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  • AGC Glass Co. North America is launching two families of low-emissivity coated glass products: Comfort Select for residential applications and Energy Select for architectural applications. The Comfort Select product family provides an array of new passive solar and solar control low-E coated glass, allowing window manufacturers to choose the product that best meets or exceeds the Energy Star... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned manufacturers of windows and doors, reports that the organization has recently been recognized as “Made in USA Certified.”  To earn the certification, the group went through a rigorous supply chain audit to ensure that at least 75 percent of its products and processes originate and are completed in the United States... more »
  • Continuing its advocacy efforts to engage lawmakers and support policies that are in the best interest of the window and door industry, as well as its local communities, Quanex Building Products recently hosted U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, representing Ohio’s Sixth District, at its Cambridge, Ohio, facility.  The company’s facility in Yakima, Wash., also welcomed U.S.... more »
  • Leitz Tooling Systems LP, the supplier of cutting tools for wood windows and doors and other products, has purchased of the assets of Royce//Pacific Precision Cutting Tools in San Bernardino, Calif. "The purchase is a continuation of our international growth strategy and will enable Leitz to offer enhanced diamond and carbide service capabilities and additional experienced technical... more »
  • A new 54,000-square-foot door and window distribution center located at its corporate headquarters in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has been opened by ProVia.  Equipped with 16 loading docks, the new center will alleviate congestion and streamline the loading process, allowing trucks to stay parked until they are fully loaded, officials note.   The new facility is the first phase of an 112,... more »
  • Las Vegas—Thousands of building industry professionals are gathering for the International Builders' Show, which opened here yesterday. Buoyed by the improving outlook in both the new construction and remodeling markets, a more optimistic mood is evident among exhibitors and attendees throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. The number of window and door manufacturers bringing products... more »
  • The management team of MI Windows & Doors, with the support of Pete DeSoto and ShoreView Industries, a private equity firm based in Minneapolis, has successfully completed a transaction to purchase the Pennsylvania-based window and door manufacturer from JT Walker Industries. With the transition, ShoreView will hold a significant minority interest in MIWD. Pete DeSoto, previously MIWD ... more »
  • Hufcor Inc., a manufacturer of operable partitions based in Janesville, Wis., has teamed with Monarch Glass Wall Systems, a Canadian supplier of movable glass walls sytems, to offer a line of movable exterior glass wall systems and sliding doors targeted at the mainstream home building industry in the United States. The partnership is introducing the Monarch by Hufcor line at this week's... more »
  • Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, the Earthwise Group LLC, the national network of locally owned manufacturers of windows and doors, marked a solid year of growth at the close of 2012 The group reports a 16 percent increase in sales last year compared to 2011 figures. Residential remodeling remained a key component of the sales success, but the organization also witnessed an uptick in new... more »
  • Oregon-based Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to open a composite doorskin manufacturing operation in North Wilkesboro, N.C., according to a press release from the Wilkes Economic Development Corp. The expansion will create about 50 new jobs and generate a capital investment of $4.8 million in production equipment and facility improvements at the manufacturers' existing facility in the city. The door and... more »