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  • Deceuninck North America recently added three PVC lineal lamination lines to its existing lamination capabilities. “The demand for lamination tripled in the past year,” says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO. “Deceuninck’s addition of three new lamination lines reflects our commitment to meeting this demand for more customized color solutions that conform to design... more »
  • WTS Paradigm recently partnered with Lucent Window and Door Co., a high-end manufacturer of wood and wood aluminum-clad windows and doors for the new construction and replacement markets, to provide the company with an ERP software solution. By taking a phased approach and focusing on core business needs, Lucent was able to compress the software implementation process—a... more »
  • THV Compozit Windows and Doors closed its manufacturing facility in Mandan, N.D., and will move operations to a new facility in Boston, according to a Bismarck Tribune report. David Anderson, CFO for THV Compozit, said the company had the opportunity to gain the business of a large retailer in Boston that didn't want to have windows shipped from North Dakota. Because most of THV’s... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. acquired the assets of Atrium Windows and Doors Inc.'s Greenville, Texas facility. The assets purchased include six vinyl extrusion lines, with the ability for additional expansion. "I'm pleased to welcome the team in Greenville into the Quanex family," says Bill Griffiths, Quanex chairman, president and CEO. "This acquisition is a step forward... more »
  • Deceuninck North America sponsored Green Belt Six Sigma training, provided by an independent contractor, for 37 associates, according to a Dec. 19 company release. Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to problem solving that follows a structured sequence of techniques to arrive at a solution. The Deceuninck program was aimed at improving the quality of manufacturing and business process outputs,... more »
  • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. announced that Michael Salsieder, president,will retire at the end of March 2014. Not long after joining Kolbe in September of 2002, Salsieder became executive VP, and then president at the start of 2005. Since then, he has successfully led Kolbe through some of the most challenging times in the history of the window and door industry and the residential... more »
  • WTS Paradigm has gone live with Lucent Window and Door Co., a high-end manufacturer of wood and wood aluminum-clad windows and doors for the new construction and replacement window market. By taking a phased approach and focusing on core business needs, Lucent was able to compress a project that typically averages six months in duration down to eight weeks. This has allowed the manufacturer... more »
  • Gary Hartman has been named director of marketing and new business development for Chelsea Building Products. Hartman began his career in the window and door industry 30 years ago with Season-All Industries before working at Chelsea from 1985-1995 in a variety of sales and marketing positions. He returned to Chelsea in 2008 to lead marketing communications and customer service management, and... more »
  • After pleading guilty to theft, the former CEO of Republic Windows & Doors was sentenced to four years in prison, according to a Dec. 5 article from the Chicago Tribune. The former executive, Richard Gillman, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $500,000 from Republic Windows, the Chicago-based company that was shut down suddenly in 2008, prompting a sit-in of more than 200 workers. In... more »
  • Lansing Building Products, the national distributor of vinyl replacement windows and exterior building products, acquired ASI Building Products, which supplies building products, including windows and doors, to the Florida market. As part of the acquisition, LBP will add ASI’s eight Florida facilities to its existing 65 branches nationwide. The facilities are located in Tampa,... more »