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  • Cascade Windows, based in Spokane, Wash.,  and LbL Windows, based in Troutdale, Ore., are merging.  The newly-combined company becomes one of the leading window manufacturers in the Northwest, with one of the most extensive window and door product lines available anywhere, officials state. With manufacturing operations in Spokane and Salt Lake City, Cascade... more »
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., the supplier of warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass, is guaranteeing IG manufacturers that their units will pass ASTM 2190 and CAN2-12.8 certification testing, or Truseal will reimburse the direct costs of the test. The guarantee, said to the first of its kind in the window industry, covers IG units produced with either Duraseal and... more »
  • Veka Inc., the supplier of vinyl window and door extrusions, is launching a new commercial window and door program. Manufactured at Veka's Fombell, Pa., facility, and at other partner locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, the new offering is spawned from years of proven performance in the European market, the company states. Based in Fombell, Pa., the North American operation of the... more »
  • Milacron announced that its Queretaro, Mexico operation is now open and operating as the Milacron Plastics Technology Center. This move provides local and expanded services to its customers in Mexico. “The new facility signifies our ongoing dedication to making a positive impact on customers in this market,” says Ross Anderson, president of Milacron’s Machinery Technologies in... more »
  • Drafting and engineering firm PTC LLC, Rockledge, Fla., has expanded to open a sister company, PTC Product Design Group. Headed up by James Stropoli, president, and Jim Moore, vice president, the group is dedicated to designing new or re-evaluating existing window, door and storm abatement systems in a variety of materials for maximum thermal resistance, maximum structural performance and large... more »
  • WTS Paradigm, a supplier of window and door manufacturing and sales software, reports it has  completed the first implementation for its new dealer software product, DealerPoint, with Westside Door & Moulding of Los Angeles. “In the past we’ve used standard ERP software, and even have had other customized systems," reports Howard Wizenberg, Westside president... more »
  • G-U Hardware Inc. plans to consolidate its United States distribution operation in Newport News, Va., into its Canadian division located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The supplier of door and window hardware will maintain sales offices in both Newport News as well as in Medford, Wis. “Our Newport News facility has worked out very nicely for us since we opened here in 1987," says... more »
  • Direct Source International has acquired the assets of Advanced Global Technologies in a transaction effective the last day of 2008, the companies report. AGT specializes in global sourcing of components supplying OEM manufacturers in the window, door and industrial markets. Its products include aluminum and vinyl extrusion, metal stamping, die casting, injection products and screen cloth for use... more »
  • About 180 workers are returning to work at Andesen Windows' plants in Bayport and Cottage Grove, Minn. The move comes in response to rising demand, which the company attributes to the Federal tax credit for energy efficient windows, its own "stimulus" marketing efforts, and the usual upturn in business that comes with warmer spring weather. "It's hard to judge if there's... more »
  • U S Block Windows Inc. has purchased substantially all of the assets of Hy-Lite Products Inc., the acrylic block and decorative glass window manufacturer located in Eatonton, Ga. "The purchase combines the two most recognized names in the acrylic block window industry," officials state.  U S Block Windows is privately owned by Hampshire Equity Partners of Greenwich, Conn. The... more »