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  • PGT Industries, the Florida-based manufacturer of windows and doors, plans to hire up to 100 workers at its Salisbury, N.C., plant after a job fair this Saturday. The company is expanding its workforce due to increased volume from its SpectraGuard vinyl replacement window primarily, reports Debbie LaPinska, VP of sales and marketing.  The product line, which is targeted at 26 states outside... more »
  • Stock Building Supply has acquired the assets of National Home Centers Inc., an Arkansas building materials dealer that had filed for bankruptcy protection last December.  Stock had previously announced in February its intent to acquire the business.   “We are pleased to complete this transaction and look forward to working with our new colleagues in central and northwest... more »
  • Montreal-based Atis Group has acquired Allsco Building Products Ltd., a window and door manufacturer based in Moncton, N.B., according to several press reports.  Following up on several additions in Western Canada, the addition of Allsco enables Atis to serve Canada coast-to-coast.  "Allso is a clear leader in Atlantic Canada and will give Atis a presence in new markets, diversify... more »
  • Atrium Companies Inc., the Dallas-based manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors, reports that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has authorized the company’s entry into an equity purchase agreement with Golden Gate Capital and Kenner & Co. in conjunction with Atrium’s plan of reorganization. Atrium must still get final approval of its... more »
  • Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. plans to open three new manufacturing facilities for its Air-Tight insulating glass foam spacer products this year. The expansion is due to the success and acceptance of the spacer program, according to Gerhard Reichert, president. Glasslam will open Air-Tight UK Ltd. in Kent, UK, to service existing and new accounts in the growing European warm-edge insulating glass market.... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ledco Inc., located in Shelbyville, Ky.  A manufacturer of interior flush doors, specializing in molded, veneer, mirror, pine, and bifold doors, Ledco serves wholesale customer East of the Rockies. Previously known as Lake Erie Door Co., Ledco was founded in 1964 in Akron, Ohio, by the Solomon family and has been manufacturing and... more »
  • Royal Window and Door Profiles has signed a distribution partnership agreement with British Columbia-based Coniston Products.  With the deal, a new distribution center is being opened to  supply Royal patio doors to Western Canada. Royal customers will benefit from Coniston’s extensive experience in warehousing and distribution of products for the window and door industry,... more »
  • Despite a downturn in the home improvement industry, Gorell Windows & Doors, Indiana, Pa., reports it is experiencing record increases in new business acquisitions as well as business volume from new acquisitions. In 2009, the amount of window business resulting from new dealers and distributors was 70 percent more than new business acquired in 2008, the vinyl window manufacturer reports.... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has opened a new Houston office to serve as home base for a mobile field testing unit, as well as forensic investigation services to the Greater Houston and South Texas/Louisiana area. The new facility also provides a convenient local platform for plant inspection services for area manufacturers participating in ATI’s certification programs, officials note.... more »
  • Premier Industrial, makers of Xtrabond sealants, XtraFlash flashing and XtraFoam, reports it recently made some significant equipment acquisitions to enhance its material flow and flexibility. The company added three high-speed cartridge fillers and two 75-gallon mixers to add to its capacity for 2010, says Derek Miller, president. The supplier enjoyed high double digit growth in 2009, adding... more »