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  • White Oak Partners, a private equity investment firm of Columbus, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with Maine's Applicator Sales & Services Inc. to acquire a stake in its Paradigm Window Solutions business. Paradigm, based in Portland, Maine, manufactures vinyl windows and currently distributes products along the East Coast and into the Upper Midwest. Also based in Portland, Applicator... more »
  • The Gienow Group, one of the Canada's largest window and door manufacturers, recently completed a restructuring plan that enables it "to significantly reduce its outstanding debt and create an appropriate capital structure to support the company's long-term strategic plan and business objectives," according to company officials. Sankaty Advisors LLC, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital... more »
  • Silver Line Windows, an Andersen Co., is closing its vinyl window plant in Fall River, Mass., in July.  "Unfortunately, due to the continuing economic crisis and its impact on housing as well as our own business, we still have more manufacturing capacity than we need for the foreseeable future," states Maureen McDonough, director of corporate communications for Andersen Corp.... more »
  • Full House Co., the supplier of equipment and tooling to door and millwork companies, has launched a new Web site, featuring more than 2,000 products. The new site provides online shopping capabilities, enabling customers to shop any time for door machinery, repair parts, tools, cutters, bits, material handling equipment and more, the company reports. The site features "all the necessary... more »
  • Seeing new demand and a "huge opportunity" resulting from the stimulus package tax credits for energy efficient windows and doors, Andersen Corp. is launching the new EcoExcel brand for products in its line that meet the criteria.  To be supported by a "huge integrated campaign," the new brand also looks beyond the tax credit to position Andersen at the forefront of... more »
  • May National Associates Inc., based in Lakewood, N.J., is resuming production of PRC insulating glass sealants, having acquired a license to produce the line from PPG Industries, which announced plans to exit the business at the end of last year. The former PRC line, including polyurethane and silicone polymer-based IG sealants, will be sold under the Bondaflex brand name. “The addition of... more »
  • As part of its succession planning process designed to provide for smooth transitions, Pella Corp. has named Pat Meyer to succeed current President and CEO Mel Haught as the company’s top leader upon Haught’s planned retirement Nov. 30. Meyer, who joined the privately-held, family-owned company headquartered in Pella, Iowa, in 1990, will now serve as executive vice president and COO... more »
  • Interlock USA, the supplier of window and door hardware based in Reno, Nev., has launched a new Web site at www.interlockna.com to refresh its brand image and showcase several new product lines. “This economy has been extremely tough on the fenestration industry, making it critical for manufacturers to focus on creating the most sophisticated products on the market if they want to remain... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery is moving to a new manufacturing facility at the end of June. The new site in Twinsburg, Ohio, offers a larger manufacturing plant floor and overhead crane capacity, which was lacking in the supplier's current location in nearby Solon, Ohio. Unlike the current Stürtz facility, the new location was built specifically as a manufacturing plant. The new facility offers... more »
  • Weather Shield Windows & Doors, a Schield Family Brands Co., told employees last week that it would be closing its Greenwood, Wis., facility and moving production to its plant in Mosinee, Wis.  The transition will take place in phases commencing in early July, with complete closure scheduled for the end of the third quarter of 2009.  "All affected employees will be offered... more »