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  • Résiver Patio Doors Inc., based in Beauceville, Que., is joining the Novatech Group, the provider of a variety of entry and patio door components and systems. The transaction will enable the two businesses to combine their knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of their clientele with even greater efficiency, officials note. “This acquisition is evidence of the great respect... more »
  • With plans to begin vinyl window production, Elixir Industries will re-open its idled Crossville, Tenn., plant in the second quarter of 2010. The multi-million dollar investment is part of a strategy to offer customers a diversified product base to meet their needs. Prior to the recent economic downturn, Elixir manufactured steel entry doors at the Crossville plant. That complete line of... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc. has successfully completed its balance sheet restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 on April 30, just 100 days after its initial filing was made, officials report.  Recapitalized by existing owners, Golden Gate Capital and Kenner & Co., the company has reduced its pre-bankruptcy debt by more than 60 percent.   As part of the restructuring process, the two private... more »
  • International Aluminum Corp. reports that its plan of reorganization has been confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The company expects to emerge from Chapter 11 this month as International Architectural Group LLC. “We have accomplished what we set out to do and are very enthusiastic about our company’s future outlook,” says Dick Almy, CEO... more »
  • Targeting home improvement businesses interested in adding new lines, Thermal Industries has launched the Guardian Angel Program to provide assistance and training to make the transition to a new product more comfortable and productive, officials state. Dedicated teams at the Pittsburgh-based company's 20 branch locations are available to provide assistance in such areas as lead generation, in-... more »
  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. is relocating one of its two Fort Lauderdale, Fla., branches to Pompano Beach, Fla. The new, larger facility will incorporate the company’s new Solution Center showroom design and feature a wider array of exterior building products, including windows and doors. “The new facility will be much more convenient for contractors and will help us serve them more... more »
  • The Earthwise Group, an alliance of regional window manufacturers from around the country, has added three new members.  With the addition of Showcase Windows in Houston, Texas; Sprouse Windows in New Martinsville, W. Va.; and Winstrom Windows in Toluca, Ill., the group now has 14 fabricators in 13 states. The vinyl window manufacturers in the Earthwise Group meet three times per year... more »
  • AquaSurTech OEM is planning a second quarter launch of its window and door coatings line in the European market. The Montreal-based supplier has a UK-based production facility and is establishing a Belgian tinting facility, it reports. Additionally, the company recently added Andrew Rayner, formerly president of RoyalBond Co., at its Toronto offices. He brings extensive European experience to the... more »
  • Schilling Lumber of Saint John, Ind., has completed its purchase of Edward Hines Lumber Co.’s former Mokena, Ill., facilities.  The acquisition allows Schilling to better service its already strong and growing customer base in Chicago’s south and west suburbs, officials report. Founded in 1945, Schilling is a family-owned and -operated company with two lumber yards and one... more »
  • Due to a significant increase in the demand for color exteriors in the past five years, Soft-Lite LLC has installed three new paint booths to expand capacity for its SureCoat exterior colored windows.  “The increase in our painting capacity gives us a competitive edge by shortening lead times, resulting in improved service to our customers,” says Greg Irving, VP of sales and... more »