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  • 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 »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC, parent company of Patio Enclosures, has acquired the operating assets of Stanek Windows, a manufacturer and installer of vinyl windows based in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Great Day intends to manufacture and offer Stanek brand windows as part of its comprehensive line of home improvement products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.... more »
  • Following up on the 2011 launch of its high-performance MI EnergyCore product line, MI Window & Door is introducing the Homemaker 3 Series of windows. "The line provides our dealers with a complete, feature-rich and cost-effective family of products to meet the next phase of Energy Star requirements," states Mike DeSoto, president of the manufacturer's Western... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products Inc. has launched a new website targeted at companies that develop, manufacture or distribute building products using extruded profiles in PVC, cellular foam or composite materials. The site reflects the company's product development efforts, which have evolved to include not only vinyl window and door extrusions, but also cellular mouldings, exterior cladding, exterior... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, the national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has unveiled a new brand identity for the organization. Complete with an updated logo and tagline, the new brand identity is aimed at better representing the organization’s members and their commitment to developing and manufacturing durable, attractive, energy-efficient windows... more »