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  • The corporate offices and final assembly plant of Lincoln Wood Products were severely damaged by a category F3 tornado that hit Merrill, Wis., April 10. Officials report the company is currently repositioning departments that were affected and plans to resume production within three weeks.       Tornado damage at Lincoln Wood Products' final assembly plant. Contrary... more »
  • Two-step door and millwork wholesaler Alliance Door Products is adding the Simpson Door Co. line of wood stile-and-rail doors to its product line. "Simpson Door supports the Alliance Door Products objective of connecting customers to suppliers who are market leaders in door and millwork solutions," says Ian Mackintosh, senior VP of distribution. Based in Lynden, Wash., Alliance has U.S... more »
  • Four of North America's five flat glass makers are named in a price-fixing suit filed by Jeld-Wen Inc. at the end of March. The Oregon-based window and door manufacturer's complaint alleges that AGC America Inc., Guardian Industries Corp., Pilkington North America and PPG Industries "contracted, conspired or combined to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of, and allocate business... more »
  • Phantom Screens and Breezy Living Screen Solutions have partnered to offer Breezy Living Garage Door Screen System equipped with Phantom's retractable screen. The combination provides an affordable, vertically-retractable and easy-to-operate garage screen door system, Phantom officials report. “The garage is not just for storage or parking the family sedan," notes Ron Somers,... more »
  • The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver has set a May 2 deadline for bids to acquire Accent Windows. The Colorado replacement window manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in March, and with that filing, it signed an asset purchase agreement with P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl profiles.  That agreement, however, allowed competing bidders to submit better offers, with the final... more »
  • Through an asset acquisition in the Georgia division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Clear Choice USA, the replacement window retail franchiser, is under new ownership and management. Corporate offices for the company, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, have also moved to Canfield, Ohio. “Just as world-renowned brands like General Motors and Delta Airlines have... more »
  • With its official opening on Monday, Affinity Windows Inc. has kicked off production, serving dealers and distributors in the Northeast. Based in Bensalem, Pa., the replacement window maker is being started by industry veterans Craig Seller and John Pieczkolon. Housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility, Affinity operates a modern fabrication site with mostly all new equipment, Seller... more »
  • Edgetech IG became part of Quanex Building Products Corp., as the two companies closed the previously-announced sale today in a transaction valued at $107 million. "I am pleased to announce our completed acquisition of Edgetech, a leading manufacturer of warm-edge insulating glass spacer systems for U.S. and internationally based window and door customers," says David Petratis, Quanex... more »
  • New Energy Technologies Inc. has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help advance the commercial development of SolarWindow technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass. “The addition of NREL’s world-class solar research group to our ongoing efforts at the... more »
  • Veka Inc. has launched Veka Essentials, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app, available for free download on the Apple iTunes Store. Said to be the first app from a vinyl window and door extrusion company, it lets users watch videos through its YouTube feed, and provides updates on current events and recent news, as well as technical articles, a photo gallery and a Twitter feed. In addition, it provides... more »