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  • According to an article in the Houston Business Journal, Champion Window, owned by Atrium Windows & Doors, is closing its plant in Houston. Manufacturing will be moved up to Atrium facilities in the Dallas area, it is reported. The move is expected to impact about 135 workers.  The closing follows shortly on the heels of a suit filed by Champion against two former executives.... more »
  • Quebec-based JRC Machinery Inc. has been named as an authorized dealer of Haeco and Famatec products in Canada. Haeco and JRC plan to introduce the new partnership at the upcoming Win-Door North America show in November. Based in Loveland, Ohio, Haeco produces a variety of bedding and glazing machines to the window and door industry.  It is also the exclusive North American importer of... more »
  • Window and building materials dealer A.D. Moyer Lumber Inc. has consolidated its store operations in Douglasville, Pa., into its Gilbertsville and Pottstown, Pa., locations. “In response to the prolonged downturn in the housing market, the management team at A.D. Moyer worked collectively over the past several months to make a comprehensive evaluation of our business operations,” says... more »
  • Solon Corp., a provider of turnkey solar power plants and PV products in the United States, has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Andersen Corp. for use of its Fibrex wood-plastic composite material within the photovoltaic market.  Solon launched its first PV product using Fibrex–a commercial rooftop system–at Solar Power International this week in Dallas.... more »
  • Based in Orchard Park, N.Y., Curbell Plastics Inc. was recently named the authorized SentryGlas Quick Ship supplier by DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions for North America. “The Quick Ship program was designed to get common sizes and material configurations to customers more efficiently," says James E. Olson, sales and development manager for DuPont’s glass laminating unit. "... more »
  • Schlage and Trane, two units of Ingersoll Rand, have joined together with Verizon to launch a new Home Monitoring and Control service. The service puts technology in the hands of homeowners and creates a “connected home,” empowering them to manage their homes from anywhere, the companies report. The new Verizon service offers homeowners the ability to remotely access, control and... more »
  • Masco Corp. reports it is closing the Milgard Windows & Doors operation west of Chicago in Aurora, Ill., over the next few months. The move comes "in response to the challenging economy and state of the new residential construction and remodeling industries," according to a statement from Kathleen Vokes, Masco communications director. In a letter sent to customers, the... more »
  • PPG Industries plans to begin operation of a new 80,000-square-foot plant for glass cutting, fabrication of insulating glass units, and distribution in Barrie, Ontario. The new site replaces a PPG facility near Toronto in North York, where PPG has operated for 60 years, the company notes. “The Barrie plant will provide better access to our customers and enable us to operate more efficiently... more »
  • British Columbia-based Centra Windows reports it has gained a competitive edge through efficient scheduling and materials management by expanding its use of new mobile enterprise software. Flowfinity Wireless, the software provider, has released a case study detailing the vinyl window manufacturer and installer's use of its systems.  Centra Windows implemented Flowfinity Actions to replace... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has purchased HTL, based in Riviera Beach, Fla. Offering a range of testing and certification services to the fenestration and building product industries, ATI is now comprised of approximately 300 professionals and over 20 state-of-the-art testing facilities and regional offices, officials report. In addition to its Florida location, HTL operated facilities in Georgia... more »