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  • WTS Paradigm, the supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, has signed a new office space agreement, giving the company the potential to more than double its current staff size in Middleton, Wis. Adjacent to its space in Middleton, the new office is designed to better accommodates WTS's growing business. It provides increased access to multiple conference rooms, enhanced... more »
  • Masonite International Corp. successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from protection under both Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada, company officials reported yesterday. “This restructuring process has made Masonite a financially healthier and stronger company better positioned for the future,” said Fred... more »
  • Bystronic Glass Inc., the global supplier of glass processing equipment, reports it is developing a fully automated vertical manufacturing line for the fabrication of windows incorporating Sashlite technology. The line is set to be unveiled in Bystronic’s exhibit space at the GlassBuild America show in September. The state-of-the-art line, capable of making both dual- and triple-glazed... more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. plans to close its door manufacturing plant in Oshkosh, Wis., on Aug. 7, according to an article on a local newspaper's Web site. The Oshkosh Northwestern reports the window and door manufacturer issued a statement attributing the decision to economic downturn and continuing price pressure from imported doors.   Jeld-Wen came to Oshkosh in 1998 when it acquired the former... more »
  • Gorell Windows & Doors recently recalled the last of its furloughed employees and now is accepting applications to fill additional positions, officials report. The callback comes in response to rising demand, due to the vinyl window manufacturer's active promotion of the new federal tax credits for windows and doors and the upturn in business that occurs each spring. “Although the... more »
  • Premier Industrial, the supplier of Xtrabond, XtraFlash and XtraFoam sealants, flashing and related products, has opened a second facility just outside Phoenix, Ariz. The new 6,200-square foot facility will serve as a dedicated sales center to the company's original distribution center located in North Phoenix. The company has also added Michael Rens to serve as national sales manager, as well... more »
  • Philips Products Inc., the manufacturer of windows and doors for the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle and residential markets, is being closed down by its parent company, Tomkins PLC.  The decision came after attempts to sell Philips Products over the last 15 months failed to produce a buyer, according to a company officials. "This was not a decision taken or made lightly but... more »
  • Deciding it was the "right time and the right place," Tru Tech Doors is re-opening a Fredericksburg, Va., door manufacturing facility previously operated by Therma Tru Doors, states John Careri, owner of the Canadian door manuafcturer. Ontario-based Tru Tech plans to start with about 40 workers from the Therma Tru operation to manufacture steel edge doors and steel frames, and... more »
  • Despite the down economy, Lauren International, parent company to Edgetech I.G. and LMI Custom Mixing, has made significant investments in equipment, information technology and processes over the past two years. As a result, Edgetech achieved record-breaking sales in April, it reports. “Continuous improvement initiatives have always been the backbone of Edgetech’s success,” says... more »
  • Veka Inc. intends to implement green technology for window and door extrusions being manufactured for its commercial window division. The window systems made with these profiles will contain at least 40 percent pre-consumer, recycled PVC material, enabling them to earn LEED credits. “Our commercial products are manufactured using co-extrusion technology, which means that two extrusion lines... more »