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  • Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the inventory and select equipment previously owned by JB Supply Co., a distributor of roofing, siding and other exterior building products in Flint, Mich.  The former JB Supply facility will operate as an ABC Supply branch. It will be the distributor’s first facility in Flint and fills a geographic gap between its... more »
  • H.B. Fuller Co., with U.S. headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., announced the introduction of the Swiftlock 2U232-3N, a UL 10C fire-rated component status adhesive designed to help door manufacturers improve production while meeting industry certification and fire rating requirements. Swiftlock 2U232-3N is a polyurethane hot-melt adhesive used in the high-speed assembly of fire-resistant steel entry... more »
  • Wasco Skylight Products Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev., producing both standard and custom skylights for the commercial and residential market, and expanding its distribution west of the Rocky Mountains. The company expects to send its first shipment from Reno by the end of the month, with an open house planned for later this summer. Wasco leased the new 57,000-square-... more »
  • Crystal Finishing Systems, a supplier of aluminum extrusions, and fabrication and finishing services based in Schofield, Wis., has purchased the former Weather Shield Manufacturing facility in Mosinee, Wis. The 677,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, along with more than 800,000 square feet of existing operations in Schofield, Weston and River Falls, Wis., will support Crystal Finishing... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has opened its new location in West Palm Beach, Fla. Designed to replace the company’s Riviera Beach location, this larger, more capable test facility offers 20,000 square feet of indoor space with 24 feet of ceiling clearance, a 128-foot by 40-foot outdoor mock-up wall, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as improved office space and conference areas, officials... more »
  • The ITW business units formerly known as Schnee-Morehead, TACC and ER Systems have combined to form ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc. The new business now operates six facilities in Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Arizona and California, with headquarters located in Irving, Texas. With the change, Freddie Cole now has responsibility for the fenestration segment of ITW Polymers... more »
  • Main Street Millwork is partnering with Luxwood Software Tools to launch Mobile Visual Pro, or MVP, an on-site graphic estimating application for use on smart phones and tablets.  The system, targeted at door and millwork dealers and building supply businesses, allows users to easily enter door and trim take-offs at the job site or any remote location, and produces a graphic bid and order... more »
  • Filing documents with the Security and Exchange Commission on May 13, Ply Gem Holdings Inc. is launching an initial public offering of nearly 16 million shares at $20 per share, valuing the manufacturer of exterior building products at $1.3 billion.  The company's shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGEM." Based in Cary, N.C., the manufacturer of... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has promoted Holly Boehne to chief technology officer and Jerry Redmond to president of its Andersen Division. The changes are part of an organizational realignment following the planned retirement of Craig Evanich, senior vice president and chief sales & marketing officer. Andersen will now be comprised of three divisions: Andersen, Silver Line and Renewal by Andersen. The... more »
  • Krosswood Doors has established a distribution partnership with Architectural Elements of Tucson, Ariz., covering a territory across the Southwest, from Southern Nevada through Arizona and New Mexico. Architectural Elements is stocking the full line of Krosswood knotty alder doors and the new Krosscore wood veneered hollow-core doors, supplying slab-only doors, pre-hung doors and pre-finished... more »