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  • Raleigh, N.C.-based Stock Building Supply opened a new lumber and building materials distribution facility in Troutman, N.C., which will serve the nearby Charlotte metro area. The full-service distribution facility, design center and showroom is a response to growing customer demand in the area and will aid the existing Rock Hill, S.C., store in serving the area. With 69 facilities, Stock... more »
  • Maritech Windows, the Carollton, Texas, manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division. According to court documents, filed May 23, the company anticipates there "will be no funds available for distribution to unsecured creditors." Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, all... more »
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution partnership with Polar Seal Windows Corp. of Grand Rapids, Mich., enabling Polar Seal to incorporate Suntuitive glass into its product line, according to a Pleotint release. With 64 years of experience, Polar Seal is a family owned and operated residential window manufacturer and installer, serving Michigan and Northern Indiana. Polar Seal provides windows... more »
  • Door and window manufacturer Advanced Window Products, has joined The Earthwise Group, LLC, a national network of locally owned, independent fenestration manufacturers. Advanced Window Products, based in Salt Lake City, is the 17th manufacturing facility to do so. "We are pleased to welcome Advanced Window Products to the Earthwise Group," says Mark Davis, executive director... more »
  • Armaclad Windows & Doors, headquartered in Chicago, has ceased operations, according to a statement on its website. The manufacturer, which employed more than 125 people, provided vinyl replacement windows; residential and commercial fiberglass windows; acoustical windows and doors; vinyl and fiberglass sliding patio doors; high-performance IG units and fiberglass entry doors. A division of... more »
  • The Waterford Township Police and Fire Retirement System has filed a federal securities class action complaint against Ply Gem Holdings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claiming the company failed to disclose financial information relevant to its future operating results to those who purchased common shares during Ply Gem's IPO in May 2013. In court documents... more »
  • Seven Point Equity Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm  in the building materials sector, has acquired The RiteScreen Co. from J.T. Walker Industries, creating the largest standalone supplier of fabricated screens for North American window, door, and commercial ventilation markets, according to a release. RiteScreen will continue to be headquartered in Elizabethville, Pa., and the... more »
  • Kuraray, Japanese manufacturer of performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, successfully completed its acquisition of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls, a segment of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, according to a Kuraray press release. The $543-million acquisition will double the size of Kuraray’s presence in the United States, Central and South... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reported net sales of $135 million in the second quarter, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013, and EBITDA of $5.7 million, up from $1.2 million in Q2 2013. "Despite poor weather throughout much of the second quarter and recent weakness in housing and construction data, we continued to enjoy encouraging growth in all of our product lines," said Bill... more »
  • WindowWorks, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based window and door specialist, partnered with Vista Window Co. of Lordstown, Ohio, to manufacture its Enhancement product line. Vista has been handling the manufacturing since June 4.   “By forging this alliance with Vista, we have found a factory that has the financial wherewithal, the investment in technology and the huge capacity to handle our... more »