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  • Hurd Windows & Doors has acquired New Jersey-based SuperSeal Manufacturing Co. Inc., a vinyl window manufacturer with a strong East Coast presence.  The addition is part of Hurd's strategic growth plan to expand its diverse product mix to address the shifting needs of a broad range of construction markets–with emphasis on the replacement window market, as well as new... more »
  • Primary Wave Media, a provider of vanity phone number marketing services, has launched a new 877-WINDOWS marketing program said to provide individual companies with exclusive use of the special phone number by territory with custom call routing and call reporting.  The program also incorporates optional media buying opportunities, a www.1877windows.com Web site, and advertising and marketing... more »
  • In a move to strengthen its market position for 2011, Therma Tru Corp. is further consolidating the Fypon millwork brand into its business. Those plans include a move of both Therma-Tru and Fypon operations into a new larger warehouse in Howe, Ind. “It’s been about a year since Therma-Tru integrated the Fypon product lines of urethane and PVC millwork products into our business,... more »
  • The year-end deadline for homeowners to qualify for the $1,500 energy efficient product tax credit was expected to keep many window and door companies busy well into the holiday season. Simonton Windows reports production records were broken at its manufacturing facilities as employees worked seven days a week to fulfill the last minute demand. “The week of December 12 was our busiest week... more »
  • Targeting builders, remodelers, contractors and architects, Pella Corp. is once again hosting a series of half-day trade events around the country designed to to provide updates on new building practices, products and services.  With a theme of "Go for It!," events will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at stadium arenas in major markets across the U.S. and Canada from January... more »
  • The Riverside Co., a Cleveland-based private equity group, has acquired a stake in replacement window maker Sunrise Windows from FdG  Associates. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Sunrise has grown its sales every year since 1995 and has weathered the housing crisis because it is focused on the replacement market. They are a very strong company with great products,... more »
  • After closing its doors last week, Windowizards Inc., a Pennsylvania window dealer, resumed operations Monday.  A statement from Harvey Goodman posted on the company Web site attributed the problems to lack of product from a supplier, although the supplier was not identified. "As chairman of a family-owned company in operation for more than 50 years, I want to reassure our customers,... more »
  • Like the Senate on Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation last night extending the Bush tax cuts for another two years. Expected to be signed by President Obama today, the final bill features a tax credit of up to $200 for Energy Star-qualified windows and skylights and up to  $500 for Energy Star-qualified doors for 2011. "WDMA members and staff worked with... more »
  • Dove Vinyl Windows is expanding with plans to invest $2 million to open a new manufacturing operation in Pulaski County, Va. The Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based manufacturer plans to create 100 new jobs at the 75,000-square-foot facility. "The new plant is an important aspect to our current company objectives of strategically servicing our customers in existing markets and long-term goals as a... more »
  • After acquiring the assets of Lifetime Doors in October, Masonite International is now planning to close five of its six plants around the country, according to an article in the News-Gazette of Champaign, Ill.  Masonite is closing Lifetime's interior door manufacturing facilities in Watseka, Ill.; Easton, Pa.; Hearne, Texas; Los Banos, Calif., and Sacramento, Calif.  It will continue... more »