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  • Full House Co., the supplier of equipment and tooling to door and millwork companies, has launched a new Web site, featuring more than 2,000 products. The new site provides online shopping capabilities, enabling customers to shop any time for door machinery, repair parts, tools, cutters, bits, material handling equipment and more, the company reports. The site features "all the necessary... more »
  • Seeing new demand and a "huge opportunity" resulting from the stimulus package tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors, Andersen Corp. is launching the new EcoExcel brand for products in its line that meet the criteria.  To be supported by a "huge integrated campaign," the new brand also looks beyond the tax credit to position Andersen at the forefront of... more »
  • May National Associates Inc., based in Lakewood, N.J., is resuming production of PRC insulating glass sealants, having acquired a license to produce the line from PPG Industries, which announced plans to exit the business at the end of last year. The former PRC line, including polyurethane and silicone polymer-based IG sealants, will be sold under the Bondaflex brand name. “The addition of... more »
  • As part of its succession planning process designed to provide for smooth transitions, Pella Corp. has named Pat Meyer to succeed current President and CEO Mel Haught as the company’s top leader upon Haught’s planned retirement Nov. 30. Meyer, who joined the privately-held, family-owned company headquartered in Pella, Iowa, in 1990, will now serve as executive vice president and COO... more »
  • Interlock USA, the supplier of window and door hardware based in Reno, Nev., has launched a new Web site at www.interlockna.com to refresh its brand image and showcase several new product lines. “This economy has been extremely tough on the fenestration industry, making it critical for manufacturers to focus on creating the most sophisticated products on the market if they want to remain... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery is moving to a new manufacturing facility at the end of June. The new site in Twinsburg, Ohio, offers a larger manufacturing plant floor and overhead crane capacity, which was lacking in the supplier's current location in nearby Solon, Ohio. Unlike the current Stürtz facility, the new location was built specifically as a manufacturing plant. The new facility offers... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors, a Schield Family Brands Co., told employees last week that it would be closing its Greenwood, Wis., facility and moving production to its plant in Mosinee, Wis.  The transition will take place in phases commencing in early July, with complete closure scheduled for the end of the third quarter of 2009.  "All affected employees will be offered... more »
  • At the recent American Institute for Architects exhibition in San Francisco, Guardian Industries Corp. reported it is gearing up to introduce its vacuum insulating glass, or VIG, in late 2010.  It is working with a consortium of companies, including material and equipment suppliers and window manufacturers, including Jeld-Wen, to launch what Scott Thomsen, chief technology office, calls... more »
  • Patio Enclosures Inc., manufacturer and installer of sunrooms, has added nine new dealers to its roster. They are: Beautiful Sunrooms by Durante, Irondale, Ala.; Sunrooms of Arkansas, Van Buren, A rk.; Howe Patio and Windows, Wyoming, Mich.; BHI Construction, Harrisburg, S.D.; Sunrooms 4 U, San Antonio; ABC Seamless of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, Minn.; ABC Seamless, Fargo, N.D.; ABC Seamless of... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc., manufacturer of North American and European hardware for the window and door industry, has named Chris Dimou as its new president and chief executive officer.  Dimou comes to the U.S. operation Roto Frank AG’s corporate headquarters in Germany, where he held the position of corporate strategic sales manager. In that position, he was responsible for the... more »