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  • At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Pella Windows & Doors is introducing SmartSync.  The new technology offers an integrated system that allows shades or blinds to be controlled simply by a remote control or by a home or building automation system through Web-enabled devices like computers and most smart phones. The new Pella offering, to be rolled out... more »
  • Home improvement retailer Lowe's is entering the emerging smart home market, with the launch of Iris set for the middle of this year.  Therma-Tru Doors is one of its initial partners, with plans to develop and incorporate a monitoring system for homeowners that can be used in conjunction with Benchmark by Therma-Tru entry doors sold at Lowe's. Said to be an affordable, cloud-based home... more »
  • Superseal Windows & Doors has started to convert its South Plainfield, N.J., manufacturing facility into a distribution and service center. The move, which began on January 3, is part of a plan to centralize its manufacturing capability in its facility in Merrill, Wis., near Superseal’s parent company Hurd Windows & Doors. “While New Jersey will continue to be home to... more »
  • A new Ratings & Reviews feature has been added to website of ODL Inc., the manufacturer of decorative and clear doorlites and entry treatments. Using the site, consumers and industry customers can rate and review ODL’s products directly on its website, after which they will be automatically entered to win sweepstakes prizes. “ODL’s industry expertise is based on market... more »
  • In December, B.F. Rich Co. hosted a plant tour and roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Carper.  Officials at the Delaware-based window and door manufacturer highlighted the company's R-5 window technology, recognizes as a top seller in the Department of Energy’s High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program.     B.F. Rich's George Simmons, left, shows Sen.... more »
  • The fiberglass pultrusion plant of Omniglass Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.  Laurie Davies, president of the company, has already vowed to build the facility, but says it is too early to offer any timetable. According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Damage at the 60,000-square-foot... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is partnering with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of folding and sliding patio door systems. The move enables Hurd to offer an expanded range of patio door products through its distributors. “Bi-fold and telescoping doors are complicated systems. They are best created by specialists that know exactly what they’re doing,... more »
  • 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 »