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  • Premier Industrial Supply, the Arizona supplier of the XtraBond, XtraFoam, and XtraFlash line of window products, is expanding its nationwide presence with the grand opening of new facility in Canton, Ohio. The 10,000-square-foot operation will supply and support the continuous growth of its East Coast customer base, while allowing the Phoenix, Ariz., facility to focus on West Coast customers,... more »
  • VT Industries has announced that production of stile-and-rail doors will be relocated to its Ideal Door Division located in New Albany, Ind., according to a report in the Cherokee (Iowa) Chronicle Times. Based in Holstein, Iowa, VT manufactures architectural doors and laminate countertops, operating more than 1 million square feet of factory space and employing more than 1,000 people around the U... more »
  • A building at Andersen Corp.'s manufacturing facility in Bayport, Minn., was evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat, according to local news reports.  Workers were cleared to return around noon after a police search found nothing suspiscious.  The Pioneer Press reports that the evacuation was triggered early in the morning, when an employee found a note saying there would be an... more »
  • Serious Materials has added the SeriousWindows WAP Series, a new affordable high-performance line targeted specifically for low-income housing projects eligible for funding by Weatherization Assistance Program agencies and states. Not only are more funds available for such projects under the stimulus package, new audit tools used in such programs more effectively assess the impact of energy... more »
  • An investigative report on Fox 29 News in Philadelphia has accused a Pennsylvania-based distributor with falsely promoting its vinyl replacement window line as having foam-filled sash and frames, when only small amounts of foam were evident in products found in the market.  Broadcast on July 20, the report was based on initial allegations from a New Jersey contractor. The report, which can... more »
  • Graham Architectural Products has acquired FM Enterprises, a Merrill, Wis., based manufacturer of curtain wall windows, storefront windows and doors, and sunshades. The newly formed entity, FM Enterprises, a Graham Architectural company, will operate under the GAP banner. “FM is an excellent fit in both product and corporate culture for GAP," says Brian Hurley, president and CEO of... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial conservatories; sunrooms; skylights; folding, tilting, and sliding glass doors, walls, windows, and screens; has moved into a new green facility in Pine Grove, Pa., company officials report. The new 206,000-square-foot building is located 15 minutes north of the company’s previous location in Myerstown, Pa. LEED (... more »
  • Blair Ingle has been promoted to president of Window World Inc., which bills itself as America’s largest replacement window company with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Most recently, Ingle served as CFO and he's credited with developing a strategy that has enabled Window World to outperform its competitors in the current down economy. "Blair offers a unique mix of... more »
  • Andersen Corp. plans to reduce its management and office staff by approximately 250 people as a result of internal restructuring, the manufacturer announced today.  Andersen, which employs nearly 11,000 people across North America, will manage the work force reduction through a combination of early retirements, attrition, open positions and job eliminations. The majority of these reductions... more »
  • Cardinal Glass plans to end production of coated window glass at its Norfthield, Minn., plant and shift to glass targeted at the renewable energy industry, according to a July 8 report in the Northfield News. Company officials would not elaborate further on plans, it was noted. The newspaper notes that most of the plant's 90 employees will have to re-apply for jobs with the changeover, with 27... more »