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  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded the distribution capabilities of its Chicago production facility.  Previously, the plant had served the Chicago metropolitan area with Crystal serving most Midwest customers from its New York operation. Crystal Window is now shipping vinyl and aluminum window and door products from the 80,000-square-foot Chicago plant to company branches in the... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lifetime Doors Inc., a manufacturer of interior flush doors, including molded, veneer, prefinished, and bifold products. Based in Farmington Hills, Mich., Lifetime was founded in 1947 by William Gilbert. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. "Lifetime is a natural fit for Masonite," states Larry Repar, Masonite's... more »
  • Currently based in Parkersburg, W.Va., Simonton Windows plans to transition various corporate functions to Columbus, Ohio,  where it already operates a new product development center. The Columbus location will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters beginning in 2011. The vinyl window and door manufacturer will retain its corporate location in Parkersburg, where the company... more »
  • Targeting growing demand for green, Bonneville Windows & Doors is now offering Accoya wood as an option on all its products. "Set to revolutionize home building and change the face of window design, Accoya is the world’s leading high technology wood that exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of premium tropical hardwoods," states François Chevarie, vice... more »
  • In a special presentation at glasstec, the international trade show held in Dusseldorf, Germany last week, Edgetech I.G. announced plans to add a new manufacturing facility in Heinsberg, Germany. “Europe is a crucial strategic market,” said Andy Jones, Edgetech's European managing director. “In 2010, we experienced 85 percent growth; in 2011, we’re expecting an additional... more »
  • Belfast, Maine–Mathews Brothers Co. welcomed Maine Governor John Baldacci along with other government officials and customers to its plant here last week as it officially announced plans to add the Clara Starrett EnergyCore window to its product line. Designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Energy's R-5 window program, the new window is currently being supplied to a number of... more »
  • Targeting demand for higher performance, Syron Industries recently launched its EcoVue product line incorporating Mikron Industries' EnergyCore vinyl profiles.  The Syracuse, N.Y.-based vinyl window manufacturer started shipping the product in July, and is now looking for select dealers to handle the line, according to Mike Brisbin, business development manager. "It's been a home run,... more »
  • Wausau Supply Co. is the latest building supplies distributor to select TDCI’s Buy Design product configurator and guided selling software, the supplier reports.  The distributor will use the software to provide dealers with online quoting and ordering capabilities for the company’s assembled and fabricated products, including pre-hung exterior and interior door systems, custom... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. has added a 22,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, Calif. The additional space doubles the hardware supplier's shipping capacity. “This expansion supports our commitment to ‘excellent service every time,’ through rapid response to order and shipment requests,” explains Oscar Rivera, customer service manager. “The facility addition is... more »
  • Industrial Millwork Corp., producer of Lag Design wood doors, is under new ownership. Based in Seneca, Kan., the 26-year-old operation has been sold to Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc., led by Rilie Tilley, president. The asset sale took place on September 15, 2010, reports George Mancuso, CEO.  Tilley, who has a strong background in millwork manufacturing, plans to take Lag Design... more »