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  • One-time manufacturer of Milestone Windows, Florida Extruders International Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida last week. In court papers, the company said it plans to submit a plan to sell off substantially all its assets to the highest bidder. Based in Sanford, Fla., FEI started in 1989 as a vertically-integrated... more »
  • Feldco Factory Direct, a window and siding dealer based in Des Plaines, Ill., has opened its newest office and showroom location in Menasha, Wis., to serve homeowners in Northern Wisconsin. "We are extremely excited about opening our third location in Wisconsin," states John Quintana, Feldco Green Bay GM. "We have been serving the Midwest for over 30 years, and feel our... more »
  • ScreenItAgain.com, a new online shopping portal for made-to-order window and door replacement screens and grilles, has been launched by Quanex Building Products Corp., parent company of Truseal Technologies, Mikron Industries, Homeshield Fenestration Components and Edgetech I.G. The site is designed to enable homeowners to order replacement screens and grilles, traditionally a confusing and time... more »
  • Severe storms and high winds damaged Pella Corp.'s Kentucky plant on April 25, according to an article in the Murray (Ky.) Ledger & Times. A press release sent to the newspaper by Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella spokeswoman, said the storm blew debris onto the facility’s roof, turned over two rooftop air conditioning units, and ripped aluminum siding from a shipping area of the... more »
  • PowerSaver loans, backed by the Federal Housing Administration, will be available from 18 lenders in certain regions of the country to provide homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements, including door and window replacement. A two-year pilot program was kicked off last week by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Energy.  "We... more »
  • Fortune Brands is making "excellent progress" towards a tax-free spin-off of the home and security business, a potential sale or spin-off of the golf business, and the establishment of the company as a pure-play spirits business, according to Bruce Carbonari, chairman and CEO, speaking today at the company's annual shareholders meeting.  In his update on the previously announced... more »
  • A composite window profile combining thermoset resins and flax fibers is being developed by Innobat, a French research and development company working in the green building arena. The technology was recently recognized with an Innovation Award in the bio-based materials category at the JEC Composites Show, an international event for the composites industry held in Paris in March.... more »
  • Philadelphia-based Northeast Building Products has redesigned its website with a contemporary look and feel to better reflect the manufacturer's commitment to innovation, energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art technology. Rather than a traditional corporate layout, the new site was developed with a “techie” feel, officials state. By keeping the menus simple and intuitive, the site... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc., based in York, Pa., has acquired substantially all assets from Effect Technologies Corp., better known as ETC Laboratories. ETC's operations in Rochester, N.Y., will be evaluated for continued operations at this location, but customers will now have the ability to be serviced from ATI's multiple locations around the country with many more disciplines than previously... more »
  • Sage Electrochromics is crediting Minnesota legislators in Washington for their efforts in recent budget negotiations to keep a 300,000-square-foot  plant construction project underway despite cuts in funding for energy efficiency programs. The company recently broke ground on what is said to be the world’s largest and most advanced electrochromic “dynamic glass”... more »