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  • Haddon Windows & Doors installed a “cool roof” on its 110,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Bensalem, Pa., last year as part of its commitment to providing energy efficient products to homeowners and also to green practices in its manufacturing facility. The company now reports the investment, which replaces the common dark or tar-based roofing with a light-reflective,... more »
  • Onex Corp., a Toronto-based private equity firm, is investing $675 million to acquire a significant minority interest in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. The Klamath Falls, Ore.-based manufacturer will continue to be majority-owned by the Trust of Mr. Richard Wendt, members of the Wendt family, Jeld-Wen employees and other existing shareholders, it is reported. With reported 2010 revenue of more than $3... more »
  • Acme Tools, a distributor and retailer of tools and equipment, is expanding to offer industrial woodworking machinery and tooling products to customers in the Upper Midwest. Products from more than 60 major manufacturers are being added to support the production needs of window and door manufacturers, cabinet makers and furniture producers, the company reports. With the addition, the Grand Forks... more »
  • One-time manufacturer of Milestone Windows, Florida Extruders International Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida last week. In court papers, the company said it plans to submit a plan to sell off substantially all its assets to the highest bidder. Based in Sanford, Fla., FEI started in 1989 as a vertically-integrated... more »
  • Feldco Factory Direct, a window and siding dealer based in Des Plaines, Ill., has opened its newest office and showroom location in Menasha, Wis., to serve homeowners in Northern Wisconsin. "We are extremely excited about opening our third location in Wisconsin," states John Quintana, Feldco Green Bay GM. "We have been serving the Midwest for over 30 years, and feel our... more »
  • ScreenItAgain.com, a new online shopping portal for made-to-order window and door replacement screens and grilles, has been launched by Quanex Building Products Corp., parent company of Truseal Technologies, Mikron Industries, Homeshield Fenestration Components and Edgetech I.G. The site is designed to enable homeowners to order replacement screens and grilles, traditionally a confusing and time... more »
  • Severe storms and high winds damaged Pella Corp.'s Kentucky plant on April 25, according to an article in the Murray (Ky.) Ledger & Times. A press release sent to the newspaper by Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella spokeswoman, said the storm blew debris onto the facility’s roof, turned over two rooftop air conditioning units, and ripped aluminum siding from a shipping area of the... more »
  • PowerSaver loans, backed by the Federal Housing Administration, will be available from 18 lenders in certain regions of the country to provide homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements, including door and window replacement. A two-year pilot program was kicked off last week by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Energy.  "We... more »
  • Fortune Brands is making "excellent progress" towards a tax-free spin-off of the home and security business, a potential sale or spin-off of the golf business, and the establishment of the company as a pure-play spirits business, according to Bruce Carbonari, chairman and CEO, speaking today at the company's annual shareholders meeting.  In his update on the previously announced... more »
  • A composite window profile combining thermoset resins and flax fibers is being developed by Innobat, a French research and development company working in the green building arena. The technology was recently recognized with an Innovation Award in the bio-based materials category at the JEC Composites Show, an international event for the composites industry held in Paris in March.... more »