Latest News

  • ECP Safe-Way Door LLC, based in Warsaw, Ind., has acquired the garage door business of Taylor Building Products. Taylor will continue to manufacture and distribute its line of steel and fiberglass entry door systems through its current customer base and distribution channels. “The sale of the garage door business to Safe-Way allows us to focus on and grow our entry door systems... more »
  • Thompson Creek Window Co., a 27-year old manufacturer and installer of windows based in Landover, Md., has created St. Claire Windows as a new company to focus on the multi-family window renovation business. The company has served that market, supplying windows for low and mid rise apartments and condominiums, along with the single-family home market. With the change, Thompson Creek will... more »
  • 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 »