October 5, 2012
Guardian Industries has reached an agreement in principle for KGIC LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to purchase a minority stake in the glassmaker, according to an October 3 letter from the Guardian board of directors to employees. Terms of the transaction were not released.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., the privately held Guardian group of companies employs 18,000 people worldwide... more »
October 1, 2012
Alliance Door Products Canada Inc. has purchased the assets of Summit Distributors Inc. and will be taking over Summit's distribution business in Edmonton, Alberta, effective November 5. Summit will carry on business as usual in the interim period, officials note.
"Lynden Door and Alliance Door Products have had a strong relationship with Summit Distributors for many years now and this... more »
September 27, 2012
Alpen HHP LLC, based in Boulder, Colo., has purchased the assets of the Colorado-based fiberglass window and architectural glass operations of Serious Energy Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. Alpen High Performance Products will continue to manufacture highly energy efficient fiberglass window and architectural glass products used in both residential and commercial applications at the facility, officials... more »
September 25, 2012
Multiple safety awareness campaigns in October provide homeowners nationwide with a good opportunity to focus attention on their windows and doors, according to Simonton Windows. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and door is offering a variety of tips in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 21-27) and Crime Prevention Month.... more »
September 19, 2012
Pella windows and doors manufactured in the U.S. will be sold in India for the first time, Pella Corp. officials report. An independent distributor, Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd., will offer products sold through Pella India for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling and replacement applications in the country.
“We welcome Abir Trademart Pvt. Ltd. as our newest distributor, and... more »
September 18, 2012
Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has acquired The Home Service Store, a Georgia company that coordinates lead generation, sales and installation for do-it-for-me home improvement projects between retailers, dealers and manufacturers. Its replacement window activities currently include programs with BJ's Home Improvement and Costco.com.
The... more »
September 18, 2012
To make it easier for homeowners and building and design professionals to select the glass option with the look and privacy level that meets their needs, Simpson Door Co. now offers the Glass Taste Test. The new web-based design tool allows users to combine a specific door design with any glass type by clicking on various options available.
"We want to make it... more »
September 17, 2012
West Shore Window & Door, a dealer located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is opening a home improvement design center in a local Wal-Mart store. The company says it is participating in a recently initiated small business pilot program developed by the retailer.
"We feel extremely fortunate to have our own full-time home improvement design center within our local Wal-Mart store," says... more »
September 12, 2012
Las Vegas—Window and door and glass industry suppliers are poised to unveil a variety of new products and equipment when GlassBuild America opens today. The event kicks off a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center with more than 350 exhibitors and thousands of attendees expected.
“We could not be any more excited about this year’s show," says Denise Sheehan, VP... more »
September 10, 2012
AGC Glass Co. North America plans to open a new state-of-the-art glass fabrication facility in the greater Atlanta area to service current and future customers in the residential and commercial glass markets. Operations expected to begin in mid-2013.
“We strongly believe in the North American market–including introducing higher value-added products and continuing to provide a high... more »