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  • Custom Glass Products of Carolina Inc., the manufacturer of Decralite grids, reports it has successfully concluded a patent litigation case against Infini-Lite LLC. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has permanently enjoined any further infringement of Decralite patents and the Decralite trademark, according to Custom Glass. Based in Salisbury, N.C., Custom Glass also... more »
  • Kevin O'Meara, currently chairman of Atrium Cos. Inc. and an operating partner at Golden Gate Capital, Atrium's majority shareholder, is assuming the chief executive officer position.  He succeeds Gregory T. Faherty, current Atrium president and CEO, who is retiring.  Prior to joining Golden Gate, O'Meara was president and COO of Builders FirstSource Inc., the  distributor and... more »
  • Santelli Tempered Glass Inc., a Pennsylvania-based supplier to residential window manufacturers, plans to open a new tempering facility in Elkhart, Ind.  The company plans to invest more than $3.7 million to lease and equip a 32,500 square-foot facility, according to officials with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. "Elkhart is perfectly situated between major glass areas of Toledo... more »
  • Alcoa plans to purchase Traco, the Cranberry, Pa.-based manufacturer of commercial windows and doors.  Traco will become part of Alcoa's global Building and Construction Systems business, which also includes Kawneer, the manufacturer of architectural aluminum windows, curtain wall and storefront products and entrance systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Traco's strong brand... more »
  • As part of a green initiative, the Amesbury Group recently installed a blower-powered air wipe system to dry extruded plastic at its Statesville, N.C., textile facility.  The compressed air reduction project is expected to yield  $41,000 annual electricity cost savings in the extrusion department at the plant, with the industry supplier planning to bring in similar equipment at its... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors has discontinued its wood entry door product line, company officials report.  The decision also impacts its interior wood door line, introduced earlier this year at the International Builders' Show.  The Warroad, Minn., company entered the entry door business in 2005 with the the acquisition of Heritage Door, a high-end wood manufacturer with a 65,... more »
  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has expanded its product line by forming a strategic partnership with Dr. Hahn, a German manufacturer of hinges for metal and vinyl doors. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for European hardware throughout North America, and we are always looking to offer the world’s most advanced solutions to... more »
  • DAC Products, the supplier of window and door displays and sample cases, is integrating its operations into its plant in Rural Hall, N.C.  Closing a facility in East Bend, N.C., the company expects to complete the process in the third quarter of this year. With the move, the company is making an immediate investment of $250,000 to $300,000 in equipment, as well as transferring 25 to 30... more »
  • Massachusetts-based Dartmouth Building Supply recently completed installation of a solar roof, expected to provide 80 percent of the power needed in its own manufacturing operations.  Consisting of 960 solar photovoltaic panels producing 201,600 kilowatts of electricity annually, the roof is said to be one of the region’s largest private solar energy projects. Solar panels on the roof... more »
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. has acquired a 70 percent majority interest in Chicago-based Southwall Insulating Glass, which manufactures Heat Mirror insulating glass units. Ron Spielman, president of Sound Solutions Windows & Doors, remains a partner in the joint venture. The acquisition is designed to enable Southwall to accelerate the automated production of Heat Mirror insulating glass to... more »