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  • Serious Materials has gone live with CenterPoint, WTS Paradigm’s order-entry and quoting software. The California-based manufacturer of high-performance windows, which recently gained attention with the purchase and re-opening of the Kensington Windows' plant, chose WTS Paradigm as its strategic partner for its ERP system and to help expand its efforts to increase sales and... more »
  • Haddon Windows has purchased the assets of Accu-Weld, the vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Bensalem, Pa. Before the time of the acquisition, Accu-Weld was a subsidiary of Shapes/Arch Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital. Accu-Weld is a fully integrated manufacturer and marketer of residential vinyl windows and decorative entry doors to the repair and remodeling market.... more »
  • Veka Holdings will cease production at its Edmonton, Alberta, facility, which has been running below capacity due to the ailing economy. The tooling and output from the Edmonton site will be moved to the company's plants in Reno, Nev., and Fombell, Pa. Warehousing operations will remain in Edmonton and be supplied from the Nevada and Pennsylvania plants. Company representatives report that... more »
  • Replacement window executives expect the stimulus package provision providing homeowners with a tax credit for qualifying energy efficient to have a real impact on the market.  According to Wayne Gorell, president & CEO of Gorell Windows & Doors, the credit, which can now be as large as $1,500 is substantial enough to engender action... more »
  • Roll-A-Cover International, the manufacturer of retractable enclosure systems, is expanding into Europe.  It recently named Zoom Rooms, with operations in Slovenia and Austria, as its distributor. Zoom Rooms is led by Carmen Gort, based in Lustenau, Austria and her partner Drago Pahor, who is based in Maribor, Slovenia. The distributor also has representatives with... more »
  • AGC Flat Glass North America says it will shut down its Jerry Run float glass plant in Bridgeport, W. Va., in response to the continuing downturn in the market, particularly in the auto glass sector.  According to a Feb. 9 company release, the company is also implementing a temporary workforce reduction at its Blue Ridge pattern glass plant in Kingsport, Tenn. This reduction is... more »
  • AquaSurTech OEM has acquired Toronto-based coatings company Shurecoat Inc.  The addition provides AquaSurTech with better access to the Ontario and United States markets and enables the company to better serve existing customers, officials state. The move also gives the Quebec-based company more capacity for its window and door finish products, says Michael Braeuel,... more »
  • DAC Products, the supplier of marketing tools for the building products industry, has taken several steps to invest in new capacity and capabilities, even as many companies have tightened belts to face the marketwide slowdown. In the last three months, the Rural Hall, N.C.-based company has purchased and installed additional CNC routers, high volume sanders, and an additional radio... more »
  • Improving on its previous seven-day delivery commitment to the industry, Simonton Windows has introduced SimontonTime–a new service offering that promises delivery on the vast majority of the window and door manufacturer's products to the company’s distribution customers in only four to five business days. Under the new program, the company offers three primary levels of... more »
  • Champion Window, Door & Patio Room Co. has introduced TV home improvement personality Jason Cameron as its new “face” for its commercials, advertisements and Web site.  Cameron is best known for his work on the DIY Network shows Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves and Project Xtreme.  “I’m excited to be working with such a great company,”... more »