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  • Pella Corp. is collaborating with Baldwin Hardware, a brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands Inc., as the hardware supplier for Pella’s entry doors. Pella entry doors will feature hardware from the Baldwin Reserve portfolio, including the SmartKey re-key system. The new hardware options will be available as part of the recently launched Vibrancy Collection... more »
  • LaCantina Doors was named to Ocean Home’s Platinum List 2016 for the second consecutive year in the Window & Doors category. The Platinum List recognizes the best in luxury coastal lifestyles. Covering 15 major categories in oceanfront design, the complete list of winners appears in the June/July issue of Ocean Home.  “Our judging panel had a major challenge choosing... more »
  • PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, PPG will divest its entire flat glass... more »
  • Rumors surfaced late last week about the sale of PPG Industries’ flat glass business to Vitro SAB de C.V. The potential sale was mentioned in an independent auditor’s report that was obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the news organization published an article about the possible deal on Friday. PPG officials declined to provide a statement regarding the report and the... more »
  • PPG Industries finalized its acquisition of MetoKote Corp. and its affiliates on July 6. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. Financial terms were not disclosed. PPG officials announced the acquisition last month, explaining the company’s goals. “This acquisition will help us to better understand and meet our... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen, a division of Andersen Corporation, formally opened its expanded Cottage Grove, Minnesota, facility on June 30. It is the first expansion at the facility after the company moved to this location in 1999.  The expansion adds 113,000 square feet to the manufacturing floor and 11,000 to the office space. The growth allows Renewal by Andersen to create an additional 200 jobs... more »
  • Ventana USA introduced a line of casement products made out of the 700 Series TrustGard window system from Chelsea Building Products. The beveled exterior of this profile provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance, according to the company.  An operable octagon, architectural operable casement, rectangular casement and architectural combination casement are included in the offering.... more »
  • Adler Windows, New York-based window installation company, opened a brand new Manhattan showroom, just in time to mark its 30th anniversary.  Founded in 1986 by Gary Adler, the company now employs more than 80 employees and has been recognized by Inc 5000 as one of America's Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in both 2014 and 2015. The expansion into New York City was a decision that... more »
  • Window-Fix Inc. is now the sole NYC distributor of Alpen High Performance Products. Alpen produces energy efficient products, best known locally for its recent upgrade of all the windows in the Empire State Building. "Alpen produces one of the only windows certified by the Passive House Institute-US, that are actually made in the USA. In time, European products will not be able to compete... more »
  • Saint-Gobain ADFORS launched a new app, Scene Weaver, that educates consumers on the various types of function-based insect screen available, in order to make selecting screens quicker and easier, according to the company.  The company reports that the Scene Weaver app allows users to visualize what the screen will look like once installed, choose a product based on lifestyle, find step-by-... more »