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  • Builders FirstSource Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential new construction, has launched its new website at ts www.bldr.com. Video and other multimedia tools showcases the company's manufacturing and installation capabilities. Additionally, the new site features improved functionality by including location-specific information on products and services.... more »
  • Eovations LLC, an affiliate of Universal Forest Products, is launching what it describes as a process for manufacturing "a fully fiberized thermoplastic-mineral composite that replicates the fibrous structure of wood and creates a unique combination of strength, durability, aesthetic and workability properties." The company says the composite material is a strong candidate to replace... more »
  •   The Smart Security App for smartphones and tablets has been developed by Kwikset to help builders and contractors select door hardware. The application enables industry professionals to create projects that can be customized with interior and exterior door hardware, identifying the different options, types and quantities of hardware needed.  Users can also save and view past... more »
  • Idaho-based Hoff Cos. has purchased the assets of Allied Lumber Dealers, a wholesale door distributor in Denver.  The Colorado business will be merged with Hoff’s Trimco Millwork Distribution Division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are very excited about having Jim Bakarich, and his team join our company," says Brian Hoff, Hoff president and CEO. "We... more »
  • Glaston Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Albat+Wirsam Software subsidiary to Constellation Software Inc., parent company of industry software supplier Friedman Corp. The value of the deal is estimated at EUR 18 million (about $23 million) and is expected to close by the end of the year. Headquartered in Linden, Germany, A+W develops and markets ERP, production planning and... more »
  • AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, based in Arbon, Switzerland, is acquiring Dobroplast, said to be the leading Polish manufacturer of PVC windows with annual sales of approximately $95 million. With the acquisition, AFG will become the third largest window and door manufacturer in Europe, it reports. The takeover still requires the approval of the Polish competition authorities. Terms of the... more »
  • Condensation is generally the result of high humidity on the inside of the home combined with low temperatures on the outside, but every winter, many manufacturers and dealers receive calls from customers complaining about condensation, says  David Bain of HumidityMatters!.  He advises that it's in a manufacturer's best interest to be proactive and provide homeowners with a hygrometer,... more »
  • In response to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems is offering a special price discount on vinyl windows for impacted residential homeowners. The discount is available through the company’s network of window distributors, dealers and home improvement contractors in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. “Our... more »
  • Entryguard Doors of Concord, Ontario, has implemented CustomBuilt360 assisted selling software from 360 Innovations. The system features an  interactive quotation tool and virtual configurator designed to eliminate errors, reduce lead times and stimulate sales. “We looked at a number of different solutions, but found that Custombuilt360 offered the most flexibility and the user... more »
  • On election day, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast were still without power following Hurricane Sandy, with the hardest hit areas in New Jersey and New York marking a ninth consecutive day without electricity. In addition to power outages, gas shortages stalled recovery efforts, and window and door manufacturers in the region said it was still too early to gauge the storm’s... more »