November 30, 2009
Steves & Sons Inc. and Crest Doors Inc. are merging, with the interior and exterior door manufacturing businesses to operate as one company moving forward. Both are owned by the Steves family, with operations based San Antonio, Texas.
To be operated as Steves & Sons, the newly-combined company will continue to market products under the Steves and the Crest brand names. “During these... more »
November 24, 2009
Sevan Sales, a manufacturers rep firm serving the Western U.S., has launched a new Web site at www.sevansales.com.
Based in Greenville, Calif., the company represents several suppliers of window and door hardware and other components, including Caldwell Manufacturing, Hoppe North America, LCS Precision Molding, North Star Co., and Servitek Fenestration. Its new site provides news and... more »
November 24, 2009
The U.S. subsidiary of the Germany-based Veka AG, VEKA Inc. just launched a new Web site, providing provides information on its window and door profiles, commercial windows and specialty products, as well as fence, deck and rail products. The new site features video segments with key personnel from the vinyl extrusion company, as well as explanations about hot topics from some of the supplier... more »
November 23, 2009
Jeld-Wen Inc. is launching The Perfect Fit program for measuring, manufacturing and installing interior doors. The manufacturer started a pilot program through 25 Home Depot stores in Oregon beginning this month, and plans a national roll-out next year, it reports.
“Unlike other projects, door replacement benefits every room of the home and can give homeowners a fresh look that adds great... more »
November 20, 2009
John Evans' Sons Inc. and Four-Jaks Inc. have formed a strategic sales alliance designed to focus "their combined expertise in a new, dynamic fashion," reflecting both companies' "commitment to continuous improvement for our fenestration fabricators through customer service, competitive pricing and American-made quality products and systems," executives state.
Key aspects of... more »
November 18, 2009
The Gilkey Window Co., a manufacturer of vinyl windows based in Sharonville, Ohio, has been selected to be a specialty distributor by Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. “Kolbe is one of the highest quality and most flexible manufactures of wood and clad windows and doors in North America, they will help us address opportunities in both the commercial and residential markets that we miss... more »
November 16, 2009
Joyce Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of sunrooms and vinyl replacement windows, is moving its window manufacturing operation from Boardman, Ohio, to its main plant in Berea, Ohio. Joyce currently manufactures sunrooms at the Berea facility and is presently restructuring the plant for both operations.
“This is a wise move as we are closing a leased facility and moving it to an... more »
November 14, 2009
Gorell Windows & Doors reports that October 2009 was the best sales month in the company’s 15-year history. Additionally, the Indiana, Pa.-based manufacturer of windows and doors notes that the three-month period from August to October was up 25 percent over the same time period in 2008.
Wayne Gorell, president and CEO, attributes the sales record and growth to a number of factors.... more »
November 13, 2009
UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underswriters Laboratories, intends to develop standards for sustainability in several new industry categories, including glass building materials and glazing materials, windows and associated hardware and accessories, it reports. The standards will set forth environmental requirements for these building products with criteria based on the life cycle impacts and... more »
November 11, 2009
Architectural Testing Inc. has opened a new laboratory in Chelmsford, Mass., to offer performance testing of fenestration products and systems to window and door manufacturers, architects and specifiers in region. The facility also serves as home base for a comprehensive mobile field testing operation that brings third-party on-site verification and forensic investigation services to the Greater... more »