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  • Thomas Chen, owner, founder and president of New York-based Crystal Window & Door Systems, has established Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems. Located in Riverside, Calif., the new company is producing vinyl windows and doors for markets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. Crystal Pacific recently acquired certain assets from Malibu Window & Door, a now-defunct... more »
  • Two large companies in the British window and door industry, the Epwin Group and Latium, have merged. Representing companies involved in extrusion, window and glass fabrication, and sales and installation, the new company Epwin Holdings will employ approximately 2,500 people. The new business encompasses several Epwin brands–including Profile 22, Swish Window and Door Systems, Swish... more »
  • A $120 million interior door component plant in Louisiana, a project placed on hold for several years due to the economic downturn, will be opened this year by Jeld-Wen Inc. Reconstruction has started on the Winn Parish facility, expected to employ at least 75 people. “The Jeld-Wen plant in Louisiana will be the most technologically-advanced wood fiber door-facings plant in the world,... more »
  • Dynamic Glass from Soladigm will be offered by Solar Innovations Inc., the Pennsylvania manufacturer of folding, stacking, and sliding glass doors and windows, as well as glass enclosures and skylights. The new option, expected to be available this spring, enables building occupants to control the tint of the window on-demand, providing unprecedented control of the light and heat that enters a... more »
  • Sounding a positve note for the new year, Alside has opened its second Pittsburgh distribution operation.  The new 37,000-square-foot facility in Export, Pa., designed to serve the city's eastern suburbs, is the company's 100th supply center in the United States. “Instead of downsizing and cutting back during these difficult economic times, Alside is expanding and growing our business... more »
  • SmartSync technology, being launched this week by Pella Windows & Doors at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will integrate with Iris, the cloud-based home management system introduced last week by Lowe’s, the manufacturer reports. The two companies are rolling out their smart home products later this year.     SmartSync technology can help increase a home... more »
  • Ducana Windows & Doors, a vinyl window manufacturer based in Tilbury, Ontario, filed for bankruptcy last Friday, January 6, according to an article in a local newspaper.  The Chatham Daily News reported earlier in the week that the company had closed its doors and ceased operations with the start of the new year.  Employees were notified via email on December 31 with little... more »
  • At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Pella Windows & Doors is introducing SmartSync.  The new technology offers an integrated system that allows shades or blinds to be controlled simply by a remote control or by a home or building automation system through Web-enabled devices like computers and most smart phones. The new Pella offering, to be rolled out... more »
  • Home improvement retailer Lowe's is entering the emerging smart home market, with the launch of Iris set for the middle of this year.  Therma-Tru Doors is one of its initial partners, with plans to develop and incorporate a monitoring system for homeowners that can be used in conjunction with Benchmark by Therma-Tru entry doors sold at Lowe's. Said to be an affordable, cloud-based home... more »
  • Superseal Windows & Doors has started to convert its South Plainfield, N.J., manufacturing facility into a distribution and service center. The move, which began on January 3, is part of a plan to centralize its manufacturing capability in its facility in Merrill, Wis., near Superseal’s parent company Hurd Windows & Doors. “While New Jersey will continue to be home to... more »