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  • Viwinco Inc., a long-time fabricator of CertainTeed brand windows and doors, has started production of its own line of Viwinco brand vinyl products. Initially targeting its existing customer base of wholesale distributors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the manufacturer is now offering three replacement lines, a new construction product and an impact-resistant window. “Our goal... more »
  • Precision Entry Inc. reports that effective January 1, its new name will be ProVia Door. Based in Sugarcreek, OH, the company currently operates under the Precision Entry, Sugarcreek Industries, and Monarch IG names, producing pre-hung entry doors, storm doors, windows and insulating glass. The new name, which translates as “the professional way,” embodies the organization’s... more »
  • With an eye toward a national rollout of its solid surface windowsills in 2008, Siltech announced plans for an expansion that includes an 87,500-square-foot production facility. Based in Naples, Fla., the producer currently serves the state of Florida but aims for building a national footprint next year. According to Dino Longo, president and founder of the firm, 2006 exceeded expectations,... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has expanded its partnership with Brockway-Smith Co. to become its sole supplier of fiberglass doors. Also known as Brosco, the Andover, Mass.-based door, window and millwork distributor operates four facilities in the Northeast. The agreement pushes Jeld-Wen’s presence on the East Coast and gives the Klamath Falls, Ore.-based company a foothold in the growing fiberglass door... more »
  • In a move to grow its international molded interior door business, CMI has made an equity investment in Jilin Fudun Timber Co. A joint venture created by Yawei and TaFu, two Chinese companies, Fudun makes particleboard, door facings and related products at operations in Dunhua, Jilin Province, in China. CraftMaster Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMI, will manage the partnership with... more »
  • Huttig Building Products announced the consolidation and closing of distribution facilities in Greensburg, Penn., and Kansas City, Mo. The building products distributor will continue to service the Greensburg customer base from adjacent distribution facilities in Columbus, Ohio, and Lancaster, Penn., and will continue to service a significant portion of the Kansas City customer base from its... more »
  • In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, Simonton Windows is planning to close its Lyons, Ga., plant and relocate production lines for its impact-resistant vinyl coastal products to the company’s McAlester, Okla., operating site. Production at the Georgia facility is expected to end sometime in December. “We evaluated the production capacity at our facilities... more »
  • Barber & Ross Co. has filed a petition to shift the involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition it’s facing over to the realm of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, allowing the owner to reorganize the company. The window, door and millwork producer is facing many creditors, including banks, suppliers, tax agencies and employees, according to the local newspaper, The Winchester Star.... more »
  • Although housing starts reached a 14-year low in September and price declines are predicted through 2010, Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows & Doors, is optimistic about the company’s ability to thrive. Speaking at the Midwest Glass Conference hosted by the Minnesota Glass Association, she reviewed steps the window manufacturer has taken to continue to prosper and offered advice... more »
  • Last week, WDWeekly reported on a presentation made by Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows & Doors at the Midwest Glass Conference. Marvin also sat down with WDweekly, to answer a few questions. WDweekly: Marvin was a pioneer in developing a fiberglass product line. Why has Integrity Windows been successful, while other fiberglass window and door lines failed to catch on? Susan Marvin... more »