July 14, 2009
Cardinal Glass plans to end production of coated window glass at its Norfthield, Minn., plant and shift to glass targeted at the renewable energy industry, according to a July 8 report in the Northfield News. Company officials would not elaborate further on plans, it was noted.
The newspaper notes that most of the plant's 90 employees will have to re-apply for jobs with the changeover, with 27... more »
July 13, 2009
Homeshield, the supplier of a variety of fenestration components, has realigned its sales department to better service current market opportunities. As part of this effort, David Bryant has been promoted to vice president of marketing and Bill Gribble has been promoted to vice president of sales.
Bryant has served as vice president of sales and marketing for Homeshield’s Imperial... more »
July 9, 2009
WinDoor Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of high-end customized sliding glass doors and windows, has gone live with WTS Paradigm’s CenterPoint and MasterPoint software. Now used by the manufacturer's external sales team and its manufacturing and engineering departments, the system will next be rolled out to dealers, and with remaining WinDoor product lines to be entered as well.
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July 8, 2009
Mark Fanelli has joined Royal Window & Door Profiles in the newly-created position of vice president and general manager. He comes to Royal from PPG Industries Inc. where he served as director of sales in the Performance Glazing and IG Sealants business.
In that role, he was responsible for $700 million in sales. Fanelli, who has extensive experience in operations management and a record of... more »
July 8, 2009
Tru Tech Doors, a Canadian door manufacturer, today formally announced its expansion into the U.S. market, with plans to host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility in Fredericksburg, Va. The new division is known as Tru Tech USA.
The location was previously occupied by Therma Tru Corp. As previously reported, after the Virginia operation was closed, an... more »
July 7, 2009
Stock Building Supply Holdings LLC announced last week it had successfully completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11. The company’s plan of reorganization was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on June 15, 2009.
“This is a great day for Stock. We are emerging with the strongest balance sheet and financial foundation... more »
July 6, 2009
Formerly a distributor, Eurocraft Industries established a production facility in Largo, Fla., to produce German-designed tilt & turn window and door systems.
Formerly an importer of the Kömmerling Tilt & Turn windows and doors, Eurocraft Industries Inc. has established a manufacturing facility in Largo, Fla., to be the first North American producer of the German system. A... more »
July 6, 2009
Due to increased demand for its high performance products, Inline Fiberglass Ltd. is starting a second shift. The Toronto-based company has been working overtime for several months while sales have been steadily increasing, officials note, and recenlty began a recruiting campaign to get more workers to expand production.
"It's a credit to the entire company, we have continuously... more »
July 6, 2009
Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., was recently named as the exclusive North American distributor of window and door hardware solutions manufactured by the Siegenia-Aubi Group, consisting of the companies Siegenia-Aubi KG based in Wilnsdorf, Germany, and KFV Karl Fliether GmbH & Co. KG, Velbert, Germany.
Interlock began distributing the line of hardware... more »
July 2, 2009
Bison Building Materials, based in Houston, Texas, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The building products distributor employs more than 500 people and, as of June, had closed all of its operations outside of Texas, according to Modern Distribution Management.
A statement filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas attributes a combination of real estate... more »