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  • Regency Window Co., based in Twinsburg, Ohio, unexpectedly discontinued operations about two weeks ago, leaving some customers wondering  about deposits and warranty issues. A company attorney has told a local newspaper that the dealer hopes to reopen soon under new ownership.   "We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion of the past few days," stated a January... more »
  • Atrium Cos., the owner of Houston-based Champion Window, has agreed to adhere to revised immigration compliance programs and to pay $2 million as forfeited funds to the Department of Homeland Security, according to the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, along with Robert Rutt, an ICE special agent in Houston, also note that the government has agreed not... more »
  • Eastman Chemical Co. and Solutia Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Eastman will acquire Solutia. The transaction, expected to close in mid-2012, is valued at about $4.7 billion. “The acquisition of Solutia is a significant step in our growth strategy and one that I am confident will strengthen Eastman as a top-tier specialty chemical company with strong, stable... more »
  • Using a new technology said to fuse a long-lasting and realistic interior wood appearance to vinyl, the new TimberBond line of replacement windows has been launched by Champion Window. Available in light oak, dark oak or cherry, the option enables homeowners to get the look of wood with the benefits of the manufacturer's vinyl windows.   One of Champion's new woodgrain finishes... more »
  • Special-Lite Inc. has acquired Universal Pultrusions LLC, a manufacturer of pultruded fiberglass reinforced plastic doors, frames, thresholds and related accessories for commercial entrance applications. The purchase includes Universal's manufacturing facility located in Marshall, Ark. Based in Decatur, Mich., Special-Lite manufactures entrance systems consisting of flush, monumental, woodgrain... more »
  • The Home Depot has acquired Redbeacon, an online services company that connects consumers with home maintenance, repair and remodeling contractors. The home improvement retailer tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that it is too soon to say what its plans are for the California-based company. Redbeacon is currently available in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Los... more »
  • Paragon Door Designs has renovated its website, www.paragondoor.com, to offer consumers and dealers an improved resource for information on its replacement entry doors and storm doors.       “With websites becoming accessed more often with mobile devices, we designed the site to be iPad-friendly to better meet the needs of our dealers that are using iPads during... more »
  • Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors, a manufacturer of Rehau window systems based in the greater Toronto area, is now live with CenterPoint, WTS Paradigm's front-end selling system, after a three-month implementation process, the supplier reports. Euro Vinyl is also working to implement MasterPoint, WTS Paradigm's back-end ERP system.     Euro Vinyl is promoting its use of WTS... more »
  • 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 »