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  • Jeld-Wen Inc. will open a new North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., according to a news release from North Carolina Gov. Betsy Perdue. The window and door manufacturer plans to invest $2 million in the operation and create at least 142 jobs over the next two years. “We are very pleased to expand in North Carolina and establish our North American headquarters in... more »
  • Fiberglass door maker Therma-Tru Doors is increasing its sales and marketing efforts in Canada. To support its commitment to the Canadian marketplace, the Maumee, Ohio-based company has launched a multimedia awareness campaign targeting dealers, home builders, renovators, and contractors. The program includes print and on-line advertising, direct mail and the launch of its Canadian website... more »
  • Guardian Industries reached an important milestone at its float glass plant in Krasny Sulin, Russia, where officials participated in the initial “ribbon pull”, December 11, to mark the beginning of production. The $220 million plant is Guardian’s largest to date, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater, according to a release... more »
  • Highlander Partners L.P., a Dallas-based private investment firm, has acquired Florida-based Custom Window Systems. Founded in 1986, CWS manufactures impact-resistant and non-impact windows and doors, as well as porch enclosure products. The company primarily serves the replacement and remodeling markets in Florida and other coastal markets in the Southeastern United States. Under... more »
  • Simonton Windows has launched a new company website at www.simonton.com. Designed for enhanced visual appeal, the site features a variety of new tools and resources for trade professionals.   “While we designed this site with a special focus on making the site a better experience for homeowners, we certainly have not forgotten about architects, builders, remodelers and... more »
  • The board of directors at Ingersoll-Rand plc has approved a plan to spin off its commercial and residential security businesses, which include Schlage locks and numerous other hardware brands. The separation will result in two standalone companies: Ingersoll Rand, a combination of industrial, transport refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning businesses; and the new security... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. is closing a door fabrication plant in Kirkwood, N.Y., according to papers filed with the state's labor department. The move, scheduled for February 2013, will affect 64 workers. The closing follows a November announcement from Masonite that it was losing about $70 million in retail business with Lowe's, primarily in the Northeast and Southwest.   An article... more »
  • The Earthwise Group LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, has expanded with the addition of JetAlum, based in Kansas City, Mo., as its newest member. The addition brings the total number of Earthwise manufacturing facilities to 15, with distribution covering the majority of the Eastern half of the United States. JetAlum manufactures Earthwise... more »
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with  G-U Hardware, announced a voluntary recall of the hardware supplier's tilt-turn stay arms and side-hung sash hinges. In a November 28 release, CPSC officials advised consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  The recall affects about 5,000 G-U Hardware tilt-turn stay arm... more »
  • Adchem, a supplier of adhesive tapes for the window and door and numerous other industries, has launched a new website featuring a multi-attribute search system to help buyers and engineers select from hundreds of the company’s high performance, pressure-sensitive transfer, double-sided and specialty adhesive tape systems, it reports.   The new adchem.com site provides access to... more »