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  • 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 »
  • 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... more »
  • Waterville Window Co. Inc. will expand its factory by about 10,000 square feet to accommodate raw materials that are currently being housed off-site. The Winslow, Maine, producer of vinyl windows expects the project, likely to be completed in September, may add six positions to its employee roster of 36 full-time workers. “We were using too much of our manufacturing facility for... more »
  • Cie. de Saint-Gobain, the French parent of CertainTeed Corp., has acquired Owens-Corning Corp.’s Siding Solutions business for $371 million. The purchase includes the Norandex/Reynolds building products distribution business as well as three Norandex vinyl siding plants. In total, Norandex employs 2,200 people and reported 2006 sales of $866 million. With 153 branches in 38 states,... more »
  • Florida manufacturer NuAir has handed the reins for all of its new construction installation over to Pro-Build, a building materials supplier, in a strategic partnership that aims to offer building professionals consistency in both products and installation. Starting in September, Pro-Build will tout NuAir as its preferred manufacturer in Florida, investing significant resources into... more »
  • Pella Corp. acquired Efco Corp., of Monett, Mo., on August 28 for an undisclosed amount, according to a Pella release. The aluminum curtain wall, window and storefront company will now be known as Efco, a Pella Company. Efco will continue to produce Efco-brand products in Monett, and its 1,600 employees will remain at the company. Efco's independent representatives also will continue to sell... more »
  • Georgia Gulf Corp. says it will close Royal Group's Winnipeg, Manitoba window and door profile extrusion facility later this year, with the extrusion operations currently in this facility to be transferred to other Royal Group profile extrusion plants. Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf, which acquired Royal Group in October 2006, says the move is the latest in a series of actions designed to... more »