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  • Gathering employees at each of the 20 offices and facilities worldwide, Quanex Building Products recently celebrated its rebranding efforts, bringing all its business units under the Quanex name.  At its plant in Cambridge, Ohio, at the business unit formerly known as Edgetech, the company reaffirmed its commitment to the community with a celebration attracting more than 300 employees and... more »
  • Ashland Hardware Systems plans to consolidate manufacturing and distribution capabilities in order to optimize capacity and provide enhanced customer service, officials state. A business unit of Newell Rubbermaid, the supplier of window and door hardware will close its facility in Lowell, Ind.  Ashland will consolidate all manufacturing into the company’s Monterrey, Mexico, facility... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two major brands in exterior building products, CPG International Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TimberTech, the manufacturer of composite decking, railing and accessory products. Based in Scranton, Pa., CPG is the parent company of Azek Building Products, the manufacturer of cellular PVC exterior products. “The ultimate goal is for our... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., a market research and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., has published a Canadian Residential Window and Exterior Door Multi-Client Study. The $4,000 report provides data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, the company states. Information provided includes coverage of alternative (e.g. hybrid/composite) windows, sales channel changes... more »
  • LaCantina Doors, the manufacturer of folding doors, has launched a new website featuring updated images and easy-to-navigate content. Additionally, the site has been designed to provide an interactive and informative user experience.       “Integral in the new design was a clean look and strong visual presentation of our folding door systems,” says Benjamin Woo... more »
  • Northern Building Products, a producer of commercial windows, doors and wall systems, is expanding and renovating its current facility in Teterboro, N.J. The company is adding 12,000 square feet of office space to house engineering and staff support functions. The company plans to use many of its energy-conserving products and materials in the expansion. Included in the space will be a... more »
  • All-Weather Window, Doors & Siding recently opened a new Andersen Window & Door showroom in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to Andersen products, the facility will also feature Silver Line windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, ProVia entry doors and storm products and a variety of siding and insulation products. “The Northland, Kansas City, area is under-served by Andersen windows and... more »
  • After a two-year beta launch, Indow Windows, a Portland, Ore.-based supplier of interior insulating window inserts, is rolling out its line nationally to home performance contractors and others in the commercial and residential remodeling business. The inserts are said to offer the energy savings of double-paned windows at one half to one fifth the cost. The company got its start in 2010, when... more »
  • Looking to increase its presence in international markets, Quanex Building Products is participating in trade shows in Australia and South Africa this week. The Houston-based supplier of window and door components also plans to exhibit at glastec in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October. Fenestration Australia 2012 opened Monday and concludes today in Fremantle, Western Australia. Quanex... more »
  • Utilizing a new type of EPDM polymer, LMI Custom Mixing is playing its part in reducing carbon footprint and oil dependency through revolutionary developments in EPDM sponge and dense compounds, company officials report. Although the supplier, a joint venture between Lauren International and Meteor Gummiwerke, has not developed specific building and construction industry products with the... more »