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  • U.S. LBM acquired the American Lumber Corporation (ALCO Doors). Howard Farbman, one of the three fourth-generation owners of ALCO Doors, will remain with the company as president. “This partnership with U.S. LBM will allow us to provide more services to our existing customers and is a platform to reach new customers,” says Farbman.   more »
  • Pella was named a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for the ninth time and received its fifth Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pella credits the EPA award to the efforts of its internal sustainability team and to three Iowa manufacturing plants—in Carroll, Sioux Center, and Shenandoah—that reduced energy consumption by more than 10 percent... more »
  • Pro-Line Automation Systems acquired a 10,000 square foot building in the Cleveland-Akron, Ohio area which will allow for expanded spare parts inventory and the opportunity to stock complete machines. The facility will also host advanced training on complex machinery. “This expansion is an integral part of our long-term growth plan that includes providing 100 percent U.S.-based parts and... more »
  • BM Windows moved to a new facility, which will house its expanded showroom, warehouse and offices. The new space is in the same business park, but comprises two suites and roughly doubles the company’s square footage. “We are so excited about our new location. We have been looking to move for quite some time now,” says owner Michal Bohm, who reports that the new location... more »
  • Quanex Building Products will exhibit and present at Glass Performance Days on April 9, and China Glass 2016 from April 11-14 in Shanghai at the New International Expo Centre in Hall W1-491. Quanex will display its TruPlas Spacer, a rigid glass-reinforced thermoplastic spacer technology, as well as its Super Spacer, TriSeal, Duraseal and Duralite warm edge spacer systems. “We have always... more »
  • Roto Frank exhibited product lines from two recently acquired companies at the Fensterbau Frontale trade show, held March 16-19 in Nuremberg, Germany. Roto Frank’s booth featured products from the Deventer Group, which makes sealing profiles for windows, doors, gates, frames and glazing, and from Peder Nielsen, a supplier of hardware systems for outward-opening windows and doors. The booth... more »
  • Andersen Windows & Doors was awarded an Energy Star Partner of the Year—Product Brand Owner Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The recognition was reportedly awarded for the company’s contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Andersen cited several Energy Star-... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors will provide several resources and activities to employees to promote Window Safety Week, observed April 3-9 by the AAMA Window Safety Task Force and the National Safety Council. MI will play window safety videos on interactive information boards in its facilities, and provide coloring activities for children of employees. “We stress the safety of our team within our... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors launched the Visions 3500 Series of vinyl windows and doors, available in double hung, single hung, casement, awning, single slider and direct-set picture windows, and traditional and French-style sliding patio doors. “The Visions 3500 Series comprises the best vinyl products we’ve ever made,” says Weather Shield brand manager Dave Koester.... more »
  • 3M introduced Thinsulate window film, a transparent insulating film applied directly to existing windows. Thinsulate films block UV rays and can reduce heat loss up to 38 percent, according to the company. “Window films have been proving their worth in residential and commercial applications since 3M received the first sun control window film patent 50 years ago, and Thinsulate technology... more »