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  • 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 »
  • Vice President Joe Biden marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with the announcement of the selection of 25 communities for up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to “ramp-up” energy efficiency building retrofits. As part of a Department of Energy initiative, governments, private sector companies and non-profit organizations will work together on a variety of programs for... more »
  • Sun Windows Inc. is implementing in-house powder coating at its plant in Owensboro, Ky. The new system will allow the window and door manufacturer to greatly improve the quality and time required for all custom exterior colors orders, while also allowing Sun to significantly expand its exterior cladding color options. Sun has partnered with AkzoNobel, manufacturer of Interpon powder coatings... more »
  • Following up on the purchase of Allsco Building Products in New Brunswick last month, the Atis Group Inc. has added Vinylbilt Window Systems based in Vaughan, Ont., according to a report in the Montreal Gazzette.  With the latest addition, the Montreal-based Atis now has 11 plants across Canada, employing 1,800 people. Vinylbilt manufactures vinyl windows and doors, focusing on the... more »
  • After successfully selling French doors for years, CGI Windows & Doors recently expanded its line to cover "all door openings," reports Brian Evans, president & CEO of the Miami-based company. "Our Estate Entrances Collection boasts a full line of high end entry doors with a wide variety of style and design choices," Evans reports. "For a more affordable option,... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has named Robert Turner as its new chairman of the board, according to a report in the Portland Business Journal. He succeeds Richard L. Wendt, who remains on the board. Turner has served on the Jeld-Wen board since 1994 and became vice chair in 2007.  He joined the window and door manufacturer in 1971 and later became executive vice president and COO. more »
  • Kinro Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for manufactured housing and recreational vehicles, is setting up production in Chester, S.C., according to an announcement from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.  The company is investing nearly $1 million in the facility, previously occupied by Philips Products. “We are thrilled to move forward with our new facility in... more »
  • Extreme Window & Entrance Systems, based in Moncton, N.B., has added the Royal Concerto Eco-Window product to its line, Royal Group Inc. reports.  Extreme Window will assemble, promote and sell the window line throughout the Maritime provinces of Canada. A Royal Group customer since 2005, the New Brunswick manufacturer has close to 50 distributors, selling products under the Extreme and... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors, the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer, is expanding its sales territory to include Colorado. The area, with its extreme climate conditions, will be an ideal market for the company's energy-efficient products because of their exceptional thermal performance and longevity, officials state. Tom Traub will serve as regional sales manager and will work to establish dealers to... more »
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan visited Northeast Building Products last Friday, where he addressed the company’s employees and took an hour-long tour of the window and door production facility. Also participating in the event were Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene... more »