April 27, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden, along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Roland Burris and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, visited the former Republic Windows & Doors facility, now owned by Serious Materials, on Monday. Biden came to the plant, which attracted national attention when it was shut down by the previous owners last December, to demonstrate his support for the creation of new green... more »
April 21, 2009
Rep. Jim Gerlach of the Pennsylvania 6th district visited Viwinco Inc.'s window fabrication facility in Morgantown, Pa., on April 20. David Barnes, Viwinco president, welcomed the congressman and provided a plant tour.
“This business is more involved and complicated than people realize,” noted Gerlach as he walked through the facility... more »
April 20, 2009
Masonite International Inc. reports that it continues to make good progress in implementing its pre-negotiated debt restructuring plan and is on track to complete its financial reorganization within the next few months.
Last week, the door manufacturer received final court authorization to continue to meet its obligations to trade suppliers on normal terms in the ordinary course of business... more »
April 14, 2009
Ply Gem Industries Inc. intends to consolidate production across several of its manufacturing facilities to improve its overall operating efficiency. The moves include closure of a one-time MW Windows window and door manufacturing facility in Tupelo, Miss., and consolidation of window lineal production at its Rocky Mount, Va., plant.
The Cary, N.C., based company,... more »
April 13, 2009
Cascade Windows, based in Spokane, Wash., and LbL Windows, based in Troutdale, Ore., are merging. The newly-combined company becomes one of the leading window manufacturers in the Northwest, with one of the most extensive window and door product lines available anywhere, officials state.
With manufacturing operations in Spokane and Salt Lake City, Cascade... more »
April 10, 2009
Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, is guaranteeing IG manufacturers that their units will pass ASTM 2190 and CAN2-12.8 certification testing, or Truseal will reimburse the direct costs of the test. The guarantee, said to the first of its kind in the window industry, covers IG units produced with either Duraseal and... more »
April 8, 2009
Veka Inc., the supplier of vinyl window and door extrusions, is launching a new commercial window and door program. Manufactured at Veka's Fombell, Pa., facility, and at other partner locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, the new offering is spawned from years of proven performance in the European market, the company states.
Based in Fombell, Pa., the North American operation of the... more »
April 7, 2009
Milacron announced that its Queretaro, Mexico operation is now open and operating as the Milacron Plastics Technology Center. This move provides local and expanded services to its customers in Mexico.
“The new facility signifies our ongoing dedication to making a positive impact on customers in this market,” says Ross Anderson, president of Milacron’s Machinery Technologies in... more »
April 7, 2009
Drafting and engineering firm PTC LLC, Rockledge, Fla., has expanded to open a sister company, PTC Product Design Group. Headed up by James Stropoli, president, and Jim Moore, vice president, the group is dedicated to designing new or re-evaluating existing window, door and storm abatement systems in a variety of materials for maximum thermal resistance, maximum structural performance and large... more »
April 2, 2009
WTS Paradigm, a supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, reports it has completed the first implementation for its new dealer software product, DealerPoint, with Westside Door & Moulding of Los Angeles.
“In the past we’ve used standard ERP software, and even have had other customized systems," reports Howard Wizenberg, Westside president... more »