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  • Schlage Lock Co. LLC, a business unit of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired the assets of the door hardware division of Fusion Hardware Group. The company is said to offer a diverse product line that includes decorative handlesets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, keyed entry plates and other decorative accessories. “Adding Fusion to our product portfolio provides Schlage immediate access to the... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. has signed an agreement with UK-based Inagas, a supplier of gas-fill machinery, to be exclusive distributor of Inagas products in North America and Central America. Edgetech will also distribute the products in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. Inagas was formed in 1992 and has quickly become the leading supplier of argon gas equipment, helping manufacturers in Europe... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC, the Ohio-based manufacturer of replacement windows and doors is working with Pilot Fish SEO to increase the search engine visibility of its Web site and enhance performance. The move follows up the recent introduction of a business management system for its dealer network.   Pilot Fish SEO, a division of Polysort LLC, will optimize the Soft-Lite site for to generate more... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. has signed a new lease agreement for a 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility that will be used to extrude vinyl. Located in Greenville, Texas, the new plant is designed to meet the manufacturer's growing vinyl extrusion needs in support of its window and patio door manufacturing growth plans, officials state. “We expect to begin operations in December 2010, and will... more »
  • Thermal Line Windows is changing its name to THV Compozit Windows & Doors, which is the name of the company’s top selling, primary product line. With a plant in Mandan, N.D., Thermal Line has been building composite windows since 1989 and were one of the first manufacturers to do so, the company reports. "The THV Compozit Windows & Doors name better represents who we are as a... more »
  • The manufacturer of Alside brand windows and siding, Associated Materials LLC, is being acquired by Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity investment firm with offices in San Francisco, New York and London.  Investcorp and Harvest Partners, current owners of Associated Materials, plan to sell the company in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion.  "With its... more »
  • Les Portes Decko Inc. is investing $6 million to purchase a new 70,000 square feet plant in Terrebonne, Que., Canada, as well as new production and assembly equipment. The move comes in response to growing demand for the company's vinyl patio doors, as well as its aluminum/vinyl combination doors. "In order to stay competitive, we have to be very efficient during the assembly of a patio door... more »
  • Integrated Automation Systems is introducing an automated and integrated gas filling system that reduces the labor per unit for gas filling by up to 90 percent and krypton loss per fill from 50 percent to essentially zero, according to the company. The first OptiGas unit will be on display at GlassBuild next week in the booth of FeneTech, the developer of Fenevision ERP software for window... more »
  • Strybuc Industries recently completed the acquisition of Replacement Hardware Manufacturing Co. Inc. based in Hialeah, Fla. The move is designed to further Strybuc's commitment to the region and solidify its position in the Florida and Caribbean marketplace, the company reports. Established in 1981, Replacement Hardware's strength is its strong emphasis in high performance patio door rollers,... more »
  • A seminar focusing on increasing sales and reducing costs in metal fenestration "system distribution" through the use of punching tools and production and design software's connected to CNC machines is being hosted by Tekna USA Corp. in conjunction with GlassBuild America. Europe is already a matured system distribution oriented market, the company reports, and North America is... more »