September 11, 2009
Kwikset, the supplier of residential door hardware industry, introduced a new remote-control access control system yesterday at the CEDIA Expo 2009 in Atlanta. The new SmartCode keyless entry electronic locks with Home Connect Technology were developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, according to the supplier.
The lock will allow the homeowner to check... more »
September 10, 2009
George F. Mancuso has been appointed the new chief executive officer at Lag Design Industrial Millwork Corp., a wood door manufacturer based in Seneca, Kan.
"Lag Design is on the grow and with the solid background of growing companies and their people, Mancuso's presence in our organization was recognized immediately," reports Kenneth Hermesch, chairman of the board. "We are... more »
September 10, 2009
Spartech Corp., a St. Louis-based producer of plastic sheet, compounds, and packaging products, reports it has entered into an agreement to sell its profile extrusion business located in Winnipeg, Man., to Acrylon Plastics Inc. The operation supplied window and door profiles to manufacturers across Canada.
The purchaser, Acrylon, is not new to the window and door business. Based in... more »
September 8, 2009
Can-Best, a building envelope research and testing firm based in Brampton, Ont., is adding Can-Best West. The new location, in Maple Ridge, B.C., will provide state-of-art testing services to the building and construction industries in Western Canada and the U.S., according to Elie Alkhoury, president and CEO .
Jeff Cooke will serve as general manager of the West Coast office and will continue... more »
September 8, 2009
Looking to better address the challenge of safely handling glass sheets weighing as much as 200 pounds and assembled door panels weighing as much as 500 pounds, Marvin Windows & Doors' Tennessee plant recently installed new material handling equipment from AirOlift Lifting Systems, the supplier reports.
Workers at the Ripley, Tenn., plant now use one of two manipulating systems to pick... more »
September 2, 2009
Overhead Door Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with Wayne-Dalton Corp. to acquire substantially all the assets of Wayne-Dalton’s commercial and residential overhead door business, as well as its Fabric-Shield storm panel business. The combined company would create North America’s premier manufacturer and marketer of overhead doors and openers, officials state.
Under the... more »
August 27, 2009
In a move designed to reinforce Truseal Technologies' efforts to develop and support innovative IG equipment, Besten Equipment Co. and Billco Manufacturing have signed an expanded cooperation agreement, Truseal officials state. Under the agreement, Besten plans to continue to design, develop and service equipment, but will outsource manufacturing to Billco, explains Gus Coppola, president... more »
August 26, 2009
After completing the acquisition of the assets of Composite Technologies of America Inc. at the end of June, Andersen Corp. has established Custom Pultruders Inc. as a standalone subsidiary.
Composite Technologies, based in Aurora, Ohio, was a long-time supplier to Andersen of window and patio door parts made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic pultrusions. It also supplied specialty shape, thin-... more »
August 25, 2009
With plans to target the clad-wood window market, MGM Industries recently installed an automated vacuum coater/paint line for its vinyl profiles. Unlike other paint lines used by vinyl extruders, the new line automatically transfers profiles between the cleaning, painting and backing process, eliminating the handling that can sometimes create adhesion problems, as well as speeding the... more »
August 20, 2009
Several North American window and door manufacturers customers have begun utilizing Contact Industries to supply veneer profile wrapped components in a wide range of species, the supplier reports. Based in Clackamas, Ore., the company sees OEMs moving to wrapped components as a way to expand their product lines without having to deal with the headaches involved with purchasing and... more »