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  • Stanek Windows is adding ProVia Door’s custom steel and fiberglass entry doors to its home improvement product lineup. The replacement window manufacturer serves Western Florida, Northeast Ohio and Southeastern Wisconsin with offices in Tampa and Clearwater, Fla., Cleveland, and Milwaukee, offering windows, patio doors and exterior doors, as well as siding, hurricane shutters and gutter... more »
  • Screen mesh supplier Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics has changed its name to Saint-Gobain AdFors. The manufacturer of New York Wire screening set out to develop a new name that reinforces its strength and position in the industrial and construction markets, officials note. Created using an international agency that specializes in developing global brand names, the name is based on the root... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two fiberglass window component suppliers, Omniglass (2010) Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, has licensed the assets and intellectual property of Cleveland-based SureView Inc. The transaction, which includes access to SureView’s product designs, patents and tooling, is “a real positive for existing customers and new potential customers,” says Mark Back, who... more »
  • With a product range that now includes energy software services, as well as building products, Serious Materials has changed its name to Serious Energy. The name change reflects how the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has broadened its initial focus beyond sheet rock and windows to include "a platform of products and services that combine real-time, connected building analytics and control... more »
  • To assist homeowners in gaining up to $500 in federal tax credit when purchasing a qualified Energy Star exterior door, Therma-Tru Corp. has created MyEnergyTax.com. The website provides step-by-step guidance, online links to IRS tax forms needed to claim the tax credit and a comprehensive listing of Therma-Tru doors eligible to gain homeowners up to $500 in federal tax credits in 2011. “As... more »
  • Lynden Door is launching a new website today, replacing a site that has been in place since 2006. With an appearance similar to recent product literature and other print communications from the company, the new site was designed for simple, intuitive navigation using topical drop-down menus, allowing users to find information quickly and without many clicks, the manufacturer reports. “A... more »
  • With a social media campaign already started, the Western division of MI Windows & Doors is planning to launch its new MI EnergyCore window line in July with a special dealer event at its Prescott, Ariz., operations. Attendees will be presented with an iPad loaded with a custom app to emphasize MI's mobile strategy designed to help dealers sell the new line.  ... more »
  • Tom Chieffe, CEO at Associated Materials LLC, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Dana Snyder, a current director and former CEO, has been named interim CEO for the manufacturer of Alside windows while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. "The board wishes to thank Tom for his significant contributions to AMI over the past five years. Tom led a number of changes... more »
  • Accent Windows Inc., based in Westminster, Colo., has been acquired by P.H. Tech Inc. The Quebec-based PVC extruder reports it has completed the aquisition process started when its long-time customer filed for a Chapter 11 reorganization in March. “This is a financial decision aimed at protecting our presence in Western U.S. and helping our client regain its financial self‐sufficiency... more »
  • Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of multislide, hinged and bifold doors and a variety of window systems, has implemented WTS Paradigm's CenterPoint quoting and order entry software, the supplier reports. Arizona-based Western went live with the system on May 20. Designed to help Western to better serve its customers and promote growth, the WTS Paradigm product was installed as the... more »