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  • Rugby Architectural Building Products, a New Hampshire-based distributor of architectural wood products and decorative surfacing, is expanding with the addition of Lumber Products, an Oregon-based distributor of doors and industrial building products. A portfolio company of Leading Ridge Capital Partners, Rugby acquired substantially all of the assets of Lumber Products through a stalking horse... more »
  • Cleveland, Ohio–FeneTech Inc. released its newest ERP software upgrade, FeneVision Neo, yesterday to an audience of 180 window manufacturer and glass fabricators at its 10th annual FeneVision user conference. The two-day event also incorporates the second annual Glass Processing Automation Days.     Fenetech's Horst Mertes, left, and Ron Crowl in cruise ship garb for the... more »
  • Pella Corp. has announced a proposed settlement agreement to resolve the Saltzman vs. Pella class-action lawsuit involving the Iowa-based manufacturer's ProLine casement, awning and transom windows made in 2006 and earlier. Pending court approval, the proposed agreement will extend customer service support with a claims process for products with service needs. The lawsuit does not involve any... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC has entered into partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council to help educate the public about home crime prevention strategies, including window and door security. As part of the agreement, Soft-Lite and its affiliates and dealers also are able to leverage the McGruff the Crime Dog and the slogan “Take a Bite Out of Crime.” “Soft-Lite is very pleased to... more »
  • Designed to increase door sales, a new mobile application has been launched by Tru Tech Doors. Currently available for the iPad, the app will be provided to the fiberglass and steel door manufacturer’s sales representatives, distributors and dealers.   “Making the finest quality doors that are easy to buy and even easier to sell is at the root of everything we do as an... more »
  • Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has moved manufacturing of its recently-acquired Gorell brand windows into Soft-Lite’s Streetsboro, Ohio, plant. All lines are now up and running, producing windows for Gorell customers in the 200,000-square-foot facility. Optimistic about the future, Roy Anderson, president of Soft-Lite Gorell, notes that the vinyl window manufacturing operation is debt-free with loyal... more »
  • In a move to expand door manufacturing capacity, Jeld-Wen Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. Closing is subject to due diligence and the negotiation and signing of a definitive agreement, and is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2012. CMI, based in Chicago, is a manufacturer and marketer of CraftMaster molded door facings and doors, MiraTec... more »
  • Founded in 1997, Wellington Windows faced some tough challenges in recent years, on top of the weak economy. Reborn as Wellington Home Improvements in February, the Minneapolis-based company is now well on the road to recovery and reached several important milestones in less than four months, according to Brent Woods, president. The family-owned Wellington Windows, which manufactured and... more »
  • Five product series from Window World Inc. have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the fifth consecutive year, the replacement window company reports. The seal comes with a two-year limited warranty for all approved products–a warranty that is offered by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute itself, it is noted. “Earning the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is... more »
  • Ohio-based ProVia, the manufacturer of doors, windows and other building products, has launched a new video series designed to engage homeowners through humor while highlighting meaningful features of its products. The premier episode, below, shows a hapless ProVia door owner who lost his keys and attempts to break in to his own home. “It’s part of our corporate culture at ProVia to... more »