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  • In a move to increase efficiency, publicly held PGT Industries has engaged in a restructuring plan that calls for reducing overhead and shaving one manufacturing shift off the schedule. In total, the plan is expected to save the company about $16 million. The Venice, Fla.-based manufacturer will reduce its “indirect workforce” by about 17 percent, resulting in an overall decrease of... more »
  • Acquired in July, software supplier Albat+Wirsam officially launched its new partnership with the Glaston Group at GlassBuild America earlier this month. Glaston is the new name for the Finnish company Kyro, combining the operations of Bavelloni and Tamglass, two suppliers of glass processing equipment. Albat+Wirsam continues to operate as an independent subsidiary, supplying software systems... more »
  • The Bilco Co. will shift some manufacturing operations to its recently completed Zanesville, Ohio, facility, adding as many as 30 jobs in the process. Currently, the specialty access product manufacturer conducts its metal manufacturing operations in West Haven, Conn., but will blend its metal and non-metal production in early 2008. The company headquarters, commercial product sales organization... more »
  • Bystronic Glass Inc., the supplier of glass and IG processing equipment, will move its headquarters to a recently-opened facility in Aurora, Colo. The company is currently based in Hauppauge, N.Y. Aurora provides a more central location, offering better access to Western markets, said Claus Rieger, company president. “We feel that the area will help us further develop many important... more »
  • Intigral Inc. is the new name for Edge Seal Technologies, the manufacturer of insulating glass units based in Walton Hills, Ohio. “Pronounced just like integral, Intigral captures the closely linked working relationships we form with customers and focuses attention on the heart of our business—commitment to IG,” says Tom Bradley, president, part of a new management team that has... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to spend about $6.5 million to renovate a building currently on the site of the Yakima, Wash., property it bought two years ago. The goal is to set up a “feeder facility” for its existing plant in Yakima. The national producer employs about 100 people in the area, and the new site may create as many as 85 additional jobs, according to the Yakima (Wash.) Herald-... more »
  • In a move that gives the company’s window business national scope, Ply Gem Industries Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the vinyl window business of CertainTeed Corp. CertainTeed operates three window and patio door fabrication facilities, located in Auburn, Wash., and Corona and Sacramento, Calif. It also extrudes and supplies vinyl window profiles to licensed window... more »
  • Increasing its stretch into the residential door market, Marshfield DoorSystems acquired Precision Architectural Corp.’s automated door manufacturing line in Largo, Fla. The second expansion in three years, Marshfield purchased Bolection Door in 2004. "Largo’s manufacturing systems are an excellent fit for our residential routed MDF door business," notes Don Bergman,... more »
  • Venture Tape Corp. will likely become a part of the 3M Corp. family in the last quarter of the year as the conglomerate has announced its intention to buy the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape producer. The companies have not disclosed the terms of the acquisition. In addition to making tape used in the glazing and construction industries, Venture Tape also offers its products to the electronics... more »
  • Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc., a distributor of interior and exterior doors in the Northeast, is opening two new locations in Massachusetts and North Carolina. Both operations are designed to enable the company to expand into new markets. In Leominster, Mass., BWI has acquired a 158,000-square-foot production and distribution facility acquired through an asset purchase from Masonite International... more »