July 14, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Krestmark Industries LP with one alleged willful and 10 alleged serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company's factory in Dallas. The manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and door faces potential penalties of $129,500.
Krestmark plans to fight the allegations, the company's... more »
July 13, 2010
A new 14-inch circle size aluminum extrusion press is now fully operational at Keymark Corp.'s Lakeland, Fla., plant. The new press enables architects and engineers to design larger, more detailed extrusions, with the width and precision not previously available in the marketplace, according to the supplier.
The extra capacity and size also propel Keymark into additional markets, it is noted.... more »
July 12, 2010
Southern Components Inc. invited local architects to its showroom in Charleston, S.C., last week for the unveiling of its new line of Montag windows and doors. The window dealer officially opened a new display space designed to showcase the ultra-luxury line of mahogany windows and doors manufactured in Biberach, Germany.
Southern Components is one of the first dealers on the Atlantic coast to... more »
July 7, 2010
Zobel Chemie GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based surface coatings for PVC and wood products, has expanded its international operations with the opening of a U.S. offtce. Based in Worms, Germany, the company has established Zobel USA in New Albany, Ohio.
Zobel USA products are manufactured in Germany and warehoused and shipped out of a state-of-the-art facility. The location, near... more »
July 1, 2010
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has finalized its purchase of Bradco Supply Corp. The acquisition of Avenel, N.J.-based Bradco is the largest in ABC Supply’s history and adds 129 locations in 30 states to the ABC Supply roster.
With these additions, ABC Supply now has 479 locations in 44 states and the District of Columbia, and sales of more than $4 billion. The company is the largest wholesale... more »
July 1, 2010
Simonton Windows, the West Virginia-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, has contracted Wellness Coaches USA to provide one-on-one individualized wellness coaching for its employees nationwide. Support is being made available to more than 2,000 Simonton employees at nine different facilities, officials report.
“Professionals from Wellness Coaches USA will work directly with... more »
July 1, 2010
Ultra Hardware Products LLC has partnered with Fapim of Italy to be its new U.S. distributor. Fapim manufacturers a range of door and window hardware utilitizing the Euro groove system.
Started in 1974 to produce fittings for aluminum windows and doors combining innovation and ease of use, Fapim now offers a catalog of more than 1,000 hardware products. With more than 1 million square feet... more »
June 30, 2010
Atis Group Inc., the Quebec-based window and door maker with operations across Canada, has decided against an initial public offering due to unfavorable market conditions, according to several press reports.
"Given the increased uncertainty and volatility in the markets, primarily due to macro economic circumstances, we believe it is best to defer the offering at this time," Robert... more »
June 30, 2010
Velux parent, VKR Holding of Denmark, is acquiring Loewen, the custom wood window and door maker based in Steinbach, Man., Canada. The move is VKR's second major expansion into the North American market, as it acquired Western Canada's Gienow Group last fall.
“We already own several vertical window companies, and now we extend these activities in Canada and the USA, where the... more »
June 29, 2010
Custom Glass Products of Carolina Inc., the manufacturer of Decralite grids, reports it has successfully concluded a patent litigation case against Infini-Lite LLC. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has permanently enjoined any further infringement of Decralite patents and the Decralite trademark, according to Custom Glass.
Based in Salisbury, N.C., Custom Glass also... more »