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  • Door and window manufacturer Advanced Window Products, has joined The Earthwise Group, LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent fenestration manufacturers. Advanced Window Products, based in Salt Lake City, is the 17th manufacturing facility to do so. "We are pleased to welcome Advanced Window Products to the Earthwise Group," says Mark Davis, executive director... more »
  • Armaclad Windows & Doors, headquartered in Chicago, has ceased operations, according to a statement on its website. The manufacturer, which employed more than 125 people, provided vinyl replacement windows; residential and commercial fiberglass windows; acoustical windows and doors; vinyl and fiberglass sliding patio doors; high-performance IG units and fiberglass entry doors. A division of... more »
  • The Waterford Township Police and Fire Retirement System has filed a federal securities class action complaint against Ply Gem Holdings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claiming the company failed to disclose financial information relevant to its future operating results to those who purchased common shares during Ply Gem's IPO in May 2013. In court documents... more »
  • Seven Point Equity Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm  in the building materials sector, has acquired The RiteScreen Co. from J.T. Walker Industries, creating the largest standalone supplier of fabricated screens for North American window, door, and commercial ventilation markets, according to a release. RiteScreen will continue to be headquartered in Elizabethville, Pa., and the... more »
  • Kuraray, Japanese manufacturer of performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, successfully completed its acquisition of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls, a segment of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, according to a Kuraray press release. The $543-million acquisition will double the size of Kuraray’s presence in the United States, Central and South... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013. "Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," said Bill... more »
  • WindowWorks, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based window and door specialist, partnered with Vista Window Co. of Lordstown, Ohio, to manufacture its Enhancement product line. Vista has been handling the manufacturing since June 4.   “By forging this alliance with Vista, we have found a factory that has the financial wherewithal, the investment in technology and the huge capacity to handle our... more »
  • The board of directors at Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Simonton, Therma-Tru and Fypon, authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of shares of the company’s common stock over the next two years on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable securities laws. The purchases, if made, will occur occasionally depending... more »
  • VPI Quality Windows has completed the acquisition of the window manufacturing assets of Mercer Industries, headquartered in Beaverton, Ore. A new affiliate of VPI, Evolution Window Co. LLC, will manufacture and distribute windows under the Mercer family of brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are fortunate to gain the knowledge and experience of our new Beaverton family... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors launched its new website, www.hurd.com, with enhanced user tools and comprehensive product line content. Three new photo galleries showcase commercial and residential work. The new website makes choosing new and replacement windows and doors easier for homeowners, builders, architects and international clients, Hurd officials report. The new “Choosing Your Windows... more »