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  • ABC Supply Co. Inc. is relocating one of its two Fort Lauderdale, Fla., branches to Pompano Beach, Fla. The new, larger facility will incorporate the company’s new Solution Center showroom design and feature a wider array of exterior building products, including windows and doors. “The new facility will be much more convenient for contractors and will help us serve them more... more »
  • The Earthwise Group, an alliance of regional window manufacturers from around the country, has added three new members.  With the addition of Showcase Windows in Houston, Texas; Sprouse Windows in New Martinsville, W. Va.; and Winstrom Windows in Toluca, Ill., the group now has 14 fabricators in 13 states. The vinyl window manufacturers in the Earthwise Group meet three times per year... more »
  • AquaSurTech OEM is planning a second quarter launch of its window and door coatings line in the European market. The Montreal-based supplier has a UK-based production facility and is establishing a Belgian tinting facility, it reports. Additionally, the company recently added Andrew Rayner, formerly president of RoyalBond Co., at its Toronto offices. He brings extensive European experience to the... more »
  • Schilling Lumber of Saint John, Ind., has completed its purchase of Edward Hines Lumber Co.’s former Mokena, Ill., facilities.  The acquisition allows Schilling to better service its already strong and growing customer base in Chicago’s south and west suburbs, officials report. Founded in 1945, Schilling is a family-owned and -operated company with two lumber yards and one... more »
  • Due to a significant increase in the demand for color exteriors in the past five years, Soft-Lite LLC has installed three new paint booths to expand capacity for its SureCoat exterior colored windows.  “The increase in our painting capacity gives us a competitive edge by shortening lead times, resulting in improved service to our customers,” says Greg Irving, VP of sales and... more »
  • Vice President Joe Biden marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with the announcement of the selection of 25 communities for up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to “ramp-up” energy efficiency building retrofits. As part of a Department of Energy initiative, governments, private sector companies and non-profit organizations will work together on a variety of programs for... more »
  • Sun Windows Inc. is implementing in-house powder coating at its plant in Owensboro, Ky. The new system will allow the window and door manufacturer to greatly improve the quality and time required for all custom exterior colors orders, while also allowing Sun to significantly expand its exterior cladding color options. Sun has partnered with AkzoNobel, manufacturer of Interpon powder coatings... more »
  • Following up on the purchase of Allsco Building Products in New Brunswick last month, the Atis Group Inc. has added Vinylbilt Window Systems based in Vaughan, Ont., according to a report in the Montreal Gazzette.  With the latest addition, the Montreal-based Atis now has 11 plants across Canada, employing 1,800 people. Vinylbilt manufactures vinyl windows and doors, focusing on the... more »
  • After successfully selling French doors for years, CGI Windows & Doors recently expanded its line to cover "all door openings," reports Brian Evans, president & CEO of the Miami-based company. "Our Estate Entrances Collection boasts a full line of high end entry doors with a wide variety of style and design choices," Evans reports. "For a more affordable option,... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. has named Robert Turner as its new chairman of the board, according to a report in the Portland Business Journal. He succeeds Richard L. Wendt, who remains on the board. Turner has served on the Jeld-Wen board since 1994 and became vice chair in 2007.  He joined the window and door manufacturer in 1971 and later became executive vice president and COO. more »