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  • 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 »
  • Woodgrain Millwork Inc. is closing its plant in White City, Ore., according to a report in the local newspaper. The manufacturer, based in Fruitland, Idaho, is shifting production to another facility in Prineville, Ore., to gain efficiencies. According to the Mail Tribune of Southern Oregon, Woodgrain’s management decided to shut down the White City plant as a result of declining housing... more »
  • Woodgrain Millwork Inc. is closing its plant in White City, Ore., according to a report in the local newspaper. The manufacturer, based in Fruitland, Idaho, is shifting production to another facility in Prineville, Ore., to gain efficiencies. According to the Mail Tribune of Southern Oregon, Woodgrain’s management decided to shut down the White City plant as a result of declining... more »
  • Door exports from Mainland China are expected to top $2 billion in 2007—up from $1.3 billion in 2006, according to Global Sources’ China Sourcing Report: Doors 2007. “As overseas demand grows, many suppliers are moving away from the fiercely competitive domestic market,” says Spenser Au, an analyst with the Hong Kong-based company. The company surveyed Chinese door... more »
  • With a goal of bringing vinyl frame and sash production “up to the speed of Intercept,” GED Integrated Solutions is launching a new generation of smartVinyl i-3 equipment and software. Highlights of the new line include the smartFlyload pre-load station for its four-head horizontal welders and the smartClean i-3 two-headed corner cleaner featuring a dynamic tool path system that takes... more »