Latest News

  • Intertek Group plc is buying Architectural Testing Inc. from private equity firm Wafra Partners and management shareholders for $95 million. The acquisition is expected to close in fourth quarter 2013. Headquartered in York, Pa., ATI was set up in 1975 to verify the performance of residential window systems, but has since expanded into related residential and commercial markets, including... more »
  • Prime-Line, the Arkansas-based manufacturer of door, moulding and millwork products, will invest more than $6.7 million in a new facility in Malvern, creating 50 new jobs, according to local news reports.    more »
  • Pella Corp. is expanding its brand to the garage door market, with the introduction of a residential line of garage doors that includes traditional steel and vinyl doors; carriage-house doors in steel, wood and vinyl; and modern full-view doors in aluminum. The doors will be sold through select garage door dealers across the United States, among them, Amarr Garage Doors. Amarr is a ... more »
  • Plastpro Inc. launched a remodeled and optimized site that offers a contemporary look and streamlined user experience. The site features improved resources and functionality designed exclusively for the Plastpro community of dealers, homebuilders, architects, contractors, remodelers and end users. In the enhanced product section, customers can see Plastpro’s full product... more »
  • Sacramento-based Blomberg Window Systems is closing its doors due to changes in the economy and building industry. Established in 1956, Blomberg has specialized in the manufacture of aluminum windows and doors for the luxury market. To assist in the wind down of its business and the sale of its remaining assets and properties, Blomberg has engaged Bluett & Associates. Over the next... more »
  •   Hufcor Inc. launched an updated website, www.hufcor.com, to provide architects, designers and end-users a more convenient experience when viewing and downloading information. “The new website’s page layout and content is based on actual usage data from the company’s previous website,” says Scott Staedter, senior manager of Brand Development for Hufcor.... more »
  • Lauren Plastics LLC, a division of Lauren International Ltd., has acquired Iso-Trude Inc. of Spring Lake, Mich., a plastics extrusion and engineering company. Continued growth into new markets and products was a driving factor in the acquisition, Lauren officials note. Both companies supply a variety of weatherseal products for door and window applications “The purchase of Iso-Trude allows... more »
  • Masonite International Corp.'s overall sales increased $8.1 million, or 1.9 percent, to $433.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 over the third quarter of 2012. Net sales in the North American segment increased 4.4 percent to $333.1 million from $319 million in Q3 2012. The increase was primarily driven by improvements in average unit prices, according to the company's financial... more »
  • The Carter Lumber Co., which sells windows and doors from Ply Gem, Andersen, Jeld-Wen, Therma-Tru, Larsen and Silver Line, announced it has consolidated 26 stores as of November 1, 2013, mainly within the Midwest region. Carter expects less than 30 employees to lose their jobs as a result. The consolidation is a reflection of the company's effort to support its recent addition of 10 stores... more »
  • In a November 1 letter to North American customers, Guardian Industries announced it would increase prices as follows, effective with shipments beginning November 25, 2013: 5 percent on ClimaGuard products 9 percent on clear and pattern glass products from 6 millimeters to 19 mm in thickness, and all tempered thicknesses 7 percent on clear and pattern glass 5 mm and thinner 9 percent on all... more »