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  • A Sydney, Australia-based manufacturer of hardware for sliding and folding doors is expanding its operations in the United States. The Brio Group has launched Brio USA Inc., naming Kevin O’Connor as president to manage U.S. operations. “In May this year, we took the next exciting step in our growth, registering the subsidiary Brio USA Inc., located in Rochester, N.Y.," reports... more »
  • Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for its newly-expanded operations in Marlborough, Mass. The company, which says it is the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has already hired more than 50 employees in the Boston region and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 positions in 2012. “... more »
  • The assets of Tem-Pace Inc., based in Niles, Mich., were recently acquired by an affiliate of The Cypress Cos. Inc. Under new ownership, Tem-Pace LLC continues to supply a variety of custom tempered glass products, including decorative glass used in doorlites and sidelites.  The new owner is a holding company based in Akron, Ohio. Founded in 1995, Cypress is focused on the acquisition and... more »
  • A thermochromic glass system that darkens in direct sunlight will be jointly marketed by PPG Industries and Pleotint LLC.  The product will combine Pleotint's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic or SRT interlayer technology with Solarban low-E glass and other glasses by PPG to control solar heat gain and reduce energy costs in buildings, the companies state.     The... more »
  • Display and sales presentation producer DAC Products has launched a new company, Smith Case, to focus solely on the design, development and manufacture of sales presentation portable carrying cases for window, door, hardware and other OEM industries.    “DAC and Smith Case will continue to work closely together," states Durward Smith, who will remain president at DAC.... more »
  • Clear-View Windows, a Florida dealer and installer of windows, doors and siding, has opened a new 3,600-square-foot showroom. The move increases the company’s display area nine-fold, making it possible to display more of its products, officials state. “Hands-on experience is very important for customers,” says Dave Bunker, president of the company, which has served the Tampa Bay... more »
  • Sunrise Windows, the Michigan-based vinyl window and door manufacturer, is partnering with the National Association of Professionally Accredited Contractors to offer its dealers access to legal and operational resources specifically created for the remodeling industry. These tools include legal forms, operational guides, informational papers, and video seminars. “Having NAPAC as a Sunrise... more »
  • After suspending operations last week, GBO Inc., manufacturer of Bonneville wood windows and doors, reports that is filing for bankruptcy with plans to put forward a restructuring proposal. Meanwhile, the management of Bonneville Solutions is emphasizing that it is a separate business and its door and window operations are unaffected. GBO's decision to suspend operations was the result of... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions will be demonstrating its new Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System (Atlas) at GlassBuild America next week in Atlanta.  The new glass fabrication system produces triple pane IG units in 20 second cycle times, the supplier reports.     GED's new Atlas line for automated assembly of triple- and dual-lite IG units to be demonstrated in Atlanta. The... more »
  • Building Drops, a Florida-based engineering and consulting company serving the fenestration industry, has launched a new website. Targeted at current and potential customers, the site provides information on various services, including product design, evaluation and certification. The company works with manufacturers to assist them at all stages, from prototype development to testing for impact,... more »