May 17, 2012
PPG Industries has filed a complaint against Jeld-Wen Inc., charging that the window and door manufacturer has not paid more than $75,000 in license fees for the use of PPG's Intercept IG technology.
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western Pennsylvania, alleges that "despite several demands that it do so, Jeld-Wen has failed to make its required periodic... more »
May 15, 2012
The supplier of web-based business management tools for home improvement dealers and remodelers, improveit! 360, has launched a new website. The redesigned site is said to embody the company’s forward–thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its customers.
"In an effort to make joining the improveit! 360 family an easier and more rewarding experience,... more »
May 14, 2012
Kentucky-based Millwork Products LLC is expanding its operations to North Carolina, opening Jenkins Millwork LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The new operation has leased production facilities in Wilkesboro, N.C., with more than 48,000 square feet, and hopes to have more than 50 production, sales and office employees as the expansion proceeds.
Most of those workers will come from a Jeld-Wen... more »
May 10, 2012
GlassCraft Door Co.'s website now features the Pricer, a new tool that enables users to get the product pricing information they need quickly and simply.
Users can pick a door they like from any of Glasscraft's product catalogs. Then, the correct product number is entered and the user clicks submit. The online tool then generates the pricing, including... more »
May 9, 2012
A strategic partner with Sage Electrochromics Inc. since 2010, Saint-Gobain is acquiring all the outstanding shares of the company. The deal will help Sage expand into international markets, develop new products and complete construction of the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn., executives report.
“Through this action, Saint-Gobain underscores... more »
May 8, 2012
Founded in 2011, Fit'em Right Measurement Applications is offering Fit'em Right Windows for iOS, an app said to serve "as a complete guide for window replacement and installation, putting the expertise of a contractor on an iDevice." Available for download from the App Store for $1.99, the app provides step-by-step instructions, tips on accurate measuring, instructional... more »
May 4, 2012
EnsoGlass is the new name for Bella Fleur Corp.'s decorative glazing product. Previously known as EssenceGlass, the the new name is part of a larger branding effort to emphasize the company's commitment to innovative products and sustainable manufacturing, it reports.
“We are ecstatic at the worldwide positive response to our products that transform living space within interior and... more »
May 4, 2012
DAC Products Inc., the manufacturer of showroom displays and sales counters for the window and door and building products Industries, has launched a new website. With a new look developed based on customer feedback, the site is designed to allow the supplier to publish up-to-date information about its products.
"We need a site that can be manipulated on a weekly... more »
May 4, 2012
A leading European extruder of window profiles, profine GmbH, is being acquired by Hidden Peak Capital, based in Frankfurt, Germany. The private equity firm is buying up the shares of the manufacturer from Arcapita Bank BSC of Bahrain, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March.
Financial details of the transaction, which still must be approved by regulatory authorities, were not... more »
May 3, 2012
Hansons Windows, a replacement window and home improvement dealer serving Michigan and Ohio, is expanding its Columbus operations. The Troy, Mich.-based company recently moved its Columbus location to accommodate its growth in sales, according to Brian Elias, owner and president.
“With our increased sales and marketing efforts in the Columbus market, a move to a new location was needed,... more »