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  • Wausau Supply Co. is the latest building supplies distributor to select TDCI’s Buy Design product configurator and guided selling software, the supplier reports.  The distributor will use the software to provide dealers with online quoting and ordering capabilities for the company’s assembled and fabricated products, including pre-hung exterior and interior door systems, custom... more »
  • Functional Fenestration Inc. has added a 22,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, Calif. The additional space doubles the hardware supplier's shipping capacity. “This expansion supports our commitment to ‘excellent service every time,’ through rapid response to order and shipment requests,” explains Oscar Rivera, customer service manager. “The facility addition is... more »
  • Industrial Millwork Corp., producer of Lag Design wood doors, is under new ownership. Based in Seneca, Kan., the 26-year-old operation has been sold to Lag Design Custom Wood Doors Inc., led by Rilie Tilley, president. The asset sale took place on September 15, 2010, reports George Mancuso, CEO.  Tilley, who has a strong background in millwork manufacturing, plans to take Lag Design... more »
  •  The first machine for the new spacer system is said to deliver 800 units per shift. The Lisec Group has unveiled new equipment designed to apply a new warm-edge spacer system at this week's Glasstec show in Germany.  The new spacer, featuring a flexible metal spacer made of ultra-thin stainless steel and a corrugated I-beam construction, was developed by Infinite Edge... more »
  • 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 »