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  • VPL Enterprises Ltd. has sold the metal and die cast division of Vanguard Fenestration to Fasco of Mississauga, Ontario. The sale allows Vanguard to focus on its plastic manufacturing division, while allowing Fasco to expand its market and extend its product offering throughout North America, officials state. “We are very pleased with this sale,” says Bob Smart, VPL's president and... more »
  • The Built to Perform app for the iPhone and iPad is being offered by Integrity Windows & Doors to enable builders, remodelers and architects to easily access a variety of information on the job, in the truck and at the office. Focusing on the company's Ultrex pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, the app includes product catalogs, brochures, new presentations, case studies, videos, an... more »
  • A new virtual training program has been launched by Henkel North America, manufacturer of OSI sealants. As an online window certification program, it trains installers to successfully use the supplier's methods and materials, while offering a 15-year warranty on new construction installations upon course completion, officials state. The OSI WinTeq program offers installers a convenient and... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick is planning to build a high-speed automated production line for its RavenWindow thermochromic technology. When complete, the line will produce 5 million square feet of the dynamic solar control glazing product annually, the supplier reports. The company has signed a letter of intent with Saridea Engineering, also based in Denver, to build the facility.  It is... more »
  • In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, Simonton Windows is planning to close its McAlester, Okla., plant by year end.  The vinyl window maker reports it will relocate production lines for its impact-resistant vinyl coastal products to the company's West Virginia operating sites. Additional manufacturing operations will be relocated to Simonton's facility in Paris, Ill.... more »
  • Built Right Renovations Inc. has launched www.builtrightny.com as an information portal for New York area homeowners to find information about home remodeling and the exterior of their homes. Based on Long Island, the company plans to add articles almost every day and offer online monthly newsletter of home remodeling tips. "We are a remodeling firm that has been recognized as one of '... more »
  • For the first time since expanding its product offering to include siding and stone, ProVia is exhibiting at the Remodeling Show in Chicago, October 13-15, in a large 40 foot x 40 foot booth, it states.  Also at the show, ProVia officials say they will unveil a new concept product to garner input from attendees. In recent years, the Ohio-based company that once operated... more »
  • The board of directors at Fortune Brands Inc. has scheduled the previously-announced spin off its Fortune Brands Home & Security business, which includes Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, for the close of business on October 3, 2011. Following the spin-off, the remaining Fortune Brands business will change its name to Beam and operate as a pure-play spirits company. "The separation... more »
  • Designed to provide Canadian window and door manufacturers, architects and specifiers with a convenient regional source for performance testing of fenestration products and systems, Architectural Testing Inc. is opening a new laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Officially opening September 1, the facility marks is the company's 12th laboratory and first located outside the U.S. All testing... more »
  • Assa Abloy AB, the global supplier of door and hardware products, has completed its acquisition of Paddock Holdings. With 250 employees and annual sales approaching $50 million, Paddock is said to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of multipoint locks. The company has two core brands–Lockmaster and Millenco–and its range includes multipoint door, patio door and window locks; door... more »