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  • 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 »
  • Joseph Millworks Inc., a custom manufacturer of wood windows and doors, is getting a $500,000 grant and a $2.2 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help construct a a 3 MW wind farm, according to a news release from Oregon's two U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. Based in Baker City, Ore., Joseph Millworks is owned by Randy Joseph, who is looking to build the Lime Wind... more »
  • Pennsylvania-based Traco plans to close a 10-year-old commercial window plant in Johnson City, Tenn.  "We are consolidating our products into our million-square-foot Cranberry Township (Pa.) headquarters and manufacturing facility," says Denise Abraham, manager of marketing communications. "Our strategy is to remain focussed on our energy line of NexGen aluminum... more »
  • In back-to-back acquisitions, Friedman Corp. has added Windflite Computer Systems Inc. and PMC Software Inc. to expand its software portfolio. Windflite is the provider of Winsys software systems for small to mid-sized window and door makers. PMC offers a variety of specialized software systems for fenestration and flat glass processors.  Friedman plans to position offer both product lines... more »
  • Serious Materials, the California-based manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says it has received an additional $60 million in investor financing. The funding is coming from Mesirow Financial, a Chicago-based financial services firm that leads a group of new investors that also includes Enertech Capital, Cheyenne, and Saints Capital. Previous investors including New Enterprise Associates,... more »