June 1, 2011
Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of multislide, hinged and bifold doors and a variety of window systems, has implemented WTS Paradigm's CenterPoint quoting and order entry software, the supplier reports. Arizona-based Western went live with the system on May 20.
Designed to help Western to better serve its customers and promote growth, the WTS Paradigm product was installed as the... more »
May 26, 2011
Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Vytex Windows has opened a new distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio. A relationship with a major window dealer serves as the cornerstone for the operation, which opens up a new market for the company, according to Chuck Scalzott, Vytex COO.
"Cleveland is a good place to expand. The age of the home stock in Cleveland, coupled with the harsh winters... more »
May 24, 2011
Edgetech I.G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrated the official opening of its Heinsberg, Germany, manufacturing plant on May 19 with more than 150 guests, including local dignitaries, media, customers, suppliers and other industry representatives from around the globe. U.S. attendees included David Petratis, Quanex chairman, and Mike Hovan, senior vice president of ... more »
May 23, 2011
With the completion of a rebranding program, the Amesbury Group is now simply known as Amesbury, with its division names now united under the Amesbury banner. In addition to dropping the word "Group" from its name, the supplier of window and door components has re-positioned itself with the new tagline: "Reliable Resource. Superior Solutions."
"Our branding... more »
May 23, 2011
Power Home Remodeling Group, which says it is now the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has expanded with new operations in Melville, N.Y. With the move into the greater New York metropolitan area, Power has already hired more than 50 employees on Long Island and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 jobs in 2012.
The company hosted an... more »
May 20, 2011
A group led by Fila Korea Ltd., the owner of the Fila brand globally, and Mirae Asset Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in Korea, is buying the Acushnet Co. golf business, including the Titleist and FootJoy brands, from Fortune Brands Inc. The $1.225 billion deal represents another step in the break-up of Fortune Brands into separate companies.
With the sale of the golf business,... more »
May 20, 2011
Lowe's Home Improvement has signed an agreement with Sungevity, an Oakland, Calif.-based company that describes itself as the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company. Lowe’s will provide consumers with access to Sungevity’s iQuote system, a process that utilizes satellite images and aerial photography to calculate a same-day, firm installation estimate, eliminating... more »
May 18, 2011
Due to strong demand for its Pella 350 Series vinyl products, Pella Corp. plans to add 75 workers at its Murray, Ky., plant by June of this year. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined community leaders and Pella officials today to announce the expansion of operations at the facility, which focuses on vinyl and fiberglass products.
“As demand for energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio... more »
May 16, 2011
Five short weeks after an EF3 tornado severely damaged its final assembly facility, Lincoln Windows reports that is one again shipping products to customers.
After a tornado hit its Wisconsin plant in April, workers have returned and production has started once again at Lincoln Windows.
Last week saw the return of all plant employees and the first truck to leave the... more »
May 11, 2011
International Architectural Group LLC, Monterey Park, Calif., has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The company, formerly International Aluminum Corp., is parent of International Window Corp., the West Coast manufacturer of residential windows.
International Architectural is also parent of United States Aluminum, which supplies commercial fenestration products; International Extrusion, an aluminum... more »