc. has signed a deal with Sealmax to distribute the Canadian company’s urethane foam seals to window and door manufacturers in the United States. The line of urethane foam seals will be marketed under the name of Pro-Lon in the U.S., officials note. The newly formed, long-term alliance will expand the reach of Sealmax’s foam seal technology through the use of Ultrafab... more »
  • Facing a year-end deadline that could have forced the company into bankruptcy proceedings, Masonite International Inc. has entered into an extension of a forbearance agreement it reached with creditors in November. Under the new agreement, lenders have agreed not to exercise their rights against the door maker until the end of January.  In a Dec. 31 announcement... more »
  • Following up on a previous definitive purchase agreement, HWD Acquisition Inc., a newly formed company owned by Longroad Asset Management LLC, has acquired the assets of Hurd Windows & Doors Inc. HWD Acquisition will retains the assets, including the Hurd brand, as well as the employees and management team of the Medford, Wis., based manufacturer. “This ownership change... more »
  • Billco Manufacturing, the supplier of glass processing and IG equipment has launched a new corporate Web site to provide glass fabricators with a comprehensive source of product information as well as a number of tools to better accommodate current and future customers. New features include quote request forms for inquiring customers to better organize their requests and contact the sales and... more »
  • The NürnbergMesse Group, which hosts fensterbau/frontale–the world's largest window and door industry exhibition–every other year in Germany, opened a North America operation in Atlanta earlier this month. The company, which already organizes trade fairs in its hometown and abroad and says it is one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world, is looking to organize... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. laid off 20 percent of the production workforce at its Rantoul, Ill. window plant last Thursday. The company emphasized, however, that the move is a part of a normal annual workforce adjustment reflecting the seasonal dips in new home construction. “We do this even in good years,” said Teri Cline, directory of corporate communications.... more »
  • Continuing its growth throughout the Northeast, Harvey Building Products has opened the first of two new distribution and showroom facilities in Pennsylvania. Located in King of Prussia, the 50,000-square-foot branch warehouse will contain a 2,000-square-foot product showroom at which homeowners can view Harvey’s full range of manufactured and distributed building products. “... more »