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  • Production workers at the Champion Window manufacturing plant in Sharonville, Ohio, a small suburb north of Cincinnati, have voted against having the Iron Workers Shopmen's Local 468 represent them as a bargaining agent in future negotiations with Champion. The Cleveland-based union petitioned for an election in May to represent full and part-time window manufacturing production, maintenance, and... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has named August "Gus" Coppola senior vice president. Previously president of Quanex's Truseal Technologies, Coppola is leading Project Nexus, a new initiative in the Quanex Engineered Products Group, which supplies window and door components and other products under the Homeshield, Mikron and Truseal brand names. Coppola Project Nexus, a sales... more »
  • ODL Inc., the supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments, has launched a redesigned Web site. Created to serve a variety of audiences, including consumers, contractors and dealers, the new site provides comprehensive, well-organized information about ODL’s products, enhanced with imagery and photography that allows customers to clearly visualize the products and their... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Krestmark Industries LP with one alleged willful and 10 alleged serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company's factory in Dallas. The manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and door faces potential penalties of $129,500. Krestmark plans to fight the allegations, the company's... more »
  • A new 14-inch circle size aluminum extrusion press is now fully operational at Keymark Corp.'s Lakeland, Fla., plant. The new press enables architects and engineers to design larger, more detailed extrusions, with the width and precision not previously available in the marketplace, according to the supplier. The extra capacity and size also propel Keymark into additional markets, it is noted.... more »
  • Southern Components Inc. invited local architects to its showroom in Charleston, S.C., last week for the unveiling of its new line of Montag windows and doors. The window dealer officially opened a new display space designed to showcase the ultra-luxury line of mahogany windows and doors manufactured in Biberach, Germany. Southern Components is one of the first dealers on the Atlantic coast to... more »
  • Zobel Chemie GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based surface coatings for PVC and wood products, has expanded its international operations with the opening of a U.S. offtce.  Based in Worms, Germany, the company has established Zobel USA in New Albany, Ohio. Zobel USA products are manufactured in Germany and warehoused and shipped out of a state-of-the-art facility.  The location, near... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. has finalized its purchase of Bradco Supply Corp. The acquisition of Avenel, N.J.-based Bradco is the largest in ABC Supply’s history and adds 129 locations in 30 states to the ABC Supply roster. With these additions, ABC Supply now has 479 locations in 44 states and the District of Columbia, and sales of more than $4 billion. The company is the largest wholesale... more »
  • Simonton Windows, the West Virginia-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, has contracted Wellness Coaches USA to provide one-on-one individualized wellness coaching for its employees nationwide. Support is being made available to more than 2,000 Simonton employees at nine different facilities, officials report. “Professionals from Wellness Coaches USA will work directly with... more »
  • Ultra Hardware Products LLC has partnered with Fapim of Italy to be its new U.S. distributor. Fapim manufacturers a range of door and window hardware utilitizing the Euro groove system.  Started in 1974 to produce fittings for aluminum windows and doors combining innovation and ease of use, Fapim now offers a catalog of more than 1,000 hardware products. With more than 1 million square feet... more »