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  • Aribell Products Ltd., a distributor of products and components serving the Canadian door and window industry, has purchased the venting sidelite business of Wardco Manufacturing, a Canadian manufacturer of doors and windows located in Burlington, Ontario. Wardco was the sole manufacturer of the product, originally developed at Steelwood Doors, in Ontario. "The addition of these venting... more »
  • Norandex Building Materials Distribution opened two new branches in Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas, hard on the heels of acquiring two new stores in the Baton Rouge, La., region, according to a recent report in Industrial Distribution. “We are in the midst of one of the biggest strategic growth initiatives this company has ever undertaken,” Brian Chambers, president and CEO, told the... more »
  • PPG Industries Inc.’s Wichita Falls, Texas, plant was forced to temporarily cease operations on Aug. 19 due to excessive flooding from torrential storms the day before, leading to some service interruptions. “We temporarily ceased operations at Wichita Falls on [Aug. 19],” says Mark Orcutt, PPG vice president, performance glazings. “As a result, it is commercially impracticable for us to meet... more »
  • Six months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Wheeler’s Building Materials has emerged as a new company, according to media reports, although all senior staff, logos and the company name remain unchanged. An article in The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the Rome, Ga.-based company has hung a “We’re back!” banner outside of its supply facility after owners Jim and Mark Manis... more »
  • Vinyl window and door manufacturer Harry G. Barr Co. has selected Friedman Corp.’s Frontier ERP to replace its current business systems. Based in Fort Smith, Ark., the 74-year-old Harry G. Barr supplies a six state region with a comprehensive range of vinyl window and doors. “We wanted to improve our inventory control and order cycle time while still providing our customers a large... more »
  • Offering a new texturing process said to enable designers “to conceive and execute more stunning, more vibrant and more beautiful materials–at highly economical costs,” a new joint venture has been formed by Masonite and TechnoLines LP. To be known as Echelon Laser Systems, the company’s laser technology can be used in a wide range of building materials, including doors, cabinets, moulding,... more »
  • Offering a new texturing process said to enable designers “to conceive and execute more stunning, more vibrant and more beautiful materials–at highly economical costs,” a new joint venture has been formed by Masonite and TechnoLines LP. To be known as Echelon Laser Systems, the company’s laser technology can be used in a wide range of building materials, including doors,... more »
  • Force V Environmental has purchased Schüco USA’s vinyl window division. A new company headed up by longtime Schüco employee Richard Porosky, Force V plans to move its operations from Connecticut to South Carolina and increase its focus on impact-resistant products and commercial storefronts. Schüco USA had announced plans to exit the vinyl window business earlier this year.... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. is closing its Jacksonville, Fla. aluminum window and door manufacturing facility, moving that production to its north Texas plant. Atrium will continue to operate its Davie, Fla. Facility, where it produces shutters, the company points out. “More than ever, current market trends require highly productive supply, and we continue to evaluate and make strategic adjustments... more »
  • Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window & Door Systems entered into a licensing agreement with Sashlite LLC for the use of its patented vinyl window insulating glass technology. In a separate move, Crystal has also acquired Sashlite-specific tooling and equipment and established agreements with Sashlite strategic partners H.B. Fuller and Sash Systems, the manufacturer reports. “... more »