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  • Graham Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired Chelsea Building Products from the Tessenderlo Group. Chelsea, based in Oakmont, Pa., designs and extrudes of vinyl window and door profiles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Newtown Square, Pa., Graham Partners manages approximately $1.5 billion in investments, focusing on middle-market companies. The firm's... more »
  • Konrad Hornschuch AG, a German supplier of decorative laminates, is stepping up efforts to target the U.S. window and door market following the 2010 acquisition of O’Sullivan Films Inc., based in Winchester, Va., last year.  Dating back to 1898, Hornschuch provides "surface solutions" to the automotive, furniture, upholstery, and window industries. The company has... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. plans to invest $14 million in a next-generation automated interior door production line and infrastructure at its Denmark, S.C., plant in Bamberg County. The South Carolina facility manufactures residential interior doors for its Southeast customers, including the Florida market. The company currently operates a 175,000-square-foot plant, but with the new investment... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp.'s online resource for made-to-order window and door replacement screens and grilles, ScreenItAgain.com, has been selected by Sun Windows Inc. to provide replacement window screens for its products. “Sun Windows Inc. is excited about the opportunity to best serve our end users through this new innovative and intuitive website for replacement screen products,... more »
  • Phoenix-based window and door manufacturer Western Window Systems recently launched a new website, www.westernwindowsystems.com, designed to provide user friendly navigation through the company's array of product lines and project types. It also includes product section details, elevations, and other features for the architectural community. “We pride ourselves on building some of the... more »
  • Apex Energy Solutions, a dealer offering windows and other building products, recently opened a new national headquarters, said to be the first building in Indiana built to 2011 LEED specifications. Dubbed the “Living Showroom,” the facility combines a remodeled 1924 home with a 4,200-square foot expansion that includes a state-of-the-art media room, 10 new offices and an expanded... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors, which acquired Superseal Windows & Doors in January, will expand its manufacturing footprint and market presence with a new facility in Merrill, Wis. According to company officials, with Superseal manufacturing in Wisconsin alongside Hurd, the company can offer an even broader range of premium, high-performance and affordable wood and vinyl products. The... more »
  • Most operations at Marshfield DoorSystems' plant have resumed following the July 11 explosion, officials report. The door manufacturer suspended operations at the facility on Monday as the company worked with police and fire officials, as well as state inspectors and the company insurance carrier, to gather details regarding the cause of the explosion and the extent of the damage to the facility... more »
  • Durabuilt Windows & Doors Inc. has implemented new software from Quebec-based 360 innovations at its Edmonton, Alta.-based operations. "Our mandate of the 'Ultimate in Quality' extends throughout all levels of the organization," says Harry Sunner, Durabuilt VP. "And we know that the improvements 360 Innovations will make to our ERP will continue to keep Durabuilt as one of... more »
  • A large, steam-pressurized metal tank exploded early Monday morning at the Marshfield DoorSystems plant in Marshfield, Wis., causing an estimated $3 million in damages, according to several local press reports. Company officials were not returning calls to local media about the event.  The Wausau Daily Herald says the facility remains closed as the cause of the explosion is under... more »