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  • Philadelphia-based Northeast Building Products has redesigned its website with a contemporary look and feel to better reflect the manufacturer's commitment to innovation, energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art technology. Rather than a traditional corporate layout, the new site was developed with a “techie” feel, officials state. By keeping the menus simple and intuitive, the site... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc., based in York, Pa., has acquired substantially all assets from Effect Technologies Corp., better known as ETC Laboratories. ETC's operations in Rochester, N.Y., will be evaluated for continued operations at this location, but customers will now have the ability to be serviced from ATI's multiple locations around the country with many more disciplines than previously... more »
  • Sage Electrochromics is crediting Minnesota legislators in Washington for their efforts in recent budget negotiations to keep a 300,000-square-foot  plant construction project underway despite cuts in funding for energy efficiency programs. The company recently broke ground on what is said to be the world’s largest and most advanced electrochromic “dynamic glass”... more »
  • Designed to bring all its divisions' window and door component products and services together online for the first time, Amesbury has launched a new Web site. "Our Web site reflects Amesbury's commitment to growth-oriented manufacturers that desire easy access to a world-class product portfolio," says Jonathan Petromelis, president/CEO. "Now customers can locate a wide array of... more »
  • The corporate offices and final assembly plant of Lincoln Wood Products were severely damaged by a category F3 tornado that hit Merrill, Wis., April 10. Officials report the company is currently repositioning departments that were affected and plans to resume production within three weeks.       Tornado damage at Lincoln Wood Products' final assembly plant. Contrary... more »
  • Two-step door and millwork wholesaler Alliance Door Products is adding the Simpson Door Co. line of wood stile-and-rail doors to its product line. "Simpson Door supports the Alliance Door Products objective of connecting customers to suppliers who are market leaders in door and millwork solutions," says Ian Mackintosh, senior VP of distribution. Based in Lynden, Wash., Alliance has U.S... more »
  • Four of North America's five flat glass makers are named in a price-fixing suit filed by Jeld-Wen Inc. at the end of March. The Oregon-based window and door manufacturer's complaint alleges that AGC America Inc., Guardian Industries Corp., Pilkington North America and PPG Industries "contracted, conspired or combined to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of, and allocate business... more »
  • Phantom Screens and Breezy Living Screen Solutions have partnered to offer Breezy Living Garage Door Screen System equipped with Phantom's retractable screen. The combination provides an affordable, vertically-retractable and easy-to-operate garage screen door system, Phantom officials report. “The garage is not just for storage or parking the family sedan," notes Ron Somers,... more »
  • The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver has set a May 2 deadline for bids to acquire Accent Windows. The Colorado replacement window manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in March, and with that filing, it signed an asset purchase agreement with P.H. Tech Corp., its supplier of vinyl profiles.  That agreement, however, allowed competing bidders to submit better offers, with the final... more »
  • Through an asset acquisition in the Georgia division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Clear Choice USA, the replacement window retail franchiser, is under new ownership and management. Corporate offices for the company, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, have also moved to Canfield, Ohio. “Just as world-renowned brands like General Motors and Delta Airlines have... more »