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  • Building Materials Holding Corp., the provider of building materials and construction services to home builders and contractors, has completed its financial restructuring and successfully emerged from Chapter 11, it reports. The company has moved its corporate headquarters from San Francisco back to Boise, Idaho — the original home of BMC West — and will unify its operating brands as... more »
  • Pennsylvania’s Green Energy Works! Program has awarded CMI more than $1.3 million to install a back-pressure steam turbine at its door, trim and panel manufacturing facility in Towanda, Pa. The new system will use existing excess steam to generate up to 1,000 kilowatts of electricity. “Receiving this grant provides us with a great opportunity to further improve overall cost... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors is introducing a new line of reflective building insulation products designed to make homes more comfortable and reduce energy costs. Manufactured for Gorell by Environmentally Safe Products Inc., the new products are R-Comfort Attic Wrap, Rafter Wrap, House Wrap and Water Heater Wrap, and are said to offer "a perfect fit" with the manufactuer’s offering... more »
  • In a move designed to significantly reduce its debt, International Aluminum Corp., parent company of International Window Corp. and United States Aluminum, has filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy code. The company has entered into a restructuring agreement with holders of about 72 percent of its senior debt, which will allow the company to maximize its product... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially re-opening its Medford, Wis., manufacturing facility. More than 60 business leaders and local and state dignitaries were on hand for the event. The celebration commemorated the completion of the company’s multi-million dollar facility renovation and consolidation, which began six months ago in June.... more »
  • National Fenestration Products, a manufacturer of windows, doors, entrances and storefronts, recently began operations in Pompano Beach, Fla., aiming to service a wide range of markets worldwide. “The principals of NFP have over a century of experience” states Ralph Horta, NFP president. “We have achieved +90/-100 design pressures with the combination of the... more »
  • Overhead Door Corp. completed its acquisition of Wayne-Dalton’s residential and commercial door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business yesterday. The transaction, announced in September, creates the largest manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of residential and commercial overhead doors and operators in the North American market, with fiscal year 2008 revenues of... more »
  • Royal Group Inc. anticipates disciplined growth across its building products divisions following the completion of a debt-for-equity exchange by parent Georgia Gulf Corp., executives report. The new capital structure reduces Georgia Gulf’s long-term debt by $736 million, also reducing its annual interest expense by $69.7 million. “We are immediately positioned to be a stronger... more »
  • The manufacturer of Woodport interior doors, Owens Door Co., closed its doors last Thursday.  Its parent company, Owens Inc., went into court-supervised receivership Friday when it was unable to meet obligations on its debt, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Based in Shawano, Wis., Owens employed about 150 people at its two factories.  In addition to Owens Door,... more »
  • SureView Inc., a Cleveland-based fiberglass fenestration lineal systems supplier, is preparing to roll out a new product line for window and door manufacturers at the International Builders' Show this coming January.  Producing fenestration lineals and components at manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, the company currently sells to customers in the U.S., Canada and the UK... more »