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  • 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 »
  • A new Ratings & Reviews feature has been added to website of ODL Inc., the manufacturer of decorative and clear doorlites and entry treatments. Using the site, consumers and industry customers can rate and review ODL’s products directly on its website, after which they will be automatically entered to win sweepstakes prizes. “ODL’s industry expertise is based on market... more »
  • In December, B.F. Rich Co. hosted a plant tour and roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Carper.  Officials at the Delaware-based window and door manufacturer highlighted the company's R-5 window technology, recognizes as a top seller in the Department of Energy’s High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program.     B.F. Rich's George Simmons, left, shows Sen.... more »
  • The fiberglass pultrusion plant of Omniglass Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.  Laurie Davies, president of the company, has already vowed to build the facility, but says it is too early to offer any timetable. According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Damage at the 60,000-square-foot... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is partnering with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of folding and sliding patio door systems. The move enables Hurd to offer an expanded range of patio door products through its distributors. “Bi-fold and telescoping doors are complicated systems. They are best created by specialists that know exactly what they’re doing,... more »