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  • 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 »
  • Huttig Building Products Inc., a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, announced that its common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market exchange, according to a Dec. 4 company release. Its shares are expected to begin trading on NASDAQ on Dec. 9, 2013 under the symbol “HBP”. Huttig’s shares will continue to... more »
  • ABC Supply Co., Inc. has added three positions to its senior leadership team and named four executives to new roles in the company’s information technology, operations and accounting departments. Kathy Hendricks, who had overseen ABC Supply’s information technology function for 28 years, most recently as vice president and chief information officer, has been named to the newly... more »
  • Intertek Group plc is buying Architectural Testing Inc. from private equity firm Wafra Partners and management shareholders for $95 million. The acquisition is expected to close in fourth quarter 2013. Headquartered in York, Pa., ATI was set up in 1975 to verify the performance of residential window systems, but has since expanded into related residential and commercial markets, including... more »
  • Prime-Line, the Arkansas-based manufacturer of door, moulding and millwork products, will invest more than $6.7 million in a new facility in Malvern, creating 50 new jobs, according to local news reports.    more »
  • Pella Corp. is expanding its brand to the garage door market, with the introduction of a residential line of garage doors that includes traditional steel and vinyl doors; carriage-house doors in steel, wood and vinyl; and modern full-view doors in aluminum. The doors will be sold through select garage door dealers across the United States, among them, Amarr Garage Doors. Amarr is a ... more »
  • Plastpro Inc. launched a remodeled and optimized site that offers a contemporary look and streamlined user experience. The site features improved resources and functionality designed exclusively for the Plastpro community of dealers, homebuilders, architects, contractors, remodelers and end users. In the enhanced product section, customers can see Plastpro’s full product... more »