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  • Andersen Corp. has agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit against W. L. Gore & Associates and Pella Corp. Under what is described as a mutually satisfactory settlement, Andersen has granted Gore a license to practice certain Andersen patents. Pella may also continue to sell its VividView screening material purchased from Gore under the license. Terms of the settlement remain... more »
  • According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Richard Gillman, CEO of Republic Windows & Doors was released from jail last Friday following a bail reduction. The initial bail was set at $10 million, but that figure was cut in half on the condition that Gillman be placed on electronic monitoring.  The former window executive was required to post 10 percent, or $500,000, to be released. more »
  • Joseph Machine Co., the manufacturer of automated saw and fabrication machinery, recently launched a new, expanded Web site at www.josephmachineco.com, officials report. “The new Web site was created as an extensive resource to assist manufacturers in various industries that create framing, mounting hardware, extrusions and other related products,” says Joseph Pigliacampo, founder and... more »
  • Joseph Millworks Inc., a custom manufacturer of wood windows and doors, is getting a $500,000 grant and a $2.2 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help construct a a 3 MW wind farm, according to a news release from Oregon's two U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. Based in Baker City, Ore., Joseph Millworks is owned by Randy Joseph, who is looking to build the Lime Wind... more »
  • Pennsylvania-based Traco plans to close a 10-year-old commercial window plant in Johnson City, Tenn.  "We are consolidating our products into our million-square-foot Cranberry Township (Pa.) headquarters and manufacturing facility," says Denise Abraham, manager of marketing communications. "Our strategy is to remain focussed on our energy line of NexGen aluminum... more »
  • In back-to-back acquisitions, Friedman Corp. has added Windflite Computer Systems Inc. and PMC Software Inc. to expand its software portfolio. Windflite is the provider of Winsys software systems for small to mid-sized window and door makers. PMC offers a variety of specialized software systems for fenestration and flat glass processors.  Friedman plans to position offer both product lines... more »
  • Serious Materials, the California-based manufacturer of energy efficient windows, says it has received an additional $60 million in investor financing. The funding is coming from Mesirow Financial, a Chicago-based financial services firm that leads a group of new investors that also includes Enertech Capital, Cheyenne, and Saints Capital. Previous investors including New Enterprise Associates,... more »
  • Reporting growing sales in 2009, Vinylmax LLC says it will invest more than $1.5 million in manufacturing equipment to provide additional capacity to meet its forecast goals for 2010. The company, which moved into a new facility in Hamilton, Ohio, at the end of 2007 attributes its recent success to strategic planning, sound financial management, and the window tax credits in the American Recovery... more »
  • Thermal Line Windows, based in Mandan, N.Dak., is planning to expand.  The company will add at least 20 workers at its plant, according to a report in the Bismark Tribune. With some financial aid from its home town, Thermal Windows plans to redesign its factory floor to accommodate another assembly line and build an addition to the plant over the next three to five years. The company is also... more »
  • North Carolina-based A&H Window Co. is ceasing operations in November, according to a statement released on September 14 by parent company, ECMD Inc. The company attributes the decision to "the dramatic decline in new home construction" and resulting reduced demand for premium windows and doors. A&H, which shares part of a 144,000-square-foot plant in North Wilkesboro with... more »