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  • Soft-Lite LLC has added a second line for applying interior woodgrains and external color laminates on windows at its manufacturing facility in Streetsboro, Ohio.  The new line is designed to support quick changes in the manfuacturing process to enable the vinyl window manufacturer to provide a wide variety of interior and exterior finish options, it notes. “Our dealers are telling us... more »
  • A. W. Hastings & Co., the New England distributor for Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, has named United Home Experts to be the first in-home focused dealer/installer in the New England service region. Based in Ashland, Mass., United Home Experts serves homeowners in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire and Connecticut. “It was a long but worthwhile process... more »
  • "Around the House with Matt and Shari," a PBS home improvement show offering viewers step-by-step projects and practical advice to transform living spaces, has renewed of its partnership with ProVia, the manufacturer of residential doors, windows and Heartland brand vinyl siding. Through its continued partnership, the TV series will feature ProVia products in three episodes designed to... more »
  • Royal Window & Door Profiles, a division of Royal Group Inc., has opened its first company-owned distribution center in the United States. Its new Southern patio door distribution center is co-located with a Royal Mouldings manufacturing facility in Bristol, Tenn. “We are very pleased to announce the opening of this window and door profiles distribution center for the U.S. market,... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems has increased production capacity with the recent addition of a second glass cutting line.  Cutting glass for IG units for Crystal's vinyl and aluminum window products, the new equipment will be the primary glass system for the manufacturer, with its existing automated cutter to be refiurbished and used as a secondary system, officials note.... more »
  • Denver-based TruStile Doors LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the door division of Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry, based in Northwood, Iowa. The purchase is expected to close within the next month. After the closing, Woodharbor Doors will become a fully-owned subsidiary of TruStile Doors. Woodharbor Cabinetry will continue to operate as a separate company under the... more »
  • Sika Corp.'s Industry Products Division, based in Madison Heights, Mich., has established the FFI Business Unit, targeting the needs of customers in the North American facades, fenestration and insulating glass marketplace. This action follows up on the acquisition of May National in October 2010. The new Sika business unit has a dedicated sales force specific to the market segments and will... more »
  • Soft-Lite LLC is offering GuildQuality Customer Satisfaction Surveying as a benefit for its dealers to help them improve service and grow sales. The service provides survey responses that are updated regularly to give dealers an up-to-the-minute snapshot of how customers see them, the company explains. "We are once again providing an innovative platform to help our dealers get even better at... more »
  • Oregon-based Empire Pacific Windows is merging with Cascade Windows, the vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Spokane, Wash. The merger follows up on Cascade's 2009 acquisition of LbL Windows in Troutdale, Ore., expanding its reach in the Western United States. “I feel Empire Pacific Windows is a strong fit for Cascade because both firms share a true dedication to their products and... more »
  • Winkhaus, the hardware manufacturer based in Germany, has named Functional Fenestration Inc. to be its exclusive North American source for select  products. Based in Hawthorne, Calif., FFI distributes architectural hardware for doors, windows and skylights, serving manufacturers and dealers. “A strategic partnership between FFI and Winkhaus ties into our commitment to... more »