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  • A mobile supplier of IG fabrication and replacement services, Inst-I-Glass LLC has started franchising its business system. Maintaining its original outlet operating in Louisville, Ky., the company has franchisees currently operating in Knoxville, Tenn.; Chicago; and Cleveland. With a location in Cincinnati set for launch in September, Inst-I-Glass has also signed agreements for franchise... more »
  • Window World, the replacement window dealer with more than 200 franchise locations in 46 states, has established a new partnership with Kathy Ireland and kathy ireland Worldwide. Kathy Ireland with Blair Ingle, Window World president. Under the agreement, Ireland will serve as the “Window World Ambassador,” and be featured in the company's catalogs/brochures and in its ... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. is now servicing Gasglass argon gas detectors and Spyglass glass analyzers. The supplier became the exclusive distributor of these devices in the Americas, Europe and Australia earlier this year. Developed by Finland-based Sparklike Ltd., Gasglass is a non-invasive method for measuring insulating gas fill levels. Its latest Gasglass Handheld v2 is said to allow freedom of... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has purchased selected assets of Standard Doors, located at Medchal, Hyderabad in the Andhra Pradesh province of India. Said to operate one of the newest, fully integrated and largest modern dedicated door manufacturing plants in India, Standard Doors is Masonite's third acquisition in India this year. In July of this year, Masonite announced the acquisition of two other Indian door... more »
  • Huttig Building Products, the distributor of millwork and building products for residential construction and remodeling, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign Product Configurator and Guided Selling software to provide online quoting and ordering of both exterior and interior pre-hung door systems. The Web-based solution will be made available to Huttig’s national network of dealers. “... more »
  • Lincoln Windows & Patio Doors has launched a new Web site, www.lincolnwindows.com, redesigned to incorporate the company’s new brand identity and appeal to visitors with new colors and a clean, uncluttered design.  With development beginning in 2009, the new site is the result of a year of hard work by Lincoln’s in-house marketing team, officials note. Showcased on the... more »
  • Amber Grayson, a former sales and marketing executive with a hardware manufacturer and distributor, has started Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC to provide creative and technical representation to manufacturers of fenestration and building material components. With her background, Grayson offers expertise in new product launches, marketing and brand strategy, business bevelopment, cold... more »
  • Sunrise Windows, based in Temperance, Mich., has recalled and added 60 employees over the last few months to support its continued growth. "We anticipate as we head toward the fall season, we will need to hire additional staff to support our manufacturing needs,” says Gary Delman, president. Dealers appear to be rewarding the vinyl window and door manufacturer for its broad selection... more »
  • Hydro Aluminum’s Extrusion North America unit has sold its M2000 sliding patio door product line to Architectural Metals Inc. of St. Louis. The move is designed to enable Hydro to maximize internal resources and provide customers streamlined sales and service processes. Architectural Metals services manufacturers of products that use aluminum extrusion and sheet metal, including... more »
  • Atria Building Products, a manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Johnstown, Ohio, officially closed its doors last week. David Gerhardt, president, attributed the decision to close to continued weakness in market, combined with additional regulatory burdens. "Atria would like to thank all of its customers, employees, and vendors for your loyalty during our 30-year run," ... more »