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  • After a two-year beta launch, Indow Windows, a Portland, Ore.-based supplier of interior insulating window inserts, is rolling out its line nationally to home performance contractors and others in the commercial and residential remodeling business. The inserts are said to offer the energy savings of double-paned windows at one half to one fifth the cost. The company got its start in 2010, when... more »
  • Looking to increase its presence in international markets, Quanex Building Products is participating in trade shows in Australia and South Africa this week. The Houston-based supplier of window and door components also plans to exhibit at glastec in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October. Fenestration Australia 2012 opened Monday and concludes today in Fremantle, Western Australia. Quanex... more »
  • Utilizing a new type of EPDM polymer, LMI Custom Mixing is playing its part in reducing carbon footprint and oil dependency through revolutionary developments in EPDM sponge and dense compounds, company officials report. Although the supplier, a joint venture between Lauren International and Meteor Gummiwerke, has not developed specific building and construction industry products with the... more »
  • Norwood Windows of Scouduc, New Brunswick, Canada, is adding the PermaPlus line to its family of fiberglass windows and doors. New to the Maritime market, the high-end line is designed to enable the manufacturer to bid on more projects due to its higher performance ratings and numerous options, including the ability to accommodate triple glazing. The window and door manufacturer worked with... more »
  • Dove Industries, a manufacturer of vinyl windows based in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has sent a letter to customers saying it will close its doors. The letter, dated August 9, says the company plans to liquidate its assets in an orderly fashion to benefit creditors. "We all know that the economy is weak, as most of you are experiencing lower and slower sales. At Dove Industries, the economic... more »
  • Tart Lumber Co. Inc. is hosting the grand opening of the Tart Design Showroom, its new millwork design center in Sterling, Va. Scheduled for the end of September, the event will highlight the company's partner vendors, including Marvin Window & Doors, Windsor Windows & Doors, Therma-Tru Doors, Clark Hall Doors, Upstate Doors, Baldwin Hardware, Jeld Wen and more.  ... more »
  • Illinois-based replacement dealer Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors has expanded its home improvement product line for the greater Chicago area with the addition of garage doors. The company plans to expand the offering to its other Illinois and Wisconsin locations in the near future. "We are excited to expand our business," states Doug Cook, Feldco president/CEO. "When we looked... more »
  • Rayotek Scientific Inc, in partnership with a national optical inspection instrument company, reports that it has successfully engineered a system that can inspect glass micro-parts in very high volumes. This new system is said to be the final step of a multi-year engineering effort to develop processes to fabricate precision glass micro spacers to very exacting tolerances and cosmetic standards... more »
  • As part of its “ReInvented” campaign, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has shared details of product developments it will incorporate into its soon-to-be-introduced product lines. Its double hung lines will incorporate a new Symmetry Balance System and it plans to introduce what it calls TriCore Frame Technology in its casements, awnings and select picture windows.  ... more »
  • Continuing to expand its door manufacturing portfolio, Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Lemieux Doors Inc., based in Windsor, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1990, Lemieux produces a broad range of residential panel and French wood doors. Lemieux employs approximately 150 people and annual revenue exceeds $40 million. The terms of the... more »