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  • Fry Consultants Inc., an Atlanta-based market research and consulting firm, plans to conduct a multi-client study focusing on the Canadian residential window and exterior door industry. The study will provide data and information for unit sales and growth trends from 2012 through 2014, looking at different materials, sales channel changes and provincial/regional differences, the company reports.... more »
  • Cilio Technologies LLC, a supplier of automated order distribution and management systems for installed sales in the building materials industry, has launched a new web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers. The Cilio Partners Portal is said to transform the way manufacturers and retailers distribute and manage their orders for installed sales among complex trading... more »
  • Atrium Cos. Inc., which says it the largest manufacturer of residential vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors in North America, has changed its name to Atrium Corp.   “Atrium Cos. Inc. was created as a group of independently operating enterprises acquired over many years,” states Kevin O’Meara, Atrium chairman and CEO.  “This name change to Atrium Corp.... more »
  • With new investors acquiring the assets of Wellington Window & Door in February, the Minnesota-based manufacturer and installer has been re-opened as Wellington Home Improvements. The owners of the new venture include Brent Woods, son of Wellington's founders, according to an article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. "Wellington Home Improvements will continue to... more »
  • Andersen Corp. is marking the beginning of an effort to convert its transportation fleet to compressed natural gas with the opening of a fueling station today near its Menomonie, Wis., plant.  The conversion to CNG is designed to reduce both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions for the window and door manufacturer. The conversion of the first seven trucks to CNG will reduce their... more »
  • Nineteen window, door and skylight company executives sent a joint letter to Congress yesterday urging a robust extension of the residential energy efficient (25C) tax credit that expired at the end of 2011. The executives are urging lawmakers to extend the credit at the $1,000 level in order to preserve jobs and and promote energy efficiency. "We urge your support for an extension of a... more »
  • North Woods Reps LLC has been named to represent the MFM Building Products line of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry in Canada. Based in Maine, North Woods represents a variety of product lines in Eastern Canada, and also handles several Canadian national programs. Bob Hagenaars, a founding partner at North Woods, brings more than 26 years of sales experience to... more »
  • One of the five companies named in a Federal Trade Commission announcement last week, Winchester Industries, has issued a statement related to its settlement with the government relating to energy saving claims made in its marketing and advertising.  The comments come from Mike Sugrue, vice president of the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer. "Since 1983, Winchester Industries has... more »
  • Five companies that sell replacement windows will have "to stop making exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills," under settlements reached with the Federal Trade Commission.  The cases are part of a broad FTC effort to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful... more »
  • California-based Goldbrecht European Window & Door Solutions recently started its 30th project in North America featuring the Vitrocsa system designed to create an almost invisible wall that can be opened and closed. The line, including sliding doors, guillotine windows and pivoting doors, is now being produced in the U.S.     A Vitrocsa sliding glass door system... more »