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  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems, the vinyl window manufacturer which opened a new factory in Riverside, Calif., last year, reports it exceeded revenue expectations for 2012 despite a very challenging economy and normal issues faced by any company in its first year of operation. The start-up operation says it saw steady monthly growth in sales since commencing operations in January... more »
  • Georgia Gulf Corp., the producer of PVC compounds and parent company of the Royal Group, plans to change its name following the pending merger with the commodity chemicals business of PPG Industries.  The company will change its name to Axiall Corp. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AXLL. “The new name is the result of more than five months of effort... more »
  • Making its debut at next week's International Builders' Show, Diversified Lineal Systems is a recently formed supplier of  fiberglass window and door systems targeting regional fabricators.  A unit of Diversified Structural Composites, a pultrusion supplier based in Erlanger, Ky., that is part of an multi-billion international corporation focusing on composite technologies for a variety... more »
  • Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has introduced Sticky Stuff, a new weekly blog designed to get customers reading and talking about all things adhesive. The company, which produces adhesives and polymers used in wood window and door manufacturing, as well as other industries, launched the blog at the end of 2012. The blog includes insights on domestic and global topics from members of the... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC, parent company of Patio Enclosures, has acquired the operating assets of Stanek Windows, a manufacturer and installer of vinyl windows based in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Great Day intends to manufacture and offer Stanek brand windows as part of its comprehensive line of home improvement products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.... more »
  • Following up on the 2011 launch of its high-performance MI EnergyCore product line, MI Window & Door is introducing the Homemaker 3 Series of windows. "The line provides our dealers with a complete, feature-rich and cost-effective family of products to meet the next phase of Energy Star requirements," states Mike DeSoto, president of the manufacturer's Western... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products Inc. has launched a new website targeted at companies that develop, manufacture or distribute building products using extruded profiles in PVC, cellular foam or composite materials. The site reflects the company's product development efforts, which have evolved to include not only vinyl window and door extrusions, but also cellular mouldings, exterior cladding, exterior... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, the national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has unveiled a new brand identity for the organization. Complete with an updated logo and tagline, the new brand identity is aimed at better representing the organization’s members and their commitment to developing and manufacturing durable, attractive, energy-efficient windows... more »
  • Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH, the manufacturer of vinyl window and door production equipment, has filed for insolvency at its local court in Neuwied, Germany.  Business operations and production continue, however, at its headquarters in Germany, and at its U.S. operation, Stürtz Machinery Inc., in Twinsburg, Ohio. "The day to day business here in the States is unaffected,"... more »
  • Taylor Entrance Systems, formerly Taylor Building Products of West Branch, Mich., has been purchased by Wausau Supply Co. The Schofield, Wis.-based distributor serves retail lumber yards from locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Kansas. The change in the Taylor name reflects the new direction of the door manufacturer, founded more than  40 years ago,... more »