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  • 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 »
  • Production has started once again at the G1 float glass line at AGC Glass Co. North America's Greenland, Tenn.-manufacturing plant. An official ceremony was conducted yesterday at the facility that included company, local and state officials. The G1 line will serve both architectural and automotive markets; producing both clear and tinted float glass. AGC has installed new state-of-the-art... more »
  • A year after fire destroyed its predecessor operation, Omniglass SCT has been formed to once again supply fiberglass window and door components to manufacturers.  Production of pultruded frames and components began in November 2012, at the company's new location inside the plant of Structural Composite Technologies, a producer of a variety of fiberglass processing equipment based in Winnipeg... more »
  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the vinyl window manufacturer which opened a new factory in Riverside, Calif., last year, reports it exceeded revenue expectations for 2012 despite a very challenging economy and normal issues faced by any company in its first year of operation. The start-up operation says it saw steady monthly growth in sales since commencing operations in January... more »
  • Georgia Gulf Corp., the producer of PVC compounds and parent company of the Royal Group, plans to change its name following the pending merger with the commodity chemicals business of PPG Industries.  The company will change its name to Axiall Corp. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AXLL. “The new name is the result of more than five months of effort... more »
  • Making its debut at next week's International Builders' Show, Diversified Lineal Systems is a recently formed supplier of  fiberglass window and door systems targeting regional fabricators.  A unit of Diversified Structural Composites, a pultrusion supplier based in Erlanger, Ky., that is part of an multi-billion international corporation focusing on composite technologies for a variety... more »
  • Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has introduced Sticky Stuff, a new weekly blog designed to get customers reading and talking about all things adhesive. The company, which produces adhesives and polymers used in wood window and door manufacturing, as well as other industries, launched the blog at the end of 2012. The blog includes insights on domestic and global topics from members of the... more »