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  • Titan Wood Ltd., the supplier of Accoya treated wood—designed to offer a high-performing, non-toxic alternative for windows and doors, as well as other building products—is opening new regional office for the Americas in Dallas, Texas. “Accoya wood has received an overwhelming response in the Americas and we are delighted to expand our physical presence in this key market,... more »
  • Wheeler’s Building Materials, a pro dealer and window manufacturer based in Rome, Ga., is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report in the Rome News Tribune. The move follows a January announcement that the company would lay off 264 employees at a number of its operations, including its window manufacturing plant. “We will figure something out. We always... more »
  • Atlantic All-Weather Windows Ltd., one of the largest window and door manufacturers in Eastern Canada, will create about 200 jobs at its new plant in Amherst, Nova Scotia. With the help of a business promotion agency, the Port Elgin, N.B.-based company will receive up to $1.2 million during the next five years for meeting hiring targets. Atlantic Windows, founded in 1983, already has strong... more »
  •   Thermal Advantage Inc., a Thornton, Colo., home improvement company, is facing a lawsuit filed by Colorado’s attorney general for allegedly running misleading advertisements. The suit says Thermal Advantage attracted customers by offering an energy efficiency test program with the opportunity to be paid for their participation, according to the Rocky Mountain News. Dozens of ads... more »
  • Screen Systems by Genius is now a national distributor of Genius screen products. The Minden, Nev.-based company uses multiple distribution centers to provide fast, economical delivery of Genius products across the U.S. The distributorship is headed up by Merle and Diane Guant, who have many years of experience selling, installing and training dealers on the Genius product line. “The... more »
  •   Marvin Windows & Doors’ employees found out just before the holidays that they will split more than $13 million in profit sharing for 2007. About 3,500 employees out of Marvin’s workforce of 5,500 people will receive the benefit. “We had a very strong sales year and a very strong profit year in 2007,” Susan Marvin, president, told the Grand Forks Herald... more »
  • MI Windows & Doors Inc. has entered into a 10-year agreement with CertainTeed Corp. to become the licensor of CertainTeed brand windows and patio doors in Eastern half of the United States. That agreement comes in tandem with MI’s purchase of certain assets from Ply Gem Industries, which acquired CertainTeed’s vinyl window and door business in September 2007. Ply Gem continues... more »
  • Genesee Valley Windows Inc., a direct sales manufacturer serving the Flint, Mich., region, will relocate in February to expand its operations, company officials announced. The company, a subsidiary of Paramount Improvements Inc., will move from its current facility in Burton, Mich., to a 70,000-square-foot site in Flint. Officials expect to hire 70 additional workers by the end of 2009,... more »
  • The Peachtree Door & Window plant in Gainesville, Ga., will be closed in February, with production of foamed patio and entry doors moved to the Weather Shield Manufacturing facility in Park Falls, Wis., according to a company news release. Workers at the Georgia manufacturing facility were notified at the end of November. The closure is designed as a cost-saving measure, allowing the company... more »
  • Just a year after transitioning the formerly wood producing Story City, Iowa, plant entirely to vinyl production (click here to read more), Pella Corp. has announced that it will close the facility in March, eliminating more than 240 positions. The manufacturer will use the 400,000-square-foot plant for storage. The manufacturer points to the housing crisis for the closure. “After doing... more »