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  • Hurd Windows & Doors, which acquired Superseal Windows & Doors in January, will expand its manufacturing footprint and market presence with a new facility in Merrill, Wis. According to company officials, with Superseal manufacturing in Wisconsin alongside Hurd, the company can offer an even broader range of premium, high-performance and affordable wood and vinyl products. The... more »
  • Most operations at Marshfield DoorSystems' plant have resumed following the July 11 explosion, officials report. The door manufacturer suspended operations at the facility on Monday as the company worked with police and fire officials, as well as state inspectors and the company insurance carrier, to gather details regarding the cause of the explosion and the extent of the damage to the facility... more »
  • Durabuilt Windows & Doors Inc. has implemented new software from Quebec-based 360 innovations at its Edmonton, Alta.-based operations. "Our mandate of the 'Ultimate in Quality' extends throughout all levels of the organization," says Harry Sunner, Durabuilt VP. "And we know that the improvements 360 Innovations will make to our ERP will continue to keep Durabuilt as one of... more »
  • A large, steam-pressurized metal tank exploded early Monday morning at the Marshfield DoorSystems plant in Marshfield, Wis., causing an estimated $3 million in damages, according to several local press reports. Company officials were not returning calls to local media about the event.  The Wausau Daily Herald says the facility remains closed as the cause of the explosion is under... more »
  • A new series of commercials from Jeld-Wen Inc. celebrates the company’s involvement in “the beautiful game.” Launched July 10 with a commercial aired on ESPN during a Portland Timbers vs. the Seattle Sounders soccer match, the campaign also demonstrates the window and door manufacturer's committment to its home state, officials note. “We understand the commitment, the... more »
  • Continuing a new product campaign launched in June, MI Windows & Doors has deployed Apple iPad 2.0 tablets equipped with a customized iPad application to its sales force. The tablets will allow the team to access sales tools such as videos, brochures, technical specifications, and sell sheets that will help them more effectively sell the new MI EnergyCore energy efficient window system,... more »
  • John H. Myers & Son, a York, Pa.-based building product distributor, has became part of US LBM, a collection of building products distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic in eight states with more than 35 locations. Owned by private equity group BlackEagle Partners, US LBM say it is one one of the fastest-growing suppliers of building products in the United States.... more »
  • Marshfield DoorSystems Inc., a manufacturer of door and door components for commercial and architectural applications, is being acquired by Masonite Inc. Marshfield employs approximately 600 people, with a primary facility in Marshfield, Wis., and two smaller locations in Greensboro, N.C. and Largo, Fla. Masonite reports that Marshfield's 2010 revenue exceeded $100 million. No other financial... more »
  • Hinge manufacturer Simonswerk is continuing its international expansion by establishing a new subsidiary in Whitewater, Wis. The 120-year-old German company produces heavy-duty, high-performance and premium adjustable hinges and has produced hinge systems, serving more than 60 international markets with representation in 19 countries, the company reports.   Hinge production at... more »
  • Allied Building Products Corp., a division of Oldcastle Inc., has acquired Astro Building Supplies Inc., a privately held wholesale building materials supplier based in Taylor, Mich. A two branch distributor of roofing, siding and windows, Astro was founded in 1966 by Don Speer. While focusing primarily on the remodeling markets  in Taylor and Roseville, Mich., the two branches provide... more »