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  • Entryguard Doors of Concord, Ontario, has implemented CustomBuilt360 assisted selling software from 360 Innovations. The system features an  interactive quotation tool and virtual configurator designed to eliminate errors, reduce lead times and stimulate sales. “We looked at a number of different solutions, but found that Custombuilt360 offered the most flexibility and the user... more »
  • On election day, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking a ninth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages stalled recovery efforts, and window and door manufacturers in the region said it was still too early to gauge the storm’s... more »
  • The new DuraFinish finishing system designed to provide superior protection and durability to the manufacturer's Artisan and Estate Collections of fiberglass doors has been introduced by GlassCraft Door Co. The process involves coating each fiberglass door with long-lasting, multi-layered and multi-colored stains which are protected by a clear UV finish top-coat saturated with ultraviolet... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. reports it was recently notified by its second largest retail customer that it will reduce its interior door business with the manufacturer, primarily in the Northeastern and Southwestern United States, starting early in 2013. The affected business, which consists principally of molded doors, is expected to amount to approximately $70 million dollars of sales on an... more »
  • Contact Industries has launched a newly-updated website designed to provide a fresh new look as well as added functionality to the company's web presence. "Our old site was poorly optimized, the design was out of date and customers had a difficult time finding the information they needed," says Peter McKibbin, Contact VP of sales and marketing. "The new site is a much better... more »
  • The A&E cable TV show "Flipping Boston" has selected Crystal Window & Door Systems as the exclusive window supplier for the new fall season. While several episodes of the new season have been completed, production and installation of Crystal windows continues with future episodes. The New York-based manufacturer supplied a few individual projects for the prior seasons of... more »
  • PPG Industries is continuing to invest in its PPG Residential IG Service Center in Carlisle, Pa., including installation of the first Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (ATLAS) production line for insulating glass.  Formerly located in Allentown, Pa., the residential IG facility was consolidated at PPG’s Carlisle Works in 2011 to maximize operational efficiencies at the plant, which... more »
  • With new showrooms opened in Colorado and Ontario, Canada, NanaWall Systems now has 25 design studios and showrooms across North America.  The latest additions reflect the growing demand for large operable glass walls in luxury residential, hospiitality and commercial markets, including colder regions, officials note. “The NanaWall Energy Star units are a perfect fit for the extreme... more »
  • Woodgrain Millwork, the producer of mouldings, doors and windows, plans to invest $8 million over the next five years in a new facility in Lenoir, N.C., according to a press release from the Gov. Bev Perdue. The company, which employs about 180 people in two existing North Carolina facilities, plans to create 170 jobs at the new operation. "The decision to open a facility in Caldwell County... more »
  • A manufacturer of windows and doors based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, Westeck Windows & Doors is implementing CustomBuilt360, an assisted selling system from 360 Innovations.  “We are highly motivated by this agreement,” says Casey Kerkhoff, Westeck president. “We were looking for software that would improve our sales process and the 360 Innovations... more »