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  • Severe weather caused a section of the roof at Truseal Technologies' facility to in Barbourville, Ky., to collapse. Seven employees were taken to the hospital and have been released with only minor injuries, according to Quanex Building Products, Truseal's parent.  “Employees and local emergency personnel deserve considerable credit for the way they managed the situation,” says... more »
  • In advance of next week's National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), Simonton Windows is encouraging homeowners to educate themselves about possible poison exposure from lead-based paints and products used in the original construction of older homes. The company is also noting the importance of hiring contractors certified in lead safe practices who can analyze and safely remove older windows... more »
  • The Lisec Group, the manufacturer of glass fabricating and insulating glass equipment lines, achieved a 25 percent increase in sales for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011. “All regions worldwide saw improvements to their business and the company was able to achieve their targeted goals for the year," officials report. The Austria-based company attributes much of its success to... more »
  • Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta-based market research and consulting firm, plans to conduct a multi-client study focusing on the Canadian residential window and exterior door industry. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, looking at different materials, sales channel changes and provincial/regional differences, the company reports.... more »
  • Cilio Technologies LLC, a supplier of automated order distribution and management systems for installed sales in the building materials industry, has launched a new web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers. The Cilio Partners Portal is said to transform the way manufacturers and retailers distribute and manage their orders for installed sales among complex trading... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc., which says it the largest manufacturer of residential vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors in North America, has changed its name to Atrium Corp.   “Atrium Cos. Inc. was created as a group of independently operating enterprises acquired over many years,” states Kevin O’Meara, Atrium chairman and CEO.  “This name change to Atrium Corp.... more »
  • With new investors acquiring the assets of Wellington Window & Door in February, the Minnesota-based manufacturer and installer has been re-opened as Wellington Home Improvements. The owners of the new venture include Brent Woods, son of Wellington's founders, according to an article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. "Wellington Home Improvements will continue to... more »
  • Andersen Corp. is marking the beginning of an effort to convert its transportation fleet to compressed natural gas with the opening of a fueling station today near its Menomonie, Wis., plant.  The conversion to CNG is designed to reduce both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions for the window and door manufacturer. The conversion of the first seven trucks to CNG will reduce their... more »
  • Nineteen window, door and skylight company executives sent a joint letter to Congress yesterday urging a robust extension of the residential energy efficient (25C) tax credit that expired at the end of 2011. The executives are urging lawmakers to extend the credit at the $1,000 level in order to preserve jobs and and promote energy efficiency. "We urge your support for an extension of a... more »
  • North Woods Reps LLC has been named to represent the MFM Building Products line of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry in Canada. Based in Maine, North Woods represents a variety of product lines in Eastern Canada, and also handles several Canadian national programs. Bob Hagenaars, a founding partner at North Woods, brings more than 26 years of sales experience to... more »