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  • Tom Chieffe, CEO at Associated Materials LLC, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Dana Snyder, a current director and former CEO, has been named interim CEO for the manufacturer of Alside windows while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. "The board wishes to thank Tom for his significant contributions to AMI over the past five years. Tom led a number of changes... more »
  • Accent Windows Inc., based in Westminster, Colo., has been acquired by P.H. Tech Inc. The Quebec-based PVC extruder reports it has completed the aquisition process started when its long-time customer filed for a Chapter 11 reorganization in March. “This is a financial decision aimed at protecting our presence in Western U.S. and helping our client regain its financial self‐sufficiency... more »
  • Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of multislide, hinged and bifold doors and a variety of window systems, has implemented WTS Paradigm's CenterPoint quoting and order entry software, the supplier reports. Arizona-based Western went live with the system on May 20. Designed to help Western to better serve its customers and promote growth, the WTS Paradigm product was installed as the... more »
  • Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Vytex Windows has opened a new distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio. A relationship with a major window dealer serves as the cornerstone for the operation, which opens up a new market for the company, according to Chuck Scalzott, Vytex COO. "Cleveland is a good place to expand. The age of the home stock in Cleveland, coupled with the harsh winters... more »
  • Edgetech I.G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrated the official opening of its Heinsberg, Germany, manufacturing plant on May 19 with more than 150 guests, including local dignitaries, media, customers, suppliers and other industry representatives from around the globe. U.S. attendees included David Petratis, Quanex chairman, and Mike Hovan, senior vice president of ... more »
  • With the completion of a rebranding program, the Amesbury Group is now simply known as Amesbury, with its division names now united under the Amesbury banner.  In addition to dropping the word "Group" from its name, the supplier of window and door components has re-positioned itself with the new tagline: "Reliable Resource. Superior Solutions." "Our branding... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, which says it is now the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has expanded with new operations in Melville, N.Y.  With the move into the greater New York metropolitan area, Power has already hired more than 50 employees on Long Island and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 jobs in 2012. The company hosted an... more »
  • A group led by Fila Korea Ltd., the owner of the Fila brand globally, and Mirae Asset Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in Korea, is buying the Acushnet Co. golf business, including the Titleist and FootJoy brands, from Fortune Brands Inc. The $1.225 billion deal represents another step in the break-up of Fortune Brands into separate companies. With the sale of the golf business,... more »
  • Lowe's Home Improvement has signed an agreement with Sungevity, an Oakland, Calif.-based company that describes itself as the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company. Lowe’s will provide consumers with access to Sungevity’s iQuote system, a process that utilizes satellite images and aerial photography to calculate a same-day, firm installation estimate, eliminating... more »
  • Due to strong demand for its Pella 350 Series vinyl products, Pella Corp. plans to add 75 workers at its Murray, Ky., plant by June of this year. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined community leaders and Pella officials today to announce the expansion of operations at the facility, which focuses on vinyl and fiberglass products. “As demand for energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio... more »