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  • Oregon-based Empire Pacific Windows is merging with Cascade Windows, the vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Spokane, Wash. The merger follows up on Cascade's 2009 acquisition of LbL Windows in Troutdale, Ore., expanding its reach in the Western United States. “I feel Empire Pacific Windows is a strong fit for Cascade because both firms share a true dedication to their products and... more »
  • Winkhaus, the hardware manufacturer based in Germany, has named Functional Fenestration Inc. to be its exclusive North American source for select  products. Based in Hawthorne, Calif., FFI distributes architectural hardware for doors, windows and skylights, serving manufacturers and dealers. “A strategic partnership between FFI and Winkhaus ties into our commitment to... more »
  • On Monday, two long-time competitors in flexible, warm-edge spacer technologies were brought under one roof as Quanex Building Products Corp. announced the acquisition of Edgetech I.G. Inc. The deal still must be approved by the government, executives note, but they are already eying growth opportunities for the combined operations, which will bring together Edgetech with Quanex's Truseal... more »
  • Grand Mark Solutions, a new affiliate of HighMark Digital Inc., has been started to establish a dealer network to offer entry and interior door replacement services. The program combines Highmark's technology for electronically measuring exising door openings with marketing and an infrastructure that enables dealers to efficiently meet homeowner needs, executives state. “We have the proven... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. has signed a definitive agreement with Lauren International to acquire Edgetech I.G. Inc. for $107.0 million in an all cash transaction. Closing will take place immediately upon conclusion of applicable governmental regulatory approval. Edgetech I.G., headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio, has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the UK and Germany that produce and... more »
  • Glass maker Guardian Industries has signed a joint development agreement with Infinite Edge Technologies to commercialize a new warm-edge spacer system. The companies are working collaboratively to introduce the IET's InfiSpace spacer system into the global marketplace, executives report. Based in White Bear Lake, Minn., IET was founded in 2007 to develop new warm-edge solutions for the IG... more »
  • Primary Wave Media, a supplier of toll-free vanity telephone number marketing packages, reports it has signed up its first three licensees for its 1-877-WINDOWS package. Philadelphia-based Remodeling Concepts, Dallas-based Window Expo and HomeRite Windows & Doors with locations in Harrisburg, Pa., and Washington County, Md., will each be using the phone number in their markets. "As a... more »
  • Atlantem Industrie, a subsidiary of the French company Groupe VM Matériaux, has acquired Fenètres Lapco Inc., a manufacturer of PVC windows and doors based in Mirabel, Que. Founded in 1994 by Normand Lapierre, the Canadian company employs 50 people and reported 2010 sales of about $8.5 million (U.S.).  With 3,000 employees, VM Matériaux consists of three groups. One is involved in... more »
  • Sika Corp. has launched a new U.S. Web site to showcase the company's product range in both its construction and industry products divisions.  The site features sections devoted to such topics as renewable energies and sustainability, as well as a page dedicated to window and door industry products. Direct links to product applications and a Document Download Center are designed to... more »
  • Therma-Tru Doors is introducing a new Certified Installation Program for dealers and contractors to provide comprehensive training and direct-from-the-manufacturer skills to install entryway systems, it reports. The program is said to be the first of its kind from a national door manufacturer. “Those completing this program have a powerful extra tool in their belts," say Jim... more »