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  • Simonton Windows, the West Virginia-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, has contracted Wellness Coaches USA to provide one-on-one individualized wellness coaching for its employees nationwide. Support is being made available to more than 2,000 Simonton employees at nine different facilities, officials report. “Professionals from Wellness Coaches USA will work directly with... more »
  • Ultra Hardware Products LLC has partnered with Fapim of Italy to be its new U.S. distributor. Fapim manufacturers a range of door and window hardware utilitizing the Euro groove system.  Started in 1974 to produce fittings for aluminum windows and doors combining innovation and ease of use, Fapim now offers a catalog of more than 1,000 hardware products. With more than 1 million square feet... more »
  • Atis Group Inc., the Quebec-based window and door maker with operations across Canada, has decided against an initial public offering due to unfavorable market conditions, according to several press reports. "Given the increased uncertainty and volatility in the markets, primarily due to macro economic circumstances, we believe it is best to defer the offering at this time," Robert... more »
  • Velux parent, VKR Holding of Denmark, is acquiring Loewen, the custom wood window and door maker based in Steinbach, Man., Canada. The move is VKR's second major expansion into the North American market, as it acquired Western Canada's Gienow Group last fall. “We already own several vertical window companies, and now we extend these activities in Canada and the USA, where the... more »
  • Custom Glass Products of Carolina Inc., the manufacturer of Decralite grids, reports it has successfully concluded a patent litigation case against Infini-Lite LLC. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has permanently enjoined any further infringement of Decralite patents and the Decralite trademark, according to Custom Glass. Based in Salisbury, N.C., Custom Glass also... more »
  • Kevin O'Meara, currently chairman of Atrium Cos. Inc. and an operating partner at Golden Gate Capital, Atrium's majority shareholder, is assuming the chief executive officer position.  He succeeds Gregory T. Faherty, current Atrium president and CEO, who is retiring.  Prior to joining Golden Gate, O'Meara was president and COO of Builders FirstSource Inc., the  distributor and... more »
  • Santelli Tempered Glass Inc., a Pennsylvania-based supplier to residential window manufacturers, plans to open a new tempering facility in Elkhart, Ind.  The company plans to invest more than $3.7 million to lease and equip a 32,500 square-foot facility, according to officials with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. "Elkhart is perfectly situated between major glass areas of Toledo... more »
  • Alcoa plans to purchase Traco, the Cranberry, Pa.-based manufacturer of commercial windows and doors.  Traco will become part of Alcoa's global Building and Construction Systems business, which also includes Kawneer, the manufacturer of architectural aluminum windows, curtain wall and storefront products and entrance systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Traco's strong brand... more »
  • As part of a green initiative, the Amesbury Group recently installed a blower-powered air wipe system to dry extruded plastic at its Statesville, N.C., textile facility.  The compressed air reduction project is expected to yield  $41,000 annual electricity cost savings in the extrusion department at the plant, with the industry supplier planning to bring in similar equipment at its... more »
  • Marvin Windows & Doors has discontinued its wood entry door product line, company officials report.  The decision also impacts its interior wood door line, introduced earlier this year at the International Builders' Show.  The Warroad, Minn., company entered the entry door business in 2005 with the the acquisition of Heritage Door, a high-end wood manufacturer with a 65,... more »