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  • PulteGroup, the national homebuilder that sells its products under the Pulte Homes, Centex, DiVosta and Del Webb brands, is partnering with PGT Industries to have the manufacturer supply its windows and doors to all Pulte communities in South Florida.  The deal includes products from PGT's impact-resistant WinGuard line. "We appreciate the confidence PulteGroup sees in the PGT brand,... more »
  • A majority of independent distribution agreements involving Brio architectural sliding and folding door hardware and retractable screens have ended, according to Brio USA, Inc.  As of this month, the Rochester, N.Y.-based operation is servicing North American door and window manufacturers and fabricators on a direct basis. Hardware from the Australia-based Brio has been available in North... more »
  • Andersen Windows has launched virtual versions of its popular Home Style Library pattern books as two iPad apps. Available free in the iTunes App Store, the tablet-friendly apps are designed to give homeowners, architects, builders and remodelers resources to understand and discuss the elements of architectural style at any stage of the building process.     A screen shot from... more »
  • After an initial launch at the International Builders' Show earlier this year, Diversified Lineal Systems has developed a range of fiberglass window and door systems, and recently launched its first fabricator. Gilkey Window Co., which has been selling, fabricating, and installing windows and doors since 1978, is now adding the option of fiberglass to meet the demand for dark colors, including... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the door manufacturing operations of Masisa S.A. for approximately $12.5 million. The transaction includes the door component operations in Cabrero, Chile, and a door assembly factory in Chillan, Chile. The operations to be acquired primarily manufacture stile-and-rail panel and French wood doors for the North American... more »
  • Continuing a string of recent building supply acquisitions, Colorado-based Kodiak Building Partners has added New England Building Supply to expand its business into the Eastern U.S.  Based in Boston, New England Supply serves residential and commercial contractors offering a broad range of building products, including lumber, millwork, and windows and doors. Founded in Denver in 2011 to... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has added a large-scale vertical furnace to its suite of fire testing equipment at its corporate headquarters in York, Pa. The new 12-by-14 foot furnace evaluates the fire-resistance performance of windows, doors, dampers, penetration seals, joint systems and walls. “The vertical furnace allows us to test building products to the standardized fire exposure... more »
  • Waterloo, Iowa-based Building Products Inc. is adding FinishCraft, a new millwork division.  Using a leading color matching system for paints and stains, the new operation will provide lumber dealers and their customers a selection of entry doors and interior doors, mouldings, stair systems, cabinets, vanities and countertops. The new division dovetails into BPI’s existing logistics... more »
  • Hampton Products, manufacturer of Brinks Home Security brand door handles, is introducing a new line of Push-Pull-Rotate knobs and levers, said to  enable people to open their doors even when their hands are full. With an elbow, a hip or even a single finger, homeowners can push or pull open their doors without having to set down their groceries, their toddlers or their mobile phones,... more »
  • Manufactured housing producer Clayton Homes has acquired a Crossville, Tenn., window manufacturing plant from Elixir Industries, and will expand production at the facility, the company reports.  The facility has been renamed Clayton Windows. The former Elixir plant, which supplied Clayton Homes, has a production capacity of 450 windows per day. "We will immediately be purchasing... more »