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 »
February 15, 2011
Crystal Window & Door Systems has increased production capacity with the recent addition of a second glass cutting line. Cutting glass for IG units for Crystal's vinyl and aluminum window products, the new equipment will be the primary glass system for the manufacturer, with its existing automated cutter to be refiurbished and used as a secondary system, officials note.... more »
February 10, 2011
Denver-based TruStile Doors LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the door division of Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry, based in Northwood, Iowa. The purchase is expected to close within the next month.
After the closing, Woodharbor Doors will become a fully-owned subsidiary of TruStile Doors. Woodharbor Cabinetry will continue to operate as a separate company under the... more »
February 8, 2011
Sika Corp.'s Industry Products Division, based in Madison Heights, Mich., has established the FFI Business Unit, targeting the needs of customers in the North American facades, fenestration and insulating glass marketplace. This action follows up on the acquisition of May National in October 2010.
The new Sika business unit has a dedicated sales force specific to the market segments and will... more »