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  • In an effort to increase its market presence, Crystal Window & Door Systems has initiated steps to integrate its Chicago-based affiliate manufacturer operations into its national operations. The move will add the 80,000-square-foot Chicago factory to Crystal Window's current 340,000-square-foot network of window production and aluminum extrusion facilities. Crystal Chicago began operations in... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors has launched a new 130-page Web site designed to make learning about windows and doors, particularly Gorell products, more engaging and informative for visitors. A major feature of the new site is an interactive window and door “visualization” tool that allows users to see how products will look and perform by making selections from options such as colors,... more »
  • Toronto-based Inline Fiberglass Ltd. recently acquired an 80,000-square-foot facility in nearby Mississauga, Ont. The company not only sees increased demand for fiberglass window products, but is expanding its line to include new building products. "It is unbelievable in a time when other companies are still closing their doors, we need to expand to support our continuous growth," says... more »
  • Everett, Wash.-based Crystalite Inc. reports it is the first manufacturer to offer a skylight listed with the National Fenestration Rating Council meeting the .30/.30 tax credit criteria. The company's ES Skylight frame is hybrid, combining its standard aluminum frame skylight with a drop-in PVC enhancement panel frame that extends down into the daylight opening. Cutaway of the new... more »
  • Fortune Brands is merging its Fypon Ltd. business with Therma Tru Doors, its sister company, according to a company release. The Fypon brand name will continue to be used, but many of the synthetic millwork manufacturer's operations in Archbold, Ohio, will be moved to Therma Tru facilities in Ohio and Indiana. According to a Fortune Brands statement, "the integration will result in... more »
  • Owens Corning is launching the Innovision fiberglass window line, said to feature the first fully bonded frame and sash in the industry manufactured without mechanical fasteners. The new line expands on the company's existing Solace line of fiberglass-reinforced vinyl windows, introduced at the end of last year. “Fiberglass represents growth in the window industry and with Innovision... more »
  • Enjoying growing sales abroad, Hurd Windows & Doors has announced the opening of an office in Hong Kong.  Marking a new milestone in the brand’s 15-year partnership with Asian wood window and door importers, the office provides Hurd with an Asia home base that centralizes and streamlines operations, marketing, sales and support needs. “There is tremendous opportunity for the... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit against W. L. Gore & Associates and Pella Corp. Under what is described as a mutually satisfactory settlement, Andersen has granted Gore a license to practice certain Andersen patents. Pella may also continue to sell its VividView screening material purchased from Gore under the license. Terms of the settlement remain... more »
  • According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Richard Gillman, CEO of Republic Windows & Doors was released from jail last Friday following a bail reduction. The initial bail was set at $10 million, but that figure was cut in half on the condition that Gillman be placed on electronic monitoring.  The former window executive was required to post 10 percent, or $500,000, to be released. more »
  • Joseph Machine Co., the manufacturer of automated saw and fabrication machinery, recently launched a new, expanded Web site at www.josephmachineco.com, officials report. “The new Web site was created as an extensive resource to assist manufacturers in various industries that create framing, mounting hardware, extrusions and other related products,” says Joseph Pigliacampo, founder and... more »