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  • 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 »
  • Entering the U.S. fiberglass entry door market at the beginning of this year, Ontario-based MasterGrain has steadily expanded its product line and sales force, and has added a U.S. distribution center in Ohio, reports Ken Kussen, business manager for the unit of Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc. It is now focusing on extending its cherry door line due to its initial success in the market... more »
  • The leadership at Marling Lumber, a 105-year-old company with several locations in Wisconsin, believes in investment for the future, despite the economy. Marling Lumber completed a $2 million renovation of a former lumber yard in Janesville, Wis., into an elaborate showroom concept called HomeWorks in July. The 17,000 square foot facility took 18 months to complete and includes both the... more »