January 28, 2014
Roto North America is reporting positive sales growth for 2013, with its Roto brand growing 47.2 percent and its Fasco brand, 14.4 percent, in the U.S. market.
Chris Dimou, president & CEO of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada, says that he is very happy with the integration of Fasco into Roto North America, which not only added a complementary product offering, but expanded the... more »
January 27, 2014
Menck USA Inc., operating as Menck Windows, received a $5 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts finance and development agency, to buy manufacturing equipment and renovate a 150,000-square-foot building in Chicopee, Mass., according to a report from The Republican. This will be the first U.S.-based Menck location. The company was formed through a partnership between... more »
January 17, 2014
Huttig Building Products is expanding its distribution territory to cover Long Island, N.Y., the company's sixth location within its New York-Pennsylvania territory.
"Given our current coverage of the northeastern United States, we felt this was the right time for us to expand our service area to include Long Island," says Greg Gurley, Huttig vice president. Dan Vazquez will be... more »
January 14, 2014
Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.
Most recently, Baird was president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG Global is one of the world’s... more »
January 14, 2014
Interlock USA has entered into an agreement with Industrial Sales Corp., under which the sales and distribution agency will represent Interlock USA window and door hardware products throughout the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The agreement comes at a critical time, as Interlock USA moves forward with plans to expand its sales force in order to accommodate increasing demand... more »
January 10, 2014
Glass Apps LLC, a provider of switchable glass and film, acquired the production assets of Citala, the original inventor of switchable film, according to a company release. The acquisition includes Citala's switchable polymer dispersed liquid crystal film manufacturing line, one of two in North and South America, Glass Apps reports. “Citala's products were developed using... more »
January 10, 2014
John Evans’ Sons Inc. recently launched a redesigned corporate website and updated logo, both designed to communicate the company's long-standing commitment to high quality.
The clean, fully optimized website interface includes updated graphics, photos and simplified navigation. Window designers, manufacturing engineers and other visitors can easily search product offerings... more »
January 9, 2014
Tyman Plc, parent company of Amesbury and Truth Hardware, has appointed new leadership to integrate both businesses following its acquisition of Truth in July 2013.
Jeff Graby, currently president of Truth Hardware, will assume the role of president and CEO for the combined Amesbury and Truth organizations, effective immediately. Graby joined Truth in 2012 and oversaw the divestment of the... more »
January 8, 2014
PGT recently broke ground on its $15 million glass plant expansion. The new glass plant will sit on 12 acres PGT purchased for $1.6 million just north of its main Venice, Fla., campus.
"This tells such a great story about our region's economic recovery," says Rod Hershberger, president and CEO. "Seven years ago, we would have never thought this could happen. We were shutting... more »
January 7, 2014
Caldwell Hardware UK Ltd., the European supplier of specialized hardware for the window and door industry, acquired Cotswold Architectural Products Ltd. of Cheltenham, England.
"The Cotswold [operable window hardware] lines will be complementary to the Magnum range of friction stays already offered by Caldwell’s Advantage Manufacturing division located in Victor, New York,... more »