March 11, 2013
Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH has been acquired by a private investment firm and will now operate under the name Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH. The company filed preliminary insolvency proceedings in December 2012.
The purchase includes all physical and intellectual property at the Stürtz headquarters in Neustadt/Wied-Rott, Germany, as well as the physical assets of the Stürtz Machinery Inc.... more »
March 4, 2013
Farley Group Inc., formerly known as Farley WinDoor Ltd., has successfully exited CCAA proceedings. After an extensive restructuring that saw the consolidation of the company’s manufacturing facilities and its exit from the entry door market, Farley’s refinancing proposal was approved by the court on February 27th, 2013. The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) is a... more »
March 4, 2013
Masonite International Corp. filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, last week, relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the proposed offering, the company intends to apply for listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
The designer and manufacturer of doors for residential and... more »
March 4, 2013
Tyson Schwartz has been named VP of Sales & Marketing for Soft-Lite LLC, succeeding Greg Irving, who is retiring after more than 33 years in the window and door industry. In his new role, Schwartz will direct the company's sales expansion and growth, as well as oversee the in-house marketing department that Soft-Lite incorporated last year to help expand its marketing capabilities and... more »
February 26, 2013
Lincoln Windows and Timeline Vinyl Windows announced new sales representation for the Upper Midwest. Mark and Greg Klosner of the Klosner Co, will work in conjunction with Joel Roberts of Resolve Marketing to cover dealers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Outstate Minnesota. In addition they will offer AIA Continuing Education credits, dealer training and support through regional... more »
February 19, 2013
Patton Industrial Products Inc. has acquired Window Support Systems, a Bloomington, Minn.-based supplier of cable support kits used in the installation of bay and bow windows. Founded in 2002, the company sells its cable support kits to more than 65 of the largest window manufacturers in North America, it reports.
Also based in Bloomington, Patton Industrial Products distributes a wide variety of... more »
February 12, 2013
Ply Gem is expanding its line of exterior home products with the addition of cellular PVC trim and mouldings. The introduction adds to the manufacturer's existing line of more than 20 exterior home product categories, including siding, windows, patio doors, stone veneer, fence, rail, rainware, designer accents, and accessories, officials report.
“We have developed the trim and... more »
February 8, 2013
PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has unveiled a new state-of–the-art website to support its distributors and consumers. The website, www.pgtindustries.com, features several new innovative and interactive features, as well as a password-protected section for distributors.
“As the market for windows and doors increases... more »
February 6, 2013
Window and door industry software provider FeneTech Inc. has relocated to a new 16,000-square-foot facility. Growth over the last several years has fueled the need for a larger space, according to company officials.
FeneTech employees gathered for a flag-raising ceremony at the new facility.
"FeneTech’s growth has been energized by FeneVision’s acceptance... more »
February 5, 2013
HomeSphere Inc., a provider of digital marketing services, reports that Masonite has joined its network of more than 70 manufacturers using the lead generation and customer loyalty platform to connect with builders.
Nearly 9,600 privately owned, mid-tier builders use HomeSphere BRI to gain product knowledge and manage their cash-producing rebates, helping them to improve their bottom line... more »