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  • Building Drops, a Florida-based engineering and consulting company serving the fenestration industry, has launched a new website. Targeted at current and potential customers, the site provides information on various services, including product design, evaluation and certification. The company works with manufacturers to assist them at all stages, from prototype development to testing for impact,... more »
  • Quanex Building Products Corp. reports that its Mikron Window Systems division has entered into a cooperation agreement with profine GmbH of Germany. Mikron is a leading supplier of window and door profiles to the North American market, while profine–marketing under the KBE, Kömmerling, and Trocal brand names–is one of Europe’s leading extruders. “This agreement provides a... more »
  • Trojan Powder Coating Co. Inc., based in Bay Shore, N.Y., has opened 97,000-square-foot-facility in Sarasota, Fla. The new operation, Trojan Florida Powder Coating Co. Inc., serves manufacturers of aluminum and steel products, including aluminum windows, doors and skylights, as well as lighting, The company decided to open in Florida because several major clients are in the area, including PGT... more »
  • Responding to a recent news article in The Oregonian suggesting it is at risk of defaulting on its debt, Jeld-Wen Inc. asserts it “is not facing bankruptcy.” Teri Cline, director of communication for the window and door manufacturer, issued a statement on September 6 noting that “the company has more than adequate cash and liquidity to conduct business as usual.” The... more »
  • Industry software supplier WTS Paradigm is debuting TouchQuote, a mobile selling tool for use on the Apple iPad. The new program allows window and door and other construction and remodeling sales consultants to quickly and seamlessly present their product line, gather information about the job, configure and price units, and close the sale, according to the supplier. Window and door manufacturers... more »
  • VPL Enterprises Ltd. has sold the metal and die cast division of Vanguard Fenestration to Fasco of Mississauga, Ontario. The sale allows Vanguard to focus on its plastic manufacturing division, while allowing Fasco to expand its market and extend its product offering throughout North America, officials state. “We are very pleased with this sale,” says Bob Smart, VPL's president and... more »
  • The Built to Perform app for the iPhone and iPad is being offered by Integrity Windows & Doors to enable builders, remodelers and architects to easily access a variety of information on the job, in the truck and at the office. Focusing on the company's Ultrex pultruded fiberglass windows and doors, the app includes product catalogs, brochures, new presentations, case studies, videos, an... more »
  • A new virtual training program has been launched by Henkel North America, manufacturer of OSI sealants. As an online window certification program, it trains installers to successfully use the supplier's methods and materials, while offering a 15-year warranty on new construction installations upon course completion, officials state. The OSI WinTeq program offers installers a convenient and... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick is planning to build a high-speed automated production line for its RavenWindow thermochromic technology. When complete, the line will produce 5 million square feet of the dynamic solar control glazing product annually, the supplier reports. The company has signed a letter of intent with Saridea Engineering, also based in Denver, to build the facility.  It is... more »
  • In response to the sustained downturn in the housing market, Simonton Windows is planning to close its McAlester, Okla., plant by year end.  The vinyl window maker reports it will relocate production lines for its impact-resistant vinyl coastal products to the company's West Virginia operating sites. Additional manufacturing operations will be relocated to Simonton's facility in Paris, Ill.... more »