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  • British Columbia-based Centra Windows reports it has gained a competitive edge through efficient scheduling and materials management by expanding its use of new mobile enterprise software. Flowfinity Wireless, the software provider, has released a case study detailing the vinyl window manufacturer and installer's use of its systems.  Centra Windows implemented Flowfinity Actions to replace... more »
  • Architectural Testing Inc. has purchased HTL, based in Riviera Beach, Fla. Offering a range of testing and certification services to the fenestration and building product industries, ATI is now comprised of approximately 300 professionals and over 20 state-of-the-art testing facilities and regional offices, officials report. In addition to its Florida location, HTL operated facilities in Georgia... more »
  • Laminated glass interlayer and specialty film producer, Solutia Inc., is acquiring Southwall Technologies Inc., the manufacturer of a Heat Mirror film used in insulating glass and a variety of window film products. The transaction is valued at approximately $113 million. "This acquisition positions Solutia as the world leader in advanced sputtering technology, combining the industry's... more »
  • The Envirosealed Windows marketing program developed by Truseal Technologies for its customers is expanding. Quanex Building Products is now launching the Envirosealed Windows & Doors for manufacturers that incorporate one or more of its high-performance components, including Duralite, Super Spacer, EnergyCore, MikronWood and Imperial Products. The Envirosealed Windows & Doors marketing... more »
  • With a commitment to “reinvent the roof” for the 21st century, the Dow Chemical Co. is bringing its Powerhouse Solar Shingle to U.S. markets this month, starting in Colorado and rolling into targeted states through 2012. The new product is said to combine the performance and protection of a conventional asphalt roof with an integrated photovoltaic system that powers the home. “... more »
  • Following up on a visit from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon earlier this week, Quaker Window Products has provided more detail on its previously-announced expansion plans.  With an estimated cost of about $11 million, the projects will be spread out over a five-year period. Phase one of the plan includes replacing Quaker’s current paint area with a state-of-the-art paint facility housed... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security, parent company of Simonton Windows and Therma Tru Doors, began its first full day as an independent  home and security products company yesterday following its spin-off from Fortune Brands on Monday, October 3. The new company’s stock  started trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FBHS.” “This is an... more »
  • Toronto-based Onex Corp. and its affiliates completed its previously-announced $871 million investment in Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. yesterday, acquiring a 58 percent ownership stake in the Oregon-based window and door manufacaturer. In connection with the acquisition, Jeld-Wen completed a $460 million bond offering, the proceeds of which in combination with the Onex Group’s investment, were... more »
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Quaker Window Products today, as the company announced plans to invest $11.4 million to expand its operations significantly.  The company is planning a new building to house a state-of-the-art paint facility, which will open up an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in its existing facilities. Based in Freeburg, Mo., Quaker manufactures... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co., the manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows based in Belfast, Maine, has created a video designed to explain interior window condensation to the public. The video features Robert Maynes, the company's director of marketing and international sales. more »