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  • Global Gases America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, is nearing completion of its specialty gas fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa. The 12,000-square-foot plant, expected to begin operation June 1, 2013, is Global Gases’ first specialty gas production facility and its first location in the United States. Initially, the Bethlehem facility will focus its... more »
  •   Kensington Windows announced that an ownership group led by its local management team has purchased the company back from Serious Energy, which acquired Kensington in 2009. The window manufacturer will resume business as Kensington High Performance Products Inc., emphasizing its core business of vinyl replacement windows for residential customers.   The new... more »
  •   Vinylmax LLC announced its intent to acquire the assets of Thermolock Mfg. LLC. Both companies are members of the Window Solutions Group. "We are very excited about this acquisition and what it means for Thermolock’s customers," says Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax. "They will enjoy many of the benefits of Vinylmax’s philosophies, our... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »