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  • Despite a downturn in the home improvement industry, Gorell Windows & Doors, Indiana, Pa., reports it is experiencing record increases in new business acquisitions as well as business volume from new acquisitions. In 2009, the amount of window business resulting from new dealers and distributors was 70 percent more than new business acquired in 2008, the vinyl window manufacturer reports.... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has opened a new Houston office to serve as home base for a mobile field testing unit, as well as forensic investigation services to the Greater Houston and South Texas/Louisiana area. The new facility also provides a convenient local platform for plant inspection services for area manufacturers participating in ATI’s certification programs, officials note.... more »
  • Premier Industrial, makers of Xtrabond sealants, XtraFlash flashing and XtraFoam, reports it recently made some significant equipment acquisitions to enhance its material flow and flexibility. The company added three high-speed cartridge fillers and two 75-gallon mixers to add to its capacity for 2010, says Derek Miller, president. The supplier enjoyed high double digit growth in 2009, adding... more »
  • Sage Electrochromics Inc. plans to build a high-volume manufacturing operation for its electronically tintable glass at its headquarters in Fairibault, Minn., thanks in part to more than $100 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.  DOE announced a conditional commitment for a $72 million loan guarantee last week, following up a $31 million Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax... more »
  • Serious Materials plans to retrofit glass in more than 6,500 windows in the Empire State Building as part of a project expected to reduce energy costs by more than $400,000 per year in the New York City landmark.  A 5,000-square-foot processing space is being built on-site at the building with glass to be removed from existing windows, re-used to make super insulating units and reinstalled... more »
  • Reeb Millwork and King Sash & Door have entered into an agreement whereby Reeb will purchase the door assets from King and operate its Mocksville, N.C., facility, according to a report in Connected, the Association of Millwork Distributor's electronic newsletter. King Sash & Door will continue operations with a primary focus on sales and distribution of Weather Shield products and the... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. has entered into an agreement with Sparklike Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for the Gasglass argon and krypton gas detector and Spyglass glass analyzer in the Americas, Europe and Australia, it reports. “The collaboration with Edgetech will support the mission and business idea of Sparklike perfectly as both companies aim to provide the glass and window industry with... more »
  • The owner of Accu-Weld Windows & Doors, Haddon Windows LLC, has purchased the intellectual property and assets of Speyer Door & Window Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla. With the acquisition, Accu-Weld plans to incorporate a range of Speyer technologies to lock and seal the full perimeter of entry doors, sliding doors, overhead doors and windows. In laboratory tests, Speyer’s products have... more »
  • Simonton Windows has teamed with H&R Block to offer up to $150 toward preparation of an individual’s 2010 personal income tax return. The program is designed to provide remodelers and contractors nationwide another way to “close the deal” with homeowners considering a replacement window investment. Homeowners qualify for the offer when they purchase 12 or more Simonton... more »
  • Joe Peilert is joining Veka Inc. as president, succeeding Walter Stucky, president and CEO of the North American division of  Veka AG. Stucky is stepping down as president beginning March 1, though he will remain CEO through June in order to provide a smooth transition at the vinyl window extrusion company. Peilert Peilert most recently served as president and CEO for TMI... more »