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  • In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, Simonton Windows is planning to close its McAlester, Okla., plant by year end.  The vinyl window maker reports it will relocate production lines for its impact-resistant vinyl coastal products to the company's West Virginia operating sites. Additional manufacturing operations will be relocated to Simonton's facility in Paris, Ill.... more »
  • Built Right Renovations Inc. has launched www.builtrightny.com as an information portal for New York area homeowners to find information about home remodeling and the exterior of their homes. Based on Long Island, the company plans to add articles almost every day and offer online monthly newsletter of home remodeling tips. "We are a remodeling firm that has been recognized as one of '... more »
  • For the first time since expanding its product offering to include siding and stone, ProVia is exhibiting at the Remodeling Show in Chicago, October 13-15, in a large 40 foot x 40 foot booth, it states.  Also at the show, ProVia officials say they will unveil a new concept product to garner input from attendees. In recent years, the Ohio-based company that once operated... more »
  • The board of directors at Fortune Brands Inc. has scheduled the previously-announced spin off its Fortune Brands Home & Security business, which includes Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, for the close of business on October 3, 2011. Following the spin-off, the remaining Fortune Brands business will change its name to Beam and operate as a pure-play spirits company. "The separation... more »
  • Designed to provide Canadian window and door manufacturers, architects and specifiers with a convenient regional source for performance testing of fenestration products and systems, Architectural Testing Inc. is opening a new laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Officially opening September 1, the facility marks is the company's 12th laboratory and first located outside the U.S. All testing... more »
  • Assa Abloy AB, the global supplier of door and hardware products, has completed its acquisition of Paddock Holdings. With 250 employees and annual sales approaching $50 million, Paddock is said to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of multipoint locks. The company has two core brands–Lockmaster and Millenco–and its range includes multipoint door, patio door and window locks; door... more »
  • With field testing completed, a new OptiGas system that cools and gas fills insulating glass in one-piece lean flow will debut at GlassBuild America 2011. The new line can reduce gas costs up to 70 percent and trim errors and labor costs while precisely filling air spaces with tunable gas ratios, according to the supplier. The OptiGas 1000 unit on display in Atlanta features an automated carousel... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC is opening a new Patio Enclosures operation in Monroe, N.C., to meet the residential remodeling needs of the growing metropolitan Charlotte market. The Ohio-based company recently expanded in Atlanta as well. “Charlotte has shown population growth of more than 30 percent over the last 10 years,” says Steve White, managing director of Great Day Improvements,... more »
  • North Carolina-based Endura Products Inc. has acquired W&F Manufacturing, a hardware supplier based in Sun Valley, Calif. The acquisition, in conjunction with the recent release of its Multipoint Astragal and upcoming Multipoint Locking Frame, gives the supplier "a full complement of products to offer to [customers] in this fast growing segment of the industry," says Bruce Procton,... more »
  • United Home Experts, a replacement window contractor based in Ashland, Mass., recently launched a new blog dedicated specifically to Marvin and Integrity windows and doors, it states. The company, which services Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, says it will provide information to help homeowners make educated decisions about their replacement window and door projects, but it also... more »