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  • Crystal Finishing Systems, a supplier of aluminum extrusions, and fabrication and finishing services based in Schofield, Wis., has purchased the former Weather Shield Manufacturing facility in Mosinee, Wis. The 677,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, along with more than 800,000 square feet of existing operations in Schofield, Weston and River Falls, Wis., will support Crystal Finishing... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has opened its new location in West Palm Beach, Fla. Designed to replace the company’s Riviera Beach location, this larger, more capable test facility offers 20,000 square feet of indoor space with 24 feet of ceiling clearance, a 128-foot by 40-foot outdoor mock-up wall, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as improved office space and conference areas, officials... more »
  • The ITW business units formerly known as Schnee-Morehead, TACC and ER Systems have combined to form ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc. The new business now operates six facilities in Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Arizona and California, with headquarters located in Irving, Texas. With the change, Freddie Cole now has responsibility for the fenestration segment of ITW Polymers... more »
  • Main Street Millwork is partnering with Luxwood Software Tools to launch Mobile Visual Pro, or MVP, an on-site graphic estimating application for use on smart phones and tablets.  The system, targeted at door and millwork dealers and building supply businesses, allows users to easily enter door and trim take-offs at the job site or any remote location, and produces a graphic bid and order... more »
  • Filing documents with the Security and Exchange Commission on May 13, Ply Gem Holdings Inc. is launching an initial public offering of nearly 16 million shares at $20 per share, valuing the manufacturer of exterior building products at $1.3 billion.  The company's shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PGEM." Based in Cary, N.C., the manufacturer of... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has promoted Holly Boehne to chief technology officer and Jerry Redmond to president of its Andersen Division. The changes are part of an organizational realignment following the planned retirement of Craig Evanich, senior vice president and chief sales & marketing officer. Andersen will now be comprised of three divisions: Andersen, Silver Line and Renewal by Andersen. The... more »
  • Krosswood Doors has established a distribution partnership with Architectural Elements of Tucson, Ariz., covering a territory across the Southwest, from Southern Nevada through Arizona and New Mexico. Architectural Elements is stocking the full line of Krosswood knotty alder doors and the new Krosscore wood veneered hollow-core doors, supplying slab-only doors, pre-hung doors and pre-finished... more »
  • Intertek Testing Services and Artruval Testing Inc. are pooling their technical resources and expertise to offer timely and cost-effective on-site inspections and testing of building envelope components and façade systems for due diligence and quality assurance purposes, the companies report. On-site testing will be conducted in accordance with applicable Canadian and U.S. Standards, including... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors now offers a wide range of wood windows made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported hardware that will meet both the strict European and U.S. standards for passive building.  Certification from both U.S. and European bodies is pending, the firm reports.    The products eliminate the need for builders and homeowners to wait for more than two... more »
  • Dedicated to expanding its presence in Turkey, Quanex Building Products has formed a distribution partnership with Istanbul-based FNT Alüminyum to promote its Super Spacer warm-edge spacer system. “Turkey is the central hub for insulating glass, and window and door fabrication systems in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia,” says Ramsey Bader, Quanex director, international sales... more »