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  • Jeld-Wen is recalling 86 of 150 workers laid off at its Rantoul, Ill., facility, according to a local newspaper report. The manufacturer is bringing back the employees, many of whom were laid off in the winter months, to keep up with increasing seasonal demand. In a release, company officials said the plant may require additional workers depending on weekly production demands. "The beginning... more »
  • GBO Inc., parent company of Bonneville Windows & Doors, has entered into an agreement with Farley WinDoor Ltd., to sell the operating assets and related inventories of GBO's vinyl and steel door divisions. The transaction, valued at $12.5 million (CDN), includes a vinyl window plant in St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Que., as well as a steel door facililty in Lévis, Que. Based in Alexandria, Ont... more »
  • Hurd Windows & Doors is embarking on a multi-million dollar, multi-phase project designed to upgrade its manufacturing facilities and processes in Medford and Merrill, Wis. The investment and renovation initiative is backed by Hurd’s new ownership, HWD Acquisition Inc., which purchased the company assets in December 2008, and its parent company, Longroad Asset Management LLC.... more »
  • Roto Frank AG and Hoppe AG have formed a strategic distribution alliance to offer their combined hardware product lines in the United States and Canada. To initiate this collaboration, the Roto Frank of America sales team will starting to sell Hoppe’s HLS9000 program, and Hoppe will begin actively promoting Roto’s NT and ALU tilt and turn hardware programs. “We enthusiastically... more »
  • Sapa entered into an asset purchase agreement with the aluminum extruder Indalex Inc. for the possible purchase of substantially all of Indalex’s assets in the United States and Canada. Indalex filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March and the deal is subject to court approval and any other potential bids for the Indalex's assets.  Sapa, part of Norway based Orkla ASA,... more »
  • FomUSA will be expanding its Medina, Ohio, facilities from 9,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet. The additional space will allow for an improved demo showroom and training center, as well as an expanded technical department and sales floor. Fom produces a range of machinery, including highly customized automatic cutting and machining lines, sawing machines, and CNC machining centres, designed... more »
  • Truth Hardware has announced the hiring of Ronald J. Foy as president and CEO. He brings more than 30 years experience in the building products industry to the Owatonna, Minn., based company. Prior to his appointment at Truth, Foy spent more than 14 years with Black & Decker Corp. in charge of marketing and product development, followed by almost 15 years with Masco Corp. Key roles at Masco... more »
  • Amcraft Building Products Co. Inc., the window manufacturing unit of ABC Supply Corp., is introducing a new line of vinyl windows, patio doors and siding targeted at high-volume remodelers, replacement contractors and dealers. The new Grandura program offers protected territories, giving program members the competitive advantage of being the only source for the product line in their area,... more »
  • Building Materials Holding Corp., the provider of building materials and construction services tobuilders and contractors, has reached an agreement with creditors on a restructuring plan to strengthen the company’s balance sheet. The parent company of BMC West and SelectBuild,filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware this week to implement the pre-packaged restructuring plan, officials... more »
  • Contact Industries, the manufacturer veneer profile wrapped mouldings and millwork components, has added Hardwoods Inc. as a distributor serving a significant portion of the Southeastern United States, including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and northern Florida.  Atlanta Hardwoods Corp., the parent company of Hardwoods Inc., will also provide national distribution of Contact's... more »