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  • Interlock USA, the window and door hardware supplier based in Reno, Nev., has expanded its product line by forming a strategic partnership with Dr. Hahn, a German manufacturer of hinges for metal and vinyl doors. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for European hardware throughout North America, and we are always looking to offer the world’s most advanced solutions to... more »
  • DAC Products, the supplier of window and door displays and sample cases, is integrating its operations into its plant in Rural Hall, N.C.  Closing a facility in East Bend, N.C., the company expects to complete the process in the third quarter of this year. With the move, the company is making an immediate investment of $250,000 to $300,000 in equipment, as well as transferring 25 to 30... more »
  • Massachusetts-based Dartmouth Building Supply recently completed installation of a solar roof, expected to provide 80 percent of the power needed in its own manufacturing operations.  Consisting of 960 solar photovoltaic panels producing 201,600 kilowatts of electricity annually, the roof is said to be one of the region’s largest private solar energy projects. Solar panels on the roof... more »
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. has acquired a 70 percent majority interest in Chicago-based Southwall Insulating Glass, which manufactures Heat Mirror insulating glass units. Ron Spielman, president of Sound Solutions Windows & Doors, remains a partner in the joint venture. The acquisition is designed to enable Southwall to accelerate the automated production of Heat Mirror insulating glass to... more »
  • Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has named Industrial Sales Corp. to represent its line of balance hardware in California, Nevada and Arizona. "ISC and Caldwell have formed a strong alliance in the past few years and the recent developments are indicative of the high level of success both companies have enjoyed as a result of that partnership," say Jim Hornung, ISC ... more »
  • Following up on two recent acquisitions, the Atis Group is now planning to go public. One of Canada's largest window and door manufacturers, the Montreal-based company recently filed a preliminary prospectus with Canadian and provincial regulatory authorities for a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. Starting from a Quebec base that included Laflamme Portes & Fenetres... more »
  • Filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last Friday, Ply Gem Holding Inc. is planning an initial public offering.  The manufacturer of exterior building products is looking to raise as much as $300 million, according to the S-1 document filed, although the expected price per share or number of shares to be sold are not indicated. Based in Cary, N.C., Ply Gem states it is the... more »
  • Most recently establishing licensees in Nashville, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Apex Energy Solutions aims to be selling replacement windows and other building products in 30 markets within five years.  The Indianapolis-based firm, which sells high-end, triple-glazed windows using high-tech marketing tools and strategies, also recently launched a new app for Apple's iPad. The company... more »
  • In an encouraging sign of economic rebound, Hy-Lite/U S Block Windows sales during the second quarter of 2010 increased more than 30 percent compared to the same time frame in 2009.  “Sales started rising steadily in early April and have continued on an upward pattern since then,” says Roger Murphy, president. “We are seeing some of our strongest sales of acrylic block and... more »
  • Edgetech I.G. is expanding its line of products with the addition of Edgetech Test Equipment powered by EDTM. The line includes portable measurement tools used in the fenestration industry for both quality control in the factory and testing in the field.  Products include glass thickness gauges, low-E coating detectors, surface resistivity meters, tempered glass detectors and various light... more »