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  • Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled "Queens Glass Maker Moving due to City's High Cost."  Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its customers in the statement, saying, "the news story...misrepresents the future plans and activities of Crystal Window & Door Systems.... more »
  • Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America signed a Definitive Purchase Agreement with B12 Capital Partners LLC to acquire substantially all of the assets of Doors in Motion LLC. Caldwell officials did not disclose terms of the agreement, but the company anticipates the closing of the transaction to take place before the end of the month. The purchase adds depth and diversity to the Caldwell's... more »
  • MT Group, which offers a full range of fenestration testing services for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, added the Sealed Insulated Glass Test System to its fenestration division. With the addition of the IG System, the company can provide the following test methods and standards: ASTM E2190, "Standard Specification for Insulated Glass Unit Performance and Evaluation" ASTM... more »
  • Technoform Bautec North America Inc. increased its capacity by 29 percent to meet growing demand for its polyamide thermal insulating strips. Used in aluminum-framed windows, among other applications, Technoform’s strips optimize thermal performance in residential homes, the company reports. Technoform Bautec enhanced its production flexibility by adding new equipment and reconfiguring its... more »
  • Palmas USA, a division of Palmas International, is expanding its coverage throughout the U.S. market. Palmas offers interior and exterior doors, stile-and-rail door components, and primed mouldings and jambs, among other products. “Distributors are continually looking for new products, better pricing and people they can work with directly," says James Williams, managing partner. "... more »
  • Jeld-Wen will close its Dubuque, Iowa, wood fiber production plant, March 28. The facility's 52 employees have been invited to transfer to other Jeld-Wen operations, including the company's door and window manufacturing facilities in Grinnell, Iowa, according to a Jeld-Wen release. Jeld-Wen acquired the Dubuque operation in 1978, where it produced pressed wood‐fiber material that is used in... more »
  • Roto North America is reporting positive sales growth for 2013, with its Roto brand growing 47.2 percent and its Fasco brand, 14.4 percent, in the U.S. market. Chris Dimou, president & CEO of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada, says that he is very happy with the integration of Fasco into Roto North America, which not only added a complementary product offering, but expanded the... more »
  • Menck USA Inc., operating as Menck Windows, received a $5 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts finance and development agency, to buy manufacturing equipment and renovate a 150,000-square-foot building in Chicopee, Mass., according to a report from The Republican. This will be the first U.S.-based Menck location. The company was formed through a partnership between... more »
  • Huttig Building Products is expanding its distribution territory to cover Long Island, N.Y., the company's sixth location within its New York-Pennsylvania territory. "Given our current coverage of the northeastern United States, we felt this was the right time for us to expand our service area to include Long Island," says Greg Gurley, Huttig vice president. Dan Vazquez will be... more »
  •   Baird Thomsen Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons. Most recently, Baird was president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG Global is one of the world’s... more »