July 15, 2013
Architectural wood door supplier VT Industries is adding exterior stile-and-rail wood doors to its line of interior doors. All doors are manufactured to match, providing a cohesive look throughout a project, officials note.
The new line from the Holstein, Iowa-based manufacturer includes standard and custom elevations featuring floating panel construction with internal dampening to... more »
July 9, 2013
Casagrande Woodworks Inc. has received the first window frame certification in the United States from the Germany-based Passive House Institute for its Synergist model all-wood outswing casement. The window has a thermal transmittance (Uw) of 0.79 W/(m2K) with Passive House Efficiency Class A (advanced component), it is reported.
“We have appropriately named this newly certified window,... more »
July 8, 2013
The Earthwise Group LLC, the network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has redesigned its website to offer expanded product information and photos for homeowners, builders and remodelers.
Key features of the site include an image gallery that allows homeowners to see the organization's windows and doors in a variety of settings; a “plan your... more »
July 8, 2013
With a line that includes 12 standard sizes in three- and four-panel configurations for new construction and retrofit projects, Milgard Windows & Doors is looking to make moving glass wall systems an option for more homeowners.
"Milgard is very proud and excited to introduce this new moving glass wall system and we believe it will be a popular addition to any home," says Brian... more »
July 8, 2013
A new website designed to make learning about windows and doors more engaging and informative for site visitors has been launched by Soft-Lite Windows. A major feature of the new site is an interactive tool that allows site visitors to see a product's standard features and options–both a close-up view and description, as well as a rollover indicator of where that feature... more »
July 3, 2013
K.C. Co. Inc., a locally owned Pella retailer based in Beltsville, Md., has launched a new site designed to offers visitors an easy, yet robust overview of Pella replacement window and door options on a platform that translates to any mobile smartphone or tablet device. The new responsive site was created in collaboration with Strategic America, the company’s marketing agency, located in... more »
July 2, 2013
Loewen, the manufacturer of high-end wood windows and doors based in Steinbach, Manitoba, has been acquired by a group of investors, including Charles Loewen; Clyde Loewen; Al Babiuk, president and CEO; members of management; and other private investors. The company was owned by the Loewen family until July 2010 when it was acquired by VKR Holding A/S of Denmark.
Established in 1905, the... more »
July 1, 2013
Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the distribution assets of Sellmore Industries, a distributor of roofing, siding and windows with locations in Baltimore; Philadelphia; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Hagerstown, Md.
Sellmore Industries’ vinyl window manufacturing operation in Buffalo was not part of the acquisition and will continue functioning as a separate... more »
June 25, 2013
PulteGroup, the national homebuilder that sells its products under the Pulte Homes, Centex, DiVosta and Del Webb brands, is partnering with PGT Industries to have the manufacturer supply its windows and doors to all Pulte communities in South Florida. The deal includes products from PGT's impact-resistant WinGuard line.
"We appreciate the confidence PulteGroup sees in the PGT brand,... more »
June 24, 2013
A majority of independent distribution agreements involving Brio architectural sliding and folding door hardware and retractable screens have ended, according to Brio USA, Inc. As of this month, the Rochester, N.Y.-based operation is servicing North American door and window manufacturers and fabricators on a direct basis.
Hardware from the Australia-based Brio has been available in North... more »