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  • Power and phone lines at the Truseal Technologies plant damaged by severe weather on Friday, March 16, have been restored and Quanex Building Products has resumed shipping finished goods. Company officials also report that customers should see no interruption in service. “With a strong inventory build of Truseal spacer products in Barbourville (Ky.) and in warehouses, we will continue to... more »
  • Pennsylvania-based Sylvin Technologies Inc. has commissioned a twin screw compounding line in response to repeated customer requests for rigid PVC compounds. The twin screw compounding line has enabled the supplier to develop a new line of rigid PVC compounds for profile extrusions, including grades suitable for window profiles, officials report. Founded in 1978, Sylvin provides vinyl compounds... more »
  • UK-based Harnser Solutions Ltd. has established a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Wood’s Powr-Grip to offer its Eazi-Lifter window crane. Wood's, which produces a variety of glass handling equipment and lifts, will produce and supply the window crane unit internationally through its comprehensive distributor network, reports Jeff Crowder, Harnser managing director. The Easi-... more »
  • Builders FirstSource Inc. has opened a new distribution facility in Jarrell, Texas. The Dallas-based company's new location will primarily serve the greater Austin market. The facility includes a 40,000-square-foot warehouse with an additional 6,000 square feet of office space. Its product offerings will include our full line of structural and related building products, including lumber, trusses... more »
  • Executing an agreement reached last month to acquire the assets of Gorell Windows & Doors, Soft-Lite LLC reports it is moving production of Gorell's replacement window product line to its own operations in Streetsboro, Ohio.  Soft-Lite has also formed Soft-Lite Gorell LLC, which will continue to operate a retail outlet in Indiana, Pa. The Meridian Group, Gorell's court-... more »
  • Started in 2002 targeting builders, GuildQuality serves a network of about 700 construction industry companies, surveying their customers and providing feedback on their operations. The Atlanta-based company has diversified over the past five years, and now counts a growing number of remodelers, replacement contractors and window manufacturers among its clientele.  "Window replacement... more »
  • Rovereto, Italy—More European window makers are moving to triple glazing to meet new “passive house” standards in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, according to Cristian Zuani, export manager of Zuani S.r.l. The strict whole house standards, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption, are being driven by government incentives and are enjoying increasing popularity among... more »
  • Severe weather caused a section of the roof at Truseal Technologies' facility to in Barbourville, Ky., to collapse. Seven employees were taken to the hospital and have been released with only minor injuries, according to Quanex Building Products, Truseal's parent.  “Employees and local emergency personnel deserve considerable credit for the way they managed the situation,” says... more »
  • In advance of next week's National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), Simonton Windows is encouraging homeowners to educate themselves about possible poison exposure from lead-based paints and products used in the original construction of older homes. The company is also noting the importance of hiring contractors certified in lead safe practices who can analyze and safely remove older windows... more »
  • The Lisec Group, the manufacturer of glass fabricating and insulating glass equipment lines, achieved a 25 percent increase in sales for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011. “All regions worldwide saw improvements to their business and the company was able to achieve their targeted goals for the year," officials report. The Austria-based company attributes much of its success to... more »