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  • Panda Windows & Doors launched its PandaSelect collection of multi-slide door systems that are designed to meet budget-driven projects. PandaSelect features frames up to 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, and allows for stackable or pocketed configurations with up to five panels per side. The new collection is offered in aluminum and aluminum-wood clad frames, both of which can be thermally broken... more »
  • Pleotint’s Suntuitive glass was among the products featured in the REHAU Montana “ecosmart house,” a model home in Bozeman, Montana showcasing eco-friendly design techniques. The house’s windows incorporated Suntuitive glass, featuring variable light transmission tinting that uses heat from sunlight to activate. The house is a “living lab” for Montana State... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows introduced a black exterior frame for its 1500 Vinyl Collection. The line is available with flat, beveled and brickmould frame options in five exterior colors. While black materials can absorb heat and cause warping in vinyl window frames and sashes, Ply Gem says the black capstock over a white co-extruded underlayer reflects sunlight and limits heat gain. The new exterior color... more »
  • ProVia introduced two new storm door styles, Modern and Colonial, as part of the company’s 2016 lineup. The doors, designed to complement ProVia’s fiberglass and steel entry doors, utilize a new material formulation to provide stronger, dent-resistant kickpanels, according to the company. Modern style, left, and Colonial. more »
  • Axiall Corp., parent company of Royal Building Products, agreed to sell its window and door profiles unit to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close on March 31; financial terms were not disclosed. Axiall Corporation is divesting Royal W&D as part of its overall strategy to focus on core businesses, according to StreetInsider.com. This is the second recent transaction in the... more »
  • ColorCoat Inc. partnered with Industrial Sales Corp. as its sales representatives. ColorCoat Inc. is an AAMA approved, independent painter of vinyl and fiberglass lineal profiles and assembled windows and doors. ISC will be representing ColorCoat Inc. in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest.     “We are very excited about the partnership with ISC to deepen our market,... more »
  • Fortune Brands, parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, authorized the repurchase of up to $400 million of shares of the company’s common stock over the next two years on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. “We have deployed approximately $1.9 billion of capital from 2012 through 2015, but we believe that we can deploy an additional $2.0 billion to $2.5 billion to... more »
  • Rangate will host the fifth annual Euro Tour, where more than 20 North American solid wood window and door makers will travel to more than 10 European production factories in four countries. Attendees are invited to examine areas of interest including machines, tools, joinery skills, techniques and material flows. "Our tour is about combining the best of both worlds between North America... more »
  • Western Window Systems launched its new website, featuring technical data, videos, and product news, as well as customized pages for dealers, architects and designers, builders, and remodelers. “The new website brings a lot of things together to make a very big difference,” says Scott Gates, president and CEO of Western Window Systems. “Initial feedback has been incredibly... more »
  • PGT Inc. acquired WinDoor, which introduces a third brand to the PGTI portfolio to include PGT, CGI and WinDoor. All three business units serve the impact-resistant window and door market. Among many benefits, the company says the acquisitions stand to diversify and broaden PGTI’s brand and product portfolio, including the addition of thermally-broken products and more comprehensive... more »