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  • Simonton Windows is looking to add more than 250 workers at its plants in West Virginia, Illinois and California. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors is planning to add full-time production personnel in the areas of glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations, it reports. At present, Simonton is looking to add 160 workers at its facilities in West Virginia, 75 workers at its plant... more »
  • Balance hardware producer Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of Advantage Manufacturing, including its Magnum-branded operable window hardware line.  The purchase adds depth to Caldwell’s offerings with the Advantage line complements its existing line of sliding window hardware, says Eric Mertz, Caldwell president and CEO. By... more »
  • GE Capital, Corporate Finance has announced a $225 million asset-based loan for 84 Lumber Co. The loan will be used to refinance existing debt and for working capital purposes. Based in Eighty Four, Pa., 84 Lumber owns and operates 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, the... more »
  •       Presenting Our Products by Andersen is a new iPad app from the window and door manufacturer that can be used by professionals for sales presentations or by homeowners to learn more about its products, the company states. Available for download, the app includes information on the newest Andersen windows, training materials, and details on designs for specifying... more »
  • Pointing out that nearly two-thirds of all U.S. households own one or more pets, and spending on pets continues to rise even during tough economic times, Jeld-Wen is introducing several new products for dogs and cats.     Jeld-Wen's new vinyl sliding door with access panel for pets “Homeowners want reliable options to accommodate their pets that are also convenient, and... more »
  • FeneVision ERP software is being implemented at 15 glass fabricating facilities operated by AGC Glass Co. North America. With more than 20 fabrication locations in the United States and Canada, AGC services multiple market segments, offering insulating, tempered and laminated glass, as well as other products. “As part of our plan to update our plants with state-of-the-art technology, we... more »
  • MFM Building Products has expanded the sales territory of W.R. Cook & Associates to include the entire state of Texas. The firm's Chris Cook had represented the supplier of flashing and other weather barrier products in northern Texas, as well as the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas, which he continues to handle as well. W.R. Cook & Associates is a family-operated agency as Chris’... more »
  • In support of National Window Safety Week, Roto Frank of America is promoting window opening control devices as a means to help protect children by limiting a window opening to less than 4 inches. Roto is the North American distributor of the Angel Ventlock, a device that complies with the ASTM F2090-2010 standard for window fall prevention devices with mechansims for emergency escape. “... more »
  • Said to be one of the largest manufacturers of extruded plastic products in China, China Liansu Group Holdings Ltd. is establishing a joint venture in Canada with the Skyreach Group Inc. The new company, Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. will operate two divisions–one providing vinyl profiles to the window and door industry and another supplying standard and custom-finished vinyl patio... more »
  • A supplier of fiberglass components to the window and door industry, Teel Plastics Inc. is selling its pultrusion division to Razor Composites LLC, a new business unit of James Hardie Industries, the international manufacturer of fiber-cement siding. The acquired assets will be part of a potential new business development platform in non-fiber cement building materials in the U.S.A, James Hardie... more »