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  • Harvey Building Products, the manufacturer and distributor serving contractors throughout the Northeast,  is hosting its "Big Game" of trade shows at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on February 24-25 in Foxboro, Mass.   From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the company will present New England-area residential contractors, subcontractors and remodelers... more »
  • CMI has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Illinois Flush Door Co. in Plainfield, Ill. The move expands CMI’s CraftMaster Door Division, which includes door assembly plants in Christiansburg, Va.; Ozark, Ala.; and Garland, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1944, Illinois Flush Door manufactures and distributes a full line of interior... more »
  • Looking to gain more financial and operating flexibility, PGT Inc. has announced a special dividend consisting of rights to purchase shares of the window and door manufacturer's common stock with an aggregate value of about $30 million. "We have a long history of successfully outperforming the overall housing market, particularly in down periods where a differentiated product offering and... more »
  • For.El, the manufacturer of insulating glass production equipment, has updated its Web site, adding new graphics and content, as well as improved content flow and new services for customers, it reports. Featuring an intuitive interface based on the very latest web technologies, the site is designed to bring together digital contents with downloadable brochures covering various machines, in order... more »
  • FeneTech, the Ohio-based supplier of software for glass and window fabricators, has started a European company,  FeneTech Europe SARL, based in Strassen, Luxemburg. The new location will handle all sales, implementation, support and training services for the company's growing European customer base. "FeneVision has rapidly gained acceptance in Europe as being a modern, innovative... more »
  • Andersen Corp. will not distribute profit-sharing checks to its employees this year, for the first time since the Great Depression, according to a report in Pioneer Press.    The St. Paul, Minn., newspaper reports that officials with the window and door manufacturer told employees last week that while the company did make a profit in 2009, it "did not generate enough profits to... more »
  • Propelled forward with a line of tax credit eligible vinyl and wood replacement window products, Vinylmax Windows reports it enjoyed strong growth in 2009, adding more than 100 new jobs at its plant in Hamilton, Ohio.  Looking forward, the company expects to add another 150 workers in 2010. Laura Doerger-Roberts, sales and marketing manager for the company, reports it recently made some... more »
  • US LBM Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Building Industry Partners, and BlackEagle Partners LLC, recently closed the acquisition of Universal Supply Co. in partnership with Jeff Umosella. The move follows up on US LBM's acquisition of three regional operations from Stock in Wisconsin, Central New York and Connecticut. With eight facilities, Universal is a pro dealer providing millwork,... more »
  • Brian Zimmerman has been named president and COO of Gorell Windows & Doors LLC. In his new position, he is responsible for all facets of the day-to-day operations of the vinyl window and door manufacturer. Wayne Gorell assumes the role of chairman and CEO. Zimmerman “Brian has played a key role in the management of the company over the years. As president, he will have even... more »
  • A Louisville, Ky.-based company  is changing the way some window manufacturer warranty claims are handled. Inst-I-Glass operates a fleet of mobile insulating glass manufacturing trucks designed to make glass replacement painless for homeowners. “Customer satisfaction is the most important factor,” says Larry “Butch” Parrella, Inst-I-Glass founder and... more »