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  • Amesbury, the supplier of window and door hardware, weatherseals and other components, has acquired Overland Products Inc. Based in Fremont, Neb., Overland supplies metal stampings for a wide range of applications, mainly in the fenestration market.  Overland, has been a long-standing partner and supplier to Amesbury’s hardware manufacturing operations, officials note.  As part of... more »
  • Access Hardware Supply, a wholesale distributor of access control equipment and mechanical and electronic locking hardware for commercial doors, has developed the Retrofit Installation iPad App. When used on-site, the app prompts the user to fill in the all aspects of a door opening (including whether or not the current door sticks or jams) and all potential hardware necessary. It reduces that... more »
  • Frontline Building Products Inc., a producer of cladding and aluminum-clad entry and garage door frames, has acquired the assets of GW Inc. Based in Merrill, Wis., GW produces wood window and door components and other custom millwork products. With the purchase, GW Millwork now operates as a division of Frontlline. Frontline's current Green Bay and Medford facilities remain operational... more »
  •     One of Loewen's recently opened showrooms Loewen, the manufacturer of high-end windows and doors based in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, reports it has opened 12 new showrooms across Canada and the United States in 2011, with more slated for the future. The centers range in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet and are designed to support people who work in the design and... more »
  • Integrity Windows & Doors has launced a new website, said to be cleaner and easier to navigate, while offering more detailed information on the company's products made with Ultrex pultruded fiberglass. “We listened to what our customers told us and added new features to the website based on their feedback,” says Becky Felling, Integrity director of marketing. “In today... more »
  • Simonton Windows has developed a new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting video to educate homeowners on the dangers of homes built prior to 1978 with lead-based paint. The one-minute video has been posted on YouTube to make homeowners more aware and encourage them to review their homes for lead paint issues. “An estimated 30 million homes in the United States today still contain lead-based... more »
  • As a result of continued growth and demand in Eastern Canada markets, All Weather Windows has moved into a new larger manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the company first expanded manufacturing operations to Ontario in 2006. "Substantial growth in the Ontario and Atlantic markets made it necessary to move into a new facility," says Jon Wagner,... more »
  • FeneTech, the supplier of window and door industry software, is planning to launch FeneVision_neo in early spring 2012.  The next generation of the company's software features an even more modern design, enhanced graphics and support for many new functions for iPads and tablet PCs, the company reports. “This is the best FeneVision ever and I’ m proud to be offering such a modern... more »
  • In a move affecting approximately 556 manufacturing, office and transportation employees, Schield Family Brands, manufacturer of Weather Shield, Peachtree, Crestline and Vision windows and doors, is closing its office and manufacturing facility in Mosinee, Wis. The company plans to consolidate these operations into other facilities by the end of 2012. The Mosinee facility predominately... more »
  • With plans to move into new markets on the East Coast, New Jersey-based Castle Windows is expanding.  The window and door dealer is looking to expand its workforce of approximately 175 people by about 20 percent.  With annual revenues of about $55 million, the company could grow to 300 people, with an annual revenue of $100 million in six years, according to Chris Cardillo, CEO. “... more »