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  • 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 »
  • Window-Fix now sells and installs windows and doors to satisfy Passive House and Passive Building criteria. Passive House-certified products can be applied in residential applications as well as multi-family properties, office buildings, retail spaces and historical renovation projects. Window-Fix utilizes Klearwall Window and Door products to address Passive Building Standards and the team has... more »
  • Ply Gem announced it has partnered with Angie’s List to help connect Ply Gem windows and siding contractors with consumers. "We understand that generating leads, marketing a business  and connecting with homeowners can be time consuming and cost-prohibitive,” says Vicki Frye, marketing and communications manager, Ply Gem. “Through Angie’s List, we’re... more »
  • YKK AP America expanded its sales territory to the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Troy Hein, senior account manager, will be responsible for the new territory starting in late June. Hein, who has worked for YKK AP for over 12 years, will transfer from his current role in the Orlando office to focus on developing the new region. “As YKK AP continues to grow its... more »
  • 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 »