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  • Accent Windows Inc., a  Colorado-based manufacturer and installer of replacement windows and doors, has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, officials report. The company also reports it recently opened its own retail operation in Albuquerque, N.M. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2008, and emerged on September 9, when a judge signed the... more »
  • Kwikset, the supplier of residential door hardware industry, introduced a new remote-control access control system yesterday at the CEDIA Expo 2009 in Atlanta. The new SmartCode keyless entry electronic locks with Home Connect Technology were developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, according to the supplier. The lock will allow the homeowner to check... more »
  • George F. Mancuso has been appointed the new chief executive officer at Lag Design Industrial Millwork Corp., a wood door manufacturer based in Seneca, Kan. "Lag Design is on the grow and with the solid background of growing companies and their people, Mancuso's presence in our organization was recognized immediately," reports Kenneth Hermesch, chairman of the board.  "We are... more »
  • Spartech Corp., a St. Louis-based producer of plastic sheet, compounds, and packaging products, reports it has entered into an agreement to sell its profile extrusion business located in Winnipeg, Man., to Acrylon Plastics Inc. The operation supplied window and door profiles to manufacturers across Canada. The purchaser, Acrylon, is not new to the window and door business. Based in... more »
  • Can-Best, a building envelope research and testing firm based in Brampton, Ont., is adding Can-Best West. The new location, in Maple Ridge, B.C., will provide state-of-art testing services to the building and construction industries in Western Canada and the U.S., according to Elie Alkhoury, president and CEO . Jeff Cooke will serve as general manager of the West Coast office and will continue... more »
  • Looking to better address the challenge of safely handling glass sheets weighing as much as 200 pounds and assembled door panels weighing as much as 500 pounds, Marvin Windows & Doors' Tennessee plant recently installed new material handling equipment from AirOlift Lifting Systems, the supplier reports. Workers at the Ripley, Tenn., plant now use one of two manipulating systems to pick... more »
  • Overhead Door Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with Wayne-Dalton Corp. to acquire substantially all the assets of Wayne-Dalton’s commercial and residential overhead door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business. The combined company would create North America’s premier manufacturer and marketer of overhead doors and openers, officials state. Under the... more »
  • In a move designed to reinforce Truseal Technologies' efforts to develop and support innovative IG equipment, Besten Equipment Co. and Billco Manufacturing have signed an expanded cooperation agreement, Truseal officials state.  Under the agreement, Besten plans to continue to design, develop and service equipment, but will outsource manufacturing to Billco, explains Gus Coppola, president... more »
  • After completing the acquisition of the assets of Composite Technologies of America Inc. at the end of June, Andersen Corp. has established Custom Pultruders Inc. as a standalone subsidiary. Composite Technologies, based in Aurora, Ohio, was a long-time supplier to Andersen of window and patio door parts made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic pultrusions. It also supplied specialty shape, thin-... more »
  • With plans to target the clad-wood window market, MGM Industries recently installed an automated vacuum coater/paint line for its vinyl profiles.  Unlike other paint lines used by vinyl extruders, the new line automatically transfers profiles between the cleaning, painting and backing process, eliminating the handling that can sometimes create adhesion problems, as well as speeding the... more »