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  • 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 »
  • Intertek Testing Services and Artruval Testing Inc. are pooling their technical resources and expertise to offer timely and cost-effective on-site inspections and testing of building envelope components and façade systems for due diligence and quality assurance purposes, the companies report. On-site testing will be conducted in accordance with applicable Canadian and U.S. Standards, including... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors now offers a wide range of wood windows made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported hardware that will meet both the strict European and U.S. standards for passive building.  Certification from both U.S. and European bodies is pending, the firm reports.    The products eliminate the need for builders and homeowners to wait for more than two... more »
  • Dedicated to expanding its presence in Turkey, Quanex Building Products has formed a distribution partnership with Istanbul-based FNT Alüminyum to promote its Super Spacer warm-edge spacer system. “Turkey is the central hub for insulating glass, and window and door fabrication systems in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia,” says Ramsey Bader, Quanex director, international sales... more »
  • Building on its position as a global hardware supplier, Roto Frank AG has acquired Fermax, a Brazilian hardware manufacturer that has been supplying products to its domestic market since 1974.  The company has 300 employees and is based in Columbo, a city in Paraná province.     Fermax's facilities in Columbo, Brazil The company’s latest investment has “... more »
  • Designed for use on smart phones or tablets, www.realdoorsolutions is one of two websites recently launched by Endura Products Inc.  The supplier of door system components has also launched www.trilenniumhardware.com, dedicated to its multipoint products. An abbreviated version of its main site, the new mobile website highlights featured products and developments, and is formatted for... more »
  • In its report on results for the first quarter of 2013, Newell Rubbermaid announced plans to divest several non-strategic businesses, including Ashland Hardware Systems.  Michael Polk, president and CEO, said the company is focusing on "a sharper set of portfolio choices to prioritize those businesses that have the greatest right to win." Newell Rubbermaid plans to sell its... more »