July 24, 2013
Continuing its efforts to expand market reach and increase penetration in the Midwest, Panda Windows & Doors is opening a showroom near Chicago in August, 2013. The facility will enable customers in the area to get a first-hand look at its lift-and-slide and folding door systems.
Panda's new showroom in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, Ill.
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July 23, 2013
Quanex Building Products has unveiled a new, optimized website, designed for an enhanced user experience with a variety of industry and product information, including a comprehensive product directory, case studies and technical data sheets, as well as information covering issues that impact the fenestration industry, among other resources, officials state.
“We wanted our website to be the... more »
July 17, 2013
Alside Window Systems parent Associated Materials Group Inc. has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The company intends to use proceeds from the offering to pay off certain debts.
The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined, but an... more »
July 16, 2013
Simonton Windows has once again joined efforts as a major contest sponsor with This Old House Ventures on The Great TOH Giveaway. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors will contribute $50,000 in retail products–broken into a total of three separate prize packages–offered as part of the giveaway in the August 2013 issue of This Old House magazine.
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July 15, 2013
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, RSL Inc. has introduced a redesigned website. Highlights include new graphics and a new Design Center, where homeowners and customers can view a wide range of decorative doorlite designs in four popular sizes, eight home styles, and in steel or fiberglass doors. They can then print the page.
The website also includes a "Locate a... more »
July 15, 2013
Tyman plc, the British parent of Amesbury, has completed the previously announced acquisition of Truth Hardware from Melrose Industries plc. The transaction brings together Truth, a leading supplier of hardware to the North American window and door market, with Amesbury, an international supplier to the fenestration market, producing hardware, weatherseals and extruded products.
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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 »