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  • Scheduled to open in June, a new distribution facility is being added by Builders FirstSource Inc. in Clarksville, Tenn. Located about 40 miles from  Nashville, the new operation will serve as the company's primary distribution point for the fast-growing market. "We are very excited about opening a location in the heart of Clarksville to better serve our growing customer base in the... more »
  • With more than 100 guests in attendance, Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Riverside, Calif.-factory and corporate headquarters with a ribbon-cutting event on May 2. The new company, which also operates sales and distribution offices in South El Monte and San Diego, produces vinyl windows and doors for markets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada... more »
  • Deceuninck North America unveiled its new Genius window system at a news conference today during the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention and Expo in Washington, D.C. The new window system is designed with two separate, interlinked insulating glass sash.     Deceuninck's Phil Morton demonstrating the dual-sash design. This creates an additional bonus air... more »
  • Dewalt, the manufacturer of power tools, has partnered with Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, to launch Dewalt Mobile Pro. The new mobile app contains a construction calculator for solving complex jobsite math in the field, and five basic calculations with integrated reference materials to offer help, examples and illustrations.       Available for the iPhone, iPod touch... more »
  • Toronto-based Inline Fiberglass Ltd. reports it is increasing capacity in its pultrusion deparment by 30 percent. The move is designed to accommodate increased sales to existing customers, as well as additional manufacturer customers it will now be supplying. “The additional business is attributed to several different reasons,” says Bernard Rokicki, Inline's COO. “It is our... more »
  • PPG Industries has filed a complaint against Jeld-Wen Inc., charging that the window and door manufacturer has not paid more than $75,000 in license fees for the use of PPG's Intercept IG technology. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Western Pennsylvania, alleges that "despite several demands that it do so, Jeld-Wen has failed to make its required periodic... more »
  •   The supplier of web-based business management tools for home improvement dealers and remodelers, improveit! 360, has launched a new website. The redesigned site is said to embody the company’s forward–thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its customers. "In an effort to make joining the improveit! 360 family an easier and more rewarding experience,... more »
  • Kentucky-based Millwork Products LLC is expanding its operations to North Carolina, opening Jenkins Millwork LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The new operation has leased production facilities in Wilkesboro, N.C., with more than 48,000 square feet, and hopes to have more than 50 production, sales and office employees as the expansion proceeds. Most of those workers will come from a Jeld-Wen... more »
  •       GlassCraft Door Co.'s website now features the Pricer, a new tool that enables users to get the product pricing information they need quickly and simply. Users can pick a door they like from any of Glasscraft's product catalogs. Then, the correct product number is entered and the user clicks submit.  The online tool then generates the pricing, including... more »
  • A strategic partner with Sage Electrochromics Inc. since 2010, Saint-Gobain is acquiring all the outstanding shares of the company. The deal will help Sage expand into international markets, develop new products and complete construction of the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn., executives report. “Through this action, Saint-Gobain underscores... more »