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  • The Envirosealed Windows marketing program developed by Truseal Technologies for its customers is expanding. Quanex Building Products is now launching the Envirosealed Windows & Doors for manufacturers that incorporate one or more of its high-performance components, including Duralite, Super Spacer, EnergyCore, MikronWood and Imperial Products. The Envirosealed Windows & Doors marketing... more »
  • With a commitment to “reinvent the roof” for the 21st century, the Dow Chemical Co. is bringing its Powerhouse Solar Shingle to U.S. markets this month, starting in Colorado and rolling into targeted states through 2012. The new product is said to combine the performance and protection of a conventional asphalt roof with an integrated photovoltaic system that powers the home. “... more »
  • Following up on a visit from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon earlier this week, Quaker Window Products has provided more detail on its previously-announced expansion plans.  With an estimated cost of about $11 million, the projects will be spread out over a five-year period. Phase one of the plan includes replacing Quaker’s current paint area with a state-of-the-art paint facility housed... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security, parent company of Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, began its first full day as an independent  home and security products company yesterday following its spin-off from Fortune Brands on Monday, October 3. The new company’s stock  started trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FBHS.” “This is an... more »
  • Toronto-based Onex Corp. and its affiliates completed its previously-announced $871 million investment in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. yesterday, acquiring a 58 percent ownership stake in the Oregon-based window and door manufacaturer. In connection with the acquisition, Jeld-Wen completed a $460 million bond offering, the proceeds of which in combination with the Onex Group’s investment, were... more »
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Quaker Window Products today, as the company announced plans to invest $11.4 million to expand its operations significantly.  The company is planning a new building to house a state-of-the-art paint facility, which will open up an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in its existing facilities. Based in Freeburg, Mo., Quaker manufactures... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co., the manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Belfast, Maine, has created a video designed to explain interior window condensation to the public. The video features Robert Maynes, the company's director of marketing and international sales. more »
  • Balance producer Caldwell Manufacturing Co. reports that Caldwell Hardware Co. LLC has acquired and will be producing, selling and servicing product lines that were previously sold under the Unique Balance name. With the court-approved purchase, Rochester, N.Y.-based Caldwell plans to re-start production at Unique's West Virginia location. "The acquisition will enable us to expand our... more »
  • UL Environment Inc. has released UL ISR 102, a new set of standards designed to help gauge the environmental and human health impacts of door slabs. The company also reports that the Trio-E door from Assa Abloy is the first to be certified to the new sustainability requirements. The new standard covers both interior and exterior products, including commerical and residential products, UL ... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors has launched its first mobile application, Gorell Glass Plus, designed to allow dealers to show homeowners the U-value and solar heat gain coefficient performance ratings for Gorell vinyl windows and patio doors. The free app provides detailed information about Gorell’s high-performance glass options. It also estimates the monthly payment for a typical fixed... more »