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  • Top 100 Manufacturer Builders FirstSource completed its acquisition of Houston-based Slone Lumber Co. Netting sales of about $17 million in 2013, Slone supplies lumber, engineered beams, interior and exterior door units, moulding, trim and cabinets. It also offers installation services for exterior doors, shutters and cabinets. "The Slone purchase adds to our presence and gives us a solid... more »
  • Origin Bi-Folding Doors, an aluminum bi-folding door manufacturer from the United Kingdom, recently started doing business for the first time in the U.S. market as Origin USA, from its newly acquired production facility in Venice, Fla. "We took a strong look at demographics of the Gulf Coast and architectural styles as well," says Ben Halvorsen, president. "The economy,... more »
  • Professional Builders Supply acquired Benchmark Supply, a specialty window and door supplier in Monroe, N.C. Benchmark will join forces with Charlotte-based Professional Builders Supply, expanding each company's footprint in the region. “We are excited that Jake and his associates have agreed to join us and we look forward to furthering our aggressive aspirations in the Charlotte market,... more »
  • Sierra Pacific Industries announced that Kendall Pierson has been promoted to president of its windows division. Last week, SPI  announced it had entered into an agreement to purchase Hurd Windows and Doors, including both the Hurd and SuperSeal brands, from Longroad Asset Management, LLC. SPI is a family owned and managed wood products firm headquartered in Anderson, Calif. Pierson... more »
  • Cevital Corporation's flat glass division known as MFG Mediterranean Float Glass, is establishing a new, fully-automated window and IG plant in Algeria for its wholly owned company Oxxo. The new Oxxo plant will produce the entire product range of windows and IG and and will set up its own extrusion plant. Cevital decided June 18 to purchase a comprehensive A+W CANTOR ERP solution including the A+... more »
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000-square-foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014. The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art... more »
  • Comfort Windows  has opened a showroom in Ithaca, N.Y., its fifth upstate New York location. The showroom will act as a home improvement center for homeowners in Tompkins County to more easily access product designs, colors, and literature, and to speak directly with product reps for ideas and estimates. “We wanted to create a simpler experience for the residents of Ithaca and... more »
  • Pleotint, LLC, has announced a distribution partnership with Gilkey Window Co. that enables Gilkey to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line. The 33-year old Gilkey Window Co. is family owned and specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom windows and doors. It serves Cincinnati; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; and Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. Mike Gilkey, president,... more »
  • Cardinal Glass Industries subsidiary Cardinal CT Co. has acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. Post-sale, Catalina will continue to operate under its current structure and anticipates servicing its customers with the same product offerings as in the past. Additionally,... more »
  • Quantum Windows & Doors appointed Melissa Benton as president.  Benton has been with the company since 2003, most recently serving as director of Client Services, a position in which she led the sales, engineering and administrative teams.  “We chose Melissa because of her deep knowledge of the Quantum product and her considerable experience within the organization. Melissa... more »