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  • Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH, the manufacturer of vinyl window and door production equipment, has filed for insolvency at its local court in Neuwied, Germany.  Business operations and production continue, however, at its headquarters in Germany, and at its U.S. operation, Stürtz Machinery Inc., in Twinsburg, Ohio. "The day to day business here in the States is unaffected,"... more »
  • Taylor Entrance Systems, formerly Taylor Building Products of West Branch, Mich., has been purchased by Wausau Supply Co. The Schofield, Wis.-based distributor serves retail lumber yards from locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Kansas. The change in the Taylor name reflects the new direction of the door manufacturer, founded more than  40 years ago,... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, the New York-based manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum window and door products, has recently completed a major redesign of its corporate website. The new site, www.crystalwindows.com, offers expanded and enhanced product information, an extensive gallery of notable Crystal projects around the country, and new resources for construction professionals,... more »
  • A number of revisions in the criteria for doors, as well as clarifications in the installation instruction requirement, are among the changes in Draft 2 of the Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0 specification just issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.  EPA now is seeking written comments on the latest revisions, to be received no later than February 8, 2013.... more »
  • Pella Corp. is once again hosting a series of half-day exhibitions and educational forums across the country designed for builders, remodelers, contractors and architects.  The Pro Expo Presented by Pella events are designed to provide the opportunity to learn about new innovations directly from national manufacturers, as well as take courses to earn continuing education credits. “... more »
  • Ingersoll Rand's Schlage unit is launching the new Touchscreen Deadbolt lock, said to bring the highest grade of security to homeowners’ fingertips. The new lock offers the home automation features of the supplier's Nexia Home Intelligence, with the convenience of keylessentry and the protection of a built-in alarm.       The fingerprint-resistant touchscreen ensures... more »
  • New York-based Adchem Corp., a supplier of adhesive tapes for the fenestration and other industrial markets, has been certified under the newly established Responsible Tape Manufacturer program created by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council. The organization unveiled the RTM program early in 2012 as a “level the playing field” initiative creating a performance standard program that... more »
  • Oklahoma City-based M-D Building Products Inc. has acquired the assets of Loxcreen Co. Inc., based in West Columbia, S.C.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined sales of both companies will exceed $200 million annually. The two privately held companies, with approximately 800 employees at nine manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States and Canada, both... more »
  • Guardian Industries officials confirmed the company has completed the previously announced sale of a minority stake in the business to a subsidiary of Koch Industries. According to a recent Reuters report, Koch now owns a 44 percent share of the glass manufacturer. Guardian also announced that Koch Industries' former VP of business development, Ron Vaupel, will serve as Guardian president and CEO... more »
  • EuGénie, a Canadian manufacturer of door and door jamb equipment, named Amber Grayson of Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC as its first regional sales representative in the United States. Based in Quebec, EuGénie provides machinery for small, medium and large door manufacturers. Its line features what it says is the first vertical door machine that can perform all routing, cutting, and... more »