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  • Hinge manufacturer Simonswerk is continuing its international expansion by establishing a new subsidiary in Whitewater, Wis. The 120-year-old German company produces heavy-duty, high-performance and premium adjustable hinges and has produced hinge systems, serving more than 60 international markets with representation in 19 countries, the company reports.   Hinge production at... more »
  • Allied Building Products Corp., a division of Oldcastle Inc., has acquired Astro Building Supplies Inc., a privately held wholesale building materials supplier based in Taylor, Mich. A two branch distributor of roofing, siding and windows, Astro was founded in 1966 by Don Speer. While focusing primarily on the remodeling markets  in Taylor and Roseville, Mich., the two branches provide... more »
  • Benada Aluminum Products LLC,  a newly-formed entity owned indirectly by FTL Capital LLC and Benada Aluminum of Florida Inc., has acquired from bankruptcy the assets of Florida Extruders International Inc. Simultaneously, the new Benada has acquired the assets of BAF, which was owned by Monte Friedkin, who now becomes president and CEO of the new unit. In announcing the transaction,... more »
  • GBO Inc., the Quebec-based manufacturer of Bonneville Windows & Doors, reports that Montblanc Capital Corp., a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Toronto, Ont., has entered into an agreement with Fonds de Solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FSTQ) to acquire about 4.5 million common shares of GBO.  The transaction represents about a 25 percent... more »
  • U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi visited the Simonton Windows new corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, last Tuesday to welcome the business to the community. During his hour-long visit, the Congressman toured the offices with Mark Savan, Simonton president, and met with several executives to learn more about the vinyl window manufacturer, its history and plans for the future. “It was a... more »
  • Door component supplier Endura Products has revamped its website to offer visitors an improved online experience. Visitors to the new enduraproducts.com will experience an easier to navigate, more intuitive site that offers access to product news and information, latest press releases, trade show information and technical information, the supplier notes.  "This new design was created... more »
  • Phantom Screens, based in Abbotsbord, B.C., has added two new U.S. distributors. Phantom of Charlotte LLC now represents the manufacturer of retractable screen products in an eight county area surrounding Charlotte, N.C. The company is owned and operated by David Winters in conjunction his with his retail screen business, Screenmobile of Charlotte. Phantom Screens' newest distributor in the... more »
  • Stanek Windows is adding ProVia Door’s custom steel and fiberglass entry doors to its home improvement product lineup. The replacement window manufacturer serves Western Florida, Northeast Ohio and Southeastern Wisconsin with offices in Tampa and Clearwater, Fla., Cleveland, and Milwaukee, offering windows, patio doors and exterior doors, as well as siding, hurricane shutters and gutter... more »
  • Screen mesh supplier Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics has changed its name to Saint-Gobain AdFors. The manufacturer of New York Wire screening set out to develop a new name that reinforces its strength and position in the industrial and construction markets, officials note. Created using an international agency that specializes in developing global brand names, the name is based on the root... more »
  • In a deal bringing together two fiberglass window component suppliers, Omniglass (2010) Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, has licensed the assets and intellectual property of Cleveland-based SureView Inc. The transaction, which includes access to SureView’s product designs, patents and tooling, is “a real positive for existing customers and new potential customers,” says Mark Back, who... more »