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  • Pella Corp. has launched a new premium vinyl window line incorporating an enhanced corner cleaning process. Developed to offer superior energy efficiency and aesthetics, the 350 Series window line completes the manufacturer's latest vinyl offering which also includes vinyl sliding patio doors introduced in 2010.   The weld marks of the SmoothSeam welded sash corner on the new... more »
  • Stanek Windows is hosting Florida residents in the Tampa/Clearwater area at a grand reopening for its Pinellas County showroom on August 27. “The showroom has been totally remodeled, upgraded with current designs, and now offers buyers a chance to see the latest and greatest all in one place,” says John Stafford, general manager. The Clearwater showroom offers homeowners hundreds of... more »
  • U.S. Senator Robert Casey recently visited Gorell Windows & Doors, which hosted a roundtable discussion that gathered representatives of several area manufacturers. The meeting, organized by the Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium, was requested by the Pennsylvania senator, who wanted to discuss these companies’ needs as an industry to help him form his policy on manufacturing.... more »
  • Masonite Inc. has closed the previously announced acquisition of Marshfield DoorSystems Inc., the manufacturer of doors and door components for commercial and architectural applications. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1890, Marshfield employs approximately 600 people, with a primary facility in Marshfield, Wis., and two smaller locations in Greensboro, N.C.,... more »
  • Amesbury, the long-time supplier to residential window and door manufacturers, has recently made a move to expand and solidify its presence in the commercial products market in North America. The manufacturer of hardware, weatherseals, extrusions and other components has added Patrick Junker to lead the initiative. "Many of Amesbury’s present product offerings and services cross... more »
  • Great Day Improvements LLC, manufacturer of Patio Enclosures sunrooms and solariums, has renewed its partnership with Alside to offer that manufacturer's vinyl replacement windows through its retail locations. “With its strong, durable, energy-efficient windows, Alside delivers the high quality our customers have come to expect from Patio Enclosures,” says Steven White, Great Day... more »
  • Amending its May agreement to invest in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc., Onex Corp. now plans to take a majority stake in the Oregon-based door and window manufacturer.  When the transaction is complete, Philip Orsino will also step in as Jeld-Wen president, the Toronto-based investment firm reports. Under the new agreement, Onex and its affiliates will invest $864 million in Jeld-Wen, compared to the... more »
  • Acquiring the assets from bankruptcy court, Universal Molding Extrusion Co. has re-opened International Window Corp. The new owners have brought back much of the aluminum and vinyl window and door manufacturer’s management team and former employees, and the company is now taking orders and shipping product from its operations in Hayward and South Gate, Calif. Universal Molding Extrusion,... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has received approval from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association to serve as a designated laboratory for the testing of hardware products pursuant to BHMA certification program requirements. The approval from BHMA follows ATI’s accreditation by the International Accreditation Service to perform tests according to ANSI/BHMA standards. ANSI/BHMA standards... more »
  • Graham Partners, a private investment firm, has acquired Chelsea Building Products from the Tessenderlo Group. Chelsea, based in Oakmont, Pa., designs and extrudes of vinyl window and door profiles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Newtown Square, Pa., Graham Partners manages approximately $1.5 billion in investments, focusing on middle-market companies. The firm's... more »