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  • 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 »
  • Steves & Sons Inc. and Crest Doors Inc. are merging, with the interior and exterior door manufacturing businesses to operate as one company moving forward. Both are owned by the Steves family, with operations based San Antonio, Texas. To be operated as Steves & Sons, the newly-combined company will continue to market products under the Steves and the Crest brand names. “During these... more »
  • Sevan Sales, a manufacturers rep firm serving the Western U.S., has launched a new Web site at www.sevansales.com.  Based in Greenville, Calif., the company represents several suppliers of window and door hardware and other components, including Caldwell Manufacturing, Hoppe North America, LCS Precision Molding, North Star Co., and Servitek Fenestration.  Its new site provides news and... more »
  • The U.S. subsidiary of the Germany-based Veka AG, VEKA Inc. just launched a new Web site, providing provides information on its window and door profiles, commercial windows and specialty products, as well as fence, deck and rail products. The new site features video segments with key personnel from the vinyl extrusion company, as well as explanations about hot topics from some of the supplier... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. is launching The Perfect Fit program for measuring, manufacturing and installing interior doors. The manufacturer started a pilot program through 25 Home Depot stores in Oregon beginning this month, and plans a national roll-out next year, it reports. “Unlike other projects, door replacement benefits every room of the home and can give homeowners a fresh look that adds great... more »
  • John Evans' Sons Inc. and Four-Jaks Inc. have formed a strategic sales alliance designed to focus "their combined expertise in a new, dynamic fashion," reflecting both companies' "commitment to continuous improvement for our fenestration fabricators through customer service, competitive pricing and American-made quality products and systems," executives state. Key aspects of... more »
  • The Gilkey Window Co., a manufacturer of vinyl windows based in Sharonville, Ohio, has been selected to be a specialty distributor by Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. “Kolbe is one of the highest quality and most flexible manufactures of wood and clad windows and doors in North America, they will help us address opportunities in both the commercial and residential markets that we miss... more »
  • Joyce Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sunrooms and vinyl replacement windows, is moving its window manufacturing operation from Boardman, Ohio, to its main plant in Berea, Ohio. Joyce currently manufactures sunrooms at the Berea facility and is presently restructuring the plant for both operations.  “This is a wise move as we are closing a leased facility and moving it to an... more »