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  • Glass and window restoration and replacement company, The Glass Guru, headquartered in Roseville, Calif., has launched franchises in California, Oregon, Texas and Florida.  In April, husband and wife Chuck and Brenda Vecchiarelli opened The Glass Guru of Stockton, Calif. Brenda Vecchiarelli's brother Dennis Freeman, opened The Glass Guru of Modesto in the neighboring territory to the south... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Program, has awarded GED Integrated Solutions Inc. a research and development grant for the production engineering and commercialization of residential R-5 highly insulating windows. The grant is designed to serve as a catalyst in... more »
  • British hardware manufacturer Paddock Fabrications Ltd. is bringing its line of Lockmaster multipoint door locks to the North American market.  The 30-year-old company recently appointed two distributors in Canada, providing representation in all of Canada and the West Coast of the United States. Paddock is currently working with A K Draft Seal in Burnaby, B.C., and Radisson Industries, St-... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, the supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, has signed a new office space agreement, giving the company the potential to more than double its current staff size in Middleton, Wis. Adjacent to its space in Middleton, the new office is designed to better accommodates WTS's growing business. It provides increased access to multiple conference rooms, enhanced... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from protection under both Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada, company officials reported yesterday. “This restructuring process has made Masonite a financially healthier and stronger company better positioned for the future,” said Fred... more »
  • Bystronic Glass Inc., the global supplier of glass processing equipment, reports it is developing a fully automated vertical manufacturing line for the fabrication of windows incorporating Sashlite technology. The line is set to be unveiled in Bystronic’s exhibit space at the GlassBuild America show in September. The state-of-the-art line, capable of making both dual- and triple-glazed... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to close its door manufacturing plant in Oshkosh, Wis., on Aug. 7, according to an article on a local newspaper's Web site. The Oshkosh Northwestern reports the window and door manufacturer issued a statement attributing the decision to economic downturn and continuing price pressure from imported doors.   Jeld-Wen came to Oshkosh in 1998 when it acquired the former... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors recently recalled the last of its furloughed employees and now is accepting applications to fill additional positions, officials report. The callback comes in response to rising demand, due to the vinyl window manufacturer's active promotion of the new federal tax credits for windows and doors and the upturn in business that occurs each spring. “Although the... more »
  • Premier Industrial, the supplier of Xtrabond, XtraFlash and XtraFoam sealants, flashing and related products, has opened a second facility just outside Phoenix, Ariz. The new 6,200-square foot facility will serve as a dedicated sales center to the company's original distribution center located in North Phoenix. The company has also added Michael Rens to serve as national sales manager, as well... more »
  • Philips Products Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle and residential markets, is being closed down by its parent company, Tomkins PLC.  The decision came after attempts to sell Philips Products over the last 15 months failed to produce a buyer, according to a company officials. "This was not a decision taken or made lightly but... more »