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  • BMC, the distributor of building products based in Boise, Idaho, is working with Apperian to develop and roll out a suite of enterprise mobile apps designed to transform its sales and operations business processes. Called BMC 2 Go, the Apple iPhone and iPad apps will make employees more mobile, productive and effective, company officials state. “BMC 2 Go will empower our people in the field... more »
  • To meet growing demand for its folding door systems, LaCantina Doors recently expanded by moving its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations into a new 67,000-square-foot facility in Oceanside, Calif. Originating in Australia 18 years ago, LaCantina reports it was the first company to establish manufacturing operations dedicated to folding door systems in the United States. Its new... more »
  • PGT Industries has teamed up with Catapult Systems, a Microsoft IT consulting firm, to roll out a new online order system for its commercial customers. Named Exoquote, the system is designed to enable customers to rapidly and easily make complex purchases online. "In our industry, customers have a low tolerance for slow-performing ordering systems," says Terry Mitchell, IT director... more »
  • Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) was welcomed by Quanex Building Products Corp.on May 21 at its extrusion plant in Kent, Wash. The company invited the congressman as part of its efforts to engage with lawmakers and support policies that are in the best interest of the window and door industry, as well as local communities, official note. During his visit to the Kent facility, Smith spent time... more »
  • Bringing together its two upper premium product lines, Andersen Windows is introducing the Andersen Architectural Collection of windows and doors. Said to put "the perfect balance of architectural style and imagination in the hands of architects and homeowners," the collection brings together the manufacturer's A-Series and E-Series/Eagle windows and doors. “The Andersen... more »
  • Scheduled to open in June, a new distribution facility is being added by Builders FirstSource Inc. in Clarksville, Tenn. Located about 40 miles from  Nashville, the new operation will serve as the company's primary distribution point for the fast-growing market. "We are very excited about opening a location in the heart of Clarksville to better serve our growing customer base in the... more »
  • With more than 100 guests in attendance, Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Riverside, Calif.-factory and corporate headquarters with a ribbon-cutting event on May 2. The new company, which also operates sales and distribution offices in South El Monte and San Diego, produces vinyl windows and doors for markets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada... more »
  • Deceuninck North America unveiled its new Genius window system at a news conference today during the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention and Expo in Washington, D.C. The new window system is designed with two separate, interlinked insulating glass sash.     Deceuninck's Phil Morton demonstrating the dual-sash design. This creates an additional bonus air... more »
  • Dewalt, the manufacturer of power tools, has partnered with Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, to launch Dewalt Mobile Pro. The new mobile app contains a construction calculator for solving complex jobsite math in the field, and five basic calculations with integrated reference materials to offer help, examples and illustrations.       Available for the iPhone, iPod touch... more »
  • Toronto-based Inline Fiberglass Ltd. reports it is increasing capacity in its pultrusion deparment by 30 percent. The move is designed to accommodate increased sales to existing customers, as well as additional manufacturer customers it will now be supplying. “The additional business is attributed to several different reasons,” says Bernard Rokicki, Inline's COO. “It is our... more »