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  •       Industry software supplier WTS Paradigm has launched a newly-redesigned website at www.wtsparadigm.com. Designed as a single online point of reference for all customers, prospective customers and end users, the new site provides a comprehensive overview of the company's software and systems for manufactuers, retailers, contractors, lumberyards, dealers and... more »
  • Gerkin Windows & Doors will be breaking ground on a plot of land located across from its current plant location to build a new glass fabrication facility. The new facility will enable the manufacturer to increase glass production and allow for line expansion in the existing plant, officials state. New automated machinery will allow for increased production and the new facility will allow... more »
  • While sales have retreated at many window and door companies in recent years, Roto Frank of America has enjoyed growth thanks to "a strategic focus on customers," according to Chris Dimou, president and CEO. The operation, based in Chester, Ct., was recently honored by Roto AG, its German parent for its turnaround in sales. The focus on customers can be seen throughout the Roto... more »
  • Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Inc. has signed an agreement with Meshtec International Co. Ltd., to begin manufacturing and marketing products with Meshtec high-tensilve stainless steel mesh, said to provide unparalleled security protection for doors and windows. Based in Thailand, Meshtec is a global supplier of security mesh and a manufacturer of security doors, screens, balustrade, and window... more »
  • A newly-posted “Old House, New Door & More” video from Therma-Tru Doors provides step-by-step instructions on the removal of the door on a 100+ year old home and its replacement with an energy-efficient fiberglass entry door. Licensed contractor Mark Clement offers insights on the removal of the older door, lead-safe practices and tips for installing a new Classic-Craft Canvas... more »
  • Amesbury, the supplier of hardware, weatherseals, extrusions and other window and door components, has acquired Unique Balance International, located in Montreal, Canada. The company offers a range of balances to the window industry in Canada, the United States and Europe. Unique Balance will continue to supply its existing customers from the current Montreal location as part of Amesbury... more »
  • Expanding its footprint in the architectural door market once again, Masonite International Corp. has completed the acquisition of all of the capital stock of Algoma Hardwoods Inc. With approximately 350 employees, Algoma reports 2011 revenues exceeding $60 million.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Algoma, Wis., Algoma manufactures architecturally specified... more »
  • Simonton Windows is looking to add more than 250 workers at its plants in West Virginia, Illinois and California. The manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors is planning to add full-time production personnel in the areas of glass, glazing, vinyl and loading operations, it reports. At present, Simonton is looking to add 160 workers at its facilities in West Virginia, 75 workers at its plant... more »
  • Balance hardware producer Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of Advantage Manufacturing, including its Magnum-branded operable window hardware line.  The purchase adds depth to Caldwell’s offerings with the Advantage line complements its existing line of sliding window hardware, says Eric Mertz, Caldwell president and CEO. By... more »
  • GE Capital, Corporate Finance has announced a $225 million asset-based loan for 84 Lumber Co. The loan will be used to refinance existing debt and for working capital purposes. Based in Eighty Four, Pa., 84 Lumber owns and operates 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, the... more »