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  • Huttig Building Products will begin distributing Woodgrain Millwork's Finished Elegance line in the Northeast. Finished Elegance offers an interior moulding product coated on all four sides for a smooth furniture finish that installs easier and lasts longer, Huttig reports. "At Huttig, we know that time is money for residential contractors," says Greg Gurley, vice president. "That'... more »
  • Windsor Windows received $326,400 worth of incentives from Monroe, N.C., and Union County, N.C., leaders to land the company’s $8 million 100,000-square-foot expansion in the area, according to The Charlotte Observer. The company employs about 200 people in Monroe, and the expansion is expected to create an additional 85-100 jobs.  Windsor Windows, a subsidiary of Woodgrain Millwork of... more »
  • The Seventh Court of Appeals affirmed May 9 that PPG Industries did not violate an arbitration award to the United Steelworkers by unilaterally implementing a two-tier wage system that lowered production and maintenance employees' pay at an Illinois glass manufacturing plant. According to the court, PPG in April 2009 sought to modify its bargaining agreement with USW to reduce labor costs at a Mt... more »
  • PGT Industries has appointed Jeff Jackson president and COO, effective June 1, 2014. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT Industries board of directors and CEO. "I am proud and excited that Jeff will succeed me as PGT's president. This move supports our decision to make changes in the executive leadership team as part of our long-term... more »
  • Tru Tech Doors, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, recently announced a strategic distribution agreement with Weston Wood Solutions of Mississauga, Ontario, to provide pre-hung entry systems and door products to the South American market. Under the agreement, Tru Tech Doors has shared energy efficient fabrication and manufacturing techniques with Weston Wood Solutions, which recently established a... more »
  • TigerStop, founded in 1994, is celebrating 20 years in business in the wood, metal, fenestration and plastics industries, and more than 30,000 machines manufactured and sold. To celebrate this achievement, the company has the following events planned, which are open to the media and by invitation: TigerStop’s 20th Anniversary Open House: July 31 and August 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., to include... more »
  • Andersen Corp. plans to expand an existing building at its Bayport, Minn., manufacturing facility and purchase new machinery as part of an $18 million expansion project. The expansion will create 100 full-time jobs, the company announced in a press release.  To assist the expansion, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will award Andersen $625,000 from the... more »
  • Architectural Traditions, a door and hardware supplier based in Tuscon, Ariz., closed its doors suddenly this month due to "unforseen financial issues," leaving some customers out their deposits. According to the company website, Architectural Traditions  "will not be able to complete any outstanding orders" and will not refund customer deposits for work to be... more »
  •   Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, Simonton Windows and Fypon, unveiled its new corporate logo. The refreshed logo supports the message that Fortune Brands is one, unified home and security company, FBHS reports. While the logo emphasizes “Fortune Brands,” because this is how many stakeholders refer to the company, its... more »
  •  In an April 24 letter to customers, PPG Industries announced it would increase prices on primary glass products, effective June 2, 2014.  In the letter, PPG officials attribute the price increase to rising costs of materials, operating expenses and distribution costs, which continue to affect "reinvestment in enhanced product development and security of supply initiatives."... more »