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  • EuGénie, a Canadian manufacturer of door and door jamb equipment, named Amber Grayson of Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC as its first regional sales representative in the United States. Based in Quebec, EuGénie provides machinery for small, medium and large door manufacturers. Its line features what it says is the first vertical door machine that can perform all routing, cutting, and... more »
  • Altamont Capital Partners, a $500 million private equity firm, has acquired Cascade Windows as part of a restructuring with existing lenders and equity holders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We’re excited to partner with Altamont," says Randy Emerson, CEO of the Spokane, Wash.-based vinyl window manufacturer. "Altamont’s operational focus and expertise... more »
  • Expanding its holdings in the fenestration industry, Quanex Building Products Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Alumco Inc. and its subsidiaries in an all-cash transaction. The assets include Aluminite, a screen producer for the window and door industry. Terms of the transaction will not be publicly disclosed. The new business will become part of Quanex’s... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will open a new North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., according to a news release from North Carolina Gov. Betsy Perdue. The window and door manufacturer plans to invest $2 million in the operation and create at least 142 jobs over the next two years. “We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in... more »
  • Fiberglass door maker Therma-Tru Doors is increasing its sales and marketing efforts in Canada. To support its commitment to the Canadian marketplace, the Maumee, Ohio-based company has launched a multimedia awareness campaign targeting dealers, home builders, renovators, and contractors. The program includes print and on-line advertising, direct mail and the launch of its Canadian website... more »
  • Guardian Industries reached an important milestone at its float glass plant in Krasny Sulin, Russia, where officials participated in the initial “ribbon pull”, December 11, to mark the beginning of production. The $220 million plant is Guardian’s largest to date, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater, according to a release... more »
  • Highlander Partners L.P., a Dallas-based private investment firm, has acquired Florida-based Custom Window Systems. Founded in 1986, CWS manufactures impact-resistant and non-impact windows and doors, as well as porch enclosure products. The company primarily serves the replacement and remodeling markets in Florida and other coastal markets in the Southeastern United States. Under... more »
  • Simonton Windows has launched a new company website at www.simonton.com. Designed for enhanced visual appeal, the site features a variety of new tools and resources for trade professionals.   “While we designed this site with a special focus on making the site a better experience for homeowners, we certainly have not forgotten about architects, builders, remodelers and... more »
  • The board of directors at Ingersoll-Rand plc has approved a plan to spin off its commercial and residential security businesses, which include Schlage locks and numerous other hardware brands. The separation will result in two standalone companies: Ingersoll Rand, a combination of industrial, transport refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning businesses; and the new security... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. is closing a door fabrication plant in Kirkwood, N.Y., according to papers filed with the state's labor department. The move, scheduled for February 2013, will affect 64 workers. The closing follows a November announcement from Masonite that it was losing about $70 million in retail business with Lowe's, primarily in the Northeast and Southwest.   An article... more »