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  • Overhead Door Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with Wayne-Dalton Corp. to acquire substantially all the assets of Wayne-Dalton’s commercial and residential overhead door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business. The combined company would create North America’s premier manufacturer and marketer of overhead doors and openers, officials state. Under the... more »
  • In a move designed to reinforce Truseal Technologies' efforts to develop and support innovative IG equipment, Besten Equipment Co. and Billco Manufacturing have signed an expanded cooperation agreement, Truseal officials state.  Under the agreement, Besten plans to continue to design, develop and service equipment, but will outsource manufacturing to Billco, explains Gus Coppola, president... more »
  • After completing the acquisition of the assets of Composite Technologies of America Inc. at the end of June, Andersen Corp. has established Custom Pultruders Inc. as a standalone subsidiary. Composite Technologies, based in Aurora, Ohio, was a long-time supplier to Andersen of window and patio door parts made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic pultrusions. It also supplied specialty shape, thin-... more »
  • With plans to target the clad-wood window market, MGM Industries recently installed an automated vacuum coater/paint line for its vinyl profiles.  Unlike other paint lines used by vinyl extruders, the new line automatically transfers profiles between the cleaning, painting and backing process, eliminating the handling that can sometimes create adhesion problems, as well as speeding the... more »
  • Several North American window and door manufacturers customers have begun utilizing Contact Industries to supply veneer profile wrapped components in a wide range of species, the supplier reports.  Based in Clackamas, Ore., the company sees OEMs moving to wrapped components as a way to expand their product lines without having to deal with the headaches involved with purchasing and... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has named Jay Lund as president and chief operating officer, as of September 1. Lund reports to Jim Humphrey, who remains chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Lund, who becomes the 10th president in the company’s history, joined the window and door manufacturer in 1985. Over the years, he has held a number of leadership positions in sales and marketing... more »
  • Peter Lisec, founder and owner of the global glass processing equipment supplier that bears his name, died August 17, 2009, at the age of 73. In a 48-year career, he built Peter Lisec GmbH from a one-man operation to an international group with more than 2,000 employees and more than 50 foreign branches. Lisec continued to serve as chairman of the Austria-based company up to his very last day.... more »
  • Ply Gem Windows has partnered with HomeSphere, a provider of Web-based services to the residential construction supply chain, to reach out to builders. The window maker has joined more than 70 other manufacturers currently using HomeSphere’s BRI Program to gain access to builders that use the system to manage rebates. “The BRI partnership provides a powerful tool to further extend... more »
  • In a move designed to enhance its energy efficient product offerings, PGT Inc., the Florida-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, has acquired the operating assets of Hurricane Window & Door Factory of Fort Myers, Fla.  Hurricane offers The Protector Series, said to be one of the highest air, water and structurally rated vinyl impact product lines for the single and... more »
  • Woodworking equipment supplier SCM Group USA's Fall Education and Open House Seminar will focus on architectural millwork, doors and windows, as well as commercial and residential cabinetry, the supplier reports. Scheduled for October 20-21, the two-day event will feature sessions on moulding production, CNC door manufacturing, architectural millwork, edgebanding and nesting manufacturing.... more »